Looking For CDL Training Companies, No Work History A Problem?

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Turtle's Comment
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Arsenly, you may not be aware of the sheer volume of applications these carriers receive every week. Simply having a clean license and criminal history isn't enough. These companies take a lot more into consideration, including work history. Among the huge list of applicants, these companies will go with their best odds for a successful driver. Having a big blank space or red flag or question mark such as you do in the work history area isn't going to help.

You may not think it's right, but quite frankly they don't care. You were told what you need to do, now it's on you.

Old School's Comment
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You're really not even trying to get what we're telling you. Stop and realize we are here to help you. The comparison of being treated for cancer for two years is way out of line. That can easily be documented with medical records. I've helped people land trucking jobs with no work history. It's fairly easy with a some documentation and notarized witnesses. You need to have some sort of documentation with non family witnesses that is notarized. That is going to help you, but probably not with Prime. They are more strict concerning work history than most companies. There are plenty of other places you can apply.

Just because there is a high demand for drivers doesn't necessarily mean they are going to be falling all over themselves to bring you on board. People come and go in this business like flashes in the pan. No work history puts you way down at the bottom of desirable candidates. The volume of candidates you are up against is incredible. You need some help to make you stand out. Gee, I think working at some sort of a job would help you immensely. Commitment is a big requirement in trucking. So far you're showing a big goose egg in that column. Work history will help you tremendously.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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So what is the truth? You were out of the country to be near family, or you've been being treated for cancer? I think it's becoming obvious why your conversation with a recruiter was cut short. Also, honesty is a big deal in the application process. Be straight up and forthcoming with information. Anything false is sure to come back and bite you.

Jay T.'s Comment
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Yea I tried to get on with prime and their recruiters are *******s one of the managers hung up on me.

So if I was diagnosed with cancer and spent two years in therapy how am I supposed to tell employers this without being rejected? I mean do people understand that sometimes you're unable to work? I have medical records to prove this. I just feel the guy at Prime completely blew me off without even working with me. Our conversation didn't even last 2 minutes.

Arseniy's Comment
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So what is the truth? You were out of the country to be near family, or you've been being treated for cancer? I think it's becoming obvious why your conversation with a recruiter was cut short. Also, honesty is a big deal in the application process. Be straight up and forthcoming with information. Anything false is sure to come back and bite you.

Both are true. I left the US to be closer to my relatives & was diagnosed while I was over seas. While being treated I couldn't return & was pretty much locked in for the remainder of my therapy. I don't feel comfortable sharing this kind of information, even on a forum.

Look, I'm committed to get into trucking. One way or another I'll get in. Maybe I shouldn't have voiced my frustration in the forums here. I'll figure something out. Last job I held was in 2014 & before that in 2013 I worked as temporary road crew for the local town. I can probably whip up a reference from them if I need to.

Sorry guys I don't mean to have a bad attitude. I just want to get in a truck and move on with my life.

Arseniy's Comment
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Yea I tried to get on with prime and their recruiters are *******s one of the managers hung up on me.

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So if I was diagnosed with cancer and spent two years in therapy how am I supposed to tell employers this without being rejected? I mean do people understand that sometimes you're unable to work? I have medical records to prove this. I just feel the guy at Prime completely blew me off without even working with me. Our conversation didn't even last 2 minutes.

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Who did you end up working with?

G-Town's Comment
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Jay T's 2nd post:

Yea I tried to get on with prime and their recruiters are *******s one of the managers hung up on me.

Totally agree...I think you should file a report with the Missouri Department of Labor. It's terrible how you were treated...

Tell the whole story here...why are their recruiters a**holes? Tell us like it "is"...

Why did a manager hang up on you? What did you say to them that provoked this action?

Has it occurred to you that your very bad driving record is the issue they had with you? Perhaps you debated it with them...or argued with them. They don't have time to justify their policies on disqualifying unsafe driving records.

We have many Prime drivers and students in this forum. Are you sure it was the recruiters behaving badly or was it you?

Don's Comment
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I am surprised that a recruiting manager would "just hang up on you" without a reason. Giving a recruiter an attitude may flag your application as "not a good fit" for them.

Yea I tried to get on with prime and their recruiters are *******s one of the managers hung up on me

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I love folks my age (20's), they're so quick tempered and get so upset when they don't get things their way.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I love folks my age (20's), they're so quick tempered and get so upset when they don't get things their way.

It is called being a presumptuous, self-entitled, egotistical child.

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