UPS (United Parcel Service) is a package delivery company. It is, in fact, rated as the world’s largest package delivery company, with more than 400,000 employees, as per the 2015 data. And although it is officially termed as a ‘package delivery company’ UPS is, in fact, also involved in major freight shipments as well. Given the fact that the company handles more than 15 million packages each day, and that it has customers all over the world, it is hardly surprising to learn that UPS is one of those companies that are always hiring. There is a wide range of jobs on offer at UPS at any given time: from jobs in the actual package handling and package delivery operations to corporate jobs in UPS offices and jobs in the other support departments. There are full-time UPS jobs as well as part-time UPS jobs. There are also seasonal UPS jobs, as well as permanent UPS jobs…
Accessing UPS job vacancy announcements
The best way to access UPS job vacancy announcements is by visiting the UPS jobs website. To get to the UPS jobs website, you can start at the main UPS website (its address is given below, as one of the ‘helpful links’). Once you get to the main UPS website, scroll down to the bottom of the homepage, where you will find the ‘careers’ link. It is in the same line (towards the very bottom end of the page) with other links like the ‘Home’, ‘About UPS’, ‘Site Guide’ and ‘Investors’ links (among others).
When you click on the ‘careers’ link, you will be taken to the UPS jobs website: where you will be able to search for the available UPS job openings. You can also go straight to the UPS jobs site: by simply entering the site’s address into your browser. The address in question too — the one that can take you straight to the UPS jobs website — is provided below, as one of the ‘useful links’.
There are also people who access UPS job vacancy announcements through the various independent jobs listings sites. On such sites, UPS jobs are often listed, typically with links to the UPS jobs website. All said and done, it is on the UPS jobs website that one can actually apply for the UPS jobs.
Applying for UPS jobs
The procedure you need to follow to apply for UPS jobs is simple. You start by going to the UPS jobs website. Once there, you will probably be first required to specify your location — especially if it is your very first visit to the site. Having done so, the next step is that of searching through the available UPS job vacancies, in order to identify the one that you are interested in (and one that you feel well qualified for). So you enter the relevant search criteria. Then you click to ‘apply’ for the position you fancy. After doing this, you just need to follow the instructions on your screen, to create a profile and ultimately make an application for the position.
What you need to do after applying for UPS jobs
In most cases, after applying for a UPS job, you will need to revisit the UPS jobs website, to check the status of your application. Initially, you may find the status of your UPS job application being ‘Pending’. This means you need to wait a bit longer. Eventually, the status will change to ‘active’, at which point you may be able to schedule an appointment – which is effectively the interview. If you are successful at the interview, you will probably get a call from UPS, informing you of when to start.