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Our Top Job Search Tips from 2017

Congratulations, you’ve made it through another year and, hopefully, you achieved some career goals along the way!

A lot of organizations do a “Best of” at the end of the year, and we’d like to get in on the act. So without further ado, here are our top job-search tips from the past year.

What are supply chain jobs paying right now?

A recent survey by Material Handling & Logistics showed the average supply chain employee makes close to $100,000 a year. Of the various trades represented in the survey, the construction equipment industry showed the highest salary opportunities, an average of $148,000. The lowest average salary represented was plastics and rubbers, $65,000 per year. Supply chain salaries may vary due to factors such as cost of living, education level and type of position held.

Another recent industry survey showed 79 percent of supply chain respondents said they were either somewhat or very satisfied with their careers. However, a declining number of young professionals are showing interest in the industry, causing an urgent need for capable applicants. With good salaries, growth potential, high job satisfaction and an immediate need for applicants, now is a great time to enter the supply chain industry.

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Job seeker beware

When interviewing for a job, some people may “dress up” some of your experience in order make a good impression. You should also know that potential employers may be doing the same thing; trying to make an open position sound more appealing or leave the job seeker with a good impression.

For instance, you might be told your application or resume will be kept on file if you are not hired at that time. However, in most situations these applications are filed away and never looked at again. You may also be given a timeline for the hiring process, but these dates are general guidelines and not hard deadlines.

Make sure you know the details and have as much information as you can from sources other than the person interviewing you.

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Should I take the job?

The job with the highest salary may not actually be the best financial decision. When deciding whether or not to accept a job offer, you should examine other factors such as work culture, advancement opportunities, career goals and benefits.

In fact, a job offer with an initial 10 percent pay cut may not be a bad thing.  The company could potentially offer a better benefits package and/or greater opportunities for advancement. Work environment and management style should also be taken into consideration.

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Counteroffers – are they worth taking?

When it’s time to let your employer know you’ve accepted a position with another organization, they may provide a counteroffer. Most people who accept counteroffers end up leaving the company within six months. Statistics show that by 18 months, 93 percent of these people will have left.

Once you have shown interest in leaving, it may cause you problems in the future with the company.  Your perceived lack of dedication could inhibit further promotion or advancement. They could also be using a counteroffer to provide themselves time to fill the position and let you go when it is more convenient for them.

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Work With a Top Supply Chain Recruiter

Are you ready to start 2018 with an exciting new opportunity in your supply chain career? Contact ZDA today to get started on working with a top supply chain recruiter.


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