Normal for recruiter to basically ignore you?

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Sir Grouch, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. Sir Grouch

    Sir Grouch Bobtail Member

    Aug 26, 2021
    First time dealing with a recruiter so maybe it's normal but asking questions is like shouting into an endless void. No problem with 'hey, your DOT physical has been scheduled' or 'here's a list of what you'll need for orientation', but questions seems to be a waste of time.

    Hiring for this division in my area?


    I noticed the list of things I need doesn't include work gloves or work boots. Do I need those?


    Any problem with giving my current employer a two-week notice?

    Nothing but deafening silence.

    Is this normal or should I try to find someone who might actually not be allergic to providing information?
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  3. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

    Feb 4, 2019
  4. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    They Probly don’t know the answers
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  5. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    There's a fun game you can play. If you call Stevens transport they always drop the same line ," im a little busy right now so could you fill out an application and we can get started on the process" most the questions you ask they don't have the answer for you have to get a supervisor on the phone . There's a YouTube show called trucking answers he called them and ran them through the hoops with questions
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  6. Sir Grouch

    Sir Grouch Bobtail Member

    Aug 26, 2021
    Yeah, that's what I was thinking but it doesn't seem like it would be hard for them to find the answers. It's not like I'm trying to get anyone to say 'yeah, I promise you'll make 80k your first year' so I'll have it in writing. Fairly straightforward questions.

    I just don't want to rock the boat and appear to be a problem child now that my foot is in the door. But I also don't want to play guessing games as I get ready to walk away from the current job. It's not great and the pay sucks but it beats the heck out of not earning a paycheck.
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  7. Sir Grouch

    Sir Grouch Bobtail Member

    Aug 26, 2021
    The line I get is 'I'm a little backed up at the moment but I'll get back to you with that information as soon as I can.'
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  8. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    No they shouldn't ignore you. They should be lying to you to make sure you come in. Joking, but that's what they typically do.

    Regarding, hiring in your area. The recruiter should definitely be giving a correct answer. It's in everyone's best interest.

    On the boots and gloves. Yes. Honestly, that's probably not a question that you should bother a recruiter with. You need to show up to work.

    Two week notice. Your choice. When you go in for orientation, you are going to a multiple day job interview. If you get the job is on you. If you give notice is up to you. Again, probably not a question for the recruiter.
  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    In the current market for drivers, a recruiter who is not falling over backwards to answer your questions, is a clear sign to move on!.
  10. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Medium Load Member

    Nov 24, 2019
    They deal with an endless stream of applicants, out of which maybe 10% actually show up. I wouldn't take it too personal. Try calling the recruiter personally a few times and see if you can get them on the phone.

    Keep in mind they are playing a numbers game, and once you have signed up they likely don't want to waste anymore time on you. They have scores more applications to go through and probably work on a $$ per head situation. You are already in the bag, so they are back out fishing.
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  11. chazbro

    chazbro Bobtail Member

    Sep 4, 2021
    I've been trying to get in touch with Stevens. They sent me an email and asked that I contact a recruiter. I call and waited about 20 minutes for someone to answer. I sent them an email asking if they're interested in hiring drivers.

    I get an email back with a recruiters personal cell number and she asked me to call. I call and the cell and get some odd recording and then get disconnected, no option to leave a message.

    I'll keep looking.
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