What are some entry-level jobs?
The Hill Brothers site doesn’t specifically state what their entry-level positions are, but they hire mainly for truck drivers and maintenance workers. Sometimes you’ll see office work listed, as well.
If you begin as a yard employee or a mechanic’s assistant, there’s a chance you’ll get some on-the-job-training as a mechanic. That’s always a plus!
To work as a truck driver, it’ll be necessary to go through driver training and obtain your CDL. If you’re interested in training as a driver, Hill Brothers’ recruitment office can point you in the right direction.
Tips to get hired here with a felony
Hill Brothers has an online application, which makes it easy to apply for a job. Before you do, we’ve got some tips for you.
Even with a felony on your record, there is a chance you can get a job at Hill Brothers Transportation. To actually land that job, there are a few things you’ll have to pay attention to, such as your resume or job application. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got you covered!
Preparing your resume to work in the trucking industry
Trucking companies often need drivers, both for regional driving as well as long haul. If you have experience or formal training in this field, be sure to list this on your resume. Additionally, include any mechanic or general shop experience you may have. If you’ve ever worked for a delivery service (even a pizza joint!), you also have some experience.
Include your education and vocational training on your resume
Even if all you have is a high school diploma or GED, it’s important to include this information on your resume. It’s also helpful to add any vocational training you’ve had. The more training and education you can list, the better your resume will look to potential employers.
Apprenticeships look great on a resume because they usually come with references your employer can check.
Always pay special attention to spelling and grammar. You want your resume to come across as professional. If possible, use a word processing application, such as Microsoft Word, to prepare your resume. There is also a good chance that your local employment agency has someone who can help you put together a great resume. Take advantage of any help offered.
Preparing for your interview
Arrive on time for your interview. Better yet, arrive early. When you’re late for a job interview, the employer may get the impression that you are not serious about working.
Dress appropriately. Keep in mind that your job interview is your only chance to make a first impression, so you’ll want to be sure it’s a good one. Be sure to wear clothes that you would expect to wear to a business meeting. It’s also important that you cover all tattoos.
Always be truthful about your prior criminal record. Although Hill Brothers doesn’t specifically ask about criminal convictions on their employment application, it may still come up in an interview.
During the interview, be sure to speak professionally. Even if you use slang or profanity in your daily life, this is not the place or time to speak like that.
It’s also important to know what to say during your interview and what not to say. When the employer asks about your hobbies or why you want to work for their company, provide an answer. . . but don’t share your whole life story. It’s easy to get carried away when you’re nervous — we know! But, during an interview, the less unnecessary information you provide, the better.