Although I’ve never worked in HR, I imagine that most of and HR worker’s day revolves around reading resumes and then trying to make sense of them. This is no small task; people put lots of information into their resumes, some on which makes less sense than the chirping of dolphins. As a gesture to any hiring managers who be perusing my blog, I’ve created the Work History category, which contains posts dedicated to making some sense of my own C.V. I’ll start with my work managing “logistics”.
For two years, Brickman Consulting provided wood flooring consulting and maintenance services to a major computer retail chain, with stores all over the continental US. I was tasked with planning, organizing and implementing the logistics that supported these activities.
We would typically send traveling crews of 2-5 workers on multi-city tours lasting up to eight weeks, with as many as 12 stores visited. I planned travel routes, made advanced hotel reservations, prepared budgets, and made arrangements for the drop-shipment of expendable materials (there’s only so much gear that will fit in a van before you have to begin tying passengers to the roof with bungee cords - OSHA frowns on this). Some trips required us to fly into distant/remote locations. In these cases, I also made flight reservations, vehicle rentals, and shipped our equipment in site using land-freight.
I also traveled with the work crews to provide quality supervision, track expenses and to make sure my logistical plans were adequate to the task.
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