Supply Chain Hiring Strategy: Why SEO is an Essential Component

Implementing a hiring strategy suitable for qualified talent can often be challenging, recruiters are increasingly posting their jobs online. In fact, Google has revealed that almost 30 percent of all searches on its platform, around 300 million per month, are job-related. While this news appears encouraging, it can also be a sign that job ads [...]

2021-07-21T13:19:13-04:00July 21, 2021|Career Development, Interviewing|

Common First Round Interview Questions and How to Answer

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. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.   Tell me about yourself.  [...]

2021-07-21T11:06:24-04:00July 1, 2021|Career Development, Interviewing|

Top 5 Tips For Optimizing Your Supply Chain Resume

I’ve reviewed thousands of supply chain resumes over the course of my 20-year career in staffing, having worked as a Corporate Supply Chain Recruiter for clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Cummins, Kimberly-Clark, and others. I’d like to fill you in on a few must-have elements that you’ll want to incorporate into […]

Digital Networking Tactics For When You Can’t Network in Person

Through the pandemic crisis, the traditional methods for making new connections with other professionals, such as lunch meetings or attending supply chain events, went out the door. This in turn has made digital networking the new normal, and paramount for success as it relates to making new business connections or finding a new job. [...]

Toolkit for Supply Chain Disruptions

Jobless claims have reached a record high, and millions will be focused on seeking new employment within an economy that has been shocked to its core by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In the spirit of helping professionals that have been laid off or furloughed, SCM Talent Group  has just completed a compilation of our top [...]

Top Tips for Executing an Executive Supply Chain Job Search

As we move further into this new decade, have you found yourself wondering if it’s time to explore other career opportunities?  While there are fewer job opportunities at the top of the pyramid, along with immense competition, there are still various tactics one can apply to their executive supply chain job search in order to [...]

2020-01-24T14:22:03-05:00January 24, 2020|Career Development, Job Search|

Debunking 5 Common Job Search Myths for Older Supply Chain Workers

While there are associations and organizations dedicated to supporting older supply chain workers, ageism is unfortunately still a reality in the workforce.  The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission’s (EEOC) 2018 report “The State of Age Discrimination and Older Workers in the U.S.” stated that despite record low unemployment, older workers still have difficulty finding a new [...]

2021-06-09T14:40:42-04:00December 3, 2019|Career Development, Job Search|

10 Competencies to Advance to Supply Chain Executive (Part 2 of 2)

As we discussed in Part 1, there is no magic formula to reach the most senior supply chain executive level.  Every company has a unique supply chain thus requiring varying degrees of experience, qualifications and skills.  Below you’ll find the next 5 core competencies that supply chain practitioners should aim to acquire in efforts [...]

2020-12-19T12:15:36-05:00November 6, 2019|Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting|

10 Competencies to Advance to Supply Chain Executive (Part 1 of 2)

Supply chain leadership roles such as Chief Supply Chain Officer continue to grow in popularity as more companies recognize that supply chain management is central to success and a key differentiator for adding value and sustaining revenue growth.  Supply chain leaders of today aren’t just focused on coordinating the company’s end-to-end supply chain and [...]

2020-12-19T12:18:21-05:00November 5, 2019|Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting|

Top Skills Employers Look for In Supply Chain Students

A student can never start preparing for the future too early. The top questions that I hear from supply chain management students are “What can I do to prepare myself for my first job?” and “What skills do employers look for in entry-level candidates?”.  As supply chain recruiters, we can help pitch in some advice [...]

2020-12-19T12:19:55-05:00October 9, 2019|Career Development|
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