We use logistics expertise to simplify complex aspects of transportation for our clients. By fostering relationships with carrier partners, we match suitable freight to their needs and ensure our clients’ shipments get to the right place at the right time.
How to Get Hired
We asked Echo Global Logistics 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?
We’ve grown to 2+ billion dollars in revenue in a short time, an achievement that is attributable to the consistent performance of our dedicated workforce. People drive our business; everyone is committed to maintaining the hardworking, enthusiastic, supportive atmosphere we’ve created over the past 11 years. We know that if we hire someone who doesn’t align with what we stand for, it will negatively affect our clients, our investors and our employees. We look to our company values, The Echo Way, to guide hiring decisions. If you work with integrity, “Do What’s Right,” think out of the box to seek innovative solutions, “Better is the Only Option,” are a committed team player, “Carry the Load Together,” show up to work with passion and drive, “Bring Your Own,” and possess more determination and grit than you know what to do with, “Work Hard and Hustle” …we’ll see you on Monday.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Our recruiters are on the lookout for individuals that live by our core values, The Echo Way. We truly believe that working with great people makes you better. Prospective employees can get our attention by showing their understanding of Echo as a company and our place in the logistics industry and that they have given special consideration to the role by going above and beyond our general application process. We appreciate candidates that proactively reach out on LinkedIn, connect with our social media pages, do research on the industry or come recommended by a referral.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
While all of our business units contribute to our success as a company, the sales function is what drives our growth at Echo and is consistently a focus for hiring. Growing our account management teams by hiring organized, customer-oriented Account Executives is a focus as well as we strive to always provide the very best service for our clients and carrier partners by taking the “complicated” out of transportation management. In addition, expanding our scope in technology will be crucial in the coming year as we work towards our goal of becoming a premiere technology-powered company and providing innovative solutions in the logistics space. Expanding the team, with positions such as software developers, will help us continue to improve our systems integrations and provide additional support.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
We’ve found that the most important aspect to assessing if a potential candidate is an Echo fit, job fit and team fit is to be as transparent as possible about the logistics industry and specific job responsibilities. Interested candidates should start with our website and dive deep into our company culture, position in the logistics space, awards and recognition, press releases and social media presence to gain an understanding of what we’re about and where we’re going. We aim to provide a clear picture of what it’s like to work at Echo through articles, videos, pictures and social media posts. Candidates that have done their research and are ready to start living the #freightlife can submit resumes on our careers page, www.echo.com/careers.