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Strategies to Position Yourself as the Right Candidate

During your job search, you need to stand out from the crowd. A staffing company can help you connect with potential employers who are hiring, but it will be up to you to convince the company that you are the right person for the job.

So, how can you show yourself to be the ideal candidate and the perfect person for your dream position? Here are four strategies to position yourself as the best hire:

  • Research and tailor your resume and interview answers to specific job skills. When you are applying for a job, at both the resume submittal and interview stage, you need to show the potential employer what you can do for them. Read the job listing carefully and do research online to determine what skills and abilities the company is looking for. Once you know who the ideal candidate for the job is, make sure your resume shows exactly how many of the desired skills you have. You should also prepare to answer interview questions in a way that emphasizes you have the skills the employer is looking for.
  • Be prepared to answer difficult interview questions.  During the interview, you may be asked technical questions about the duties involved, and you may be asked questions designed to give the interviewer insight into how you think. Prepare to answer tough questions by practicing your interviewing skills. You can also prepare behavioral interview-based answers to build upon for when you’re asked a question you aren’t ready for, but be sure you don’t just give generic answers!
  • Provide concrete examples of how you can help the company achieve success. When the company is looking for someone with a particular skill, provide objective and concrete proof you have that skill. For example, if you won an award, received certification, or increased sales by a certain percentage at your last position, offer details about the specifics of these achievements.
  • Develop and build your reputation in the industry. Becoming known as an expert and industry leader is invaluable in helping to convince a hiring manager you are the ideal candidate for a job. Build an online portfolio, write articles about your industry, build a strong professional network, and do everything you can to showcase your skills.

High Profile Staffing in Dallas-Fort Worth can help you get interviews with employers who are looking for people with the skills you have, so you’ll have the chance to show them why you are their ideal candidate. Contact our staffing experts at 972-991-7900 to get assistance with your job search process.