Why this is a good time to focus on your career development and future proof it
Round table session held on 5 August 2020
About the session
Most procurement people have been working at home for the last two months or so, but how has it been for you?
Brisbane based recruitment firm TrooCoo have recently completed a study of procurement people’s attitudes to returning to office work post-crisis …
One finding is that a number of buyers have enjoyed working from home enormously. In fact, some don’t want to return to work in a large impersonal office. Others are desperate to get back to the office environment.
Yet other people have no choice, being let go early in the crisis. A noticeable number took the chance of early-retirement or voluntary severance early in the crisis; or even long-service or unpaid leave.
Some have used the ‘gift-of-time’ well to acquire new skills or develop thoughts of what hey truly want from their career. Some people from non-procurement roles sometimes found themselves redeployed internally into procurement, and now do not want to leave. All in all, there is still opportunity in procurement – even during a crisis.
For a variety of reasons, not least job retention in a more competitive marketplace, buyers everywhere are now working to develop their personal brand, their resumes and their career development programme all to make themselves a better candidate next time or, just to futureproof their career’s a little.
Join our expert for a virtual roundtable session on current career development in procurement, and review where you are at yourself? .
Your expert facilitator
Sean Johnson is a senior recruiter and director of specialist boutique recruitment firm Troocoo based in Brisbane.
He has a rich background specifically in procurement recruiting across several firms and has often spoken at events or been involved with industry initiatives in procurement.