Check Your Driving And Criminal Records
Trucking is one industry where a criminal record or a bad traffic record is really a hindrance to employment. In general a felony is the more serious, but even misdemeanor criminal charges, even if they were deferred, can potentially knock you out of any employment possibilities.
Alcohol or drug related charges, even if they are not related to driving, are also a big factor for most companies. This is because of the liability factor that they need to consider when hiring a driver. They may not prevent you from getting a CDL but you just won’t be considered by trucking companies when it comes to getting a job.
A person that has a history of criminal charges may or may not be able to get specific types of endorsements that may be required for some trucking jobs. For example, most types of felony offenses … Read the rest
Keep an eye on what other companies are doing and try to match their perks. One of the companies I used to work for was a soft drinks manufacturer so every day I got to drink as much soda as I wanted. I even had the chance to take home boxes of the stuff when we over produced.
Many companies today offer everything you need under one roof such as a gym, sauna and dry cleaning. It is enough to help employees get a load off their minds. Some other great perks include casual dress, having a billiards table and even offering flex fridays.
Make Sure They Love Your Company
One of the biggest mistake’s employers make is hiring staff members that do not support the company’s mission and values. Many people are hired solely for their skills and credentials and although very imortant, having a real sense of passion … Read the rest
Make the Extra Effort
Not saying anything at all out of nervousness can happen, but it is not a good way to leave. And not giving a firm handshake while looking the interviewer in the eye is considered a sign of disrespect and can quickly put an end to all of your hard work leading up to this moment. As soon as possible after the interview has ended, make sure to start writing a follow-up thank you letter.
While email is a convenient way to communicate these days, it is still not considered the most professional way of doing so with potential employers. A good old-fashioned hand-written note will show the interviewer that you care enough about the job to take the time to actually write them a note about it.
Being prompt in your delivery is also important; the recommended timeline for sending the letter is two to three … Read the rest
Choose your timing
Make sure it is the right time to start this conversation. Don’t start it when your boss is frantically busy or stressed out!
Managers are busy people but they value ideas and creativity and someone who will think ‘outside of the box’. They appreciate an individual who is self-motivated and willing to volunteer for work opportunities that may arise but are outside of their normal job description. It may be useful to assist in the workload of someone in a senior role to yourself in order to demonstrate that you are capable of a similar position, if available.
Be Liked and Admired
Promotions are not just based on merit and experience because office politics can also play a role. It is important to use and develop your people skills. Be helpful to your colleagues: take part in company events, network across the whole company and … Read the rest
How quickly does someone scan over your resume? Interviewers are looking at your skills and experience, which will alert them to the needs that they are hoping you will fulfill. That takes maybe 20 seconds, tops.
So, what do you need to do? Make it pop! Bold certain words throughout your resume so they pop off the page at someone. You’ve got their attention now, right? An example would be: “have 10 years experience as a Project Manager”. OK, that sentence is just sitting there. But if you use “have 10 years experience and success a Senior Project Manager overseeing new business development oppotunities… “. Much better, right?
Quantifying your achievements is another great way to ensure that your executive value is being communicated in your resume. Did you meet your 2013 sales goals? If so, by how much? Revenue growth? By what percentage? Cost reductions? What system/staffing changes did … Read the rest