December 9, 2022

I was chatting with a candidate yesterday who had fantastic experience, but his resume didn’t really do him justice.

I gave him a few of my standard suggestions, but there was one thing that was a little unusual about this particular resume.

He used a few acronyms that I was not familiar with. It turned out they were terms frequently used by his employer, but not acronyms that we typically see in supply chain and logistics.

Be careful with acronyms on your resume.

Even the really common acronyms, like SOP’s and KPI’s, are worth spelling out to make sure there’s no misunderstanding.

Many recruiters and human resources professionals don’t have industry experience in logistics. Without that experience, they may not know the meaning of certain acronyms, and might screen out your application before it gets to the hiring manager.

Hope this helps!

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