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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
Tell about the company size and what they do on your resume: Everyone has heard how short of time a reader spends looking at a resume. If you work at a company that isn’t a household name, consider describing what the company does and size, personally I like it with all companies. The company description should be under the company name and be one to three sentences long. Think about if you are responding to a posting, odds are the recipient will have a stack of resumes.  What you want to avoid is the reader making an assumption and passing over you because they don’t know about the companies you worked for. You certainly can’t expect the reader to stop and look up each company to find out if your experience is a match for their opening. Do yourself and the reader a favor and provide the information upfront. In addition to explaining the size and niche, you can use that company intro to explain anything else unique about where you worked.  XYZ was a startup that grew to XX and went public during my tenure. During my tenure XYZ went from operating at a loss to one of the most profitable top 100 carriers, or maybe the company sold or closed.  

Transportation and Logistics Industry News
FTR webcast takes deep dive into impact of COVID-19 on trucking, rail, and intermodal - Logistics Management

On the trucking side, Avery Vise, FTR Vice President of Trucking, explained that, unlike other sectors of the economy, trucking has some near-term pressure, in the form of increased activity, saying it is actually surging. Looking at other modes, FTR Vice President of Rail and Intermodal Todd Tranausky said on the webcast that intermodal is going to be under more pressure than originally anticipated coming into 2020.

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FMC tracks COVID-19-induced supply chain bottlenecks - FreightWaves

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will lead the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission effort with industry to identify “operational solutions to cargo delivery challenges” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Small fleets faring the worst in coronavirus slowdown

Small fleets faring the worst in coronavirus slowdown

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Five truck drivers share what it's like to haul critical supplies during a pandemic - CNN

The US is counting on truck drivers to help ensure shelves remain stocked as Americans load up on things like toilet paper and canned goods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Big logistics companies invoke ‘act of God’ clause in contracts - FreightWaves

CEVA and DHL free themselves from contractual constraints to realign operations and facilitate pricing flexibility during pandemic.

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The Great Coronavirus Crash of 2020 Is Different - Bloomberg

People have to live with social distancing to save lives. But what if the economy shuts down, too?

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Careers, Hiring, Management and Employment News
Temperature Checks Pose Logistical ‘Minefield’ for Employers

Businesses will face a host of logistical challenges if they decide to check workers for fevers in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, attorneys told Bloomberg Law.

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What HR needs to know about the coronavirus paid leave law | HR Dive

Human Resources and Workforce Management News

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How To Talk About a Layoff In a Job Interview: Tips From a Career Coach

Layoffs are a challenging topic for job seekers to talk about during a job interview. Learn how speak about your layoff with these tips from a Career Coach!

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Strengths and Weaknesses Interview Questions – Interviewing Tips | iHire

Learn how to answer strengths and weaknesses interview questions to impress your interviewer.

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