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Kelly's Resume/Career Quick Tip of the Week
POWER OF WRITING WELL ON YOUR RESUME: A resume is a sales document for the most important commodity, yourself. You may not naturally be a salesperson, but you must approach your resume from a marketing perspective. Would you invest in a large ticket item whose advertising wasn’t clear and the ad was written poorly? Beyond presenting your job history, skills and accomplishments, how you write can be telling. Using the same words over and over isn’t just boring to the reader, it presents a lack of effort and poor communication skills. Use an online Thesaurus to find alternative words. For example, led, supervised, oversaw, rather than saying managed multiple times. Action words for accomplishments such as developed, created, authored, conceptualized, should utilized. If you are going write memo’s or training documents in a role, a poorly written resume likely won’t advance you. Spend the extra time, ask for help, and have more than one other person check your spelling, punctuation, and word usage. When I put together a resume several years ago, I certainly had multiple people review it. Looking for a job is tough, make sure you do everything possible to position yourself well. The trash bin of doom is always just a click away.
Shippers are continuing to face an uphill climb to secure freight capacity for their parcels as truck drivers continue to stay out of the workplace amid Covid concerns and pandemic disruptions, a pair of trucking reports found today. The transportation industry analysis group FTR Transportation Intelligence said that its Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July fell into negative territory for the first time since August 2018, with a -0.36 reading. The Bloomington, Indiana-based firm’s SCI tracks the changes representing four major conditions in the U.S. . . .
Shippers look for truckers and partners that can shift gears quickly and provide dependable performance. Here are the strategies the best trucking companies use to meet—and even exceed—shippers’ expectations.