Blog 2017-11-28T09:57:22+00:00

Supply Chain Talent Blog

The Supply Chain Talent Blog keeps you informed on the latest supply chain recruitment and career development trends, job search techniques, resume tips, interviewing advice and more.

10 Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to interviewing within the supply chain discipline, the competition can be fierce, and the last thing you want to do is to be ruled out of a job you are qualified for [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Interviewing|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 10 Common Interview Mistakes to Avoid

SCM Talent Group a Proud Exhibitor at APICS 2017

We’re excited to announce SCM Talent Group will be exhibiting and attending APICS 2017 in San Antonio, TX. The annual conference boosts over 2,000 supply chain professionals, 60+ educational sessions, 12 facility tours, two keynote [...]

By |Categories: SCM Talent News|Comments Off on SCM Talent Group a Proud Exhibitor at APICS 2017

Supply Chain Career Paths – A Myriad of Choices

Supply Chain Management is one of the most expansive and diverse disciplines within the business world as it encompasses a broad array of interconnected activities and functions that enable commerce, such as procurement, logistics, inventory [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search|Comments Off on Supply Chain Career Paths – A Myriad of Choices

APICS Career Coach Webinar: Top Career Tips from Top Supply Chain Leaders

APICS Career Coach Rodney Apple, the Founder and President of SCM Talent Group, is presenting another webinar with APICS: Top Career Tips from Top Supply Chain Leaders. Date: Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 Time: [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting|Comments Off on APICS Career Coach Webinar: Top Career Tips from Top Supply Chain Leaders

7 Steps to Engage The Right Mentor & Advance Your Supply Chain Career (INFOGRAPHIC)

Looking to accelerate your supply chain career? Perhaps you’re seeking to sharpen up your leadership skills in efforts to advance into an executive leadership role? Having a mentor throughout your supply chain career can truly [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Infographics, Social Media & Networking|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Steps to Engage The Right Mentor & Advance Your Supply Chain Career (INFOGRAPHIC)

Webinar: Top LinkedIn Profile Tips for Supply Chain Professionals

Is your LinkedIn profile working for you? How confident are you that your profile is well positioned to attract supply chain recruiters and hiring managers? No need to panic, as SCM Talent [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Job Search, Resumes & Cover Letters, SCM Talent News, Social Media & Networking, Webinars|Comments Off on Webinar: Top LinkedIn Profile Tips for Supply Chain Professionals

8 Avenues to Expand Your Supply Chain Network

Looking to experience new ways of thinking? Build beneficial business relationships? Find career opportunities available nowhere else? Network! Networking is one the most valuable career development strategies for any professional at any stage in their [...]

By |Categories: Career Development|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Avenues to Expand Your Supply Chain Network

SCM Talent Group Named a Top Supply Chain Blog

SCM Talent Group’s Supply Chain Talent Blog was recently recognized on the Top 75 Supply Chain Blogs & Websites for Supply Chain Professionals created by Feedspot, a blog aggregation website. Landing at #26 on Feedspot's [...]

By |Categories: SCM Talent News, Social Media & Networking, Testimonials|Comments Off on SCM Talent Group Named a Top Supply Chain Blog

Career Coach Webinar: Understanding and Navigating the Various Career Paths in Supply Chain

APICS Career Coach Rodney Apple, the Founder and President of SCM Talent Group, is presenting another webinar with APICS: Understanding and Navigating the Various Career Paths in Supply Chain. Date: May 17, 2017 Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, SCM Talent News|Comments Off on Career Coach Webinar: Understanding and Navigating the Various Career Paths in Supply Chain

5 Keys to Successfully Launching a Supply Chain Career

The field of Supply Chain Management offers a very broad and diverse range of career options with many opportunities for growth, making it both an exciting and overwhelming place to begin a career. It’s very [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search|Comments Off on 5 Keys to Successfully Launching a Supply Chain Career

APICS Extra Live Webinar: LinkedIn Profile Optimization Tips for Supply Chain Management Professionals

