Employee Spotlight: Shannon Hamilton- Land Your Dream Job at WM Career Day
In 2016, Shannon Hamilton heard a radio ad that changed the trajectory of her career. Like many job seekers, Shannon sent application after application to many potential employers only to hear nothing back. It wasn’t until Waste Management held its annual National Career Day that Shannon finally got her chance to be seen.
“Going in, I am always nervous going into an interview, but the three managers made it very relaxed,” Shannon said. “It was like walking into a relative’s house that you haven’t seen in a while. They just made you feel so welcome.”
At the end of WM National Career Day, she walked out with an offer and a new career. “Ultimately it gave me the job that I should have walked into 16 years ago,” Shannon said.
Last year, more than 160 people left Waste Management’s National Career Day with an offer letter in hand. This National Career Day, taking place March 29-30, 2019, the aim is even higher with Waste Management hosting live hiring events in 44 locations across the United States and Canada.
“People who have the experience we’re looking for in our industry are busy,” said Patrick Orr, Director of Talent Management. “We know they don’t have time to look online, apply, and then wait. We wanted to do something different, we wanted to bring the opportunities to them. Allow people to come, talk with us and when the experience is right, we want to make an offer.”
For Shannon, National Career Day was a perfect fit. “It was my favorite style of interview. I walked in, they saw me for who I am, this is me,” she said. “When you’re applying online, you’re going through 100s of applications. Having National Career Day, you can make an impact in person.”
Waste Management is looking for drivers with their CDL, as well as mechanics. “If you have your CDL, or are a mechanic with experience, we would love to see you at National Career Day,” said Orr. “We are excited to grow the Waste Management family, and help new people build careers and lives.”
National Career Day gave Shannon a clear picture of what it was like to work at Waste Management. “It’s a really tight knit group. Very team oriented. The customer is the ultimate goal,” Shannon said. “I love my customers. They are why I have a job and a job I love going to every day. When they are home, they have kids come wave at me. It’s heartwarming.”
It’s simple to register for National Career Day. Simply, click this link and find a time and location that meets your needs. When you get there, you’ll apply in person and talk to the hiring manager. National Career Day is March 29-30, 2019. To register for the event and meet with a hiring manager to start your future, click here.