Minute to Win It: 5 Steps for Creating a Successful Procurement Resume

Minute to Win It 5 Steps for Creating a Successful Procurement Resume

Placement professionals will tell you that resume readers, reviewing hundreds of resumes for each open position, will spend less than a minute on most resumes.  Oftentimes, they will stop reviewing a resume without having assessed the candidate’s suitability for a position, because something was just not right on the resume.

What are some things you can do to positively position your resume?  Here our thoughts on a process for building an effective resume if you only have a minute to win over the resume reader.

  1. Create a 12 page resume. Instead of focusing on creating one resume, the one you will send out, try creating one that will serve as a library for creating resumes that are focused for specific, targeted opportunities. Read more

Landing Your Dream Job

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To land your dream job, you first need to know what you want out of your next position.  Beyond the basics of compensation, benefits, and commute time, there are a few directions a purchasing professional can consider. Read more

The Power of Small Steps

In a training class I was delivering last week one of the buyers expressed frustration about the time and effort that was going to be required to implement a change across her supply base.  She understood the current state, knew where she wanted to go and had a realistic view of the time and effort that the change would require.

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Top Resume Turnoffs

Placement professionals will tell you that resume readers, reviewing hundreds of resumes for each open position, will spend less than a minute on each resume.

Hiring Managers are looking for buzz words, and if you’re not reading the job description thoroughly, you’re in big trouble. If you’re a fit for the role, you should have at minimum, 10 buzz words that align with the role you’re applying for.

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