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How to Shine as a Job Candidate

When looking for work, you want to stand out from the rest. Here are some pointers on helping you to be the best possible candidate.

We all know how frustrating and stressful looking for work can be. There is often stiff competition for the positions we have our own hopes set on. It is important that when you are on the hunt for a new job you set yourself apart as the best possible candidate. At KB Staffing, we want to help you with that. We have come up with a few tips to support your efforts.

Be the Best You You Can Be

Recruiters often have to make quick judgements about candidates, so you want to make sure that when they look at you they are instantly impressed. Here are a few ideas to help you shine.

  • First impressions matter. For a recruiter, their first impression of you will general come from your CV or resume. Ensure that yours is flawless and accurately represents your skills and experience. Run it by a recruitment specialist to get an expert opinion.
  • Be professional. From your manner of dress to how you communicate, it is of the utmost importance that you maintain a professional and respectful demeanor at all times. Presenting yourself as lazy, hostile, or pushy can negatively bias employers and recruiters against you, and that will not help your cause.
  • Keep your reputation clean. It is common for employers to perform background checks on new employees, so make sure you have nothing to hide. You can also preemptively offer them a basic disclosure check to communicate that you are a trustworthy candidate.
  • Impress with your references. When you list someone as a reference, make sure that person understands what they are expected to convey. They ought to have a clear idea of your desired career path and what important points they should cover.

Come in to KB Staffing

Once you’ve gone over this checklist, pay KB Staffing a visit to get set up with us as a candidate for work. We know where the Polk County jobs are, and we will help you get in the door. Whether you are in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, or elsewhere in Polk County, KB Staffing can get you a job.