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|Re: About Sap? by scorpio1(m): 11:57pm On Jun 03, 2011|
Keep it up men, D sky is no more the limit, @Nnaiah, u're too much Bro, keep keeping it on, We dey come, lol!
|Re: About Sap? by ojojames: 10:23am On Jun 17, 2011|
if you need the SAP ECC6.0 EHP4 IDES Latest for personal practice, contact james at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: About Sap? by afroxyz: 1:28pm On Jun 19, 2011|
I would like to take SAP in hrm.what training centers are there and how much does it cost?
|Re: About Sap? by wham(m): 5:16pm On Jun 20, 2011|
Try "SAP Education" in Abuja
Check previous posts for the contact details
|Re: About Sap? by entourage4(m): 5:38pm On Jun 28, 2011|
Hi guys, I need links in getting a job on SAP. I got certified of recent and it hasn't been easy getting real-time experience on SAP. I'm a SAP CERTIFIED TECH. ASSOCIATE – SYSTEM ADMIN (ORACLE DB) WITH SAP NW 7.0).
I hope to get helpful info, advice, links, thanks.
|Re: About Sap? by Briz(m): 11:59am On Jul 04, 2011|
@entourage, Congrats. Where did you write your exam? has your certificate been given to you?
|Re: About Sap? by entourage4(m): 12:42pm On Jul 04, 2011|
@Briz, fanx buddy. I wrote it @ Serve Consulting in GRA. I shld get d Cert diz month. I need links oooo!
|Re: About Sap? by nnaiah: 6:17pm On Jul 05, 2011|
Solution Manager Key for SAP IDES
If you don't have Solution Manager installed and you need SOLMAN key for your IDES System, Use following:
System No: 00
Host Name: IDES
Generated KEY: 5488FA3EDB
|Re: About Sap? by nnaiah: 6:18pm On Jul 05, 2011|
Free SAP IDES Access : To request your account visit: http://ides.consolut.net/user_request
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|Re: About Sap? by crispgg: 6:54am On Jul 09, 2011|
Hi SAP pros.
I have a little clarification that I want from you all.
I am about to take my SAP FI e academy training programme with one of the SAP accredited vendors here in Nigeria. But i get confused with the way the software and training programmes are being bandied on this forum. My understanding is that if you dont take the training from a SAP accredited centre, you wont be allowed to take the exams, get a training certificate or have your name listed on the SAP consultant database.
Ill appreciate it if you guys will throw more light on this issue for me.
|Re: About Sap? by nnaiah: 2:37pm On Jul 09, 2011|
4 Steps to Your New SAP job
Welcome to part two of these article series, dedicated to helping you find your way into a new job in SAP. In the first article, we talked about why you might want to consider a career in SAP, and some of the roadblocks and questions you will likely encounter. I got a lot of feedback from the first article and I would like to thank everybody that left a comment. If you haven’t read the first part of this series of articles, click here to view it.
Now that you have an idea of what a career in SAP can do for you, and the difference it could make in your life, let’s get into some concrete steps you can take to train for and land your first job in SAP. I will guide you through this process, so you will know exactly what to do next. You will soon begin to see that a satisfying career in SAP doesn’t have to be some distant dream, but is a very achievable goal.
Step One : Inform yourself about the SAP module you are considering
information SAPTake some time to familiarize yourself a bit with the different SAP modules. This is important because it will give you an idea of the aptitudes and supporting skills you will need to succeed as a consultant in each one, as well as the job outlook for the various modules. When you specialise in a specific module, this will allow you to focus your training and become proficient within that module.
You will also be able to discern which complementary skills would be helpful in your chosen module, and work to develop these. For example, working in CRM will require, not only the specific skills for that SAP module, but also excellent customer relations skills. In most of the modules, you will definitely need a certain degree of ‘people’ skills, as well as functional business abilities. In a future article, you will learn more about what it’s like to work in some of the different SAP modules.
