Progent has an opening for a a detail-oriented individual to help manage background summaries submitted to Progent by job applicants. The Job Application Screener will work at home and take resumes sent via email and transfer the applications into a specialized application tracking system. The Resume Screener will organize all correspondence submitted by job applicants, confirm that all relevant data is properly transferred into Progent's database, check that professional certifications are current, and prescreen job seekers by giving each one a preliminary ranking.

Benefits of Working with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer support and information technology outsourcing firm based in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Effective models for client acquisition, service delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee benefits have enabled Progent to be among the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Gold Partners in the U.S. Our shared support database and team approach to problem solving has helped Progent to build up a talented staff and a loyal international customer base.


Resume Screener

Position Code



Home-based, remote office network, Johannesburg, South Africa

Primary Activities

The Resume Screener is a work-at-home position that takes approximately 20 hours every week. The Job Application Screener's basic responsibility is to perform a preliminary filter on every resume submitted to Progent, including submissions for technical, operational, selling, and marketing jobs. The Resume Screener verifies that all work submissions and associated files are properly imported into Progent's specialized application management database, that all required data has been supplied, and that all claimed technical credentials are valid. The Resume Screener will assign a preliminary ranking to each job applicant in order to expedite the hiring process for Progent's human resources department.


Reports to:
Director of HR Team

Interacts Extensively with:
Human Resources staff tasked with maintaining Progent's resume system


Responsibilities include:
  • Consolidate all resume information sent to Progent. Each job seeker can send any number of messages and attached files, and the emailed files can be in any format.
  • Check that all required information has been included by every job seeker.
  • Import all resume information into Progent's specialized hiring system and verify that all information is accurately imported and properly classified.
  • Verify that all listed technical accreditations are published and have not expired.
  • Score resumes according to established criteria in areas of job history, professional presentation of introduction and resume, accreditations earned, and overall work skills.
  • Work with Progent's HR team to improve the effectiveness of Progent's hiring system.

Work Background/

Required Work Background
5 years of background in HR and 2 years of experience working with job applications

Characteristics of the Applicant

  • Excellent command of writing and speaking in English
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to operate in a collaborative setting
  • Self driven, creative, and able to work effectively and autonomously with minimal management direction
  • Skill to assess the professional disposition of job applicants
  • Ability to operate productively in a virtual-office situation
  • Driven to succeed in a fast-paced and quickly evolving industry

Home Office Requirements

  • Must own a personal computer or notebook powered by Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Microsoft Windows 7
  • Must have high-speed and reliable Internet access

In case you wish to apply for this job, please e-mail your resume to Be sure to mention the code, such as A014Johannesburg, of the position that you are seeking.

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