In need of a career Gurkha?

7 October 2013
Signs of an economic recovery have started appearing and a sense of optimism is in the air. In many respects the procurement profession has shown its mettle during the downturn, demonstrating the wisdom of cost reduction at a time of low sales. Now might be just the time to start thinking about your next career move and, as happy coincidence would have it, a very useful guide has been produced.

Every recipient of this month’s Supply Management magazine will receive a Career development supplement choc full of tips and advice for those taking the next steps in their career. If you don’t have a magazine fear not, for the supplement is also available online.

With surveys showing firms are planning to take on more procurement professionals over the next year, the supplement contains a wealth of information on skills development, interview technique and salaries. For those seeking a change in lifestyle, there are sections on working overseas or taking on an interim role. The guide also contains advice on how to promote yourself through LinkedIn, and interviews with top CPOs on how they climbed to the summit of their profession. The supplement is aimed at established procurement professionals, so if you find yourself half way up a mountain, perhaps on a ledge unsure of your next handhold, it could be the Gurkha guide you’re looking for. As special projects editor Anna Scott puts it: “If you are not sure what your next move is, this guide should provide you with some food for thought.”
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