You can also find information online about each one if you are willing to spend some time researching. SAP’s own website offers descriptions of the modules, although their information is mainly directed toward their customers—companies that are considering purchasing SAP software. There are several blogs by SAP consultants like Jon Reed, where you can find advice on the outlook for the different modules, and what type of background is helpful to work in each one. Once you have learned about the modules, you can select one or two that seem to be a good fit for you and that you believe you would enjoy working in.
Step Two: Get an edge, Get certified
Your next step is to train for a career in that module, and get your SAP certificate. Naturally, you will want to find a quality training program that you can afford. If you do any reading about SAP careers, you will no doubt encounter a few very vocal experts who say that you don’t need certification to get a job in SAP because employers favor experience over certification. Yes…and it’s also possible to find work as a chauffeur without a license, though not very likely. By obtaining your SAP certification, you will position yourself a step above the members of your competition who have not taken this step. The key here is finding your winning difference, you have show that you have an edge over the other guy. In the next article, I will show you how to find companies that are ready to hire newbies/freshers and having a certification will go a long way to convincing those companies to hire you.
This brings us to the matter of experience. It is true that many employers prefer SAP consultants who already have experience. Of course, this is the conundrum that job seekers have been facing since the beginning of time—or at least since the advent of paid employment; you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to gain experience. Not to worry…with a bit of creativity and resourcefulness, you can find your way around that challenge and into your first SAP job. But as I said, we will get to that in the next article
Step Three: Blow the competition away with advanced strategies
competition SAPYour best bet is to combine SAP certification with the advanced job seeking strategies alluded to in the first article. In fact, you can start working on some of these techniques while you’re still studying for your certificate. That way, when you are SAP certified, you will already have in place some of the tools to help you land that job.
As a job seeker in today’s competitive market, you need to work harder than ever before to open doors to a career that will provide the lifestyle you dream of. But the effort is well worth it, especially in the promising and growing field of SAP. Realising this, an innovative group of people have analysed the marketing techniques used by large, successful corporations, and have applied these strategies to help individuals market their career skills. Two of these techniques are:
1. Personal Branding
Successful companies know the importance of establishing their brand. Businesses that have done this well have a loyal following who would not consider purchasing their particular product from anyone else. You can build similar credibility through what has come to be known as personal branding, or professional branding. How is this done?
You start by building your curriculum vitae, or CV. A well-written CV can leave a much better impression on a prospective employer than a traditional résumé, which typically offers only a basic summary of your experience. Your CV will give an employer a more complete understanding of your background and skills.
2. Social Networking
Some of the best jobs are never actually advertised. So how do you find these opportunities? One way is to harness the power of Twitter, LinkedIn, and other networking sites. Start by creating your own page highlighting the abilities and skills that make you stand out among your competition.
When an employer reviews your profile, they will gain a familiarity with you and, if you have done your work well, a feel for how you can contribute to their company. Creating a compelling profile as part of your personal brand development is just the first step. In order to be sure your profile is seen, you need to do something else that large companies do regularly—market yourself.
Jed Hallum, whose story is featured on Lifetracks.com, is an excellent example of this. He put his online networking skills to use, making both social and business contacts within the PR industry. When he found a company he really wanted to work for, Jed created a profile page featuring the skills he felt made him a perfect match for that company. But he didn’t stop there. Jed then invited the network of contacts he had built to visit his page, and add their own comments about him. He also invited the execs at his target company to view his profile, and they were impressed. Within one week, Jed had a new PR job working for his dream company.
The same tactics Jed used to land his dream job can work just as well for you when applied to your SAP career search. It will definitely take some diligence on your part to create an outstanding personal brand, but many job seekers are finding that these efforts pay off surprisingly well.
Step Four: Find companies that will hire newbies
hiring SAPOnce all of these steps are in place, and you have positioned yourself as the best candidate for the SAP position you seek, the last step is to find companies that are willing to hire newbies. Contrary to information you read (which could well have been written by SAP consultants wanting to psyche out the competition) there are companies that will hire you even when all you have is your SAP certificate and a dazzling smile. Applying to such companies is the easiest way to step into your SAP career.
