Posts Tagged ‘careers’

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Diesel Mechanic Jobs

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Are you a diesel mechanic looking for a company with the right tools and values you need to succeed in the industry? At R+L Carriers, we have a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide. We are always looking to fill those positions with responsible and trustworthy employees that exemplify our values. Our Wilmington, Ohio-based tractor foreman Duane has the 10 reasons why you might be the perfect fit for a truck mechanic job with R+L Carriers.

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R+L Carriers has a variety of diesel mechanic jobs and other job openings nationwide.

We Run the Latest in Mechanic Equipment

“We run the latest in mechanic computer technology,” Duane says. “We have the most up to date computer diagnostic programs and the latest in manufacturer supplies too.”

On the Job Experience Lives Here

Duane really appreciates how his co-workers are willing to teach new employees everything they need to be successful.

“This is a place where on the job experience is important,” Duane says. “Your coworkers want to see you succeed.”

Watch our video below to learn more about the R+L Carriers mechanic family.

24-Hour Operation Allows for Flexibility

Mechanics don’t stop working because our trucks never stop driving. Our mechanic shops are 24-hour operations that offer three shifts. Shifts run from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

“Seniority takes precedence over the day shifts but in the meantime, the other shifts allow employees to spend time with family and provide flexibility for personal time,” Duane says.

Advancement Opportunities Abound Here

Movin’ on up. That’s a growing trend when it comes to diesel mechanic jobs.

“The more you learn from others and the more certifications you have, your opportunities within the mechanics shop grow,” Duane says.

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The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

Every Day is Different

If you are the type of person that loves the unique challenges of a new day, then an R+L Carriers mechanics career is the right path for you.

“Sometimes, your day can turn on a dime,” says Duane, describing that a diesel or tractor mechanic can be taken off a job at a moment’s notice to help a truck driver get back on the road. “You might have to fix an air conditioner in a truck immediately or stop everything to fix an urgent engine problem. Every day is different.”

Build Trucks from the Ground Up

Are you the type of diesel mechanic that likes working on every aspect of a truck? The mechanic shops in Wilmington, OH, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX are responsible for building and repairing trucks.

“We build (trucks) from the ground up at these locations,” Duane says. “We can do it all.”

Enjoy a Tiered Pay Scale

The more skills you have, the more you will see in your paycheck courtesy of a tiered pay scale.

“The more you know and the more class certifications you have, the more you will benefit from a tiered pay scale,” Duane says.

Pick from a Variety of Mechanic Shop Locations

A perk of applying for a mechanic position with a nationwide trucking company is we have available positions in more than 80 mechanic shops from coast to coast. Pick and choose where you want to live and work.

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Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to company resorts.

Enjoy Vacation at Company-Owned Resorts

Just one of the perks that comes with being an R+L Carriers mechanic is access to four company resorts in Pigeon Forge, TN, Wilmington, OH, Big Bear Lake, CA and Daytona Beach, FL. These resorts are available to all mechanics after six months of service. Mechanics are also able to participate in the company’s 401K plan with matching contributions after one year of service with the company.

Enjoy a Family-Owned Company Atmosphere

Duane, an employee of R+L Carriers for 18 years, says if you want to work for one of the largest trucking companies in the world “and not be treated like a number on the wall,” you want to be a member of the R+L Carriers family.

Apply for Diesel Mechanic Jobs Today

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open diesel mechanics jobs, as well as trailer and tire mechanics positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Carriers is comprised of the best diesel, trailer and tire mechanics in the business and is seeking to fill a variety of mechanics positions at more than 80 locations nationwide.

If you’re looking for a mechanic position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Hometown Stops in St. Louis

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hit the road and headed for the city with the famous arch along the Mississippi River.  On March 30, we pulled into Ranken Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri to share with students the careers available in logistics.  On April 1, no fooling, we headed over to our service center in St. Louis for their open house to talk, once again, about the many career opportunities available in the logistics industry. Here’s what we learned.

Ranken Technical College Visit

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Ranken Technical College students learned about the logistics industry inside our interactive hauler and in the classroom too.

