Is Their Such A Thing As A Ethical Or Unbiased Recruiter

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El troquero locochon aka 's Comment
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Hey guys until recently I was what Brett would call a lurk and learner jaja. For about the last year or so I have been doing research both online and in person about truckers and trucking.Ive already decided on "Sage Truck Driving School" as my school of choice but recently I stumbled upon a video on youtube and I was wondering if anyone has come in contact or had experience with one of these ethical/unbiased recruitersYouTube!?

Valentina V.'s Comment
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Hey guys until recently I was what Brett would call a lurk and learner jaja. For about the last year or so I have been doing research both online and in person about truckers and trucking.Ive already decided on "Sage Truck Driving School" as my school of choice but recently I stumbled upon a video on youtube and I was wondering if anyone has come in contact or had experience with one of these ethical/unbiased recruitersYouTube!?

For over 12 years I have worked at growth companies in positions where I was part of expanding teams. But the last few years the quality of recruiters seem to have heavily gown down. I my current job (located in Europe) I have to deal with external recruiters and internal HR recruiters. My experience has caused me to believe that the majority of recruiters are not good at their job!

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Can you be more specific? You posted a link to a short video by Happiness By The Mile. She was a company driver then opened her own FedEx contractor company.

What that that have to do with your question.

I don't know where these recruiters are. Most people only hear what they want. Then they bash the recruiter.

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Don's Comment
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My recruiter from CFI was very honest and upfront. I found everything she told me to be truthful. I cannot recommend CFI's company-sponsored training strongly enough. Anyone considering going with CFI, i highly recommend you drive, fly or even walk to Missouri. Anything but taking the "Grey Dog"! lol

Company-sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I believe the best way to deal with recruiters is to ask for anything important in writing. This can include recruiting brochures, the company's website, or an email. If they won't put it in writing, don't count on it. If you see something in writing, make sure you hang onto it in case they try to pull the carpet out from under you later on.

Recruiters are not the enemy. They are a fantastic source of information about the company. But you must know they are indeed salespeople and some of them may stretch the truth a little like any salesperson. So protect yourself. Get it in writing if it's important to you. If something is a make-or-break deal and you can't get it in writing, then you may have to look at another company.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I believe that recruiters are just doing their job according to company policy. After they have a recruit in the pipeline, they move on to the next recruit. They aren't trained to have a personal relationship with you. If you don't work out, you will never hear from them again. Brett's advice to get things in writing is your best policy moving forward. Recruiters may act like they are your best friends, but they are there only to get you through the door. After that they disappear

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Davy A.'s Comment
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My recruiter for Knight was very ethical, upfront and didnt exaggerate nor understate anything. I still talk with him frequently and see him when I come through the terminal. He kept tabs on me throughout school, training and now solo. Ive talked to a couple of new recruits on occasion for him and even gave a young couple that he was working with a tour of my truck. I have been very pleased with his professionalism and commitment to the truth.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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