Want to find out, which companies will be out of their minds to hire newbies? In the next article, I will be revealing
Why these companies will want to hire someone without experience
How to find such companies that are ready to hire you without experience
3 examples of such companies
|Re: About Sap? by wham(m): 10:39am On Jul 11, 2011|
It is NOT true that you will not be allowed to take the SAP exams if you don't pass through an "SAP" training. In fact, some exam candidates just come to write with the knowledge they have acquired through experience/exposure and self studies in the SAP world. If you take the pain to go through this thread diligently you will find this fact echoed many times.
However, my response here is not in any way to discredit the quality or value of the trainings by SAP themselves.
You can drop an email for direct communication.
|Re: About Sap? by crispgg: 1:29pm On Jul 11, 2011|
Thanks for your response. Can I have your email for further communication?
|Re: About Sap? by Briz(m): 3:53pm On Jul 11, 2011|
where did u get that understanding 4rm? the fact is that they don't care if u went for a training or not. afterall it's your money. and they've set their guideline of writing a maximum of 3 times in a year. so it's left to you, if you want to keep gambling for those three times OR you want to get Training where you'll get quality understanding OR work in an organisation that has implemented it(i.e on the job learning).
& u only get your name listed in the SAP Consultant db after u've been certified or probably engaged in a couple of implementations(even wen u ain't certified)
We are waiting to catch u guyz on da train. Itz not an eazzy task tho' & am glad more pips r comin' on board.
wish u all the best.
|Re: About Sap? by crispgg: 4:06pm On Jul 11, 2011|
Thanks so much for the info. If im not going to attend the official sap training , then it means I have to find other means of getting the materials and software to practice with. Can you be of help? I also noticed that you are based in abuja, are you certified? Which module and how can we meet up?
|Re: About Sap? by wham(m): 6:49pm On Jul 11, 2011|
You can reach me on 070XXXXXXXX. I might not always be available to pick but just keep trying.
|Re: About Sap? by jimmySAP: 6:27pm On Aug 06, 2011|
if there is anyone out there interested in SAP business one training, call me directly on 08037327692.
SAP IDES would be installed on your system, you would be given training materials, you would be properly trained verbally and practically within the span of 8 weeks (weekends only) and beleive it or not this kind of training you wont get @ the SAP academies where millions of naira would be paid to get trained. know this because i have worked on various projects with 2 SAP partner companies and i know how they operate.
Training Cost is 150k flat, no negotiations!
|Re: About Sap? by STOjo(m): 1:15pm On Aug 09, 2011|
@Kiwi992 is there any of these modules that combines Project Services (PS) and Plant Maintenance (PM).
All, thanks for your good works and positive contributions.
|Re: About Sap? by wham(m): 9:32am On Aug 11, 2011|
|Re: About Sap? by saperp_sms: 1:19pm On Aug 16, 2011|
Hope everyone is cool and making good progress towards acquiring necessary SAP skills for future opportunities which usually calls when we least expect.
When you need SAP IDE ECC6.0 with all the functional Modules on an external Hard Drive, (Plug and Play to your laptop or desktop) so you won't need a new system nor have to format your present system, email me
In 2 working days you can pick it up.
I think the best route is to get your ECC6.0 and complete current SAP certification materials for your module and practice your way through. Let me know if you need any of these.
|Re: About Sap? by bvcashflow: 8:50pm On Aug 17, 2011|
I thought its Structural Adjustment programme(SAP), abi no be so? na so my people. All the same i appreciate your contribution.
|Re: About Sap? by sapguy: 5:18pm On Aug 29, 2011|
SAP instructor-led training is available now in Lagos at a reasonable fee. Learn SAP from the consultants with practical and hands-on experience.
SAP customized IDES on external drive and laptop for practice purposes is also available.
