Welcome to my blog! My name is Douglas Bernanke. I have always wanted to start a business and have had the finances and knowledge to do so. But something has always occurred in my life that has interfered, whether it be my sick mom or a brother who desperately needed help getting back on his feet. But I have kept the entrepreneurial flames burning and have continued to research and prepare for the day when I will finally take the plunge and start my business. If you are like me and want to be highly prepared and informed before jumping into the world of business, this is the blog for you!
New jobs are hard, and when you are looking for one that is just right for you, it can take what seems like forever to find it. The best jobs go to drivers with experience and training because companies don't want their trucks torn up by rookie drivers, making mistakes behind the wheel. But with enough persistence, you will find the right job.
Define The Right Job For You
Define what you want from your perfect job before you start looking but be realistic about your skills and experience. For a new driver, a daytime, five days a week route is not likely, but it is not impossible. Most drivers find that they have to put in time over the road before they get the good jobs but knowing what you want out of a job is essential. When a recruiter asks, you want to be able to tell them what kind of job you would like to have.
Talk With Recruiters
Almost every company with trucks on the road have recruiters that try to find and hire drivers. Some companies want drivers with specific skills while others will hiring anyone with a commercial license. The problem is, many of these companies pay low wages and run older equipment so while you are working, you are dealing with truck repairs and waiting on loads. Talk to the recruiter and be sure to ask about what the average downtime is, what they drive, what the pay is, and any other questions that you might have.
Attend Job Fairs
Job fairs are a great place to look for work. Often people get interviewed and hired on the spot at these events. Stop and see the companies you want to work for first. If they offer you a job, you don't even have to visit the other companies unless you want to see what they will offer you.
Work With Your Schools Placement Department
If you attended truck driving school, check with the school to see if they offer job placement and for how long after you graduate. Some schools offer lifetime placement, but once you have a few jobs under your belt, it will get easier to find work and placement service will be less important. If they do offer placement, see what is available through the school. They might have your dream job on their desk waiting for you to claim it.
Contact a company, like Sutton Trucking, for more help.Share