Preparing students for their professional future is something Hometown Showcase takes seriously, and so does Ranken Technical College. Hometown has been touring the country providing career opportunities to students for a little more than a year. Ranken has been doing it in the same St. Louis facility for more than a century. Modern shops, classrooms, and spaces have made Ranken Technical College a cutting-edge technology center. Automotive Import Technology gives students at Ranken an opportunity to learn automotive repair, perfect for a career as a mechanic.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians and mechanics, careers are expected to rise 5 percent through 2024. To apply for a mechanic position at R+L Carriers, visit our career center to apply.

R+L Carriers St. Louis Service Center Open House

Our St. Louis service center, located on 1740 Sauget Industrial Pkwy, held a career open house on April 1. Attendees interested in applying for a position at R+L Carriers were able to talk to industrial professionals and tour our interactive hauler. Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days. One of our most unique non-traditional benefits include three employee resorts located in Daytona Beach, FL, Big Bear lake, CA and Pigeon Forge, TN established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.  Our career opportunities are in the following fields:

Candidates who apply can expect can expect traditional benefits including Healthcare, Life insurance, 401 (k) Retirement Plan and Paid Vacation, Holidays and Personal/Sick Days.

Start your next adventure and apply today!

St. Louis was good to us during our short stop. Next time, we will definitely stay longer. If you think the Hometown Showcase should come to your community, contact us today!

 

 

Hometown Brings Fan Interaction to OHSAA Tournament

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball Tournament, which took place March 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Sixteen Ohio basketball teams and thousands of fans ascended onto The Schottenstein Center for the three-day tournament. Thursday and Friday each division held two semifinal games and on Saturday, four champions were crowned in each division.

Fan Interaction

Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of The Schottenstein Center! Crowds gravitated to our interactive hub for entertainment, games and to learn more about the many career opportunities at R+L Carriers. Several R+L representatives were on hand to pass out literature about the Hometown Showcase and guide guests through the hauler. Perhaps the biggest hit of the three days; outside of the great basketball games, was the Cornhole Challenge. Participants had the opportunity to win official Hometown Showcase merchandise like t-shirts and stadium seats.

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Our Hometown Showcase hauler was hard to miss outside the Northwest Entrance of the Schottenstein Center.

OHSAA Basketball Tournament

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three-day tournament. On Thursday, Wauseon defeated Columbus Eastmoor Academy in the first Division II semi-final and Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary defeated Trotwood-Madison in the second Division II semi-final, which saw St. Vincent – St. Mary win in dramatic fashion on a buzzer beater.

OHSAA Boys Basketball

Exciting basketball took place inside The Schottenstein Center over the three day tournament.

Next up, the Division IV semi –finals.

The first game featured Cleveland Heights Lutheran East who defeated Delphos St. John’s and Columbus Wellington who defeated Lima Perry.  During the Friday games, Division III Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph defeated Proctorville Fairland, and Cincinnati Roger Bacon defeated Archbold. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller defeated Pickerington Central to remain undefeated on the season and Massillon Jackson defeated Lakewood St. Edward.

Championship Saturday brought us more exciting basketball. The division champions were:

Career Opportunities

At each Hometown Showcase event, one of our goals is to showcase career opportunities to those that visit our hauler. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 million logistics jobs are expected by 2017 and jobs in the industry are expected to grow 22 percent a year. The logistics industry is rewarding and versatile.  Careers at R+L include jobs in the following fields:

Apply for a logistics career today!

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We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event.

We thank the Ohio High School Athletic Association for letting us be a part of such an exciting weekend event. Are you interested in having the Hometown Showcase attend your next sporting or community event? If so, we are actively scheduling upcoming events. View our 2017 calendar and contact us today if you’d like us to attend your next event!

 

 

 

2017 OHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase is rolling back into Columbus, Ohio for the 2017 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys Basketball State Tournament! Last year, the Hometown Showcase was a proud sponsor of the tournament, which takes place at The Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Interactive Fan Experience

 Fans can come to cheer on their team and have an interactive experience at the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler. The hauler provides entertainment, games, and fun for all. Our HD video display outside the hauler will even give fans a chance to catch up on March Madness action before and after the state tournament games.

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Fans enjoying the Hometown Showcase at the OHSAA Bous Basketball Tournament last year.

