As a leading supply chain recruiting firm, it is common for our candidates to go through different interview processes with various companies, then report back to us about their interview experiences. Having a firm grasp of the job description and hiring process will give you a jump start on other candidates! One tactic to keep in mind while preparing for your interview is the SOAR method of interviewing: Situation Opportunity Actions Results Supply chain employers often want quantifiable results of your past experience. Behavioral questions can help glean this type of information from candidates. Remember that in a Pandemic [...]
INTRODUCTION Supply chain job descriptions can be the first weapon in your arsenal to attract top talent. The competition for top supply chain talent is fierce these days. Unfortunately, a lot of companies treat their job descriptions as a necessary evil instead of a strategic marketing tool. These companies have yet to learn that there’s a strong association between a company’s job postings and its brand image. In other words, posting bad job descriptions can have a negative impact on a company’s brand image and deter the best candidates from applying. The demand for top supply chain talent has [...]
Supply Chain Management Careers are some of the most expansive and diverse disciplines within the business world as they encompass a broad array of interconnected activities and functions which enable commercial activities, such as procurement, logistics, inventory planning, order fulfillment, and manufacturing. Likewise, the paths of supply chain management careers are expansive and diverse, particularly so because supply chain touches almost every industry in almost any type of company, from private to public to government to non-profit. If you’re considering or beginning a career in supply chain management, you may find it a bit overwhelming to gain a comprehensive [...]
What can you do to accelerate your supply chain career advancement with your current employer? In planning your supply chain career, earning a job promotion is a surefire way to reach your goals sooner as opposed to jumping ship every two to three years to chase greener pastures. However, a supply chain job promotion doesn’t come along every year. You’ll have to put in the proper amount of effort and work on increasing your leadership skills in order to increase your odds of getting promoted. Volatility in today's supply chain world means that things are changing rapidly. This also [...]
Struggling to hire and retain supply chain talent? Be sure to check out SCM Talent Group’s 10 part blog series that covers the top strategies employers can implement to improve their ability to hire and retain supply chain talent. If your primary recruiting strategy is “posting and praying”, you are basically fishing from a freshwater pond versus the ocean. There’s a sea of top performers that are content in their current roles and are rarely surfing the job boards, so if you think you’re going to find supply chain talent through a job advertisement, you’re setting yourself up for [...]
How do you get the follow up interview in a fluid and dynamic supply chain talent world? The competition is fierce but you can separate yourself from the pack with these practices. You landed the first interview, and you felt you really knocked it out of the park. You’re supposed to hear back in a few days, and then that time passes with no follow up interview or call….what do you do? Being either an in-person or phone interview, waiting to hear back can be tough. As Tom Petty put it, “the waiting is the hardest part.” Below are [...]
Here are a few of the hot trends we’ve spotted in the overall supply chain job market along with our recommendations for how you can best position yourself for success, while avoiding the common pitfalls that exist within a high-demand, low unemployment job market.
In part one we broke down some of the common mistakes companies continue to make in hiring supply chain talent. Now it's time to provide some supply chain hiring solutions for you! In today’s candidate-driven market, organizations need to mitigate these mistakes and improve how they go about finding supply chain talent. This means doing more than just “posting and praying” the right person will come across your open supply chain opportunity. There’s a lot of strategies and tactics you can implement in your organization, so many that one could create an entire series of articles on them (fun fact: [...]