Set yourself up for success
Take a look inside the Schneider warehouse hiring process and review our interview preparation tips.
The hiring process: How it works
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Step 1. Create a candidate profile and apply for jobs
To apply for any open position, you will need to create a profile. Once you do this, you can:
- Upload your resume and background information into our system.
- Apply to open positions quickly.
- Receive notifications when a job opening matches your area of interest.
- Email open positions to others.
Step 2. Application review
Our recruiting team reviews all applications and resumes. If your background lines up with the requirements for the position, we will give you a call.
Step 3. Phone interviews
If you are one of the most qualified candidates for the position, someone from the Schneider team will call you to set up an interview with a recruiter. Usually, these interviews take place over the phone, but some may be conducted face-to-face. (Interview tips are below, so keep reading.)
Step 4. Additional interviews (if applying for a leadership role)
After your interview with a recruiter, you may have an additional phone conversation with the hiring manager. Then, we may call you to set up a face-to-face interview at a Schneider facility. We will provide you with specific interviewing details, based on the role you are interviewing for and the location of the position. You could have several interviews when you are at Schneider, each with a different member of the hiring team.
Step 5. Fill the position
Members of the hiring team will work together to decide if you are the best person for the job. If you are found successful during the interview, you will be required to pass a drug screen and background check prior to starting work.
Step 6. Begin a dynamic career at Schneider
If you reach this step, congratulations and welcome to the Schneider family! We are so excited to have you on our team and cannot wait for you to start making your mark here. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a challenging, fulfilling career.
Interview preparation: Tips for success
1. Get to know Schneider
Take the time to get to know Schneider. We do not expect you to be an industry expert, but you should show that you have made the effort to research Schneider. We recommend visiting schneider.com.
This is not just our opportunity to get to know you; it is also your opportunity to get to know Schneider. We want you to be excited to come in to work every day. The only way that happens is if you work for a company that you believe in — one that you truly want to work for. So, ask us about the things that matter to you. We are happy to give you answers.
This may be the most important tip on the list. You should know that Schneider uses a behaviorally-grounded, competency-based interview style. That is a fancy way of saying we think real-life examples are the best way to tell your own story. To prepare for the interview, think through your life experiences — things you accomplished in school, at work or in the community.
Ideas to help you prepare:
- Provide a specific example of a time when a co-worker or classmate criticized your work in front of others. How did you respond? Did that event shape the way you communicate with others?
- Describe two specific goals you set for yourself. Did you meet them? What steps did you take to ensure you met your goal? What did you learn from the experience?
Know your resume and accomplishments. As you respond to questions, use elements of those accomplishments to craft your reply. More importantly, if you are not asked questions that will reveal your traits and experiences, take the initiative to work them into the conversation and sell your story. Your time will be limited, so use it wisely.