2017 OHSAA Championship

The 16 team tournament starts Thursday, March 23 and will run through Saturday, March 25. Division II and Division IV semifinals will be Thursday, with Division III and Division I semifinals taking place Friday. Each state final for each division will be Saturday. Here is a complete tournament schedule:

Division II

Wauseon  vs. Cols. Eastmoor Academy, Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary  vs. Trotwood-Madison , Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

Division IV

Delphos St. John’s  vs. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East , Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Columbus Wellington vs. Lima Perry , Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Division III

Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph vs. No. 4 Proctorville Fairland , Friday at 10:45 a.m.

No. 10 Cin. Roger Bacon  vs. Archbold , Friday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

Division I

Pickerington Central (26-2) vs. Cin. Archbishop Moeller, Friday at 5:15 p.m.

Lakewood St. Edward  vs. No. 4 Massillon Jackson, Friday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

OSHAA Boys Basketball

All games will be played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio.

All games will be played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio. Championship games on Saturday will be broadcasted live on Spectrum Sports and all 12 state tournament games will be live streamed on the Spectrum Sports website.

Career Opportunities

Visiting the  R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase hauler is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting careers in the logistics industry. There are many reasons why someone should consider a logistics career. Our drivers are important and we are hiring drivers, but there are other career opportunities too in technology, sales, mechanic, security and more! Check out our YouTube playlist to watch videos about our different logistics careers.

We are excited to collaborate with the Ohio High School Athletic Association again to bring Ohio sports fans a great experience. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for news from the tournament and view our 2017 calendar to see when the Hometown Showcase will be rolling into a community near you!

 

Top 10 Reasons to Join the Logistics Industry

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Is the logistics industry right for you? With more than 1 million logistics job openings expected by 2017, you better believe it! Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is twice the average growth rate when compared to other occupations! Read our top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry so you don’t miss out on your true calling.

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Logistics industry employees work on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure your goods move seamlessly.

The Logistics Industry is Versatile

Logistics careers cater to a variety of people with different types of skill sets, regardless of education level or experience. Whether you are good with your hands or like to crunch numbers, the logistics industry has you covered.

A sampling of logistics industry job titles and descriptions include:

Logistics Jobs are Booming

The numbers keep rising. The logistics industry is looking to fill approximately 1.4 million logistics jobs by 2018. In today’s increasingly competitive job market, that makes the logistics industry one you should be targeting.

Logistics is a Collaborative Environment

Logistics employees, known as logisticians, typically work for a business or organization’s supply chain. The supply chain is made up of many people in the organization working together to move a product, service, and related information from a supplier to a customer. The logistics team works in tandem with the customer to transfer their product from Point A to Point B safely and cost effectively. Employees work both on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure the goods on the supply chain move seamlessly.

Learn New Skills

Skills that you will learn in the logistics industry that transfer to other fields include workflow optimization, general management, financial planning and forecasting.

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The logistics industry has employment opportunities available for everyone.

Job Descriptions Vary

Do you like a challenge? Do you enjoy working a variety of projects? Then the logistics industry is for you. You will stay busy, your work is always interesting and every day is different.

Logistics Careers Pay Well

Logisticians get paid well. In 2015, the median annual salary for logisticians was $74,260, with the lowest-paid 10 percent earning $45,830 and the highest paid 10 percent earning $115,960.

Less Competition for New Jobs

The potential for those with technology backgrounds is in high demand. Many techies don’t know there are great opportunities for them at logistics companies. That means there is less competition for jobs, so go ahead and submit that resume.

Techies are Coveted in the Logistics Industry

The logistics industry is craving those with backgrounds in technology. Software developers, software testers and programmers are in high demand for logistics companies that develop software used for transportation to streamline the logistics supply chain.

Work Locations are Around the Globe

Companies with large logistics chains have offices in multiple cities, states across the country or around the world. That means you have the freedom to choose where you want to work and live.

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The logistics industry supply chain is working seamlessly at all times to keep goods moving.

Advancements Abound

Do you like to get recognized for your achievements? There are opportunities for promotions at a quick pace in the logistics industry. Logistics companies promote from within often because they want to keep the employees that know their supply chain operation inside-and-out.

