Your first HGV job – How do you get it?

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Job searching isn’t the most fun part of starting out your career. Searching and sending in CVs can be a hassle and might be quite time-consuming before you even get a reply from anyone.

If you are looking to become a driver, there’s a huge demand for qualified HGV drivers in haulage firms. In the case that you are concerned about having problems finding roles that you can apply for, here are some of our tips to making the job search process a little easier:

Make a good impression at your job interview

 It is important that you make a great first impression, and this doesn’t start at your interview, be sure to make your CV stand out as well. Your CV is what will get you in the door for the interview, so you want to make sure that it is thoroughly written to impress.

Create a CV that looks good, and that shows all of your abilities or talents. When you do go to your interview, make sure to dress and groom appropriately. This is how you will make a good impression on your potential employer.

Put as much effort as you can into your CV and interview because it will be noticeable. Employers will want an employee that is willing to try and work hard on a given task. You might think that it does not take much to get a driving job, but the more effort you put into it, the more it will look like you care about getting a job with this company.

Brush up on your language skills to bag that job

 As an HGV driver, you might not think that there is a lot of writing or speaking since you will just be driving, loading, and unloading goods.

Yet during your daily operations, you will be expected to fill in reports, sign some documents, and maybe even write up incident reports. It is expected for you to be able to generally handle English reading, writing, and speaking.

You will also want to work on your handwriting, so grab a piece of paper and a pen so that you can practice. You should also familiarize yourself with any of the industry lingoes that you might need on the job.

Go get that license!

 If you have not done this already, this is probably the most important step — you need to get yourself trained and qualified to be an HGV driver. There are instructional schools and training programs that specialize in the category of getting an HGV license.

You will have a better chance of getting a job in the position that you want with a license or any other certifications you might own. If you want to be attractive to a potential employer, make sure that you include these in your CV or cover letter so that they know you already have the needed training. You can get tips on how to write an amazing CV here.

This means that the employer does not need to worry about putting you through a training program or taking you through the process of getting a license. Although some firms may train you to work for them.

It all starts with the medical, click here to learn more about HGV Medical examination.



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