Sunday, September 30, 2012

Career Change - How To Get Into The Fmcg Industry

You are out of work and you've been on hundreds of job interviews and no job. You really need to find a job quickly as your savings and finances are slowly dwindling. Unemployment doesn't cover all your expenses. You simply need to find a job in an industry that you can be certain won't become depressed. What exactly can this be? You've heard the mantra people's needs will never change. They have to eat, sleep and have somewhere to live. One of these needs fits into the FMCG or fast moving consumer goods industry. So how do you transition to a career in the FMCG? Here are four tips that will help you get a job in a recession proof industry.

Education

If you already have a four year degree, then you are one step ahead of your competition. If not then you will need to get that piece of paper to be able to qualify. You can even get certifications in specific job fields. You may even want to take a workshop or go to a seminar. If it has been a while since you've gotten your degree you may want to brush up on a refresher business course to find out the latest business trends and terminology.

Experience

What type of job experience do you have? If you are a new college graduate then you will need to either need an internship or some type experience that will show you are well rounded and can work in a business environment. You need to have some type of referrals to include on your resume'. These cannot all be a personal reference. Keep this in mind during your summer breaks when you aren't in school. Get a job to get some experience even if it means being a volunteer or a part-time job. If you can get it in a consumer goods field then this will be more relevant and make you one step closer to getting the job.

Network

Who do you know? If you don't know anyone that might work at Procter and Gamble or Coca- Cola don't fret. You can put in your resume' with a recruitment agency and tell them what type of job you are requesting. If you can join an association in your future job field they might be able to help you gain a job. If you are thinking about being a purchasing agent there are associations geared specifically for this area. These organizations will provide job leads and provide tips to help you.

Type of Jobs

There are so many jobs in the fast moving consumer goods industry that you shouldn't have a problem locating a job. If you have an interest in almost anything that you can think of that is related to the manufacturing, producing, distributing, storing, packaging, and selling of goods and services then you can find a job in this field.

General Mills, Sara Lee, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle' are all brand names that we all know and love. Anything that you use in your everyday actions on a regular basis are all potential job employers. So the next time you head to the grocery store or walk down the food aisle you are sure to find a company that will hire you as long as you have the experience, educational requirements, and able to get a job interview.

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