Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) plays a significant role in business transformation and demand for ERP professionals have been on the rise in recent years. If you are on the lookout for your next opportunity, it certainly is a good time to start applying. However, just because ERP professionals are in demand doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically land the role. Before you send off your next CV and meet with potential hiring managers, it may be a good idea to ask yourself the following questions:
1) What are my real motivations in exploring new opportunities?
It is important to take the time to understand your motivations in exploring a new opportunity – and this is a question many hiring managers will ask. If your only motivation is a better compensation package, then it may be hard to convince the interviewer that you should be hired. Companies are looking to invest in people who are engaged, motivated and loyal. Dig deeper and think about your career motivations in the long-term.
2) Do my actions match what I say?
Job portals and vacancies are everywhere and it’s tempting to just hit “send” across multiple sites just because a role may seem interesting – even if not entirely relevant. Hiring managers may find out about the different, varied roles you’re applying for and this will leave the impression that you don’t have a sense of direction or your priorities in place.
3) Did I prepare enough for my interviews?
There’s no shortcut to preparing for an interview and it’s important to set aside time before the interviews to research and practice. Cramming information about the company just 30 minutes before the interview will not leave a good impression. You want to come off excited and eager about the job and the best way to do this is to read up and rehearse for your interview.
4) Do I notice the small things?
Keep in mind that when going to an interview, everyone that you meet in the building can potentially be your interviewer, hiring manager or future co-worker. So, make sure to be at your best behaviour and take notice of the basics such as saying thank you when someone opens the office door for you, smile at anybody who you make contact with, and being genuinely nice to anyone you meet. At the end of the day, it is your overall behaviour and character that helps you land a role as lacking technical skills can always be taught and be trained.
Although there are plenty of opportunities in the ERP space, if you genuinely want to build a strong, long-term career that allows you to grow, you will need the right job, and that begins with holistic preparation. If you’re looking for new ERP opportunities and are looking to get some advice on how to search in a focused, concentrated manner, contact Drazzella Abluyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.