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There’s No Such Thing as a Greatest Weakness Interview Question…

The bane of every job seeker's existence is the greatest weakness interview question. Even if the question isn’t going to be asked, a candidate will invariably prepare for it. That being the case, it’s not altogether a bad idea to be ready for the question because - like it or not - thinking this way helps you to prepare for any interview. The point of an interview is to get to know someone. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are they interested in? What are they not interested in? What experiences make them a valuable asset to [...]

By |March 25, 2022|

Second Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

Now that you’ve completed the first interview screen and have been contacted regarding the next round, it’s time to prepare for the second round interview questions. The questions in the second round can be much more in-depth than the  first round interview questions.

By |December 2, 2021|Tags: |

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 can quickly disappear amidst all the other postings.      When you use search engine optimization (SEO) as a recruiter, it is advisable to focus on Google as it has a page dedicated to job postings. Fortunately, SEO can make your hiring strategy and online recruitment [...]

By |July 21, 2021|

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.  The hiring manager doesn’t want to know what you did last weekend, your favorite hobbies, or what hospital you were born in. They are looking for a quick snapshot of who you are, how you would fit into their culture, and what qualifies [...]

By |July 1, 2021|

Proactive Ways to Enhance Your Logistics Hiring and Recruitment Process

Is your logistics organization suffering because of a broken hiring and recruitment process? Tired of losing candidates because they are going through too many rounds of onsite interviews? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to focus on optimizing your logistics hiring and recruiting process. To stay on top of your logistics hiring demands in today’s market, it’s imperative that you focus on doing whatever it takes to remove any sort of bottlenecks that delay your ability to make quick and successful hiring decisions and can lead to poor candidate experience.  Here are a [...]

By |June 11, 2021|

10 Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to interviewing within the supply chain discipline, in person or over the phone, the competition can be fierce, and the last thing you want to do is to be ruled out of a job you are qualified for because of simple interview mistakes. While I’ve covered supply chain interviewing tips in the past, here’s a list of the most common supply chain interview mistakes I’ve seen candidates make that can negatively influence the hiring manager’s decision. Badmouthing Former Employers Criticizing a former employer, manager, or peers will only make you look bad. You will come off [...]

Video Interview Practice and Tips – Keys to a Successful Video Interview

You may have ended up here reading this because you’re thinking it’s time to improve your video interviewing skills and need some video interview practice. Having a successful video interview seems pretty easy though, right? Well, not really… A lot more can go south in a video interview than an in-person interview simply because there are more technical factors that contribute to everything running smoothly. We have created a list of tips to help ensure these technical factors are planned for accordingly so all you have to worry about is being yourself and ‘wowing’ the hiring manager! Check Your [...]

By |July 7, 2020|

Offer Evaluation and Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some quick tips to consider when you find yourself in offer evaluation and negotiation mode: DO Do research the average salary and average salary ranges for the type of job you’re interviewing for. Do research the company to determine opportunity for career growth, company reputation, etc. Do withhold salary information for as long as possible until you’ve learned more details about the job, company, etc. Do concern yourself with the type of work you’ll be doing and the opportunity for growth as much as you concern yourself with initial starting compensation. Do ensure that the compensation that’s [...]

By |May 21, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

3 Part Webinar Series – Obtain the Supply Chain Job You Deserve: Pandemic-era Job Search Strategies

  PART 3: Interview and Offer Negotiation Webinar! Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 2: Job Search & Networking Strategies Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 1: Resume and Linkedin Optimization Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE       Meet Rodney Apple: Rodney Apple is the founder [...]

By |May 21, 2020|

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