• Boost Your Mood on Blue Monday

    8 days 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?

    about 1 month 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

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Leave Your Job Without Burning Bridges

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Leave A Job Without Burning Bridges
  • How to Decide if a Job Offer is Worth Taking

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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    7 Ways To Decide If A Job Offer Is Worth Taking
  • How to Make a Great First Impression in Your New Job

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 Deleted user

    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 “overwhelmed ...

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    The Signs Of Burnout And What To Do About Them
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Co-Worker

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    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 a Specialist Recruiter Can Help You Secure Your Dream Job

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    When seeking your next dream role within the procurement and supply chain sector, working alongside a specialist recruiter means you can learn more about a role beyond a vague job description on a job message board. Recruiters can provide insider knowledge through the relationships they have built with companies in the sector, meaning you can make intelligent choices about w...

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    The Benefits Of Using A Specialist Recruiter To Secure Your Dream Job
  • How to Find Out Your Co-Worker's Salary

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    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 promot...

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  • How to Survive a Marathon Interview Process

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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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  • Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

    3 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 e-commerce 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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  • How to Resign Your Job and Leave on Good Terms

    4 months ago by Deleted user

    ​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 specialized 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 under...

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  • Why You Should Always Decline a Counter Offer

    6 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​“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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