When it comes to sourcing candidates for open positions, the “pre-screen” will help determine whether the candidate is going to be a good fit for the open position off paper, that the hiring manager is looking to fill. But how do you get passed the initial pre-screen to make it to the next round of the interview stage?

As a recruiter, introduce yourself and be welcoming. Go over the position thoroughly to give the candidate the opportunity to add personability to the pre-screen and make the process smoother to show why you stand out against the competition. When answering questions about your background, it is okay to elaborate on your skillset and to interject about a story that is work-related to add positivity and ethic to the conversation. If your qualifications match up to the job description, and your knowledge of the position, it will be a stress-free conversation to have with the recruiter and make it to the interview with the hiring manager.

By Jessica Shields | People Science Processor