How to Prepare For Candidate Screening

Candidate screening is a critical step in the hiring process. It starts with an interview process that helps recruiters to know if the person meets the professional, personal, and organizational needs of the organization. Here are some things to remember to help prepare for candidate screening.

Be prepared for your interview process. When you’re going into an interview, you need to be prepared for the following things. Be prepared for questions and answers to familiarize yourself with the job description of the position you’re applying for. Practice your response to specific questions as well as common ones.

Practice on paper and in the mirror. Get practice taking notes so you can be prepared for the questions that come up during the entire interview process. Keep in mind that when the employer gets to see you they’re more likely to ask follow-up questions. So be prepared.

Research the organization’s culture. Find out what the organization is like from people within the organization. How does the organization operate? What’s the overall feeling among the staff?

Manage your expectations. Prepare to be disappointed, work hard, and have a great time at the same time. It takes a lot of confidence to make it through the interview process.

Know who to ask for references. You’ll want to ask at least three potential references for references. Ask for someone who has been with the organization for several years and has had experience with senior level management.

Partner Interview with a partner. Work with a partner to put together a resume and cover letter. This should be a collaborative process where you both show your interest in the potential career options.

Know your skill sets. Know what you’re good at. Share your strengths, your passions, and highlight your strengths in your cover letter. Focus on the qualities that employers are looking for in a candidate.

Determine whether the organization can and will continue to grow. Is there the potential for growth in the future? If not, start there.

Be polite, courteous, and welcoming. Show some respect to the hiring manager. However, if you are refused a position, accept the offer politely and without recrimination. It shows you care about the position and you’ll stand out more if you’re more professional than rude.

Be prepared to lose your temper at times. As you might expect, both candidates and interviewers respond differently to stress. It’s difficult to read other people’s emotions. It’s OK to get upset.

The applicant will always play a role in the decision making process, but the hiring manager will ultimately make the final call. Candidates must take a proactive approach. Focus on what they bring to the table rather than focus on what the organization wants. If you are looking to hire you can post your job openings on UJober the new job portal. It will allow you to video interview your candidates and save time and money when you hire. Give it a try today.