Screening out candidates is one of the tougher responsibilities of being a recruiter. Barbara Bruno shows you that a screening interview is a good tool to help with that while making good use of time—both yours and your candidates'.
- An effective screening process can save you…a lot of time and embarrassment.…When you schedule an extensive interview…for someone you're not going to hire or place,…you're wasting precious time, yours and theirs,…and you've probably given them the impression…that you're going to hire them or place them in a job,…and extricating yourself from these interviews…can be embarrassing for you both.…The good news is that technology…has greatly improved the screening process.…
Automated systems will screen out resumes…that don't contain relevant key words,…but just because a resume or CV makes it to your inbox,…doesn't mean that candidate is the one you're looking for.…After the automated screening process,…you need to conduct a screening interview…to decide if a candidate should really be considered or not.…Most screening interviews are conducted…on the phone to save time and money,…but they need to be conducted…as seriously as an in-person interview.…
This is when you ask about needed skills or experience…that seems to be lacking on their resume or CV.…
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- Determining the purpose of the interview
- Clarifying expectations
- Making a good first impression
- Asking creative questions consistently
- What candidate questions reveal
- The basics of conducting an interview
- Creating brand awareness and getting referrals