as you prepare for a screening interview, keep in mind that your interviewer is likely speaking with many people for this position. Stand out by making it clear that your qualifications are a great match for the position.
Some tips to keep in mind as you prepaAsre for a screening interview:
Review the job description
The job description is a cheat sheet to the company's wants and needs in a candidate. Review the desired qualifications, as well as the main responsibilities involved in the role.
Make every word count
Screening interviews are often brief, so aim to provide the most important information, rather than being exhaustive in responses. You don't need to recite every task you've performed at previous jobs, just the most relevant ones.
Review phone interview tips
If your interview is on the phone, review telephone interview tips beforehand. Find a quiet place to talk with the interviewer, and minimize distractions. It's important to be able to focus on the conversation, not on what's happening around you.
Know your resume
Your resume may have the answers to many questions asked. Be patient if it seems as though your interviewer hasn't read it - she/he may be interviewing many people, and can't necessarily remember details about every candidate. Be prepared with succinct descriptions of your previous jobs and stories that prove your abilities.
Remember, the interview is sorting candidates into two piles with screening interviews. You want to wind up in the pile of candidates moving on to the next round. Make it easy by providing exactly the information the interviewer needs.
Follow up with a thank you note
As with any point of contact between you and a company, you want to acknowledge your appreciation for the time. Use your thank you note to remind the interviewer of your qualifications, and your enthusiasm for the position. Because this is a first round interview and the employer may be making decisions on second interviews quickly, send an email thank you note as soon as possible.
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