ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Hiring Process at FedEx: from Application to Interview to Orientation

Updated on October 16, 2017

First Things First

The hiring process at FedEx can take up to three weeks, but if you are prepared, you can progress through the steps without a hitch. Make sure you have all of your personal information that you'd expect when applying for a job. In addition to that, FedEx wants your complete job history from the past ten years. So make sure you have correct addresses, phone numbers and contact names. FedEx also excepts resumes that you can upload when you fill out the application online. Having a resume will help put you at the top of the hiring pool.

A Message from FedEx Recruiters and Employees

The Online Application Process

The only way to apply with FedEx is online. Navigate to the FedEx Careers website and create an account. You can apply for numerous jobs under this one account. Browse through the available jobs that are available and click on the ones that interest you to look at the qualifications and requirements of the job and what the job entails. When you find a job opportunity that interests you proceed to fill out the application to apply. Also, have your resume ready to upload. The resume may not be a requirement, but it is highly recommended.

The Aptitude - Behavioral Test

After your application is complete, you may be directed to take an assessment test. This test is designed to find out your personality traits and/or your strengths and weaknesses. Depending on the job applied for, this test may consist of true or false questions, least likely or most likely questions, agree or disagree questions, a rate questions on a scale of 1-10, or a combination of any of these.

The Waiting Game

After you have completed the application and assessment test you should receive a call or an email within a week from someone in Human Resources to set up your interview. Another option is to log into your FedEx careers account to view any updates. Once you are notified of your interview you may be asked to confirm the date and time, so be prompt in replying.

You May Get a Phone Interview

In some cases, and this is happening more often, FedEx may call you for a phone interview. So if this happens, make sure you are prepared by being in a quiet place with no distractions or noise in the background. After this interview they may give you a job offer or they may want you to come in for another interview in person. Sometimes the interviewer may even ask you for an interview over Skype. So having a Skype account will not hurt. Make sure you are familiar with using Skype, maybe find a friend that has Skype and try it out with them.

The Interview

Dress professional for your interview and make sure your cell phone is turned off and put away. If you have a resume, bring it and offer it to the interviewer. The interview can last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. You will be asked anywhere from three to ten questions, some of them may be behavioral questions about problem solving.

How have you handled a conflict with a co-worker in the past?

Other questions may be ability questions.

Can you lift 20 pounds?

If you are offered the job at the end of the interview, you will be informed of any further testing you will need for the job.

Background Checks, Drug Screening, Driving Tests, Driving History Report

The next step in the hiring process is the background check. FedEx will do a background check and normally it takes a week to get the results. This part is out of their hands. There is nothing they will be able to do to speed this part up so be patient.

If you applied for a package handler job,no further testing is needed from you. But if you applied for a driving job or courier job you will probably have to go through drug screening. You may be expected to take a driving test and submit your driving history record from the state. However the driving test may be done before, during or after your orientation.

Orientation

After you have acccepted the job offer and gone through the testing stages you will be notified of your orientation. Usually orientation is held on one day and lasts about four hours but can be longer depending on location and job. You will learn everything you need to know about FedEx and the job you were hired to do and what you can expect.. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have about your job. Part of the orientation will be spent filling out additional paperwork and forms. Make sure to have your drivers license/I.D. and your social security card.

At the end of orientation you will be given your work schedule and your uniform if required. After orientation you may be given a tour of the facility and where you will work.

FedEx Training Video

Good Luck!

Remember, this is just a guide for the hiring process at FedEx. These are just the most common examples of what you may experience for yourself. The process you go through may differ according to the FedEx facility you apply for and the state in which you live.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Mikey Carroll 

      4 months ago

      I think most of this article can apply to just about any job out there.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)