How to get a factory job?

Posted in Career Blog

Working in factories has never been a job which sounds too glamorous, but the bottom line is that many factory jobs pay well, and they have many benefits such as you not having to think about work when you come home. In today’s economic climate jobs like factory jobs are becoming more and more popular. Here we investigate what you need to do to land a job in a factory.

1. Spread the net. You might find that you do not live in a particularly industrial area, in which case you will have to look a bit further afield to find suitable venues for your work. Try an internet search, and a visit to some of the recruitment agencies in your local town to find out more about factory work.

2. Speak to friends and family. Most people know someone who works in a factory, and because lots of the positions are unskilled, this means that it is often word of mouth which decides who gets jobs. If you know, or speak to the right people at the right time the job can be yours.

3. Do some Research. Be sure you know what sort of work all of the factories carry out before applying. The more you know about procedures, the more impressed the management will be in the long run if you make it to interview, and you will also know what you are letting yourself in for.

4. Make sure you have the right equipment and clothing. A lot of factories now do not supply all of the safety gear required to work in a factory. You may well have to supply your own steel toe capped boots and hard hat, so find out early on what is needed where, and find out where to get it from.

5. Dress appropriately for an interview. A lot of people think that because you will be working in a factory where you will be wearing old clothes or overalls, it is ok to turn up to an interview in their old clothes. If you think this is the case you can think again. Do the prospective employer the decency of turning up to the interview in a smart manner, in order to show that you are serious about the job.
I hope these tips help to set you on the road to a good job in a factory. The competition is tough, so make sure you stick to these guidelines.

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