• How a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​When hunting for a new role in the German procurement and supply chain sector, there is a lot of value in contacting a specialist recruiter within your niche. Recruiters know what jobs are out there, have already built relationships with employers and devote a lot of time to making sure those jobs are filled with skilled and fitting candidates.   Not only do recruiters hold...

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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Secure Your Dream Job
  • How to Deal With a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​Working in the procurement and supply chain can be stressful, and at work we can find ourselves caught up in unneeded situations and drama thanks to the behaviour of a toxic co-worker. Being the target of consistent bullying from a co-worker such as undermining comments, withholding information or spreading rumours can give you the feeling that your colleague is ‘out to get...

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    How To Deal With A Toxic Co Worker
  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​When the time comes to officially leave a role within the procurement and supply chain sector which you have found tough, it can be tempting to go out in a blaze of glory and air your grievances before leaving abruptly. However, staying on your best behaviour will ensure you leave your current company on a positive note and ensure a positive job reference, which will be hel...

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    How To Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​The 2018 US Supply Chain Compensation and Career Survey Report by APICS found that 96% of the industry reported high levels of satisfaction, with an average annual salary increase of three percent and an average salary reported of $85,000.   Being employed in a buoyant and well-paying sector means there are plenty of opportunities to drive your career forward, apply for pro...

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    How To Find Out Your Co Worker's Salary
  • How to Resign and Leave on Good Terms

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​Handing in your notice may come as something of a bombshell to an employer in the global procurement and supply chain sector who identified you as a future leader, or have gained a lot of value from your specialised skill set. It is best to plan ahead for a bad reaction.   However the moment where you leave your position pans out, it is vital to remain professional and unde...

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  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​One of the most important parts of making a first impression in your challenging new role in the global procurement and supply chain sector is to start work on building a social network which can help you navigate the tough period of the first few months of learning the ropes. It is therefore important to be as positive and open as possible to everyone you meet. The first d...

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  • The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to do About It

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​Working in the supply chain means handling consistent demands and keeping a never-ending loop running smoothly. This can lead to pressure on workers who are required to adapt to the supply chain as it quickly evolves. This can sometimes lead to physical and mental illness.    A 2016 report by Deloitte found that the largest concern for employers in America is the “overwhelm...

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    The Signs Of Burnout At Work And What To Do About It
  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​As the global procurement and supply chain sector evolves alongside emerging technologies and the rise of ecommerce, hiring for senior roles now requires input from a range of stakeholders as technological savvy is tested alongside leadership skills and experience. This has led to a rising trend of conducting an all-day interview for talented candidates.  An all-day intervi...

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    How To Survive A Marathon Interview Process
  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​Did you know that 34% of the “100 Best Workplaces in Europe” offer paid sabbaticals, according to the Great Places to Work Institute? With this number ever increasing, there's no better time to bring up the conversation with your employer. Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital oppor...

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    5 Steps To Convincing Your Boss That A Sabbatical Is A Good Idea
  • 7 Ways to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​There’s nothing better than getting a job offer after a long application and interview process, but despite the temptation to say ‘yes’ as soon as possible, it pays to take time to evaluate the role and whether accepting the offer is the best decision for your career within the procurement and supply chain sector.  No role is going to be perfect, but there are aspects of a ...

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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Is Worth Taking
  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    3 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​If you are struggling to find a clear career path within your company, it is probably because it no longer exists. The procurement and supply chain sector has seen huge changes with the rise of ecommerce and new technologies; these large pivots have led to the abandonment of the traditional career ladder.  If you have a manager who shows little interest in helping you devel...

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    Is Your Boss Invested In Your Career Development
  • Why You Should Always Decline a Counter Offer

    8 months ago by Charlotte h

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • To Interview or Not to Interview: How to Decide Whether to Go For a Job That May Not Seem Perfect

    10 months ago by Charlotte h

    ​​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Randy Chan, Hea...

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