How to Grow Your Job Search in Supply Chain Management

by Richard C. Wilson on January 30, 2012

If you are trying to grow your job search possibilities in the field of supply chain management, there are few things you can do to help yourself. Following a few of these tips can send you on your way to a more powerful and successful job search.

  • Network – The number one way to grow your job search is to network. Network all the time. Join a professional organization, attend meetings and conferences within your field or even take a continuing education course to meet new people and network.
  • Prepare a pitch – Build a 30-second self-promotion pitch and have it down cold.  Be prepared to go into it quickly and naturally. Some call it an “elevator speech” as you should be able to tell it to someone you meet in the elevator as you ride to the next floor.  No matter what you call it, it is a great way to be prepared should you meet someone that may be able to help you in your job search.
  • Use Your Social Network – Today’s networking isn’t just done at an annual convention.  Today, in order to effectively network in supply chain management, you need to build your social network.  Building an online presence and using it to network is a great way to grow your job search. Have a Twitter account and tweet about your interests and what kind of job you are looking for. Post on Facebook your skills and that you are searching for a job. Establish a professional profile on LinkedIn and virtual network with other professionals in the field of supply chain management.
  • Business Cards – Whether you are employed currently or not, to effectively grow your job search, you need a business card. Have some business cards made up with your current contact information. You can even establish a tag line to include on your cards to make yourself more memorable.  And don’t forget — never leave the back blank. Whenever you hand out a business card, make sure you fill out something on the back of the card to help the receiver remember you.

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