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6 Tips To Find A New Job As A Supply Chain Expert

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If you are looking to find a new job as a supply chain expert, then it can seem overwhelming at first. After all, you are competing with other candidates from potentially anywhere on the planet. That is why you need the right strategy to find the right job and stand out from the crowd. Here are 6 tips to help you get that dream job:

Look at Your Goals
Starting with the end in mind is key to your success when job hunting. Without knowing exactly what you want out of a job or employer, it is harder to filter out the jobs that are terrible fits.
To start, know what your minimum amount of salary or pay is going to be. This gives you the absolute floor that you are willing to take before you walk away. Also, consider ancillary benefits: health insurance, vacation time, travel compensation, and work environment. Salary doesn't always tell the full story and you don't want to be stuck in job you hate because it paid a few percentage points more.

Know Your Worth
The best way to have leverage in the job process is to know your strengths. The old adage goes that you should not judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree. In essence, know what few things you do better than anyone else, and a few things you don’t do very well. With this in mind, you will have a better idea of how to sell yourself and which job to actually look for. You don't want to make the mistake of going for a position that you are overqualified for.

Resume Review Time
Even the best candidates resumes' can be thrown away if they don't pass the HR test. And in today's world, it's getting even harder to do that because many companies use computer programs to filter out resumes based on keywords.
This is why you should take advantage of resources available to you like professional resume writers and this free 5 point resume review and scorecard. It helps you know what kind of shape your resume is in and what improvements you need to make to stand out from the crowd.

Use Your Network
Don't make the mistake of overlooking your network of contacts. This could create extra work for you as you look for jobs without first having an introduction from a friend. Ask friends, colleagues, and family if they know anyone in the industry. You never know when a simple email from a friend could land you an interview with the hiring manager. It never hurts to ask. You can also create a new network by reaching out to recruiting firms like the JMJ Phillip Group.

Nail the Interview
The interview is where rubber meets the road. You need to nail the interview in order to be offered the position, which means preparing the right way. Before you step foot in the office, make sure that you have all your questions prepared in advance. Things that employers love to hear are questions about their goals, both short term and long term. In addition, be sure to let them do most of the talking while you actively listen for insights on what they want.

Don't Overlook Online Resources
It can be tempting to just jump in and go for the new job you want by driving around to offices near you. However, this could shoot you in the foot. You might overlook a key opportunity.
Leverage online platforms that pool similar jobs in one place. With online job boards, you just need to sign up with an email to access numerous postings. It puts you in a position of control by giving you options to choose from.
Getting a new job is always tricky. And with how competitive the supply chain industry is in today's day and age, you need an extra edge to get your dream job. So don't just try to wing it, and never give up. Implement the advice above to find your job, apply, and nail the interview.

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