We’re grateful to the many thousands of candidates who have placed their trust in Kinsa Group. We want to help you succeed. In fact, we have a vested interest in placing you in a job that fits you well! We need your help to do that most effectively. Here are 8 tips to maximize your chances of success.
- Have a resume ready to go. Even if you aren’t actively looking, having your resume up to date is always a good idea. If we think you are a good fit for one of the positions we are working on, we’ll need an updated resume to submit you to a client.
- Check your email and voicemail daily when you are working with us. Sometimes, when an employer decides they want to set up a phone interview, for example, they give us very little heads up. If you are going to be off the grid for more than a day, let us know.
- Be honest with us. If there are things in your past that you aren’t especially proud of, things that may come up in an interview or background check, we can only help you work through or around those things if we know about them. Our jobs depend on us being trustworthy and discrete, and chances are we’ve helped candidates with similar challenges.
- If you have other job offers in various stages of fruition, keep us in the know. We can’t always expedite an employer’s hiring process, but we’ll do what we can.
- The last thing we want to do is waste your time or get your hopes up, so when we tell you we don’t think something is a good fit, take our word for it. We want to place you and will continue to look for good opportunities for you.
- Keep us in the loop. Some of our clients do all of their communicating with you through us. Some prefer to do it all on their own, or somewhere in between. Our clients don’t always remember to keep us up to date on the communication they have with you and that can leave us unprepared. So please, make sure to keep us aware of what’s happening between you and the employer.
- Take our advice. We’ve been recruiting food & beverage talent for years, and we get to know our clients well. If we recommend you change your resume , or coach you on how to answer a certain interview question, remember that we’ve got your best interests at heart.
- Nobody likes rejection, and that includes us when we have to share bad news – that a client is going to take a pass on you. Remember, it’s not our decision. Don’t take it personally.
Finally, keep in mind that one of our best sources of talent is referrals from you, our candidate. If we contact you about an opportunity and it’s not a great fit, perhaps you know someone else we should talk to. Remember, we pay referral bonuses if someone you recommend gets hired!
This blog was written by George Blomgren, Kinsa Group Recruiting Manager.