Apply Now

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics and technology among other positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Global Logistics is comprised of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Little Miami College & Career Fair

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase made a stop at Little Miami High School, on Thursday, February 9, 2017, to attend the College and Career Fair. We were there to discuss careers in logistics with the students and help them with their career path choices.

Why Choose a Logistics Career?

Career Fair

Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High school students are at a critical stage in life and some are deciding whether or not they plan to attend college and if so, where that may be. It is also time for them to consider a career path, and these major decisions can feel daunting. That’s where the Hometown Showcase can help. Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is twice the 11 percent average growth rate when compared to other occupations. Logistics and transportation is more than truck driving, although R+L Carriers has career opportunities nationwide for drivers! Think about the other steps it takes to get a shipment from point A to point B. There’s a career associated with each of those steps. A few of the careers in logistics include:

You can explore all of the different logistic careers at R+L by clicking our Careers tab.

Career Fair

R+L Carriers was delighted to participate in The College and Career Fair and have the opportunity to speak with students and parents about the various career paths with R+L Carriers. It may have been cold, but weather didn’t stop students and parents from walking outside to experience the Hometown Hauler. Visitors of the trailer were able to talk to R+L representatives as well as watch videos and read material about R+L and the transportation industry.

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Delivering opportunities to students across America through community engagement is the purpose of the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase.

Delivering opportunities to students across America through community engagement is the purpose of the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase. If you are interested in having our team and hauler at your next career fair, sporting event or community event, let’s get rolling and contact us today!

 

10 Coding Interview Questions You Need to Know How to Answer Immediately

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Interviewing isn’t easy. It’s an even more difficult challenge when your first impression as a soon-to-be college graduate is at a job fair, where you have just five minutes to impress a recruiter and stand out in a sea of wannabe EDI, .Net, Web and Oracle developers. To impress those recruiters, we have 11 interview questions for which you need to know how to answer immediately to impress.

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To impress recruiters, we have 11 interview questions for which you need to know how to answer immediately to impress.

Why Do You Want to Get Into This Field?

Answer this question with sincerity and explain why you truly want to get into this line of work. Maybe you took apart a computer when you were six-years-old or you were messing with website coding before you could ride a bike on two wheels. Make a recruiter laugh and show them your personality with this question.

What Do You Love to Do?

Be frank with your interviewer and tell them what you are passionate about to help them realize your true calling. Allow them to picture the type of projects you’ll be assigned.

Have You Led People Before on a Team?

Can you see yourself leading a team to bring a project to completion? If you like being a member of a team but don’t picture yourself being a leader, there is no shame in that. This is your opportunity to help an employer see where you fit on a team and if you have aspirations of being a future leader. There are spaces for everyone on the team so do not sweat over this question.

Where Would You Like to be in 10 Years?

The question that makes you want to groan, right? “I haven’t even finished college yet, so how can I answer this?” We know. Employers are seeking an answer that shows you have a clear career plan and a vision for your future. They also want to see if you are loyal, reliable and serious about your job search. Answer this question without hesitation and they will be impressed.

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Answer questions with sincerity and explain why you truly want to get into this line of work.

What Programs Do You Like Best?

This is the easiest question of the day right here. Have a list of programs and software you enjoy working with in the back of your mind and let it rip. You might even impress a recruiter with your knowledge and earn bonus points.

Do You Have a Website or Portfolio?

If your answer is no, you are not ready for this interview. Employers aren’t looking for a long and detailed website or portfolio, but at the very least, you should have a website where recruiters can go to view some of your work or a detailed resume to show you are serious and planning for your career.

What Do You Do Better than Anyone Else?

A recruiter is trying to identify quickly what you like to do with this question. Recruiters don’t want you to list false strengths here. Be real and outline your skills so they can picture you as part of their team.

Do not be afraid to boast about what you love and what you think is your specialty when answering interview questions. Are you an Oracle Master or a .Net Ninja? Make it known here and watch the smile come over the recruiter’s face as you earn a positive checkpoint on their clipboard.

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Answer this question with sincerity and explain why you truly want to get into this line of work.

How Do You Feel When You Are Faced with Adversity?

We all know that as developers we work in a business of trial and error. Not everything works right the first time. Stay calm and explain to an employer how you deal with stressful situations. Give them an example of how you overcome adversity during a college project so they can picture you overcoming the same issues with their company.

