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LOGISTICS HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE… WHEN CAN YOU START?

November 28, 2015

Candidate: “Did I just hear you say that the Transportation & Logistics Industry in the United States is over $1 Trillion? Sounds fun, when can I start?” Hiring Manager: “How about Monday at 8am s...

Candidate: “Did I just hear you say that the Transportation & Logistics Industry in the United States is over $1 Trillion? Sounds fun, when can I start?”

Hiring Manager: “How about Monday at 8am sharp?”

Candidate: “Great! But hold on, what am I going to be doing to start?”

Hiring Manager: “That’s a great question because there are an endless amount of possibilities in this industry.”

“Whether you’re an Extrovert or Introvert, a Sensory thinker or an Intuitive thinker, there’s a position for you. And don’t worry, you’re allowed to change roles along the way.”

  • Love road trips?
    • Become a driver. We just added cable TV to our sleeper cabins.
  • Enjoy analyzing data?
    • Fill out this 500 lane RFP and make sure to double-check the accessorial charges.
  • Dream at night about making Pivot Tables?
    • Put together our Quarterly Earnings Statement.
  • You can sell a ham sandwich to a pig?
    • Here’s a phone, car allowance and some cash for a new suit.
  • Negotiate like Alec Baldwin in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross?
    • Lower our Freight Spend by $1MM.
  • Thrive on coaching and developing others?
    • Join our management trainee program.
  • Obsessed with things running smoothly?
    • Manage 25 accounts, streamline operations and make sure these 400 Intermodal shipments get to California on time.
  • Like wearing many hats?
    • Oversee our Drayage Terminal with 50 drivers, manage the P&L and drive a forklift while you’re at it.

Candidate: “Wow, there’s so much to choose from. Where am I going to end up?”

Hiring Manager: “That’s a great question that doesn’t have to be answered now. As long as you are willing to learn, work hard, take chances and collaborate with others, then you may end up as our CEO one day.”

“So how does Monday at 8am sharp work for you?”