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Recruitment resources mentioned throughout the guide can be accessed here. You can also find answers to a number of additional questions about recruiting and hiring. If you have additional questions, please contact your HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition.



Recruitment Resources

  Advertising Plan (PDF): Descriptions of advertising options and template for planning.

  Campus Visit Finalists Interview Schedule (PDF)Template for an interviewee's campus visit schedule, including locations and descriptions of interviews to be conducted.

  Competitive Recruitment Timeline (PDF): Notional timeline of the recruitment process from defining a position to final evaluation of the process; used for estimating purposes only.

  Competitive Recruitment Strategy Meeting Questions (PDF)Example questions to help shape a competitive recruitment strategy

  Guide to Writing Effective Job Summaries (PDF) Outline for writing effective job description summaries

  EEO Considerations in Interview Questions (PDF) Guide to avoiding unlawful or inappropriate topics for interview questions.

  Interview Agenda Questionnaire (PDF) Template with guidance for creating an interview outline and questions.

  Job Description Writing Tips (PDF) Information and guidance on writing job descriptions with completed sample.

  Resume Review and Interview Implementation Plan (PDF): Template for outlining a plan and timeline of resume reviews and interviews.

  Roles and Responsibilities (PDF) Chart of roles and responsibilities before, during, and after the search process.

  Telephone Reference Check Form (PDF) Form for conducting a telephone reference check.

  Telephone Reference Checking Fundamentals (PDF) Guidance on conducting a telephone reference check including how to prepare and impermissible questions.

  Working with an Executive Search Firm (PDF) Checklist of important tasks to complete when working with an executive search firm.


Additional Questions and Answers


  • Can I administer an Employment Test?

    Federal law requires that employment tests be job related and valid predictors of job performance. The office of Equal Employment Opportunity must approve all other employment tests. Additional information can be found in the EEO section.


  • What is the procedure for University Sponsored Work Authorization?

    When the university hires foreign nationals either temporarily or permanently, it is subject to federal laws and regulations. Additional information can be found on the GW International Services website.


  • How do I know if an applicant is eligible to work at GW?

    Applicants are asked in their employment application, “Are you legally authorized to work in the United States or for any employer?” Additional information can be found in the Employment Eligibility Verification section.


  • What if I determine that an Applicant is better suited for a different position?

    If as part of your résumé review, you believe an Applicant is better suited for a different position, you may consider the Applicant for the position if you have another identified posted open position. If contact is made, you must notify the Applicant that she/he is being considered for a different opening and not the one they had originally applied to confirm interest from the Applicant. If interested, the Applicant must be notified to apply to the opening through PeopleAdmin. Notify your HR representative that the Applicant is also under consideration for another posted position.