I'm working through the interview worksheet and behavioral questions (SO helpful!), and I've ended up with... 18 questions. (Some of which are pretty short answers, so it's about a dozen "tell me about" type questions)
Working through all those questions, assuming that I have a candidate who can answer a behavioral question concisely (rare, in my experience), will take 60-90 minutes. Since I have a LOT of qualified applicants, I'd rather not commit that kind of time to every single one.
Do any of you have advice on how to handle an initial screening interview? It seems to me that all the questions I've put together are important, so I just don't really know how to pare it down to the essentials.
One idea I had was to make the phone screen a pretty quick run down of skills and qualifications. So skip a lot of the behavioral stuff and just focus on whether the candidate COULD do the job. Would that work?
Thanks for any tips or hints. I really appreciate it!