HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL INTERVIEW/ CONVERSATION WITH SPOT

As one of the fastest-growing third-party logistics companies in North America, with aggressive 2022 expansion goals, Spot is continuously seeking top-tier talent to join our dynamic team. Our people are at the core of everything we do and are pivotal to our future success. That’s why we hire individuals who are driven to succeed, and we are committed to backing them with the support they need to grow while providing a best-in-class employee experience.

With a labor market stronger than it’s been in some time, the competition is fierce, and preparation is key to landing any position regardless of the industry. And it’s no different at Spot. Below are some tips from our professional recruiters that can help you prepare to land a spot with us.

Your Resume­

Employers use resumes during the hiring process to learn more about applicants and if they may be a good fit. Your resume should be easy to read, summarize your accomplishments, and highlight relevant experience. You should also write your resume to match the job for which you are applying. One size doesn’t fit all, and there is no need to list all your skills. List those that are most relevant to the position. At Spot, we are interested in what you can offer, but also look for:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven relationship building
  • Decision making ability
  • Energy and passion
  • Coachable and willing to learn
  • Dependability and dedication

Preparation

You put time and effort into your application and resume, earning you a coveted interview. You now have the opportunity to prove why you are the right candidate. If you do your homework, you should be prepared for anything an interviewer throws your way. To start, get into the right mindset by reviewing what the job entails and its description. As it relates to opportunities at Spot, be sure you also familiarize yourself with the following:

  • Our history. Our founders, Andy Schenck and Andrew Elsener, started our company in 2009 with the belief that there was a better way to move freight. With their vision of keeping their promises, getting the little things right, and doing whatever it takes to ensure the customers’ freight arrived safely and on-time, they’ve grown our business into one of the fastest-growing third-party logistics providers in North America.
  • What we do. Simply put, we are a non-asset-based logistics provider – the middleman between shippers and carriers. Rather than taking possession of freight, we use our expertise to facilitate communication between both parties, optimize shipping routes, accurately track freight, improve delivery times, increase supply chain efficiency, and ensure freight arrives safety to its destination. We help with cost reduction, capacity, and time and quality.
  • Points of differentiation. At Spot, our motivated team will do what others won’t, do the little things right, is capacity-driven, and is more than just a broker.

General information. In short, review our online resources such as our case studies and our quarterly market reports, read how we stay ahead of the curve with our proprietary software Red Technologies, and get social with us by reviewing all of our channels.

Interview

The day has come. You have secured a phone, video or in-person interview. Congratulations.  Regardless of the type, treat each with the same importance. If you will be on camera or in-person, be sure to dress appropriately and be sure to have copies of your resume for everyone with whom you will interview. At Spot, we treat each interview as a two-way conversation, so be sure you ask us questions. Perhaps:

  • What kind of person does well here?
  • What do you expect me to accomplish in my first 30, 60, and 90 days?
  • How do you measure success?
  • Can you describe a typical day?
  • What attracted you to Spot?
  • Have I answered all your questions?
  • When can I expect to hear back from you about next steps?

Post Interview

The period after the interview is important as it provides you the opportunity to again present yourself as the right candidate and perhaps address additional points from your conversation. Once you assess your performance and determine if the position is the right fit for you, make an additional connection. We encourage you to reach out to your interviewer after 24 hours with a brief personal note of gratitude. If warranted based on your conversation, send any additional supporting documents that are relevant and ask any additional questions you may have. Once you’ve done this, remain calm and wait. Sometimes internal evaluations take time for several reasons. If a week or two has passed without notice (or the time period you confirmed during the interview), follow up via email to demonstrate your continued interest.

With the right preparation, you will be ready for anything. Don’t just follow the leader. Become one. Grow with us today. Visit our careers page and begin preparing for your conversation. If you have any questions, contact us at recruiting@spotinc.com.