Supply chain terminology and job titles are confusing so you need a job search system. You can use O*Net and LinkedIn. You can also work with search firms and hit the recruiting fairs at events like CSCMP. Supply chain terminology varies from one company to the next. In some places, the supply chain includes logistics, purchasing, and manufacturing operations. You can learn how a company uses supply chain jargon by reading their job descriptions. Then, you need to adapt the language on your resume to align with each company and each job that you apply for.
- Okay, I'm going to level with you. … The cross functional nature of supply chain management … makes it really hard for companies to be consistent … in the way they post jobs. … And because supply chain terminology … and job classifications are kind of a mess, … you need to proactively adapt your job search … to find the right opportunities. … You can do a lot of it online. … For example, O*NET is a website … that's run by the US Department of Labor. … It can help you sort through job titles and descriptions. … For example, look at all of the different job codes … that pop up when you search O*NET … for the phrase supply chain. … For each job code, you can drill down … into statistics about pay ranges … and employment trends in the US, … and you can get a list of common job titles and job duties … along with education and certification requirements. … These lists of job titles and duties are a big help … because you can use them as keywords … when you're searching for openings on recruiting websites. …
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