Great Questions to Ask Screeners and Recruiters


MANY CANDIDATES ARE well prepared for interviews with peers and prospective managers, but sometimes they are less skilled talking with the HR employee who stands between them and the hiring manager. Marketing managers know how to talk to marketing vice presidents. Financial professionals know how to talk to chief financial officers. Not knowing how to converse with the HR screener who’s working on the opening can hurt you badly.

Most corporations use screeners to filter out candidates, usually at early stages in the hiring process. They do this to save their senior executives time. And ...

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