For further enquiries contact:
|Re: About Sap? by gmc(m): 2:05pm On Sep 05, 2011|
For those looking for sap material for all modules and the sap application in an external HDD to do hands on pratice
Pls you can email me at:email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org orvisite our office at LD 301, Launs Deo Plaza
55 Aina Street Ojodu Lagos Nigeria or you can call on 07036720692.
|Re: About Sap? by BAKAREAAT: 4:30pm On Sep 08, 2011|
Hi SAP GURUS,
Please,what is the name of current SAP FI CERTIFICATION Booking Code.
|Re: About Sap? by nnaiah: 5:02pm On Sep 12, 2011|
How to increase your chances of starting a successful SAP career
Is SAP Truly the Brilliant Career Choice it Appears to Be?
Choosing a career these days requires much careful thought and research. You want to be sure you’re entering a field with a secure future, but many such careers involve several years of training before you can even think of getting hired. If you don’t have that much time and money to invest, but you do want a lucrative career that will support an enjoyable lifestyle, SAP is indeed worth taking a look at. For many career seekers, SAP has appeared as a bright spot in a sometimes bleak job market.
What are your expectations from a career in SAP?
But before you add SAP to your list of promising career paths, it’s a good idea to review your own expectations in a career to see whether a job as an SAP consultant would be a good match for you.
Of course, many types of employment meet the basic requirements that you would expect from a job, such as adequate pay and decent benefits. But too many people spend years stuck at a job that barely pays the bills, and provides little or no satisfaction, feeling they have no other choice, and believing that the opportunities for more fulfilling, better paying work are very few.
Perhaps you’ve been feeling the same way yourself, struggling from paycheck to paycheck, knowing that opportunities for a better life must be out there, but feeling uncertain of which path to take. You might already have employment that provides your basic needs. But life should be more than just an exercise in survival, and often the first place to start is with a better job—one that will enhance your life, not be the bane of your existence.
Good information on SAP is not easy to find
If that is your situation, then a career in SAP is definitely worth looking into. Unfortunately, you could probably earn a doctorate degree in the time it will take to find a morsel of solid, trustworthy information about SAP training amongst the junk ads and offers littering the Internet.
If you have heard about the lucrative careers that can be had in SAP, and tried searching for further information, you know what I mean. With so many SAP modules and training options out there, your research efforts will likely leave you with more questions than answers.
That is exactly why I created SAP Unveiled.
Who am I?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with my website and blog, allow me to introduce myself. My name is James Abayomi, and I have worked in the IT industry for over eight years. My career has taken me from small enterprises to multinational companies like Nokia and Philips.
Over the years, my career profile has changed quite a bit, as is common in the IT industry. When I decided to make the move into SAP, I ran into several very frustrating roadblocks. So I began charting my progress on my blog, and soon discovered that there are many others out there trying to enter the field of SAP, and encountering the very same challenges.
This led me to create SAP Unveiled, which, along with this series of articles, will not only answer your questions about how to get into SAP, but will also guide you through the entire process. I will do everything I can to help you find your way through the SAP career maze. But to make this truly work, you will need to set aside your fears and doubts, and visualize yourself entering this field that is wide open with possibilities.
Imagine how you will feel when you have the skills to qualify for lucrative positions within prestigious Fortune 500 companies. Positions that will not only pay your bills, but also allow you to realize the future you’ve been dreaming about. Before you toss this scenario aside as too good to be true, think about some of the people who started out just the way you are, and have gone on to build extremely successful careers in SAP.
Kenneth Taylor, for example, began his SAP career at Mobil North Sea, and was instrumental in the development of Mobil’s widely recognized petrochemical industry solutions. After several years with Mobil, Mr. Taylor established his own international SAP consulting firm, UCE, which in turn offers employment positions for other SAP consultants.
What is coming next?
I firmly believe that such opportunities should not be available to only the elite few who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on training. But what are the alternatives? The next few articles will give you the answer to that question, and many others you probably have, such as:
• How much will training cost?
