Those Unexpected Telephone Screenings By Job Interviewers
The phone rings just as you are about to sit down for dinner, but this time it's not a pesky telemarketer - it's a company recruiter calling. You've been caught off-guard! The telephone "Screen call" can come at any time - day or night. Some interviewers find evenings the best time to catch people at home, where they'll be able to talk more candidly. Therefore, you should be on-call and prepared to receive a telephone interview at any time. Telephone interviews, typically conducted by a human resources staff member or a hired recruiter, are used as screening tools. By asking key questions, the interviewer determines whether or not it is worthwhile to pursue you further as a candidate.