The Screening Interview

Let's face it—interviewing is stressful! The selection process makes people anxious anyway, and the pressure mounts when you are actually talking to a representative of a potential employer. In most cases, the screening interview will be your first human interaction with an employee of the company or with a “recruiter” (see Chapter 18: “The Interview: Types and Styles”). A screening interview is designed to filter out candidates based on abilities and keywords as matched against the position requirements. The notification that you have an interview means the employer is interested in you. Congratulations!

This means you ...

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