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4 05, 2021

What is a Phone Screen?

2021-05-04T14:42:08-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So what exactly happens after you submit your application materials to a job? How long until you hear back? When will you know if you’re chosen for an interview? Well in many recruitment processes, employers narrow down the applicant pool before scheduling interviews by conducting phone screens. Not to be confused with a phone interview, phone screens occur after employers and hiring managers have reviewed resumes and cover letters. Typically, those who appear to be qualified for the position will be phone screened and potentially invited to schedule an interview later on. So while it’s not a guaranteed interview, it’s [...]

31 01, 2018

How to Prepare for a Phone Screen

2018-01-31T11:48:38-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Has a recruiter ever asked if you’d be willing to have a ‘brief phone conversation’ after you applied for a job? If so, that recruiter is most likely going to phone screen you. Phone screens are short 10 – 30 minute calls that help recruiters get a better idea of if you are worth interviewing or not. It’s not formal or comprehensive enough to be considered a job interview. However, your performance during a phone screen will greatly impact whether or not you are considered further. So it’s in your best interests to perform well during that phone screen. We’ll [...]

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