Job Seekers FAQ
How soon can I start working?
Job availability changes on a daily basis. Once our application process is complete, you will be considered based on your preferences and your skills and will be offered appropriate positions.
What is involved in the application process?
You will need to complete an application online. You will be asked to provide complete work history information as well as asked preference of shift, type of work and preference of location.
After the application is complete, you will interview with a staffing manager. In the interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss what vocational skills you have and what you are looking for in your next position. The staffing manager will discuss not only what specific skills you have, but also find out more about your experiences in job-related settings.
Once you have completed the interview, you will go through basic safety training and, for office and professional positions, may be asked to do some computer testing to determine skill levels.
The Wood Companies does reference checks with previous employers and other references provided by applicants. Once reference information is complete, you will be offered jobs based on all the factors of your interview process.
How often should I contact your office after an interview?
Applicants are encouraged to contact us weekly to maintain availability. You will be asked to leave your name, phone number, shift and pay preferences. We realize that it is not always convenient for you to check in on a weekly basis, you are simply encouraged to stay in touch with our office so we are aware of your availability.
If I am not interested in a certain position offered is it all right to turn it down?
Not every job is going to meet the expectations you have. If you are not interested in a position, you are free to decline. We will continue to offer positions to you based on your skills and preferences.
What if I am on an assignment and decide it is not for me?
We realize that not every job is a good fit for you, sometimes you do not know that until you have tried the position. If you are on an assignment and find it is not going to work for you, we ask that you contact us immediately. You may be asked to stay at an assignment long enough for us to find a replacement, but we will attempt to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. As with any interaction, communication is the key. We expect open communication from our field employees and they can expect the same from The Wood Companies office.
What do I pay for your services?
Our services are provided at no fee to applicants. As an applicant, you will not pay for any of the services The Wood Companies provides.
How can I stay informed about open positions?
Some of our positions will be posted on our website, in our Search Jobs.