1. Pre-screening works both ways.
Pre-screening is the portion of the interview that evaluates whether an applicant meets the basic job qualifications. Talia Massey, who works at our corporate office in Fort Mill, South Carolina, asks candidates general questions about their work history and their motivation for applying.
“Applicants should avoid talking about every item on their resume. Instead, they should highlight the skills and experience that relate directly to the job they are applying for,” she says.
Candidates are often asked about salary expectations at this stage. A candidate can give a range, rather than a specific number, says Clemence Pimont of our corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec.
Pre-screening is also the candidate’s opportunity to learn more about the company. Ask about health insurance, retirement savings, paid time off, incentive pay, flexible work arrangements or other benefits. You can also learn more about the company culture and specific job requirements.