The National Kitchen + Bath Association (NKBA) is a non-profit trade group that promotes professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. We create marketplaces, networks, affiliations and certifications that raise the level of professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry.
How to Get Hired
We asked National Kitchen & Bath Association for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We like candidates to express enthusiasm & excitement about the potential to work at the NKBA and to show that they conducted some research about the NKBA prior to the interview. Thought provoking questions about the job, the Association's goals and about the manager are desirable. Personality is also important as employees often work with others across departments. We like to know what the candidate's short and long term goals are and what other skills they possess. It’s important to not only get a qualified candidate, but one who will work well with the manager and team. A cognitive/Personality assessment is administered & results are used as additional information in the decision process. Prior work history is validated and feedback from prior managers is considered. We focus on hiring the best candidates to work at the NKBA and be part of a great team!
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Contact HR by phone or email. Find out if they know an employee who works at the NKBA and get introduced. Check out the company on social media platforms. Arrive on time for the interview. Be prepared with questions about the Association, the workplace and the manager. Ask for additional details about the position. Provide examples of previous job functions related to the position. Interactive dialog is important. Bring a printed resume for each interviewer and take notes. Let us know that this position is a perfect match for your personal and long term goals. Send a thank you note after the interview.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are excited to continue to grow the NKBA team! In June and July, we filled three key positions in our HR, Finance and Events departments. We are currently sourcing for a Government Relations Specialist and in the near future, we will be adding new positions to our Member Relations and IT departments.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Contact the HR Department or call the toll free number that will be answered by our Member Services Team. They will forward the call or send HR an email with the person's contact information.