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get your resume ready for your next supply chain senior position

So you’re going to be applying for a senior level position in the supply and logistics chain discipline – this means that you’ll want to make sure that your resume stands out from the competition.

The following are a few tips that will help with improving your resume in order to ensure that you have the best odds of being called in for an interview:

  • Provide a Clear Job Target – Avoid trying to write a generic resume that covers as much as possible. Instead, write with a specific target audience in mind. Your resume needs to speak directly to the hiring decision makers so that they can connect you to the position you are applying for.
  • Include Value Proposition – You need to convince the hiring manager of the value that you will bring to his or her company. Not only do you do this by listing your skills and experience, but by giving specific examples to back up what you are saying.
  • Include Personal Branding – Think of yourself as a product or service that you are trying to sell to the hiring decision makers. This means making sure that you include your personal attributes, your personal passions, your strengths and your value proposition in a way that will resonate with the reader.
  • Include Your Career Success Stories – Pick a success story that will help convince hiring decision makers of your value and how you can improve their organization. The success story should include the original challenge, the action you took and the results that were achieved due to your actions.
  • Don’t Define Yourself With Your Former Job Title – Your resume should be based on your skills and experience, don’t put yourself into a box by relating yourself to whatever your former title was.

Contact us at Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters for additional advice on improving your resume.

Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson
Don Jacobson was born and raised in New York City, and graduated with a B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York. For 10 years, Don managed Operations and Supply Chain departments for consumer products companies. He then turned his attention to supply chain recruiting and for the past 27 years, has specialized in recruiting and placing supply chain executives throughout North America. Don is certified by the National Association of Personnel Consultants. He was a Partner at Hunt Ltd., and more recently was the Founder and Managing Partner of LogiPros LLC, a logistics recruiting firm. Don is a regular contributor of topical human resource articles for DC Velocity magazine, the CSCMP Supply Chain Comment, and The WERCSheet, published by the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC). He is Past President of the NY/NJ/CT chapter of WERC

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