Our Valets Say These Are the Top Running Shoes in the Industry

You likely think that the valets who work at All About Parking simply park vehicles, but there is a lot of legwork that goes into the job. Valets start their day by securing all the items they need for a hard day’s work, such as ticket slips, traffic cones, and key hooks. Then, once the lot opens, they get to work. During the rush, they run out to greet customers and quickly secure the vehicles in safe parking spaces. They do not have the luxury of walking back to the greeting area for the next customer. They have to run back and keep this process going all day long.

With so much running, valets know that a good pair of shoes is one of the keys to success. Check out the shoes that All About Parking’s valets prefer. You do not have to be a valet to love these comfortable shoes.

Brooks Ghost 11

Runners love Brooks Ghost 11 running shoes, but they are not just for people who want to get a personal best time on the race track. These shoes are a favorite of valets as well as others who need to do a lot of standing and running while at work.

So, what do our valets love about these shoes?

First, they are so lightweight that All About Parking’s valets can easily zip from customer to customer without any issues. Plus, these shoes have DNA midsole cushioning to keep our valet’s feet comfy during their shift. They feel as good at the end of the shift as they do at the beginning.

Nike Epic React Flyknit 2

All About Parking’s valets who want to make a stylish impression without sacrificing comfort love Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 running shoes. These shoes are also available for both men and women and come in fun and stylish colors.

Our valets praise these shoes because of the way they conform to their feet. The soft and supportive shoes stand up during even the most difficult of shifts and are the perfect accessory for running to the next customer or waiting for the next vehicle to arrive.

Under Armour HOVR Sonic 2

Some of our valets have had issues with sore feet in the past, but that changed when they switched to Under Armour HOVR Sonic 2 running shoes. These shoes are labeled as “zero gravity,” and our valets say they feel like they are floating on air when they wear them. The shoes essentially eliminate the impact the valets would normally feel when their feet hit the pavement. That means they can keep going all shift long without having sore feet.

Our valets also like the shoe’s micro-thread. This fast-drying thread is breathable, so they stay cool and fresh, even during the hottest of days.

Happy Feet Equal Happy Customers

All About Parking’s valets do not just wear the most comfortable running shoes to keep their feet happy. They wear them so our customers will be happy as well. These running shoes help our valets maintain their energy levels (and their smiles) all shift long. That means our customers receive the best service every time they use All About Parking.

An Extraordinary Case of an All About Parking Valet Going Above and Beyond for Their Customer

Everyone hopes they will rise to the occasion when an emergency strikes, but most people freeze. They want to help but do not know what to do, so they just stand there, hoping someone else will come to the rescue. That was not the case for All About Parking employee Hector R. Hector did what so many people wish they could do but can not. Staying calm, cool, and collected, Hector saved a woman who was choking during breakfast, proving that he is the person you want to have around in a time of crisis.

A True Hero

During a break from work, Hector went over to our client’s company cafe to enjoy some breakfast. As he was eating his meal, a woman who was sitting next to him started choking on her food. While others wondered what to do, Hector went right into action. He provided quick assistance and dislodged her food, saving her life.

The woman Hector saved was beyond grateful. She realized how lucky she was to have Hector there at the right time. His calm demeanor and quick action was just what she needed during her time of crisis.

Hector, on the other hand, did not think twice about it. He is a special type of person who sees it as his duty to help others. He has remained humble even as he has become a local hero.

The Picture of All About Parking’s Core Values

Hector exemplifies our company’s core values. We strive to serve exceptionally, care passionately, keep a positive attitude, learn from mistakes, express gratitude, welcome diversity, and lift others. These core values are not only important to employees while at work. Employees live and breathe these values, making All About Parking’s team stand out. Hector is a prime example of what living these values means. When people have these values, they strive to make the world a better place and to help others as often as they can.

The fact that Hector has these values is no accident. All About Parking hires employees who fit into the company culture. That way, the company always has the best team possible. Even so, it is so exciting to see these values at work in such a major way. Kudos to Hector!

The All About Parking Family

The All About Parking family could not be prouder of Hector. The Equipment, Facilities & Maintenance Department even made Hector a “Lifesaver” necklace to show their appreciation. The necklace is made of Lifesaver candy, and it is a fun way to thank Hector for what he as done and to recognize his achievement.

What Would You Do?

Most people do not know what they would do in a time of crisis, but you can mark Hector’s name off that list. He has proven himself as someone you want in a time of crisis. Thank you to Hector and all the other amazing members that make up the All About Parking team. A company is only as good as the team it employs, and our members are a cut above the rest. Some are even lifesavers!

Preparing for an Interview with All About Parking

valet customer servicePreparing for an interview can be an intimidating experience. The great news is that you’ve made it this far! You are one step closer to taking on your new role with All About Parking. So how do you make a positive impression and continue on this journey? Everyone is different. We may not have the exact answer but we do have some helpful tips for you to keep in mind when you’re getting ready for an interview with us.

Review Your Resume

Our goal at All About Parking is to provide all of our employees with ample opportunity for growth and success. We understand that our most in-demand positions, Valet Attendants and Customer Service Representatives, are great entry-level positions. As an applicant, your resume should be a one-page profile of your qualifications as they relate to your preferred position. Applying for an entry-level position, you may not have as much experience to add to your resume as you would like. Keep in mind that any volunteer experience or extracurricular activities are experiences that you can add to your resume! Our advice is to know your experiences well and to be prepared to answer any potential questions regarding how they align with the qualifications of your preferred position.

Know Why You Want to Work with All About Parking

We at All About Parking want qualified employees. We also want employees that care about what we do. All About Parking is more than just about parking cars. We are a customer service driven service. We care about each and every one of our employees and we want employees that care about the quality of our service. Our advice is to review our core values (you’ll find these here). If these values align with your personal values, we may be a match for you. Choose a few of our values that stand out to you and discuss them with your recruiter. This will not only show that you care but it will also let us know which of our values mean the most to you.

Be Professional

This may be easier said than done. What does “be professional” mean? In the eyes of All About Parking, being professional is all about preparation and punctuality. Come prepared and be on time. Being professionally prepared means that you should have the following in mind:

  • Bring a copy of your resume on resume paper for reference.
  • Bring a notepad and a pen for notes – potentially in a portfolio.
  • Groom appropriately. Wear something business appropriate. Remember, “dress for the job that you want.”
  • Have all of your materials, be dressed well, and show up on time.

It may sound like common sense to show up on time but how you respect your interview schedule will say a lot about your overall punctuality. Actions speak louder than words. For a successful interview, we suggest showing up 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. We care about your time, we are looking for employees who care about ours.

Smile! 

All About Parking’s motto is “specializing in first and lasting impressions.” We suggest that you are conscious of your body language during an interview with us. Be positive, smile, and make your first impression a lasting one.

Follow Up

Be proactive about your success. Send a follow up with All About Parking after your interview. Personalize your email and thank your recruiter for their time. Remember, you are not the only candidate. You need to differentiate yourself! Our best advice to gaining the attention of our recruiters is to follow these simple tips and carry yourself with integrity. We hope your interview experience with us goes well! We wish you the best of luck with your job search.

For more information about All About Parking and our open positions, visit our website at allaboutparking.com.