The Complete Guide To A Career In Trucking

How should I deal with company recruiters?

After you submit your application, or while you are doing your research, you will be talking to company recruiters. They will be your first point of contact with the companies, and help lay the groundwork for your potential employment.

Company recruiters are first sales people, trying to sell you on working for their company, as well as handling preliminary paperwork, etc., to help verify that you are qualified.

Once you are in contact with a company recruiter, always ask questions. Tons and tons of questions. We have lists of the most common and most helpful questions to ask company recruiters listed below.

What do company recruiters actually do?

Recruiters are salespeople, who's job it is to sell you on their company and all of the reasons to work there. Most recruiters are working on commission, so you want to ask as many questions and get as many specific details as possible before committing.

Contacting Trucking Company Recruiters:

Generally, your method of contact for recruiters, at least at first, will be over the phone. Most communication will probably then be handled by email. Recruiters are usually extremely busy, and can be extremely hard to get a hold of. Don't get discouraged if the recruiter(s) at the company you're talking to aren't immediately responsive to your calls or emails.

What questions should I ask company recruiters?

The amount of information that you need to gather and take in can be overwhelming, but there are a core set of questions that should cover most, if not all, of the important points.

Do I need to get a recruiters promises in writing?

You should ALWAYS try to get things in writing, especially promises. That said, circumstances and events on the road are so fluid that it's really not realistic to expect some things, like home time, to be solidly set in stone 100% of the time.

Will my recruiter be any help to me after he signs me up with the company?

Generally, no. After you decide to go with a company, you probably won't have any further contact with your recruiter. Their job is to get you committed, signed-up, and in the door, and that's about it.

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