ARI is a global fleet management organization providing solutions that streamline a company’s operations and improve their bottom line. Our professionals combine strategic insight, lifecycle optimization, sustainable fleet practices, best-in-class service and high-powered technology to increase efficiencies and decrease costs.
How to Get Hired
We asked ARI, Automotive Resources International for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
ARI seeks applicants with job skills or high skill potential plus an eagerness to grow professionally. We don’t expect candidates to be familiar with our industry. So we look to train the right people, who want to build a career with us, which in turn, builds our “bench strength” for managerial positions. For specific positions, such as service technicians in our call centers, we seek candidates with vehicle knowledge and experience. Equally important, we look for applicants who are a good fit for our ARI Family culture and have strong customer service abilities, since every position has customer interaction – internally or externally. We want smart, well-rounded people who are collaborative, dynamic, and passionate, who value teamwork and cooperation, demonstrate strong communication skills, exhibit dependability and professionalism, and are flexible and personable, even in high stress situations. We also look for candidates who share ARI’s active commitment to our community.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Resumes and cover letters are just one piece of the puzzle if you want to be considered as a prospective employee by ARI. We look for applicants who are well rounded personally and professionally, who embrace the ARI Family culture, pro-actively reach out to ARI about opportunities, and follow up promptly throughout the recruitment process. Prospective employees should also connect with us at the local community and recruiting events we support and sponsor, such as hiring fairs and our ARI open houses, introducing themselves to the ARI recruiters and employees attending. That way we can get to know you and you get to know us. Still in college? Consider applying for ARI’s Summer Intern Program. Want to make a great first impression with recruiters and hiring managers? Learn about ARI by familiarizing yourself with the company, our business model, and the fleet management industry.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We will continue to recruit heavily for front-line account management and strategic customer service representatives as well as automotive / heavy duty truck technicians. We are also looking for candidates for supervisory and leadership roles or have the growth potential to step up and advance to leadership positions within the company. ARI is committed to diversity in its hiring practices and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds and professions. Because of our high employee retention level, many of our new positions are driven by our continued growth, both domestically and internationally. Our ultimate goal is for our newly hired employees, regardless of their position, to call ARI their home away from home for the rest of their career.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
ARI’s careers website http://www.arifleet.com/about/careers provides a unique resource to applicants. It delivers one of the most comprehensive insights into what sets ARI apart from other organizations. Whether researching the various service offerings, viewing our video center to watch and hear from an ARI employee, or perusing our careers page, arifleet.com provides a great starting point for interested applicants. Another great resource is to reach out to one of our recruiters! ARI’s recruiters are here to be a resource for applicants thinking about a career change. Submit your resume and a recruiter can help discuss not only the careers available to you today, but the careers that may be available to you in the future. Additionally, LinkedIn is a great way to network with current employees to get an inside peek on what makes ARI a great place to work.