What is Candidate Screening?
Candidate screening is the process of reviewing job applications. This comes in right after candidate sourcing and involves skimming through resumes and cover letters to find the closest applicant-job-description matches keeping in mind qualifications, experience, skill sets, and projected candidate-organization fit.
What is a screening interview?
A screening interview is a part of the job selection process used by employers to determine if a candidate has the qualifications necessary to do the job for which the company is hiring. The screening interview is typically the first interview during the hiring process. The recruiter will usually use this opportunity to:
Provide a description of the company and position they’re hiring for
Ask questions to see if the candidate meets the basic requirements for the role, if the position matches what the candidate is looking for and if the candidate is interested in pursuing the role
Answer any questions the candidate has about the company, role or hiring process
Reaching out to candidates and screening them, is the beginning stages of laying a good foundation for your ‘book of business”. Your supervisor will work with you to establish metrics that will help you stay on track, manage time and succeed as a recruiter.