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Search Process Materials


This page contains links to examples of documents and materials that can be useful for hiring managers and search committees, adapting them to fit your department's needs. If you have created resources for a personnel search that you think would be helpful for other departments, please send copies to the Division Systems Administrator to upload to this page.

Applicant Screening Matrix

Matrix example 1
Matrix example 2
Matrix example 3
Overall ranking form
Spreadsheet: collect and average rankings of each applicant by committee member

Interview and reference questions

Outstanding competency-based interview questions in 19 categories
Behavioral-based interviews
Behavioral interview questions (from USU Human Resources)
Favorite interviewer questions
Typical interview questions (from USU Career Services)
Interview questions to avoid (AA/EO
Reference check questions
Best practices for hiring committees

Communication with applicants

Status of application review
Scheduling an interview
No interview
Not selected

Student Affairs new employee orientation checklist

New Employee Orientation Checklist (Excel)
New Employee Orientation Checklist (fillable PDF)