Recruitment Process & FAQs
Our Recruitment Process and What to Expect
Our recruitment process begins with an online application that is submitted when you find the position you would like to be considered for. Our recruiters review applications daily and forward the most qualified applicants on for the manager to review. Once the hiring manager indicates they are interested in an applicant, the recruiter will contact the applicant and schedule an initial phone interview. This phone interview will better assess whether or not an individual meets the 5-Star Standards Lakeland strives for. We are looking for engaged, high energy, positive individuals with a strong work ethic. After the initial phone interview, the recruiter will forward their notes to the manager and if the manager is interested, he/she will schedule an on-site interview. The final interview is an on-site peer interview which will also be scheduled by the hiring manager.
You should be prepared to answer both general questions about your background as well as specific questions about situations you have encountered in your previous employment. You will be expected to provide as much detail as possible in your responses (i.e. what you worked on, who you worked with, problems you encountered, how you solved the problems, feedback you received and what you learned from the situation). Lakeland is a high performing culture that is looking for high performing individuals to add to our team.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often are jobs updated online?
New job vacancies are posted daily.
How do I know if a job has been filled?
All filled positions are removed daily. If you applied for the position, you will receive an email updating you of the status.
How do I apply for a job I am interested in?
Please refer to the How to Apply section on the main Career page.
I submitted my online application, how do I know if it has been received?
You will receive an auto-response confirming receipt of your application. You also have the ability to log back into your profile to view all positions you have applied for by clicking on the "applications" tab.
When can I expect to be contacted?
A recruiter will contact you only if they need additional information, would like to conduct a telephone screen or would want to schedule an interview. You will receive an email if you are not being considered for a position.
Can I apply for multiple positions at one time?
Yes, you can have a maximum of 3 applications at one time.
Do I need to complete a new online application for other jobs of interest?
No, you can access you original profile, update it and resubmit it for the new position. Please keep in mind that you will need to re-apply for all jobs of interest.
What happens if I faxed, mailed, emailed or dropped off my resume?
We will only review our online applications submitted via our website.
I do not see a position that I am interested in. Can I still submit an online application?
We do not accept general applications, but you can create a Job Agent which will inform you when a position of interest is available.
How long is my application kept on file?
Your application will always remain active in the system. However, you will need to access your profile and online application in order to make edits and apply for any future opportunities.