Archive for June, 2015

Practical Challenges in Managing SAP Change

June 30th, 2015

SAP professionals face challenges every day. How responds are given to a challenge can often have a profound effect on the organization’s bottom line. Some of the most fundamental and critical challenges are:

  • Protecting a vulnerable production system
    Mismanaging SAP change can result in damage to the production system that cannot quickly be undone.

System damage is easy to do and hard to undo.

  • Maintaining a sense of control
    When using manual systems, it can be difficult to gain a clear picture of who has approved each change, particularly when a lot of rework has occurred.

Accountability for individuals and service providers is difficult to deliver.

  • Preventing inadvertent parallel development
    Developers can easily find themselves changing the same object without realizing it.

Errors and inefficiencies are difficult to avoid.

  • Understanding the location of changes across the landscape
    It is hard to get a clear and accurate picture of the location of changes in a landscape.

The business loses sight of changes it has authorized.

  • Progressing change speedily
    Changes tend to move rather slowly through the developer > tester > production cycle.

Response to business needs can be too slow, losing important competitive advantage.

To achieve the target ROI while meeting expected service delivery levels, these challenges must all be addressed within an affordable framework of the projects. It is always advisable to address the challenge immediately as soon as it occurs so that it can be resolved without much delay.


Tips for Making your Resume Stand Out

June 22nd, 2015

Resume acts as an effective tool to enter in a job interview. It must clearly explain your skill and achievements. Many job seekers may apply for the same job. So, it is essential to create your resume stand out from other candidates. Here are some tips to create a valuable resume.

Add Keywords to the resume:

Nowadays Candidates post the resume directly to employer’s website or job Portal. When an employer searches for candidate resume, he/she filter the resume by the keyword related to the job. So it is vital to include relevant keywords in the resume. Add the correct keyword that matches the job requirement.

Redesign your resume:

Revamp your resume as per the job requirements.  Explain your work history, job qualification, skills and strength. Tell about your roles and responsibilities in the previous jobs. You can also explain about how you are qualified for this job position.

Include Social Media profile:

You can also mention your social media profile links to the resume. Please specify only the professional maintained social media accounts to the contact information of the resume. It may be helpful for the recruiters to stay in touch.

Format the resume:

Make the resume short and simple. Use bullets or numberings to list the achievement. Present the resume in readable manner. Use recommended fonts like Times New Roman, verdana.


How to become a SAP Consultant

June 5th, 2015

An SAP career is one of the challenging but high paying careers in information technology. Many companies are starting to use SAP products and we can say that at least 1 out of every 10 technical recruiter works on an SAP requirement at any given time.

As a fresher, you fire up your browser and kick start a job search with the common keyword ‘SAP’ jobs and you land in a job ad page that says ‘SAP BW Architect with at least ten years of experience in SAP BW’. You try again and get another one that says 5+ years of experience working as an SAP Finance System Analyst is mandatory.

We always hear one common question from all fresher’s. Why can’t I find an SAP job as a fresher?’.. While most of the jobs look for experienced SAP consultants, many companies do hire junior level consultants for SAP project. The only two things they expect from you are a degree and strong knowledge in SAP. How do you gain knowledge in SAP and stand out among the thousands of freshers who are seeking a job as an SAP consultant? The answer is, to finish an SAP certification.

Learn as much as you can about SAP and its modules. Getting the right knowledge is the key to unlock the world of SAP opportunities. Once you have finished the certification by passing the exams, clearly mention it in your resume and make sure your resume has the right keywords. Post your resume so that it can be found by recruiters who are searching for freshers with SAP knowledge. While you are on your job search, read blogs and online communities about SAP and stay up to date.

The first job that you get may not offer you all the benefits that you are looking for. But if you can say that the job can give you a solid experience in working with SAP, then your best bet will be to accept it. Consider this as a part of your learning phase and use the opportunity to increase your knowledge. It may take about 24 months to become completely familiar with one module in SAP.

Remember, it is all about getting that first job. Once you get an entry level job in SAP, the experience that you gain will make you eligible to apply for better positions