How Do You Collaborate with Coworkers Having Different Skillsets?

Recruiters want to make sure you can work well with others. They also want to know you are not threatened if someone else challenges your work in order to come to the best conclusion for the sake of a project’s best outcome.

At the end of the day, technology and logistics employees work together as a team to bring projects to fruition and get the job done. You should have a positive answer to this question to show you can be a team player.

Apply Now

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in technology and logistics. We have a need for EDI, .Net, Web and Oracle Developer positions along with other career opportunities. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both fun and challenging.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Hometown Showcase Supports Veterans

Published: | Author: Sergio Agrelo

2017 is here! That means Hometown Showcase is hitting the road and traveling the country to provide career opportunities. The first two stops of 2017 were in Dayton, Ohio to support local veterans by offering jobs in a variety of career fields including professional driving, mechanical, IT, and more.

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USAR Command Depot

Hometown Showcase visited Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Sunday, January 8th to talk to more than 100 active reservists about the different career opportunities available to them at R+L Carriers. Representatives presented a short 20-minute presentation to give the reserves some information on the history of R+L, review the multiple jobs and careers that are available to them locally as well as around the country and the benefits and perks of working for the company. The reserves were able to visit the Hometown Showcase Hauler and get a glimpse of what R+L is really all about: Family and pride in performance. They were also able to talk to Human Resources representatives about how they could apply for jobs currently available.

New Year, New Career Military & Veteran Recruiting Fair

Military & Veteran Recruiting

Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site.

Sponsored by the Military Veterans Resource Center, our hauler was on site to give veterans and military personnel an interactive look at the transportation industry.  Inside the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, veterans and military personnel had the opportunity to connect with R+L Carriers employees, where they could learn more about the company and have an interview conducted on site. This is our second year attending Military Veterans Resource Center’s New Year, New Career event and we look forward to another great event next winter!

Supporting Veterans Year Round

Lima Company Memorial

Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

It was an honor to support our nation’s veterans and service men and women at our first events in 2017. Veterans have a special place in our hearts, as R+L Carriers is proud to support the Lima Company Memorial, a traveling memorial of the Marine infantry reserve unit based in Columbus, Ohio, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines (Three Deuce Five or 3/25). Life-size mural paintings of the 23 fallen soldiers in this battalion travel the entire country, honoring all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. A complete schedule of events can be found on their website if you are interested in seeing the memorial in person. We highly recommend it.

If you are interested in having the R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase visit your school or community, contact us online today!

6 Common Resume Mistakes for New Grads

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor
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If you are new to resume writing it is important you avoid these six common resume mistakes to catapult your resume to the top of a recruiter’s list.

 

R+L Carriers has hundreds of available positions listed on our website at any given time, so you can imagine we receive thousands of resumes from potential candidates. Our recruiters will tell you that the resume is arguably the most important document you will ever craft in your life. For new grads, it holds the key to your future and acts as the gateway from student to career. If you are new to resume writing it is important you avoid these six common resume mistakes to catapult your resume to the top of a recruiter’s list.

Formatting is Everything

Whether your resume is being uploaded into an employee website system or you are handing it over in person, formatting is everything. The following formats should be consistent throughout the resume:

Formatting inconsistencies make it hard for an employer to read your resume because it is distracting. It also looks sloppy, and if your resume is sloppy you can be perceived as a less qualified candidate.

Formatting Tip: PDF files work best and give you the least chance of losing formatting when resumes are uploaded.

Your Expected Graduation Date is Missing

Are you a go-getter heading to a career fair to talk to employers, but you still have a year left to go until graduation? While employers appreciate the fact you want to know more about their company, they want to know upfront that you are not a graduate they can hire right now. List the date of your expected graduation prominently on your resume. Also mention to employers that you are seeking a moment of their time at a career fair to prepare for next year. This gives employers a heads up that they should not spend too much time on you this year, but they will be prepared for you next year because you valued their time and you made a good impression a year ago.

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Avoid these six common resume mistakes to have success with your next job opportunity.

