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The short list of applicants is created after the hiring manager and Human Resources staff review the applications that they have received for a particular job. The term short list refers to the job applicant's two opportunities to occupy the employer's short list.

Short list refers to the applicants who have been selected for an interview. If all goes well, an applicant on the short list will ultimately succeed in receiving a job offer. Successful applicants who excelled in the first interview are put on a short list for a second interview, too.

At the end of the recruitment and staffing process, the employee is selected from the short list of the most qualified candidates following the interviews and background checks.

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