Find Freight Broker Jobs: Expert Tips for Securing Your Career – Freight 360

Find Freight Broker Jobs: Expert Tips for Securing Your Career – Freight 360

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Looking to secure a job as a freight broker? Perhaps you’re seeking an opportunity to kickstart your career as a freight agent within a company. In this blog post, I will discuss various approaches for applying to freight broker jobs and exploring the organizations that provide such opportunities.

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Job Boards

When I say job boards, I’m talking about the big companies like Indeed and Zip Recruiter.  You can post your resume online and search for freight broker jobs by title, location, salary, and other filters.  This is a great way to see what’s available in your area and even national-wide if the work is remote.  You’ll want to search for job titles that are commonly used in freight brokering such as “freight broker”, “logistics account executive”, “logistics coordinator”, or “freight dispatcher” to name a few. 

Listing a desire to work for a freight brokerage in your resume objective can boost your ranking in recruiter searches if they are looking for individuals with freight broker experience. This applies to both W2 freight brokers and freight agents. W2 freight brokers work in an office, receive training, and are salaried, while freight agents work remotely and earn commission. Consider the job titles and descriptions carefully to find the best fit for your experience level.

Company Websites

A company’s website often has a section dedicated to recruiting new employees or agents. It provides insight into the company’s culture, work environment, and history. Look for companies that have been in business for a decade or longer. This indicates stability. Check if there are opportunities for upward mobility within the organization. Companies with various job openings, not just freight broker jobs, suggest potential for career advancement. For freight agents, research what the company offers in terms of commission, software, technology, and requirements. Reputable companies are transparent about their offerings.

Traditional Networking

Finally, there’s always the traditional method of networking with others in your social community to fin freight broker jobs.  This could be social media or simply the people you know in life.  Maybe you know someone that owns a brokerage or you’re connected in a group online that’s dedicated to the freight community.  You’ll often find business owners and recruiters sharing information online about their freight broker jobs that are available and recruiting efforts for both W2 freight broker employees and 1099 independent agents or freight agents.

For someone that is newer and wants to get started as a freight agent, this might be your best bet.  Since most of the larger agent-based companies want experience and a customer base before they will even consider you, old-school networking can be a game changer if you don’t meet those requirements.  Get connected and engage with the brokers in your network.  They might not have an established freight agent program yet, but maybe you’re the right person to be their first agent.  Every agent-based brokerage has to have its first agent, and it usually starts through traditional networking and taking a chance on a skilled salesperson that can learn quickly and has an entrepreneurial spirit.

Don’t forget to take your time and do your due diligence when looking at freight broker jobs.  Ask lots of questions, and even consider asking to talk candidly with someone else that works for their company.  Not all companies are created, managed, or led equally.  It’s up to you to make sure you’re vetting your next employer as much as they’re vetting their next employee or agent.

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