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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
POSITION TITLES ON RESUME AND LINKEDIN REFLECTING YOUR ROLE: What does a “fleet manager” do? That would depend on who you ask. In for hire truckload it “usually” refers to a dispatcher. With private fleets it can be the person who heads up only fleet maintenance or ALL aspects of trucking operations including safety, recruiting, operations and maintenance. Google fleet manager and its inconsistent, descriptions may contain words like “usually over”.  Given that recruiters, HR and recruiting software use keywords, you need to make sure your resume and LinkedIn includes typical industry nomenclature for your title. Advice on the internet on how to address this isn’t straight forward. You don’t want to lie or mislead, if someone checks your job history at a company and your title is different on your resume it could be a red flag. But it is important to reflect your role in industry terms, especially if you are looking for a job. My suggestion would be to put the typical industry name behind the title, Fleet Manager / Director of Maintenance. You need to establish your role quickly in the opening of your position description for clarity on your resume and LinkedIn. Titles need to be searchable for you to have a fair shot for opportunities, don’t let an unclear title hinder your efforts.  
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