Freight Forwarders :

Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $36,980.00
Average Time to Fill 33 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,229
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 13.27 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Resource Allocation
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Written Communication
Customer Service
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards

Verify shipping documentation
Inspect shipments or cargo against shipping papers
Evaluate compliance of loaded cargo to regulations or specifications
Inspect cargo to ensure it is properly loaded or secured
Examine documents to verify adherence to requirements
Compare shipment contents to records

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Oversee marine cargo handling
Coordinate shipping activities with external parties
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Coordinate operational activities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Route freight shipments
Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures

Performing General Physical Activities

Unload materials or equipment
Load materials or equipment
Load/Unload passenger luggage or cargo
Move materials, equipment, or supplies

Documenting/Recording Information

Record shipping information
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Track goods or materials
Monitor variables affecting route activities

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Export Compliance
International Shipping
Supervisory Skills
Store Management
Supply Chain Knowledge

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