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Which gives best chance to find entry level job among MM, SD, SCM, CRM and SAP logistics?

I am desperate to get an entry level job as an SAP end user.

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Which one of the following can give me a better chance to find an entry level job among :  MM, SD, SCM, CRM and SAP logistics?

Additional tips/insight will be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

George

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Hi George,

The answer to your question is going to be highly dependent on your local economic situation. The best thing to do is to look for companies in your local area which are already running SAP and see what openings they have.

I wrote a blog on finding an entry level job at a company running SAP once, but I can't find it, so I'll have to write it again or find it and publish it. In a nutshell:

1) Find out what companies have headquarters in your area (google/wikipedia search)

2) Find out which companies run SAP

  • Search their career boards
  • Search national job search sites (Monster or Dice.com in the US, for example)
  • Search SAP User Group web sites

3) Cross reference the lists from 1) and 2).

4) Once you have a list of target companies, narrow it down by whatever criteria you prefer (geographic location, company reputation, places where you have contacts, whatever).

5) Check the corporate website for a careers section. Pay special attention to intern, recent college graduate, and or entry level sections of their corporate website.

6) Apply, apply, then apply some more!

  • Create a tailored resume for EACH opening. Don't just blast a generic resume.
  • Include a cover letter that mentions something you like about their company that you've learned from your research. You want to communicate that you are interested in specifically working for THEIR company and that you've done your homework. This will distinguish you from MANY other applicants.
  • Utilize any network you have, friends, family, friends of friends, whatever to find folks who already work at the company. Arrange a meeting with someone who works at the company. Have lunch, find out everything you can even if the person you are meeting has no hiring authority, they may be able to provide you with insight into what this company is like and may also be able to provide you with contacts who do have hiring authority.

7) When you get an interview, be prepared!

  • Dress for success! You don't have to overdo it necessarily, but you should dress as if you already have the job or maybe a little better. If general daily business attire is business casual, show up with a tie.
  • Do your homework! You should know what the company does and where they fit in the marketplace. Have questions ready that are relevant to the company and to the opening.
  • Do NOT focus on benefits and/or salary in the interview. You can ask those questions after you get an offer. Be ready with a number if they ask you what you're expecting, but don't initiate any conversations along this line.

Hopefully this is enough to get you started. I wish you all the best on your job search!

Best regards,

  --Tom

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