• Do I really need SAP certification?
• Which module is right for me?
• How do I get my first SAP job with no experience?
I have devoted a special section of the next article to that last question, and will reveal some new job seeking techniques being used by a small group of people, that allow even newbies to land excellent jobs in other industries. These very same techniques can be easily applied to getting a plum job in the SAP module of your choice, even if you have little or no on-the-job SAP experience.
The next article will divulge these techniques, and give you the resources you will need to apply them to your SAP career search. In fact, my next article includes so much information that you might not even need my SAP Unveiled program, but that’s okay. So many people need this information that it just wouldn’t feel right to hold back.
read more at
|Re: About Sap? by abiola2011: 10:16pm On Sep 18, 2011|
How are you doing, I have just finish my 4 weeks training at SAP FI CO in South Africa, Am getting ready to go and write my exam but i need DES ECC 6.
to download on my pc and i can be able to know more about it and ger fully ready for my exam,
|Re: About Sap? by BAKAREAAT: 9:37am On Sep 19, 2011|
i dont know what kind of training you do for 4 weeks?
But i tell you that it is not advisable for anybody not to have the ides while going through the training
because how do you study even passing the exam?Please brother i advice you not to waste your money.
Get the ides and at least study for 10 hrs a day for a month before you happy for the exam because at
least you need 30 days for customixation of the Finance Module and this depend on your through study.
the exam is not that can kind of exam.Sap test every topic by topic.For Fi Module,the course is divided into 3 Part
First Part-Tfin50_1 i.e Financial Accounting 1 ,1-8 UNITS and 431 Pages
Tfin50_2i.e Financial Accounting 1-16 Units ,608 pages
Tfin52_2 Financial Accounting Part 11,12 Units,376 Pages.
You can see from Above that 4 weeks program for fi programs is not enough for you to sit for the exam Only for
Fi not talking of Sap CO Module.
My advice to you is to get the ides on your system and start practice and do all the customixization and also go through the sample questions and Answers.if can at least spent productive Hours even SAP themselves allocated
5 Months for their e-academy SAP FI Module and they said if a student can spend at least 200 hours productively he will be ok .pl dont mis quote me ,just do your home work very well before you go for the certification.and i repeat it is not advisable for anybody to go for it Programme especially like sap without not putting it in their system.for day to day practice
|Re: About Sap? by abiola2011: 6:51pm On Sep 19, 2011|
I stay in South Africa and i attend SAP acedemy at the head office in South Africa if i may say that. We are using the system at the acedemy for customizing, we use the SAP easy assey and the IMG, I have the Tfin 50, and Tfin 52,
I need to do some work on the system myself and i can go for the exam, One of my class mate from Kenya has just write his exam and he did pass it,
I read the SAP material everyday and i try the questions and answer,
Implementation will be so much in Africa in the next few years
First Part-Tfin50_1 i.e Financial Accounting 1 ,1-8 UNITS and 431 Pages
Tfin50_2i.e Financial Accounting 1-16 Units ,608 pages
Tfin52_2 Financial Accounting Part 11,12 Units,376 Pages.
|Re: About Sap? by nnaiah: 3:08pm On Sep 22, 2011|
I read this article and felt i should share
How to Write an Effective SAP Resume by Jon Reed
I wrote this important piece on writing an effective SAP resume years ago, and it has disappeared from the web. We are now publishing it as it was originally written. Over time, I hope to update it further, but there is plenty of useful info in this version that you can put to use right away.
In today's SAP hiring market, whether you are applying directly or through a third party, the resume plays a vitally important role. Usually you are judged on paper before you have the opportunity to "make your case" over the phone. Structuring a compelling SAP resume is hard enough if you have all the right experience- if you don't, it can be even more difficult. Let's look at the strategies that make for a good resume on a point-by-point basis.
1. There is no one correct format. The nature of the experience is more important than the style of font that it is relayed. There is also no correct number of pages to a resume. Limiting yourself to a one page resume may work against you in many cases, as the important details may have been unwisely deleted.
