The easy way to apply for procurement and supply chain management jobs

Written by: CIPS Procurement & Supply Jobs
Published on: 20 Oct 2023

Do you wish there was an easier way to apply for procurement and supply chain management jobs? Want the recruiter to find you? Or just need a little CV advice?

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Setting up a jobseeker account with CIPS Procurement and Supply Jobs could go a long way in offering you a solution. Learn how to create an account and how it can assist you in finding your next dream job.

How to register as a jobseeker

Registering for a jobseeker account is incredibly easy. Begin by visiting the CIPS Procurement and Supply Jobs website and click the create account button in the top right-hand corner.

This will redirect you to a page where you will be asked to fill in your details, such as name, email address and password. Underneath these fields, you will see a tick box asking for your permission for us to email you. Please tick this box so that we can keep you up to date with the latest jobs, news and information from CIPS Procurement and Supply Jobs. You will also see a question as to whether you are a CIPS member or not, please let us know by selecting from the dropdown.

We also offer you a free CV review by our partners, TopCV. All you have to do is tick this box and TopCV will be in touch to support you in building a first-rate CV*.

Once you have completed the form, you can click the create an account button - now you’re all set up! 

Create an account

Attach your CV

Once you have created your account, you will be given the option to create a profile. By clicking here, you will first be taken to a file upload screen where you can add your CV.

A key benefit of setting up a jobseeker account is that you are able to store your CV with us. This makes it easier to apply for vacancies on the website. You can attach your CV by uploading from your computer, Dropbox or Google Drive.

If you didn’t tick this upon starting your registration, then there is another chance here to sign up for a CV review from TopCV. Once you are happy, click upload CV to add your resume to your account.

Adding a profile

Once you have uploaded your CV, you will be taken to a page in which you can complete your profile. Creating a profile will help make your job search more successful as the information you enter here is stored in our CV database so that recruiters can find you.

By entering this information here, you can take the search out of your procurement and supply chain management job search.

Within this section, you can include a career summary in which you can advertise how your experience and skills would make you a great fit for the roles you’re interested in. There is no word limit on this section so feel free to express yourself.

We then ask that you fill in your current sector, CIPS membership status, job title, location and salary to make it easier for recruiters to search for you.

You can then select the criteria your desired role will need to fulfil. Again, this will help match you with the most suitable jobs.

You can choose whether to include your CIPS qualification here too.

Upon saving your profile, you can also decide who can view your profile. Here you can opt-out of being included in our CV database or specify recruiters you do not wish to hear from.

Create an account

Editing your account

Now that you’re all set up, you might want to explore the features of your new account. Your name should now appear in the top right-hand corner with a little triangle next to it.

Upon clicking the triangle, you will be given a drop-down menu. Within Your Jobs, you will find any shortlisted jobs, email job alerts and applications attached to your account. As you’ve just registered, it is likely that these will be blank, so now is your opportunity to start using all of these features.

The next option, Your Profile, allows you to make changes to your profile and upload a new CV. Meanwhile, Your Account enables you to make any updates to your name, email address, password or preferences.

Create an account

Why should you register as a jobseeker?

So now you know how to register as a jobseeker, what benefits can you get from being registered? Here we list some of the key features having an account with us offers:

Recruiters can search for you

Take the search out of your job search and let the recruiters find you. By having a profile and CV active in our database, recruiters can find you and reach out with relevant roles for your procurement and supply chain management. That means you could find a new job without even having to apply for it!

Easily apply for roles

But, if it does come down to applying for roles, having your CV uploaded to our system means you can easily apply for roles as it automatically appears in the application form**.

Save roles and apply later

Stored in the Your Jobs section of your account, you can create a job shortlist and apply at your convenience.

Free CV review

Throughout the set-up process, you are given the opportunity to opt-in to a free CV review by TopCV. By registering, you could benefit from free expert advice on how to improve your resume.

Add and edit job alerts

With an account, you are able to easily add, edit and delete the email job alerts you create. This means you can easily tailor your job search to your current needs.

View your past applications

Also within the Your Jobs section, you can view your past applications enabling you to keep tabs on what you have applied for.

Get started with your registration now

*Please note, this is only available if you attach your CV to your account

**Does not apply when you are redirected to apply on the employer’s website