Tour/Interview Monday for a PT package handler. Questions? Please help. New here*

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Ohbetboom, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    So, I completed a application online a week ago and that same day scheduled an appointment for an interview/tour. I have done lots of research for questions I have, but none were exactly what i was looking for. It is for a PT package handler with UPS at the Phoenix Air Gateway hub. What are my chances of being hired? Is it good that I scheduled the interview the same day as I applied? I've been trying to apply for a job with UPS for quite some time. My grandpa actually retired in Illinois with UPS, also I have a friend who works at a different hub here in AZ. I really want the job and would like some advice on how to get the job. What answers are they looking for? Also, I see that it's part time and pays weekly, is this a permanent PT job? Or is it seasonal? I plan on furthering my education, but would like to stay with UPS for a long time.

    Thank you.
     
  2. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    Oh,welcome to the cafe.
    Tell them you have no problems and well under pressure.
    Every area varies,but it sounds to me like this might be just for you.
    Yes,it's full time and they will pay for your schooling.
    Be yourself,and do the impossible every day.
    You will do fine.
     
  3. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member


    So I went in today for the Tour/Interview and there were 14 people. The HR representative explained everything, we all got a 1 on 1 interview. All he did was schedule me for another interview tomorrow at 8:45am. He explained that we were there for the Phoenix Air Gateway job, but he could get us in for interviews to closer locations. So what are my chances of getting the job with the interview tomorrow? Is this normal? I forgot to ask for his card before I left, but I literally sat down with him for about a minute, asked no questions besides for the interview tomorrow.
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The initial tour/interview was a "weeding out" process. You made the first cut when you were asked to come back for an interview.
     
  5. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Oh, that's good to know. I just thought it was weird that he mentioned they were hiring for the airport facilty, but when I sat down with him, he saw where I was from and was like so you want to work at this facility then? Of course I said yes because it's only 30 mins away versus an hour. Any advice for the second interview?
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Be prompt and dress casual---khakis and a polo shirt would suffice.
     
  7. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Honestly, I don't have khakis or a polo, nor money to get any.. Just jeans and a t-shirt.. You think I will get the job?
     
  8. jeffpatterson

    jeffpatterson Member

    Buy some from goodwill. What did you wear to your tour?
     
  9. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    I just wore jeans and a plain tshirt.
     
  10. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Alright, so i went to my second interview and sat down with the same HR rep from yesterday, basically he sai he's going to put me on the hire list and also do a background check. He said it would be 2 - 3 weeks till' I would get a call, also mentioned the extra forms I need to fill out online like; the I-9, W4, etc. I asked for a card just in case I need to get a hold of him, but he told me he didn't have any and gave me a piece of paper with a different offices number on it. Does this mean I am hired?
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    It means you have cleared the second hurdle. If your background check comes back clean you are in.
     
  12. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Hell yeah! That sounds good to me. Haha, sorry about all the questions and what not. I was just curious because I really need a job right now and I don't want to be waiting around for something if it's not going to happen. Also, my application changed to "Preloader" is that normal?
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You're in!!
     
  14. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Am I really? or are you being sarcastic? Haha.
     
  15. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Since I'm waiting to hear back from them, would it help if I applied again for the twilight shift? To make myself look interested in working there? Or would that be stupid?
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If you did try to reapply the system would reject the second application as it would show you as having an active application on file.

    You just need to be patient.
     
  17. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    Oh, well that makes sense. But do you think I got the job? Or do you think the HR was BSin' me?
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Oh, c'mon....do you really think a company like UPS has their HR people call up people and just BS them ???
     
  19. Ohbetboom

    Ohbetboom New Member

    I read a lot about UPS tellin' people they call them and then they never do or they do just not for a long time.. That's all..
     
  20. auri33125

    auri33125 New Member

    So you get the job or what?