Purchasing and Supply Chain Resumes
Compiling any supply chain resume means creating a job application designed to attract companies who are hiring. Purchasing manager resumes and other resumes in this field need to show you are talented, motivated and ready to take on the many challenges and rewards of these positions. When compiling a supply chain or procurement resume, follow these tips to ensure the best chance of success:
- Highlight job-specific skills. If you’re applying for a supply chain management job, for example, make sure you highlight management experience, supply chain expertise, technical knowledge and the other skills you will need for your job. It can be helpful to note on your supply chain management resume any expertise you have in specific sectors and across industry.
- Don’t forget soft skills. In a logistics resume, don’t forget to point out communication skills, teamwork skills and other skills which help you become a team player and help you communicate effectively with coworkers. These talents are also in demand by recruiters and employers and can show you are a well-rounded candidate.
- Focus on specifics. When listing your skills, give specific details and results you have been able to secure with your expertise. For example, instead of noting your IT skills, you may want to outline briefly how your IT acumen helped you overhaul the IT system at your workplace to improve efficiency by 5%.
- Check your resume. Read over your resume to make sure it is crisply written with no errors. Eliminate repetitive words and make sure you keep your descriptions succinct. Have someone else review your resume for any problem areas.
- Check out samples. Take a look at logistics resume samples or chain supply resume samples to make sure you’re including the information you need to include and are using the templates and designs most likely to attract recruiters and employers.
- Use lots of white space. Make your resume easy to scan and read by using plenty of spacing, bullet points and headings.
- Use keywords. Always check local job advertisements to find out what keywords are used in supply chain jobs. Use the same words in your resume. Keep in mind many companies today scan resumes into computers and use software to determine who is qualified and who is not. Make sure your resume is computer-friendly and will help you get to the head of the pack.
- Do not use text boxes as the information in these boxes may not be able to be read by resume scanning software.
- Always include a city, state, zip code, email address and phone number on your resume. (street address can be omitted if desired).
Once you have a logistics resume or supply chain resume, you need to know where to send it. Having a resume alone will not land you a job. Of course, you can send your resume off to specific companies with an introduction letter. You can also reply to supply chain jobs you find online or through databases. However, if you haven’t gotten in touch with Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters, you may wish to. We specialize in helping companies in your field find professionals for their job vacancies. Many of these jobs are never advertised, so working with Optimum Supply Chain Recruiters can help you get access to those positions you might not otherwise be able to find.