How to Create Pre-screen Questions

Custom pre-screen questions can be a powerful screening tool to help you avoid wasting time on unqualified candidates. Use these questions to customize the information you collect from candidates to make better hiring decisions faster.

Creating a new pre-screen question

  1. Sign in at
  2. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the navigation bar.
  3. Navigate to the “Measurements” tab on the left-hand side of the screen. 
  4. You’ll be taken to a page that looks like the one below. Click the plus sign to add a pre-screen question.
  5. Once you click the plus sign to add a question, a page will appear for you to fill in the question and question name. Click save to move to the next step.
  6. Once you click save, the text will appear below the question relating to attributes. Click on the plus sign in the right-hand corner to add an attribute. This will allow you to select the type of attribute measured along with the field type.
  7. Click on the drop-down menu to add a measured attribute. If you have questions on how to add attributes, see the article called Adding Custom Attributes.
  8. Select an answer type form the Field Type drop-down.
    • Text: allows free form answers. This is best for asking more open-ended questions like, "Why do you want to work here?"
    • Drop-down: Allows you to specify a list of pre-determined answers. This is best for getting concrete answers that you can score.
    • Yes/No: This is the same as the drop-down, but pre-defines the answers to Yes and No.
  9. Fill out any additional fields depending on the selected answer type
    • Placeholder: This is a sample answer that will disappear when the applicant types in their actual answer. Example: placeholder for email address:
    • Pattern: If you require a certain pattern for an answer, enter the pattern here. Example: a specific date format: dd/mm/yyyy.
  10. Once you save your attribute, you will be taken to the main screen. From here, you can decide to add more attributes, or simply save the question. You can click the paper and pen icon to the right of the attribute to edit it, or click the trash can to delete it.
  11. When you save your pre-screen question, you will be able to see a list of all the questions already in your account. To add another, simply click the plus sign in the right-hand corner. With your already saved questions, you can choose to clone, edit, or delete them from the icons on the right-hand side.

Applicants will be prompted to answer these pre-screen questions when they finish their personal assessments.

Additional Information for Dropdown & Yes/No - Answer Type

Selecting the answer type of Dropdown or Yes/No requires you to add answer options that will be available for the applicant to select. To add options do the following:

  1. Enter a response option in the field and a score for that response. The score should be between 1 to 5.
  2. Click "Option" to add additional response options.
  3. Enter the score and response option for all responses.
  4. You can also click the “Template” icon on the right-hand side. This will allow you to use the already saved scoring criterion.
  5. Once you have added your desired response options add a score value for each of the options.
  6. Click “Save.”


    Here are a few examples of custom questions that might be helpful in the screening process. Keep in mind that a score of 1 is the lowest possible score and a score of 5 is the highest possible score.

    • Text Examples
      • "Why are you interested in this position?" 
      • "What are your compensation expectations?"
    • Yes/No Examples
      • Example Question: “Are you able to commit to working 40 hours a week?”
      • Score - Option
        • 5 - Yes
        • 1 - No
      • Example Question: "If you live outside of the state, are you willing to relocate?"
      • Score - Option
        • 5 - Yes
        • 1 - No
    • Dropdown Examples
      • Example Question: "How comfortable are you at using Microsoft Excel?"
      • Score - Option
        • 1 - Not At All Comfortable
        • 2 - A Little Bit Comfortable
        • 3 - Somewhat Comfortable
        • 4 - Comfortable
        • 5- Very Comfortable
      • Example Question: "How many years of prior experience in this field do you have?"
      • Score - Option
        • 1 - Less than a year
        • 2 - Between 1 to 2 years
        • 3 - Between 2 to 3 years
        • 4 - Between 3 to 4 years
        • 5 - More than 4 years