Keep Your Higher Education Brief

Your degree, your college and your GPA are all important resume points. List your degree, your related accreditations and internships that beef up your degree. Keep the higher education section brief. When you start listing your high school honor roll and how you ran your own delivery service as a high school senior, you have already lost them.

Hello? Include Contact Information Please

You would be surprised how many resumes are submitted without contact information. Do not make employers search for a contact phone number or email on your cover letter, in an email, or somewhere else besides your resume. That grave mistake will have them searching for someone that is easier to reach.

Keep It Short

We live in a world where the average American skims an article headline online and decides within two seconds if the intro is worth a few extra minutes of their time to click and read. The same can be said for employers looking at resumes. Most employers will know within seconds if they should keep you at the top of the pile by what you have on the first page of the resume.

Keep your points short, sweet and to the point. The resume should be no longer than two pages. If you have a resume that is longer than two pages, you have a book that needs some serious editing.

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A few slips of the spelling and grammar tongue typically have an employer throwing your resume into the waste basket.

Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

You would be surprised how many college graduates have misspellings in their resumes, cover letters and even email headers. A few slips of the spelling and grammar tongue typically have an employer throwing your resume into the waste basket. Avoid common resume mistakes by having someone else read your resume.

Apply Now

R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in technology and logistics. We have a need for EDI, .Net, Web and Oracle Developer positions along with other career opportunities. Family-owned and operated for 50 years, we offer a work environment that is both fun and challenging.

If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.

Hometown Visits East Clinton High School

Published: | Author: HometownAuthor

Think back to when you were in high school, or maybe you are in high school right now. Deciding on a career path may have or may be challenging. The good thing about transportation and logistics is a career path can include a lot more than just driving a truck.

On Friday, Sept.9, 2016 The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into East Clinton High School in Sabina, Ohio to talk to middle school and high school students about the career opportunities in logistics. We also stayed around for the high school football game!

Hometown at East Clinton High

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase rolled into East Clinton High School in Sabina, Ohio to talk to middle school and high school students about the career opportunities in logistics.

Classroom Presentations

R+L representatives started the day bright and early with the East Clinton High students. Our presentation focused on defining logistics, transportation and supply chain. We then talked to the students about how their life would be different without all three. Some students were surprised that if not for logistics and transportation, some of the clothes and accessories they love would not be able to make it to them for purchase.

We also wanted to share some information about R+L Carriers. In this particular case, we were a logistics company right in their backyard offering a variety of career opportunities. Students also toured our interactive Hometown Showcase hauler throughout the school day too.

Classroom presentation

Our presentation focused on defining logistics, transportation and supply chain.

Logistics Career Opportunities

When someone hears the term logistics and transportation, the first thing they usually think about is trucking. Make no mistake about it; dedicated truckers play a tremendous role inside the logistics industry. There is, however, a vast array of other career opportunities available within logistics and transportation too.

Careers range from dock workers, freight handlers and mechanics to sales, communications and technology. All of these careers work in tandem to produce a well oiled transportation machine. There are numerous career paths you can take to achieve a successful career in logistics.

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase stuck around for some Friday Night Football at East Clinton High School.

The R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase stuck around for some Friday Night Football at East Clinton High School. The team took on Greeneview and our hauler was there to provide a family friendly tailgating atmosphere. Students, parents, faculty and fans toured our hauler to learn more about logistics and R+L Carriers. Of course, we setup games like our Cornhole Challenge, where fans could win a t-shirt, blanket or stadium seat.  The concession stand even named a burger after us; The R+L Hometown Double Cheeseburger with bacon, slaw and BBQ sauce. Sound delicious? Well, it was!

Cheeseburger

The R+L Hometown Double Cheeseburger with bacon, slaw and BBQ sauce.

At halftime, we presented East Clinton High School with a $1,000 scholarship in gratitude for allowing us to educate their students and support the community.

Student scholarships

At halftime, we presented East Clinton High School with a $1,000 scholarship in gratitude for allowing us to educate their students and support the community.

It was a full day of activities with East Clinton Local Schools. We enjoyed educating the students about logistics and having a ton of fun while doing it! Our next stop will be Miami Trace High School on Friday, September 16.

Are you interested in the Hometown Showcase coming to your school or next community event? We are actively scheduling future events. Contact us today for more information!

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