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What to expect. The candidate journey

How we hire

Ever wonder why the candidate and interview process can be so stressful? It’s all the unknowns. But don’t worry. We want you to succeed—and to help you make that important good first impression. So we’re telling you all about our recruitment process. You’ll know what to expect every step of the way. And our interviewing tips might give you that special edge everyone is looking for. Including us.

If you’re ready to start your tomorrow today, then you’re ready for a career at Waste Management. Below, we’ve spelled out the typical hiring process so you know what to expect when you apply for a job here.


Hiring Process

Meet our Talent team

Be sure to check out these videos from some of our Talent Advisors to help you be successful through the process.

Click here to hear from Tina

We asked Tina, "Can you give me an example of a typical question asked in an interview? How are you looking for me to respond?" Click to hear her response!

Click here to hear from Luke

We asked Luke, "What are some tips for writing a resume?" Click to hear his response!

Click here to hear from Lindsay

We asked Lindsay, "What should I expect from a virtual interview?"  Click to hear her response!

Click here for tips and best practices to make your virtual interview a success


After receiving an offer of employment with the WM family, you'll be guided by your manager and Talent team through the pre-boarding process- a background check and drug screen (where applicable), and will be ready for your first day!

During your first months here, you will take part in both WM and role-specific training to ensure that you are set up for success in your new role and for your future at WM. Our online onboarding portal will be useful as you settle in, covering topics you may be wondering about and includes training tools, shortcuts, and tips.

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