It is certainly true that finding the right job for you is a combination of perseverance and luck. However, it is also true that you can increase your chances of success by knowing where to look for CDL truck driver jobs.
These tips will give you a good start:
First, look up local listings of job openings in the internet. Most companies use the Internet to advertise job openings because it is the easiest way to reach a wide number of people. Just type “CDL truck driver jobs” on your search engine and press “Enter”. You will be directed to a number of job search sites. You may narrow down your search by specifying what city or state you’re interested in working in. The site will produce a list of current job openings. Look through these openings and apply for the jobs that fit your qualifications. These job search sites usually also require you to submit your resume to their database. Every time you apply for a job online, they send your resume to your prospective employer.
Other sites require you to fill out an online application form. Fill out the application form as correctly and accurately as possible. Based on your experience, qualifications and preferences, they will match your application with current job openings.
Second, still using the Internet, look up companies in the logistics, retail and distribution industries. These are the usual sources of CDL truck driver jobs. Examples of logistics companies are United Parcel Service and Federal Express. Examples of retail companies are Sears and Wal-Mart. You may send an application letter and resume to these companies. Although they may not have openings for the position that you are aspiring for, hopefully they will keep your file on record and contact you when they need you.
Third, contact your friends who are in the same line of work, or who work in companies that may need have unadvertised CDL truck driver jobs. Many companies do not advertise job openings because they prioritize the referrals of their current employees. They would rather hire people that their employees already know than hire a complete stranger. If you can send your resume to your friends and have them refer you for certain job openings, their referrals would increase your chances of being hired by those companies.
Fourth, if you’re looking to be thorough in your job search, check the local classified ads in the newspaper. Newspapers are the traditional medium for advertising job openings, and some companies still prefer the traditional way of doing things. More importantly, newspapers will show you job openings that you may have mistakenly excluded in your Internet search because of the search parameters you specified. For example, if your search parameter was “CDL truck driver jobs in Bethel, ME”, your search results may not have included company driver jobs in other parts of Oxford County. Since no such search parameters are used when reading newspapers, you can view all the job openings that have been advertised.
Now that you know where to look for CDL truck driver jobs, you are on your way to finding the right job that suits you.