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Old 07-19-2016, 11:53 PM
 
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Upcoming interview for a logistics specialist but I need help wording my resume properly.

I personally know the hiring manager and told me to tweak my resume a bit so he could forward it to his regional manager. he said to at LEAST mention that I have some sort of logistics experience.
to the best of my knowledge, logistics is basically controlling the flow of certain goods, services, utilities, personnel & other resources right???

How can I list this on my resume and make it sound good?? I have 6 years of sales/marketing experience working for an event planning company(concerts, parties, nightlife functions and events) .... could I maybe use this??

I also have 5+ years working in retail/customer service in general.

I guess what I need the most help is wording it properly in my "core competencies" section

thanks guys!!
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:18 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The title "Logistics Specialist" could mean a lot of different things, from warehouse laborer, to truck driver, clerk in the office handling shipping orders, or it could really be a specialist, with a degree such as BA in supply-chain management,
and the knowledge and ability to handle procurement, inventory control software, multiple freight transportation tactics,
quality control, and crisis management. I really don't see the relevant experience in your previous work unless you can stretch your event planning duties to include the procurement and delivery of event staging, materials and supplies.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:58 PM
 
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Upcoming interview for a logistics specialist but I need help wording my resume properly.

I personally know the hiring manager and told me to tweak my resume a bit so he could forward it to his regional manager. he said to at LEAST mention that I have some sort of logistics experience.
to the best of my knowledge, logistics is basically controlling the flow of certain goods, services, utilities, personnel & other resources right???

How can I list this on my resume and make it sound good?? I have 6 years of sales/marketing experience working for an event planning company(concerts, parties, nightlife functions and events) .... could I maybe use this??

I also have 5+ years working in retail/customer service in general.

I guess what I need the most help is wording it properly in my "core competencies" section

thanks guys!!
honestly your best bet is to ask the hiring manager for advice since you know him/her personally and none of us here know what company specifically you're looking at (and the job could vary quite a bit). Your contact will know what their manager is looking for and they obviously already like you enough to suggest tweaking your resume. Maybe give a little more background on how you know them if you're not sure you should ask? Like is this a family friend you've known for years; or someone you met casually once or twice?
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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Yeah really close friend. he's 3 years older than me. i'll probably ask him, not sure why i didn't think about that initially lol

I gave a bit of false information. the position is for a logistics coordinator, NOT specialist. and it's at a freight management company. this position will be an office position. I have another friend who works here and he's a logistics specialist and he assured me the logistics coordinator position is also office work, not warehouse/factor work.

thanks for you guys' input & feedback!!
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