Job Seeker FAQs
Q: What services does FMI provide?
A: We help you prepare for your next job – whether it’s reviewing a resume, providing feedback, or building an ongoing relationship with you to ensure our opportunities coincide with your interests, expertise, and career goals. We maintain a continuous source of open positions through our existing partnerships with established and promising companies. Our team of experienced industry professionals continually network and identify rewarding and challenging opportunities to help you reach your career goals.
Q: What types of job openings do you have available?
A: FMI helps put your skills and experience to work with great companies. We provide long-term and short-term temporary projects, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire positions to meet your career needs at every level: junior-level to management-level positions and part-time and full-time opportunities.
Q: Are there certain industries you specialize in?
A: FMI is a professional staffing and recruiting firm specializing in Transportation & Logistics Careers.
Q: Does FMI charge their employees a fee for finding them temporary or full-time employment?
A: FMI never charges job seekers a fee for our services.
Q: What is the benefit of working with a staffing agency?
A: Staffing agencies put you in control of your work life. We market your experience to top employers who are looking to fill their direct hire openings.
Staffing agencies also allow you to:
- Access companies that partner exclusively with staffing companies. It could open the door to your dream job.
- Get exposed to new challenges and improve your skills to keep work more interesting.
- Find consistent work. As you build a relationship, your recruiter gets to know your style and will find relevant assignments.
- Enhance your resume by adding skills and experience you could not have gained any other way.
- Enjoy better work/life balance and flexibility.
- Control your schedule with assignments that range from a few days to long-term.
- Check out a job and an employer before making a long-term commitment.
Q: What sets FMI apart from other staffing agencies?
A: For over a decade, FMI has connected talent looking for work with leading companies across the country. FMI is here to assist you in finding contract work, a permanent job, or a temp-to-hire position. We won’t waste time sending your resume randomly to potential employers. Behind every resume is a real person with a unique set of skills and experience, so we want to meet with you in person and get to know who you are. Then, we’ll match you with opportunities that fit your individual needs.
Q: I am interested in working for FMI. How do I search for jobs and apply?
A: You can search for jobs and apply on our website or contact our office.
Q: What can I expect after I apply for work with FMI?
A: After we have reviewed your resume, a FMI recruiter will contact you to schedule a time to conduct a professional interview and have you complete hiring paperwork. After that process is complete, you will be ready to start working with FMI.
Q: After applying for work, how long before I get a job?
A: Our goal is to get you working as soon as possible. It’s important to note that job availability can change on a daily basis. Once you complete the application and hiring process, you will be considered for work based on your preferences, qualifications, and our available openings. To get started, take a look at our current openings.
Q: How will I find out about positions that match my experience and skills?
A: Many of our positions will be posted on our careers website. Also, as positions become available that match your preferences, qualifications and work experience, our recruiters may contact you to discuss these opportunities. Employees are also encouraged to maintain weekly contact with their recruiter to stay informed of available jobs.
Q: What if you offer me a position I’m not interested in? Can I turn it down?
A: You can choose to accept or reject projects based on your needs, interests, or availability.
Q: About how much can I expect to get paid for the temporary jobs I qualify for?
A: The pay rate for each assignment is different. It depends on several factors including the job description, your skill set, work history, and the skill level required for the position. The pay rates offered for each position are often set by our client.
Q: How long would a normal temporary job last?
A: Assignments can last from a few hours to a few weeks, months or even years. We will let you know the approximate length of the assignment before you accept it to make sure it meets your expectations.
Q: What are the requirements to get a job with you?
A: Anyone is welcome to apply. Many of our clients have secondary requirements in order to be considered for a particular position. This can include things such as relevant experience, a high school diploma or GED equivalent, or the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check, or assessments. FMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, color, creed, national origin or any other protected class.
Q: Can I get hired by the company you send me to for a temporary assignment?
A: Certainly! Many companies will consider hiring their temporary workforce to satisfy an internal staffing need before recruiting outside of their organization. We’re always pleased when one of our employees has made such an impact to be hired as an internal employee by our clients.
Q: What if I accept a contract position that does not meet my expectations?
A: Prior to the start of an assignment, you will be provided with as much information as possible about the company and job duties you will be performing. In the event that your expectations are not met, we ask that you contact us.
Q: How and when do I get paid?
A: You will be paid weekly for hours worked the previous week. Timecards are due by 10:00 a.m. on Mondays and paychecks are issued every Friday.
Q: What benefits are available?
A: In addition to negotiating competitive pay, we also provide benefits that are among the best you’ll find anywhere for temporary workers (ask your recruiter how you can qualify), including: 401(k) plan, health insurance options, service bonus, holiday pay, referral bonus, and direct deposit.
Q: When you work for a client of FMI, who is your employer?
A: Regardless of which client you are working at, FMI is always your employer.