2. Usually you will need to customize your resume for each position submitted, or at least for the genre of positions submitted. For example, a hands-on SAP project manager will have a different resume for full time project management positions and another resume designed specifically for FI/CO contract positions.
3. Lead with your strongest card. The standard U.S. resume begins with your most recent job experience, and then works its way back in time, position by position. If this recent experience is not SAP related, it should still go first, but in brief, because you need to have some solid SAP experience listed on your first page. The key is to tie in your SAP experience to specific projects with precise chronologies. For example, if you were at a company for four years, but only worked on SAP for the last two years, the experience needs to be broken down by dates (to the month), so that we can see the precise duration you worked in an SAP environment. If you worked in technical and functional areas, you should clearly define which areas of exposure you had in each area. Some SAP professionals with strong technical and light functional backgrounds try to hide their functional weaknesses by mixing up the SAP experience in a hodge-podge of responsibilities. This is not effective. If you want to do something that is different than what you're currently doing, an objective at the top of the resume is the clean way to handle this (in other words, you might state your objective as: "seek to transition from an SAP technical to SAP functional consultant"
4. Do not mix your SAP training, education, and hands-on project experience. Assuming that you have project experience, your SAP training and coursework belongs at the end of the resume. The exception would be if you do not have project experience- we'll address that later in this article.
5. When you lead with your SAP experience, organized by chronology and project, make sure that you drill down into a deep level of detail. Sadly, many hiring managers prioritize by buzzword, such as: "does she have legal consolidation experience?" If the legal consolidation experience is not on the resume, it could cost you. Generally, you want to be able to get as deep as the specific submodules, including the versions of SAP you worked in to obtain the experience (obviously experience in 4.0 or above should be highlighted). Generally, you cannot go wrong by listing a good deal of detail on your SAP positions. However, if you are finding yourself running on over a page for one position, you may want to include an addendum which elaborates on each project in more detail.
6. A skill without a project is an orphan- tie each SAP skill directly in with a project. Don't leave the details hanging on a long list- give each one an honest home on a project. If you would like to supplement your project experience descriptions with a more general list of platforms, programming languages, etc (especially useful for Basis folks), then you can certainly also make a summary list of skills. We like to see these on the end of the resume because they are not as interesting to read as they may have been to compile. Our favorite treatment of the skills summary is not a long list but some type of chart, rating the level of experience and exposure in each area. For example, if you are a Basis person and you list the AIX platform on the resume, you will get calls for AIX jobs. If your skills in AIX are light, you're wasting everyone's time. The project chronology should address the depth of experience, but the weighted skills grid at the end of the resume can be exceeding useful.
7. The most recent project is what counts- what you've done in the last six months is who you are. There are exceptions to this, but generally, as your SAP experience ages, it is less interesting to hiring managers and needs less detail. So as you go back from year to year, you can list progressively less information on each position worked.
8. If you are a functional specialist, brag about your configuration skills. On the functional side, until you get beyond the project manager level and up into project lead and beyond, it almost always comes down to configuration skills. On each project, you need to detail the areas you configured. By all means, include entirety of the life cycle that you were exposed to, from gap analysis to end-user training, but always include each area you've configured, broken down by project and submodule. Once again, including some indication of how much experience you have in each area is very helpful. Phrases such as "heavy configuration experience in CO-PA, with some experience in foreign trade configuration" help to indicate if you were fully involved or just a "lighter" team member. This is the delicate art of listing all the areas you've been exposed to, and playing them up as much as possible but not stretching the truth. The technical interview will get at the heart of the issue, so you might as well "come clean" on paper.
9. Learn how to find words that quantify your accomplishments and showcase your strengths. This is an especially important skill for project managers and revenue producers. Tell us, in quantifiable terms, how you impacted your firm's revenues, or how your team delivered their piece of the project on a timely basis.
