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3 Tips for Getting Purchasing Management Experience

When you are looking for a purchasing management job, it can sometimes be frustrating to hear that you need experience but since you are new to the field of purchasing management you don’t have any experience yet. How do you get experience in the field if you are new to the field and no one will hire you without experience? Almost every job seeker has come across this Catch 22 situation.

If you are in need of some experience for your next purchasing management interview, or to include on your resume, you may want to consider these options.

  • Volunteer for a not-for-profit organization.  Many organizations will love to have the assistance of a knowledgeable, educated person, such as yourself, working for them for free and it will look great on your resume.
  • Work as an intern at a purchasing management company.  This will help you get valuable and relevant experience to include on your resume and talk about in your interview.
  • Get or highlight experience that is similar to that of an individual who works in the purchasing management field.  This means that you may have to be a little more creative but you can still spin the experience in an interview or on a resume appropriately to reflect a skill that a potential company is looking for.

There are many ways to gain experience in the purchasing management field.  You may just have to be a little creative or work a little harder to get it in the beginning.  But, in the end, it will all be worth it when you are finally offered the job you have been hoping for.


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