With the change of seasons, those who work in supply and logistics industry find it to be the perfect time to evaluate what they want in their careers, with the consideration of switching fields at the forefront. If someone decides to change their career and advance, the inevitable question pushes forward: How do you advance in your career?
Today, the global supply chain offers a lot of interesting and fun workplaces to those who are interested in working for them. Supply chains are a key element of economical growth and development and to work for such an industry requires attention to details and an understanding of what it takes to turn a raw material into a product.
If you are already a part of this industry then you have what it takes to advance, but here are some tips on how exactly to achieve that.
1. Asses Your Skills and How They Will Help You Progress
This is an important step. You might want to advance, but it’s key to figure out what skills can drive you there.
First, see what works for you and which position you are suited for. You can't advance without possessing relevant knowledge. So when you decide to go for a higher position, you should asses yourself and your best traits. See what you can do to get you ahead.
In the supply and logistics industry, there is always an important element of networking and communicating with others. Be polite and kind at all times since you never know who can be helpful in the future.
Paula Garrison, a Recruitment manager at Paperfellows says, “This does not only work as a way to get further but also to give you some tips and pointers on how to advance, what to look out for and who to talk to. Use online services and platforms as a way to connect with people too; this can be of great value to your experience.”
3. Revamp Your Resume
After a while, your resume can use some refreshing and updating. Keep in mind that you should only add new skills and experiences that you excel in. Keep your resume clean and format it in a modern, compelling way.
There are a variety of online resources that can help you when it comes to improving your resume.
4. Remain Up to Date with Modern Technology
There are plenty of new and exciting technology that make the supply and logistics business much easier -but they require new skills and new knowledge. This is why you should always stay on top of the situation by researching and following trends in the industry. Learn everything. It will only help you in the future.
5. Continue With Your Crucial Skill Development
If you stop learning and improving yourself you'll get nowhere, and soon you'll be left without a job. Supply and logistics are always changing and developing, and so should you.
6. Overcome any lack of experience
There comes a time when you may be passed on for a promotion due to a lack of experience. Combat this by enrolling in courses or volunteering to do extra tasks in your area of interest. Make yourself an asset to the company. By being willing to learn, it shows that you’re ready to progress in your career.
Advancing in the supply and logistics industry requires extensive knowledge. Don’t apply for a promotion without having the necessary skills that are required for it. You will only feel regret later on. Continue improving yourself so that one day you want have to ask for a promotion, they will ask you.