In the first round, the candidate chats with their potential Teammates and the Department Head. This is to give the candidate a foretaste of the actual dynamic that they will experience if they become part of the gang. In such a setting, the conversation can go in any direction and can be used to gauge how well the candidate can hold their footing in such a loosely-defined context. It usually also helps make it less intimidating, and sometimes, very much fun. Generally, this stage is used to assess skill level, job know-how, group dynamic and personality.