March 20, 2018

Struggling to Find a Job as a Driver? Here’s How to Stand Out from the Competition

If you are hoping to land work as a commercial driver, you may have a lot of competition. You do not want your resume and information to be lost in a stack of applications where you’ll go unnoticed by the hiring manager. You want to ensure that you are doing everything possible to stand out from the crowd and to maximize your chances of being called in for an interview and ultimately selected for the job.

Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to try to improve your chances of being hired. The key steps that you should consider taking include:

  • Creating a resume that showcases your skills

Hiring managers typically glance quickly at your resume and move on within seconds. You want to make it as easy as possible for the hiring manager to see that you have the skills they’re looking for. Highlight your education, certifications and past work experience as a commercial driver and remove anything irrelevant. Use bullets to make the information easy to read at a glance and be detailed about the skills you have as a professional driver.

  • Tapping into your professional network

Reach out to people you know and make connections to maximize your chances of landing a job. You can also try to make professional connections at companies you want to work for by attending industry specific events and recruiting events. If you can get to know someone at the company in person and they can put in a good word for you, you won’t just be another in a long line of candidates.

  • Customizing your application material to the job

When you apply for a commercial driving job, customize your resume and cover letter to the position. Look carefully at the job ad to find out exactly what the hiring company is looking for and take care to ensure that all of your application materials demonstrate that you have the desired hard and soft skills.

  • Working with recruiting professionals with connections in the trucking industry

Recruiters know who is hiring and can often help you to find jobs even before they are publicly advertised. You’ll have a lot less competition and you’ll be more likely to land an interview since you’re being recommended by a trusted recruiter.

Spectra Staffing has helped many commercial drivers to find great positions within the trucking industry. Reach out to our staffing professionals to find out more about the ways in which we can work with you to land your dream job. Contact us today to get our staffing professionals working for you!


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