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How My Safety Job At Truck Company Will Make Me A Quality Candidate For A Teacher Position

Why would you be best suited for this position?

You could say something like...

"...because I will bring to the role a high level of commitment, dedication, am prepared to work hard to achieve my goals, and believe that I have the necessary skills and ability to successfully manage this position."

Usually, questions like this aren't actually about "Why are you better than everyone else" literally, but rather they want to know why YOU think you could handle the position. It's really almost a personality test - if you say, "Uh? I dunno - just liked the sound of it" then they will think, Hmm, he doesn't know much. But if you put yourself in a positive light, it will show them you have confidence in yourself and that they should too.

Good luck for your application! Hope you get the job.

Why should we hire you instead of other candidates?

I have my second job interview at culver's and i made it through the first one but now I really need help with my second and I never had one before so im asking can someone really help me. THANKS!!!

What can be done to make truck driving safer?

This will not be a popular answer, particularly among those in transportation management, but it needs to be said.Where I’m currently working, it’s almost impossible for a driver to move up to a management position. Most of those in leadership in this company have come directly from college, and been placed in positions of responsibility, positions they simply should not hold. A prime example was the young guy we trained at one point, who was nice enough, but they literally had to take him to one of our terminals and start him out saying, “This is a tractor. This is a trailer…”Seriously. They had to show him what a truck was.I have been driving for over 20 years. I know good people who have been driving for 30 and 40 years. Nearly all of us could do the job these kids are being hired to do, and do it better, cheaper, and safer. And while there are those who have never driven who can understand how to make things happen, and do the job well, they are the exception that prove the rule, and this is simply because they will admit to what they don’t know, and ask the drivers to help fill them in, to teach them so they can do the job well.In other words, you shouldn’t be putting someone in a position of leadership who hasn’t seated a rig. This notion of Bachelor’s Poisoning needs to come to a complete stop. You’re putting lives at risk with this kind of silliness, and it’s all based on ego, not on evidence. Keep in mind that I’m required to know and apply the FMCSRs, so when I get some bonehead with a BA trying to tell me how to do my job, someone who a few months ago needed to be told what the tractor does on a truck, who can’t understand Hours of Service and why I can’t keep driving after 11 hours, it gets a little frustrating.I’d further point out that when I’m told I can always adjust my log (assuming I’m on paper), that’s when I start putting out my resume, and if you keep that crap up, I’m stopping at the next Chicken Coop (weigh station), and having a little chat with the guys behind the counter. I WILL turn your ass in.If you want to do things safely, put people in charge who know how to do things safely. And who will not only put that together, but will back up the drivers when they insist on running safely. Until you get that straightened out, count on there being more trouble on the road, particularly as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continues to play politics with the industry and with the public’s good.

What is the best option for a Mechanical Engineer after a Bachelor’s in Engineering?

There are so many things you can do.But I will tell you first what not to do?Don’t do any higher education in India going for M.E/M.Tech or MBA, in India. If you want to take up a job in Industry your post graduation is almost useless 99%. You will regret this after 10 years of experience or more, which I am doing now. As far industry the number of years and the content of your experience and your achievements matter. 5 years down the line after you start work no recruiter will ever enter the educational area of your resume. It all matters only to entry into industry for the chance of campus interview whether you study in IIT or IIM and whether you are graduate/post-graduate. Later no one looks at it.If you are really interested interested in research then take GATE exam and get into premier institutes like IIT / NIT’s and sure pursue your PhD. Then you have to be clear that you are gonna start your career very late from rest of your friends. But MBA is a useless thing to do after engineering. It is a fashionable thing started few years back. But it is a baseless thing to do a technical under graduation and move onto a management career unless you found clearly engineering is not my thing and want to shift your career path from hardcore engineering.What to do?Instead of planning for a job plan for a career. To be very broad no matter what engineering you did two things are gonna rule the world from now.Energy - Alternative fuel sources, Electric carsWater - Water treatment, water structuresThis is gonna change the whole industrial world. Big oil companies are gonna lose their infrastructure and investments overnight which the oil barons are resisting and hiding to figure out how to save their ass.

What is the job market currently (mid 2015) like for Helicopter pilots?

Considering a career change into aviation, fixed wing didn't excite me too much, but I had a chance to take a brief intro lesson (including flying one) into Helo's and I loved it.

My question is, I guess, complicated. My main concern, aside from the insane amount of money it costs to become FAA certified (along with many other certs along the way) is that when my training is over, I'll be left in the entry-level field, along with thousands of other candidates, all with similar experience and flight hours, scrambling for only a few dozen jobs.

Experienced people out there - help me! 200 hours is where I'll end up once I finish training and getting certs (includes instrument teaching certs as well).

I've heard 200 is the bare minimum, this wasn't just from companies, but also the MINIMUM ANY insurer looks for. So I have to start there.

What do I realistically need to have a good shot at getting a steady job flying? 250 hours? 300? 500?

My only goal with this question is to understand what life after training will be like, not the end-game, so please don't go into medievac jobs, etc.


My husband wants to be a truck driver.?

I am a truck drivers wife and I rode in the truck with him for a year and a half. I know quite a bit about it, so this answer may be long. Going through a company is a good way for your husband to get his CDL, but do not expect much of a paycheck at first, my husband did the same thing and when he started driving they only paid him about 25 cents per mile (as most companies do) till he got some experience then it increased about every 3 months, but at first he will only make about $250 a week which is rough. Another thing is most compaines want you to work for them about a year before you can leave no strings attached. As far as home time it depends on where you live, it is a good idea to find a company that has routes close to your house, if you can find that he can probably be home 3 days for every two weeks he stays out, but if the company does not travel through the area much it may be 3 weeks or a month before he can get home, so be careful of that. Must compaines have a one week paid vacation after you worked there for 1 year (I believe this is what Swift does) Most of the companies like Swift have good insurance, depending on the plan you get expect them to take out about 50-80 dollars a week for a family health plan usually something like Blue Cross Blue Shield or another big name insurance company. Really there is no schedule with truck driving which you will soon learn, but for more home time and a better schedule tell your husband to check out a dedicated route with Swift, if they have one where you live, then he could stop by the house a few times a week usually. As far as the baby, just make sure you have a great cell phone plan with a lot of minutes to talk to him while he is gone, also a laptop is great in a truck, because all the truckstops have wireless internet and he could e mail you a lot, just try to explain to her that daddy will be home soon and he is doing what he has to for the family. After your husband has been working for a while the pay will get better, my husband made around 33-36 cents per mile, which added up to about 700 dollars a week after taxes, the money is good, it is just really hard starting out, just don't get frustrated, the longer you stay with it the easier it becomes, and the money gets better too. Good Luck.

Am I allowed to verify previous employment without an applicant's signed consent?

You can ask. The dates someone worked somewhere are not private. Even if they were private, the privacy right was waived when they told you who they worked for and when. Likewise, everyone who says you can only ask dates of employment and everything else is illegal is wrong. You can ask anything but the former employer will usually only provide basic information because they don't want to be sued for defamation or intentional interference with a business relationship.
Lastly, you should still get them to sign the authorization form just because people are litigious and could file a meritless lawsuit. It still costs money to defend even though you would win.