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There’s No Such Thing as a Greatest Weakness Interview Question…

The bane of every job seeker's existence is the greatest weakness interview question. Even if the question isn’t going to be asked, a candidate will invariably prepare for it. That being the case, it’s not altogether a bad idea to be ready for the question because - like it or not - thinking this way helps you to prepare for any interview. The point of an interview is to get to know someone. Who are they? What makes them tick? What are they interested in? What are they not interested in? What experiences make them a valuable asset to [...]

By |March 25, 2022|

Second Round Interview Questions | How to Answer

Now that you’ve completed the first interview screen and have been contacted regarding the next round, it’s time to prepare for the second round interview questions. The questions in the second round can be much more in-depth than the  first round interview questions.

By |December 2, 2021|Tags: |

Supply Chain Hiring Strategy: Why SEO is an Essential Component

Implementing a hiring strategy suitable for qualified talent can often be challenging, recruiters are increasingly posting their jobs online. In fact, Google has revealed that almost 30 percent of all searches on its platform, around 300 million per month, are job-related. While this news appears encouraging, it can also be a sign that job ads can quickly disappear amidst all the other postings.      When you use search engine optimization (SEO) as a recruiter, it is advisable to focus on Google as it has a page dedicated to job postings. Fortunately, SEO can make your hiring strategy and online recruitment much [...]

By |July 21, 2021|

Common First Round Interview Questions and How to Answer

As a leading supply chain recruiting firm, it is common for our candidates to go through different interview processes with various companies, then report back to us about their interview experiences. Below are some of the most common first round interview questions and our insights on how to best answer them.   Tell me about yourself.  The hiring manager doesn’t want to know what you did last weekend, your favorite hobbies, or what hospital you were born in. They are looking for a quick snapshot of who you are, how you would fit into their culture, and what qualifies you for [...]

By |July 1, 2021|

Proactive Ways to Enhance Your Logistics Hiring and Recruitment Process

Is your logistics organization suffering because of a broken hiring and recruitment process? Tired of losing candidates because they are going through too many rounds of onsite interviews? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s time to focus on optimizing your logistics hiring and recruiting process. To stay on top of your logistics hiring demands in today’s market, it’s imperative that you focus on doing whatever it takes to remove any sort of bottlenecks that delay your ability to make quick and successful hiring decisions and can lead to poor candidate experience.  Here are a few [...]

By |June 11, 2021|

Video Interview Practice and Tips – Keys to a Successful Video Interview

You may have ended up here reading this because you’re thinking it’s time to improve your video interviewing skills and need some video interview practice. Having a successful video interview seems pretty easy though, right? Well, not really… A lot more can go south in a video interview than an in-person interview simply because there are more technical factors that contribute to everything running smoothly. We have created a list of tips to help ensure these technical factors are planned for accordingly so all you have to worry about is being yourself and ‘wowing’ the hiring manager! Check Your [...]

By |July 7, 2020|

3 Part Webinar Series – Obtain the Supply Chain Job You Deserve: Pandemic-era Job Search Strategies

  PART 3: Interview and Offer Negotiation Webinar! Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 2: Job Search & Networking Strategies Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE           PART 1: Resume and Linkedin Optimization Webinar!  Presented by ASCM Career Coach and SCM Talent Group President Rodney Apple WATCH RECAP HERE       Meet Rodney Apple: Rodney Apple is the founder [...]

By |May 21, 2020|

Toolkit for Supply Chain Disruptions

Jobless claims have reached a record high, and millions will be focused on seeking new employment within an economy that has been shocked to its core by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. In the spirit of helping professionals that have been laid off or furloughed, SCM Talent Group  has just completed a compilation of our top job search and professional development resources. We sincerely hope that this content and advice can aid job seekers with returning to the workforce as quickly as possible. Below is the link to access this compilation of resources: COVID-19 TALENT TOOLKIT Please know that our [...]

By |April 1, 2020|

Mission: Follow-up Interview

You landed the first interview, and you felt you really knocked it out of the park. You’re supposed to hear back in a few days, and then that time passes with no follow up interview or call….what do you do? Being either an in-person or phone interview, waiting to hear back can be tough.  As Tom Petty put it, “the waiting is the hardest part.” Below are a few tips on how ease the “staying in touch” part of the job search and landing that follow up interview : Ask About Next Steps (Before You Leave the Interview) Be sure [...]

By |April 17, 2019|

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 experience into the civilian sector. Included below are some tips and specialized resources to assist with learning the civilian supply chain lingo and shortening the transition from a career in the military to a civilian supply chain career. Network with Ex-Military Supply Chain Professionals A great tactic is to connect with civilian supply chain professionals who have served in the military before. Utilize online resources such [...]

By |August 18, 2018|Tags: , , , |
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