How do you get a job at the Post Office? Most people think that you get hired at the Postal Service by knowing someone (usually a family member) who works there. There is some truth to this thought. The reason that quite a few people with connections get hired is because they have been told the process the Post Office uses by someone they know. It’s not about nepotism, it’s about knowledge.
The process the Post Office uses to hire new employees has changed over the years. In the past it was important to find out the test dates for hiring career employees. Postal employees were the first to hear about these dates, so they told their friends and family members. There was a real benefit to knowing someone in the Post Office.
That old hiring system has been completely revamped. Now, all postal jobs are posted online. Everyone has the same opportunity to see the jobs posted on the USPS website. Just click on the link, put in your search criteria, and the job listings are there…ready for your application.
There are some drawbacks to the new system. You can’t just walk into the Post Office and talk to the Postmaster and get a part-time job, like I did. Even casual ($8 hour when I started) employees must go through the posting system and apply online.
The hiring process can be handled without assistance, but to speed up the process I recommend a book by T.W. Parnell called “How to Really Get Postal Jobs”. This along with some other valuable resources are available on my Resources Page.