A group of candidates or job applicants waiting for an interview

A candidate is someone who applies for a job, or someone who is nominated for a position. A candidate is also referred to as someone who is suitable for a particular role or position.

For example: If you apply for a job, then you are an applicant. If you get an interview and an employer is seriously considering you for the position, then you are a candidate.

Used in a sentence: I think you are an excellent candidate for this position.

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