The Recruitment Process
The first step in the recruitment process is your online application. Your online application should provide information about your professional and educational background to demonstrate that you meet the requirements for the role. It is also important that you take the time to read the advert carefully to ensure that you show that your experience and skills match what is required for the role.
A cover letter is your selling tool to showcase why you are the best candidate for the role. This is your chance to explain and show how your prior work experience; knowledge; skills and strengths make you the best candidate for the position.
A good cover letter should be no more than one page long; targeted to the position; clear and concise and maintains a professional and positive writing tone.
Resumes – what we look for
A resume is your personal advertisement, your chance to stand out from the crowd. Make sure that in your resume you provide a summary of your professional and educational background and skills. Your resume should demonstrate how your skills; knowledge; strengths and professional work experience matches the position you are applying for. Take out details that are not relevant to the position you are applying for and emphasise the skills that match the position.
Ensure your resume is structured appropriately and contains the following information:
- Contact details: Name; address; telephone numbers and email address.
- Career Summary: A few sentences describing your professional work history e.g. I am an enthusiastic and loyal parts interpreter with over three years of experience in the trailer industry.
- Education: Details and dates of your education, training and/or study achievements
- Skills: A few dot points highlighting your major skills Employment
- History: Starting from your most recent position: Title, Company and specific dates you worked there
- Duties: A few dot points describing the duties you performed in the role
- References: Two work references
The phone screen is a short 15 to 30 minute phone interview with a member from the recruitment team, who will provide you with the details of the recruitment process and expected time frame.
At MaxiTRANS, we pride ourselves in matching the right person to the right job. To help us select the right person, we undertake behavioral interviewing. Behavioral interviewing allows us to determine how a candidate will perform their duties based on their prior behavior in the workplace.
To prepare for an interview it is suggested that you:
Create a good first impression: Groom for the occasion and act in a professional manner. Ensure you arrive on time and have prepared any documentation required from you.
Research the business and role. Take the time to understand the working environment of our business and the role. Prepare for any likely questions you may be asked about the role.
Structure your responses. Think about the question before jumping to a response; structure your responses by describing the situation, what action you undertook and the result of your action.
A pre-employment medical examination will be required if you have applied for a position. The medical examination will be conducted at MaxiTRANS cost and will be conducted at one our nominated medical center’s. A member from the recruitment team will discuss this process with you prior to being invited to the pre-employment medical examination.
MaxiTRANS receives a large volume of applications for each job opportunity. Due to the vast number of applications, unsuccessful candidates will be notified via email of their outcome.
Candidates who are unsuccessful during the final stage of the recruitment process will be contacted by email or phone to advise. If you are requiring specific feedback, you can contact the member of the recruitment team you have been dealing with for specific feedback.