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How To Position Yourself As a Candidate In The Workforce?

Is the candidate the right fit?

The question above is asked many times from different employers looking to fill vacant positions that they have in their current open position pool. It is your job as a candidate to always employ strategies to fully present yourself in front of any hiring manager or HR recruiter. We are going to list four ways you can improve your chances of getting employment offers as well as positioning yourself to remain as a highly sought after candidate during employment.

1. Always improve your resume and your professional social media profile.

In our current employment climate, most hiring managers are not sitting in their office waiting for people to show up to work and get onboarded. Most of those tasks are being done remotely. It is important for you to be able to show up in front of these important individuals and remain in front of them during their candidate reviewal process. Your resume has to be concise containing information about all work experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Work experience that is not relevant will put off many hiring managers. It is also important to place all contact information including phone number, full name, and email address. LinkedIn is an important social media for professional individuals. Use LinkedIn as a resource to find the large number of opportunities presented for candidates. Also use it to network with others in your profession and see how they stand out in front of employers.

2. Remain in contact!

Many employers are looking at the tardiness of a candidate to be able to rate their efficiency in the workplace. That includes answering back to hiring managers and HR specialists. They are always testing behavioral tendencies and will determine your review based on the behaviors that you show.

3. Always do your company research.

Every candidate must do research on the company that they are applying for. They must do their due diligence to make sure they are comfortable with the culture fit. Culture is very important for candidates and employers. Employers want to make sure that they are hiring employees that support their value systems. Candidates want to make sure that their core values also align with the values of the company that they are working for.

4. Improve your skills

We all know about self-improvement, but how often do we practice it? We must always remain aware that the job market is always changing. With a changing job market comes more competitive markets. Employers hire competitively because they are always looking to fill their open positions with the best candidate. They want to make sure that they get consistent individuals placed, because there is a lot of opportunity cost lost with an miss hire. That is why it is very important to improve on your craft so that employers can see your value added to the company and continue to work with you in your successful future career.

Best of luck in your career search!


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Baron Terrelonge


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