There are more than 1.14 million people working in the U.S. warehousing system these days. The industry is a bright spot during COVID-19, as hiring has increased with the demands of e-commerce sales. The demand to pick and pack orders fast has increased the need for warehouse workers. All of these trends mean you have a better chance than ever of picking up a steady paying warehouse position. Here are some secrets to help you land that job.
Tips for Finding a Warehouse Job
Do your research
If you’re searching for a warehousing position, start by doing a little research. Which jobs are closest to where you live and what kind of shift are you interested in? Consider if there is a company that you are particularly interested in and then target those opportunities with your resume or application. Planning ahead will help you determine the right kind of job that will help you advance and provide the stability you’re seeking.
Update Your Resume
Once you know the kind of work you want, update your resume. If you don’t have a resume, many companies allow you to apply on-site or online. An easy way to get your application to the right hiring manager is to work with a staffing agency like PrideStaff. Sending your resume to a staffing agency is a good way to reach as many warehouse employers as possible. Staffing agencies don’t charge fees to the candidates they place, and they often have several warehouse employers that contract them to find top talent. It’s a very good place to begin your warehouse employment search. If you present yourself well to the staffing agency, they will pitch you to the employer so you’ll stand a better chance of landing the interview.
Your reliability as a candidate will reflect well on your reliability as an employee, so make sure you follow through on anything the staffing agency suggests. If you need to submit paperwork or credentials, do it immediately. Then show up for the interview 10-minutes early. Punctuality and efficiency are always important in any job, but particularly in the logistics industry.
Make sure you dress appropriately for the job you want. While you’ll most likely wear jeans or coveralls on the job, a nice set of khaki or dark slacks, dress shoes, and an appropriate blouse or shirt will go over well during the interview process. If the interview is in person, wear a mask and practice social distancing to show the employer you know how to follow the rules.
Prep for the Interview
During the interview, make sure you make eye contact and answer questions concisely and well. If you’re working with a staffing agency, talk with your recruiter about the kinds of questions you’ll be asked and even get their feedback on how to conduct yourself during the interview. The recruiters at PrideStaff want you to land the job, so they can help you prepare for the process.
Don’t lose patience with the hiring process. Right now, there is a big demand for warehouse workers, but the hiring process always takes time. The right job is out there. PrideStaff can help you find it. Contact our team to find out more.