Shortlisting for interviews
Using the selection criteria as a guide, the selection panel makes judgements about the suitability of each applicant and reaches consensus about who to interview.
All applicants are then informed that they are either shortlisted for interview or no longer considered for the position. Include a note of gratitude for the time and effort each applicant contributed.
Non-shortlisted applicants are encouraged to apply for future positions so that a base of possible candidates is available for unexpected vacancies.
Each shortlisted applicant is contacted to negotiate interview dates ant times. Forty-five minutes is enough plus ten minutes for panel members to make notes and re-energise.
The following link leads to an example of a letter of confirmation to a short-listed applicant. The letter follows a telephone conversation along similar lines.