Resumes are the window into a potential candidate’s professional life. While a resume may not tell the entire story, it will give you an idea of who stands out and who may not be a great fit. However, for many companies, getting and reviewing the resume is often a step that comes towards the middle of the hiring process. With Wavely, you can ask to get a glimpse at a candidates resume early on in the process.
When you're recruiting in-demand candidates, communication is key. Wavely Chat offers HR professionals and recruiters the chance to chat and prescreen before the initial first steps. Wavely is a communication-based platform. Messaging talent about the available open positions, as well as asking to see a resume up front will significantly impact how quickly you fill an open role.
Make the First Move
Wavely’s chat feature let’s employers make the first move once they spot a qualified candidate. Sending a Wavely Chat is as simple as logging into your Wavely Account. On every Talent Profile you will see a Chat button, on the Find Talent tab it’s on the bottom right corner of their Talent Card and on their Talent Profile.
But that’s not the only way to use the chat function, you will also get chats that you can view just on the right side of your screen when you log into your Employer Account. These chats are initiated by the Talent first to grab your attention. When you click on one of them you will be pulled into the Candidates tab.
You can also chat with Talent on Wavely on the Dashboard and Find Talent pages by clicking the two arrows on the right side of the screen.
Asking for a Resume
Here are a few things to keep in mind when sending your first message and asking for a resume to review:
- Personalize the message: The most successful candidate outreach makes it very clear that you've reviewed a bit about the candidate.
- Keep it Relevant: Do a bit of reading up on the person, if they are new to the talent pool keep that in mind. If they have more experience, the message should reflect that experience.
Example of a message asking for a resume:
I hope this message finds you well! I'm reaching out to you to share some exciting senior developer opportunities that we have available in Knoxville.
At first glance, your years of experience seem to make you a great candidate for these opportunities. I’d love to review your resume and see if our opportunities align with your career aspirations.
Thanks, and looking forward to connecting with you.
There so many ways to start that first conversation using the Wavely Platform. You can even pin specific chats that you’d like to keep an eye on, so after the resumes come in, information is easy to organize on the employer end. So go on, make contact, ask for a resume, start a chat that could lead to a future partnership!