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So you got an email back from a job you applied to—awesome! The person who reached out is asking to schedule a phone screen. Or perhaps they’re asking to schedule a “quick chat” or “brief phone call.” What does this mean? Is “phone screen” just another way of saying “phone interview”? Not exactly. But it’s still a great sign—it means someone has read your application and likes what they’ve seen so far.

Here’s what you need to know before your phone screening so you can move to the next round of the hiring process.

What’s a Phone Screen? Here’s What You Need to Know Before That “Quick Chat” With the Recruiter