In early 2017, SCM Talent Group Founder Rodney Apple, who serves as the current APICS Career Coach, joined the APICS magazine staff as author for the newly created Professional Development department. With this new role, [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Resumes & Cover Letters, SCM Talent News, Social Media & Networking|Comments Off on APICS Extra Live Webinar: LinkedIn Profile Optimization Tips for Supply Chain Management Professionals

APICS Career Coach Webinar: Top Strategies for a Supply Chain Job Search Campaign

SCM Talent Group Founder & President, Rodney Apple, who also serves as the APICS Career Coach, will be presenting a webinar with APICS: Top Strategies for a Successful Supply Chain Job Search Campaign . He [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search, SCM Talent News|Comments Off on APICS Career Coach Webinar: Top Strategies for a Supply Chain Job Search Campaign

SCM Talent Group Purchases New Office, Prepares for Expansion

SCM Talent Group's new office is located at 120 Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville, NC SCM Talent Group has recently purchased an office space located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC, [...]

By |Categories: SCM Talent News|Comments Off on SCM Talent Group Purchases New Office, Prepares for Expansion

Webinar: Strategies for Sourcing & Recruiting Top Supply Chain Talent

The Supply Chain discipline has been experiencing a talent shortage that many experts in the field are predicting will only get worse, before it gets better. Baby boomers are retiring in droves [...]

By |Categories: Hiring & Recruiting, SCM Talent News, Webinars|Comments Off on Webinar: Strategies for Sourcing & Recruiting Top Supply Chain Talent

How to Transition Military Supply Chain Skills into the Civilian Sector

  The transition for military candidates into civilian jobs can be an arduous process. Luckily, there are plenty of great resources available to assist with learning the civilian lingo and translating one’s military supply chain [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Interviewing, Job Search|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to Transition Military Supply Chain Skills into the Civilian Sector

APICS Career Coach Webinar: Fast Track Your Supply Chain Career through Mentorship

SCM Talent Group Founder & President, Rodney Apple, who also serves as the APICS Career Coach, will be presenting another webinar for APICS members on Wednesday, August 17th from 2pm-3pm CST. He will be discussing [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search, SCM Talent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on APICS Career Coach Webinar: Fast Track Your Supply Chain Career through Mentorship

The Keys to a Successful Supply Chain Job Search Campaign

Looking to launch a new supply chain job search? Don’t know where to start? Feeling lost, overwhelmed and unsure? A job search, like anything else in life that you’re striving to achieve, begins with creating [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, SCM Talent News|Comments Off on The Keys to a Successful Supply Chain Job Search Campaign

Step Up Your Networking Game With These Apps, Tools And Websites

In my most recent APICS Career Coach webinar titled “Master the Art of Networking”, I explained the importance of leveraging business and career networking apps, tools and websites to help optimize networking effectiveness.  Below is the list [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Job Search, Social Media & Networking|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Step Up Your Networking Game With These Apps, Tools And Websites

Rodney Apple of SCM Talent Group to Present at APICS 2015 Global Conference

I am looking forward to participating in this year's APICS 2015 Global Conference which is being held October 5th - 7th at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. I will be taking [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing, Job Search, Offers, Resumes & Cover Letters, SCM Talent News, Social Media & Networking|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rodney Apple of SCM Talent Group to Present at APICS 2015 Global Conference

Breaking into a Supply Chain Management Career (Guest Post)

Supply chains are a key element to economic growth and stability around the globe. A career as a supply chain manager requires detailed-oriented vision and a holistic understanding of the process that takes products [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search|Tags: , |Comments Off on Breaking into a Supply Chain Management Career (Guest Post)

Offer Evaluation and Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts

Here are some quick tips to consider when you find yourself in offer evaluation and negotiation mode: DO Do research the average salary and average salary ranges for the type of job you’re interviewing for. [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing, Offers|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Offer Evaluation and Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts

The Importance Of Supply Chain Career Planning

In my most recent APICS Career Coach webinar and white paper titled "How to Accelerate Your Career in Supply Chain", I emphasized the importance of career planning to my fellow APICS members. Supply chain professionals that [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search|Tags: |Comments Off on The Importance Of Supply Chain Career Planning

