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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.
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.