TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is always busiest during the summer. We have many newly hired employees who shined in their interviews, and we’re excited to have them as part of our team! If you’re looking for a summer job, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a great place to start. We offer a living wage to our employees, with opportunity to grow within the company. Four of our current office staff members in Panama City and Destin started as movers, and because of their hard work were promoted to customer service and management positions. That could be you!
No matter where you go, you’ll want to prepare for the interview in advance. You can only make one good first impression, and these guidelines will help the interview go smoothly. If you want to impress your future boss, follow these six tips:
- Read the company mission statement and recent news. To you, this may be just the next job. But to your interviewer, this company is integral to their career. Businesses want to know that you can follow the spirit of their brand, and will fit in with the company culture. If you don’t even know what that means to them, you won’t be able to show why you’re the right fit for the job. Be well-informed about the company history, their recent successes, and what their business is all about.
- Refine your resume. You should ideally have two resumes – one that is a comprehensive list of your past experiences and educational achievements, and the other which you specifically tailor to the job for which you’re applying. An employer doesn’t need to know about every job you’ve had in the last five years (unless you’ve only had one or two); they want to learn about relevant experience to the position you want at their business. Make your resume personalized to highlight your qualifications and skills related to the position or industry.
- Be personable, and be a listener. People hire those who they like, not necessarily those who are qualified. This is because social and human relations skills are more important than pure knowledge in most jobs. A company wants to know that you can relate to customers, and can work with the team that’s already in place. Don’t talk about yourself too much; just let them ask questions and when you answer, follow up with an educated question about the company. Remember, you’re also interviewing the company, to see if they offer the kind of work that meets your skills and goals.
- Give yourself plenty of time. The last thing you want is to be rushed, flustered, or anxious during an interview. Leave the house with plenty of time to be early, step into the office, and take a few minutes to calm your nerves. You should take a moment to breathe and prepare your most confident self. And remind yourself that you are 100% qualified to be there, and to be their next employee.
- Present yourself professionally. At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we don’t expect our movers to show up to work in dress pants or collared shirts everyday. But we do expect that they show up to work clean, mentally prepared, and that they leave any negative emotions at the door. This is exactly what you should do at your interview. You don’t have to look your best (because a decent employer will be more impressed with your experience and demeanor than your clothes), but take some time to pick clean and professional business attire, have a polished appearance, and present your resume and cover letter in a way that’s neat and easy to read.
- Be exceptional. his last one is the easiest, yet the most difficult to understand. You know what makes you exceptional – everyone does. Everyone has one trait, or a set of skills that makes them stand out among others. You may not be the best (you may not even think you’re fully qualified for this job), but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn! So make the effort to show your interviewer that you are more than a job application. You are the best that their company can have. Just show it!
If you’re currently looking for a job, check out the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Careers website. It’s constantly updated with opportunities for people to launch their careers at the fastest growing moving company in the U.S. Join our team today!