You’ve already submitted your application to your picks of great trucking companies, you’ve secured your Florida Commercial Driver’s License, you’ve been shortlisted for an interview and you’re ready to conquer the world with a promising Lakeland trucking career just an arm’s length away from you. All you need to do is to nail that job interview.
Here are some tips so you can leave the interview room with your head held high and a job offer!
Get ready early– mentally and physically.
Wake up early. Go on a run. Take a warm shower while enjoying your playlist. Have a healthy breakfast. Brush your teeth. Put on your best outfit and your favorite cologne. Check if you have everything you need for your interview before leaving your house.
Taking your time to enjoy your preparation time and being punctual can boost your confidence and alertness, and it will show in your interview.
Be prepared to answer seemingly generic but really opportune questions.
● Tell me about yourself.
Yes, we know– this is a popular roll-my-eyes first question across all settings. But answering it is a great opportunity to really build yourself up and highlight your driver skills and work values.
Share your past and current work experience. If you have worked as a truck driver before, share that too as it may help you get a leg up on your competition.
You can discuss your personal hobbies but keep it short and sweet. And relatable to a skill or a requirement of the job you are up for.
● Why do you want to be a truck driver?
This actually informs your hiring manager more about your motivations, your goals, and your traits. Whatever the reason/s are, be open when you discuss why you want to be a truck driver. Don’t forget to share that you love meeting new people and working in a dynamic environment.
Do you want to be part of the phosphate mining and trucking industry in Florida?
● Why should we hire you?
You need to let your hiring manager know that you are THE ONE!
Every job description has its requirements of valuable traits. Does the job need someone who can work well with colleagues and alone? That means someone with good communication skills and self-discipline is required. If you have work and life experience that is proof to these values, now is the time to share it with your interviewer.
As a Lakeland trucking professional, you may have to collect fees and process it on a work gadget. Share how much you love working with technology and share instances that show how fast you learn new things on the job.