More and more, SAP projects are "bean counting" affairs, and your ability to get your project efficiency across on paper is an important one. Even if your overall project had problems, you can still do you best to break achievements down into your project team's objectives and what you accomplished. Companies like to know that you understand the financial bottom line that your skills will bring their organization. Hopefully you either helped to cut costs, increase revenue, or both. If you're not sure how you contribute to one of these two objectives, your SAP career may be headed for troubled waters. Usually it is simply a matter of looking at the underlying objectives of the project and then finding a way to detail your contribution. If you aided in the development of your company's client base, be specific about the revenues gained or the number of clients added. Remember though, that numbers do not lie. Be only as specific as can be verified.
10. Leadership and communication skills are best expressed in project-based terms. Everyone wants these "soft skills," but there are classy and tacky ways of expressing that you have them. Promoting yourself as a "great communicator" seems a bit over the top, but if you include certain kinds of descriptions in your project chronology, you can highlight those same skills. For example, perhaps you served as a "liason" to the technical team, or you had a leadership role during a blueprint phase of an ASAP implementation. List these duties clearly and matter of factly.
11. When you list your positions previous to your SAP jobs, filter them to show the most relevant skills for your current objectives. As we're noted before, in general you start to decrease the level of detail in each job or project description as you go further back in time. But you have to balance this with your other goal, which is to bring out the themes you are emphasizing in your SAP career.
Since the best SAP professionals combine "soft skills" with hard technical and implementation skills, indicating an awareness of the big business picture, emphasize the appropriate parts of your background. For example, if you are an ABAP programmer, you obviously want to bring out the programming and development experience in your previous positions, but it might not have occurred to you to also include some detail on another job where you functioned as a consultant in a technical support capacity that was not SAP-related. However, because you did pick up some nice consulting skills on these projects, you should detail that position with an emphasis on the consulting duties. This helps to send the message that you are not just a "techie" who does fine in an isolated cube but rarely interfaces with others.
Another example would be the MM consultant who is looking for a team lead role, despite the fact that he does not have any team lead experience in SAP. Obviously, highlighting the manufacturing lead roles in your previous positions will help to indicate that you have the ability to lead teams in that capacity. You would come "up to speed" quickly as an MM team lead and your resume indicates that as such. It should be clear now that your current job objective, whether or not you list it on the resume, provides you with a way of prioritizing all of the previous positions and helping you to bring out the most relevant parts.
Remember once again that anything you can do to quantify your accomplishments in one of two ways, cost-savings or revenue production, will give a positive impression: awareness of numbers and project goals shows that you can see that all-important "big picture." It's always surprising how many folks simply don't see their work on those terms. We had one SAP professional who singlehandedly reduced the number of outside consultants at her company from five to two, but it had not occurred to her that she could express her accomplishments in those terms.
12. Account for all of your time dating back to when you graduated from college (or if you have no Bachelor's Degree, since high school graduation. If you don't have a high school diploma yet, you may want to shift your priorities away from SAP and get that taken care of).
Nothing sends a job search in the wrong direction more than gaps in time on the resume that are fudged or not unaccounted for. If you took two years off from your consulting career to travel with a carnival then you need to account for it. You'd be surprised just how positive certain seemingly unimpressive or unrelated jobs can look on a resume if they are dressed up properly. Even "waiting tables" can look somewhat relevant if you talk about management duties and volume of customers served. Food service consulting may not be all that different than SAP consulting if it's presented properly, with your can-do attitude shining through. Many times we have seen resumes that have up to ten years unaccounted for in any way. At least indicate one line with a date to tell us what you were up to.
13. Unless your degree is particularly prestigious, it belongs at the end of the resume. This makes sense organizationally, since all the rest of your training courses and certifications are also found at the end as well. Sometimes a Master's in Business from a well- respected school looks nice at the top, but generally, as soon as you pick up solid work experience, it should go at the bottom. This applies also to PhDs. You might think that a terminal degree is something to show off, but in our experience, it is not something you want to call attention to in an SAP job search.
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