• 5 Self-Care Practices that Put Your Mental Health First

    5 months ago

    ​In light of the anxiety and stress caused by the global health crisis and its fallout, it’s no wonder that many have felt the weight of the past twelve months on their shoulders. Social isolation, video call fatigue, and an increase in employee burnout are some of the driving factors impacting the lives of so many this year. Whether you are struggling to stay motivated, fee...

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  • Career Advice for Supply Chain Professionals

    9 months ago

    IntroductionDSJ Global has partnered with the Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM), specifically the Charlotte and Atlanta chapters on a series of virtual Lunch & Learn webinars to provide insights and career advice to supply chain professionals. Senior Recruitment Consultant at DSJ Global, Julia Daigle, shared an inside look in the virtual sessions on the job mar...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    9 months ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 ...

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  • 12 Days of Career Advice

    10 months ago

    ​2020 has been a year like no other; the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on many markets, resulting in a rise in unemployment rates across the globe .The U.S has an unemployment rate of 6.9%, the UK has 4.8% - the highest in 3 years and Hong Kong is seeing their biggest rise in 16 years. With this uncertainty surrounding the job market, how can you improve your c...

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  • How Changes to Work Will Affect the Wider World

    12 months ago
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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    about 1 year ago

    Supply chain professionals, are you working out the logistics of returning to the office? While many of those working in the end-to-end supply chain – particularly in manufacturing and transportation – will have been onsite for the last several months, the rest of the workforce has been enjoying working from home. In fact, 82% of the supply chain workforce wants this trend t...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great progr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    over 1 year ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the end-to-end supply chain sector, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.​​Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social animals, most...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    over 1 year ago

    ​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commute...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help supply chain and procurement professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for ...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    over 1 year ago by Lara Edgcombe

    The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside great disruptions to the supply chain. High demand alongside constrained labor and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics has created critical shortages for medical equipment and essential consumer goods. What has become clear is that organizations, more than ev...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, more of us will be adapting to working from home. If you find yourself interviewing for a new role during this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to interview via video conference call. Ross Williams, Head of Logistics and Operations at DSJ Global, recommends that candidates make it known they are prepar...

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  • Boost Your Mood on Blue Monday

    over 1 year ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    For those living in many regions across the US, January can be a dreary and long month, with cold temperatures and fewer hours of sunlight. A lack of daylight can even affect your usual chemical balance. When it’s dark, your body creates the hormone melatonin as a signal that it’s time to go to sleep. During the winter, this can make you feel tired and sluggish, and impact y...

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  • The Holiday Hiring Freeze: Fact or Fiction?

    almost 2 years ago by Olivia McNeilis

    Everyone has heard of the holiday hiring freeze, but is it really better to wait until 2020 to start a job search? Over the last ten years, we’ve found that nothing could not be further from the truth. December is usually marked by many last-minute interviews and job offers to candidates. And we’re not alone, a survey by ExecuNet, an online executive career network, foun...

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  • 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea

    almost 2 years ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​Did you know that 23% of US companies offer sabbaticals, according to the Society for Human Resource Management? 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 opportunity for a company ...

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  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    almost 2 years ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 r...

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  • How to Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    almost 2 years ago by

    ​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 behavior will ensure you leave your current company on a positive note and ensure a positive job reference, which will be help...

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

    almost 2 years ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    about 2 years ago by Marissa Notaro

    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 behavior of a toxic co-worker. Being the target of consistent bullying from a co-worker such as undermining comments, withholding information or spreading rumors can give you the feeling that your colleague is ‘out to get yo...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    about 2 years ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​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 intervie...

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