How to Address Questions About Current And Desired Salary

The all-important “What’s your current and desired salary?” questions that are typically asked in a job interview can be challenging to address especially if you haven’t spent any time preparing your thoughts for how you would [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing, Offers|Comments Off on How to Address Questions About Current And Desired Salary

APICS Career Coach Webinar: How to Evaluate and Negotiate a Job Offer

Our leader, Rodney Apple, who also serves as the APICS Career Coach, will be presenting another webinar for APICS members on Wednesday, December 17th from 1pm – 2pm CST. His newest white paper and webinar are [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Interviewing, Job Search, Offers, SCM Talent News|Comments Off on APICS Career Coach Webinar: How to Evaluate and Negotiate a Job Offer

Rodney Apple to Serve as Career Coach for APICS, Kicks Off First Webinar on May 21st

I am very excited to be serving as the new Career Coach for APICS – the American Production and Inventory Control Society. For those not familiar with APICS, it is the leading professional association for supply [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing, Job Search, Offers, Resumes & Cover Letters, SCM Talent News, Social Media & Networking|Comments Off on Rodney Apple to Serve as Career Coach for APICS, Kicks Off First Webinar on May 21st

How to Write Job Descriptions That Attract Top Supply Chain Talent

The competition for top supply chain talent is fierce these days. Unfortunately, a lot of companies treat their job descriptions as a “necessary evil” instead of a “strategic marketing tool”. These companies have yet to learn [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing|Comments Off on How to Write Job Descriptions That Attract Top Supply Chain Talent

Top 6 Supply Chain Job Search Tips

As a veteran Supply Chain Recruiter, I am often asked by job seekers for my advice on how to develop and execute an effective supply chain job search strategy. Before I respond with my suggestions, [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Resumes & Cover Letters, Social Media & Networking|Comments Off on Top 6 Supply Chain Job Search Tips

Now Could be the Best Time to Launch a Supply Chain Job Search

Are you thinking about making a career move in 2013? I have been noticing a big spike lately with candidates reaching out to inquire about supply chain job opportunities, inviting me to connect on LinkedIn [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Hiring & Recruiting, Job Search|Comments Off on Now Could be the Best Time to Launch a Supply Chain Job Search

Video Interview on Winning the Supply Chain Talent Hunt

During the Annual CSCMP Global Conference that was held in Atlanta back in October, I was asked to conduct a video interview with SupplyChainBrain on "Winning the Supply Chain Talent Hunt". In case you're not familiar with [...]

By |Categories: Hiring & Recruiting, SCM Talent News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Video Interview on Winning the Supply Chain Talent Hunt

Rodney Apple to speak at the CSCMP Conference on Supply Chain Talent Development

I am very excited about the upcoming Annual CSCMP Global Conference that's being held in Atlanta from Sunday, September 30th through Wednesday, October 3rd. This is one of the premiere supply chain conferences on the [...]

By |Categories: SCM Talent News|Comments Off on Rodney Apple to speak at the CSCMP Conference on Supply Chain Talent Development

Chief Supply Chain Officers, How Well Do You Know Your Supply Chain Recruiter?

As the global demand for supply chain talent continues to rise, it will become increasingly important for Chief Supply Chain Officers and other supply chain executives to invest more time and energy into their organizations [...]

By |Categories: Hiring & Recruiting|Comments Off on Chief Supply Chain Officers, How Well Do You Know Your Supply Chain Recruiter?

How to Hire the Right Supply Chain Recruiting Firm

Selecting the right supply chain recruiting firm can be a daunting task these days as there are so many firms to choose from plus each firm is unique in terms of specialization, service offerings, markets [...]

By |Categories: Hiring & Recruiting, Interviewing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Hire the Right Supply Chain Recruiting Firm

Top 5 Tips For Optimizing a Supply Chain Resume

I've reviewed thousands of supply chain resumes over the course of my 20-year career in staffing, having worked as a Corporate Supply Chain Recruiter for clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Cummins, Kimberly-Clark and others. I’d like [...]

By |Categories: Career Development, Job Search, Resumes & Cover Letters|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips For Optimizing a Supply Chain Resume