30 minutes The goal of the phone screen to find out if the candidate is the right fit for the company and the team based on salary expectations, role and responsibilities, skills required, potential interest, and communication skills. It’s also important to understand what they’re passionate about and if it aligns with our goals.
Since this is such a high-level call, keep your scoring system simple (Yes, No, Uncertain). Do you believe the candidate as the outline compentencies?
If the candidate has an excellent resume, portfolio evaluation, and phone screen, move them straight to the background interview to keep committment level a bit lower and have more time to sell. Go to Background Interview
If the candidate is interesting but there is still uncertainty in some areas, proceed with the portfolio presentation to get additional depth of their capabilities. Go to Portfolio Presentation
Otherwise, pass on the candidate and email them thanking them for their time.