A company that is particularly interested in speaking to you can offer to let you skip initial tech screens. Skipping tech screens means that you will not have to complete pre-onsite take-home projects or conduct deep technical conversations. The company can still connect with you prior to an onsite to ask you about your past projects, how they were built, etc., but deep technical details should be saved until onsites. The company can administer an onsite however they wish, and all technical screening is on the table during an onsite.
Recruiters usually don’t want to skip parts of their process, so it’s usually a strong signal of interest if they’re willing to do so. We recommend taking the time to speak to companies that make you this offer, even if you wouldn’t normally do so. You can get another chance at a job offer with less hassle, and a company that's interested enough to skip screens may be willing to accommodate you in other ways, too.
These offers expire after a few weeks, and you’ll need to respond before they expire for the offer to skip tech screens to remain valid. (They expire so that they don’t create confusion if you end up speaking to that company much later on.)