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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
DESCRIBIE THE COMPANY YOU WORK FOR: I have been recruiting for the trucking industry for over 20 years and I know a lot about the fleets out there. That said, I constantly have to look up the fleets on resumes that I have never heard of or unsure of size. Companies grow, shrink and change, so don’t let the reader assume anything. I strongly suggest that you include a 1-3 sentence description of the company you work for including size and niche. This is placed under the company name. You can also use this company description to highlight any unique experiences which may help position you. For example, XYZ Inc was a startup which grew $50M during my tenure, a turnaround, to help take public, to sell, grow through acquisitions. You can also explain the company being sold, ABC was purchased by XYZ to reduce the appearance of a job change that was really an acquisition and name change. Even with well branded large companies it helps, you can also highlight that you were part of a certain size sub business unit. The main thing is to provide the reader clear information about the company while you were there. Everyone hears what a short amount of attention the reader spends on a resume. Don’t expect them to look up everywhere you worked, delete is always a click away.
Truck fleets seem cautiously optimistic about freight and business levels in the coming months as the economy continues to work to recover from COVID-19 shutdowns, according to an HDT survey and they see some positive long-term takeaways from the pandemic.
Although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's recent edict that businesses can't force returning employees to take COVID-19 antibody tests doesn't preclude employers from asking workers to take tests voluntarily, companies risk legal trouble if antibody detection is part of their reopening plan, experts say.