Job Search Tips for Supply Chain and Logistics Jobs

Searching for a supply chain logistics job requires some patience, mainly because of the high numbers of jobs in this field and the range of different types of work. These jobs range from the unskilled to the highly skilled, and you’ll find as you check the job ads that you can see how career tracks develop in this sector, if you check out the whole range of ads.

Searching Online for a Supply Chain Logistics Job

Searching online for a supply chain logistics job isn’t necessarily easy. It’s easy to the extent that if you search “supply chain” or “logistics,” you’ll get results from supply chain managers to supply chain analysts, but you’ll get about 40 pages of them on a big job board, and the ads will be of all varieties.

You should use common descriptors for the jobs involved. But the generic term “supply chain” really isn’t enough. There are some shortcut terms, like SCM for supply chain manager, but in general it’s better to use a unique descriptor for your type of work in the sector.

Skills are another option for finding work. Specialist skills are perhaps the best way of reducing search results to a minimum, and making sure your search finds what you’re after. This can be a patience-straining process, so you may want to add a few other qualifiers.

If you add location, salary or a specific place name to the search, you’ll definitely exclude unwanted results in the top matches.

Consulting Specialist Sites

The specialist sites for the supply chain logistics job sector are much better. A site called Fleet Helper has plenty of supply chain logistics jobs at various levels. This site also has a feature where you can post a resume. (This is a “sign-in” site for viewing resumes.) 

Trying Other Options for Your Supply Chain Logistics Job Search

Professionals in supply chain logistics do have some additional possible ways of finding work. You may want to consider these options:

  • Staffing agencies: These can be good options for getting professional-level jobs. They’re particularly effective in specialist areas, if you’ve got a staffing agency which is on the ball and is familiar with the sector. Finding the right agency is the main issue. You need an agency which you know has made placements in your field. Also check out any commitments required on your part. The advantage of agencies is that they operate as an extra job search service, and they often have access to jobs which haven’t yet been advertised.
  • Networking: This is more effective at middle and senior levels of the sector, but it’s also a particularly good way of getting information and evaluations of jobs and employers. In most cases, a network can keep you advised of any job opportunities coming up, too, and sometimes provide direct contact with the employers.
  • Consultancies: There’s often a niche for professional specialists in supply chain logistics, and these are excellent jobs. If you have the experience, you may want to consider these roles.
  • Projects: Similar in some ways to consultancies, projects also often require experts. These can provide good resume material, and can broaden your career path considerably.