Archive for February, 2017

Little Miami College & Career Fair

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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?

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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

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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.

coding interview questions.

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.