Welcome back to another installment of Whitepaper Wednesday here on the Purchasing Certification Blog. In today’s installment, I’ll be reviewing the whitepaper entitled “Procurement Career Planning In A Bad Economy” from Next Level Purchasing.

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Despite the fact that the work of good procurement professionals has one of the most apparent positive impacts on the bottom line of organizations, many procurement professionals are seeing their jobs being eliminated. This whitepaper shares tips to help procurement professionals increase their chances of keeping their jobs as well as tips for getting back into the workforce in case their jobs are eliminated.

The whitepaper is divided into two sections: a section for what to do while you still have a job and a section for what to do if you’re looking for a job. Some of the key topics include justifying your position to your current management, developing a strong network of contacts (including through use of online social networking tools like LinkedIn), writing a better resume/CV, determining the salary you should target, subtle (but effective) tips for finding more available procurement positions, and interviewing.

You can get your own free copy of “Procurement Career Planning In A Bad Economy” by completing Next Level Purchasing’s survey, found by clicking here.

To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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