College Grad pay advice (logistics)

Aug 14 25 Comments

Been hunting for a job since May. Graduated with a 3.95 in Logistics and Supply Chain management with extensive work experience outside of college, but not much full time employment experience. I have a solid resume and worked hard in school for a useful degree, but it seems I have to settle for $15-20 an hour jobs even though I was getting that pay before I got my degree. I feel scammed by college despite graduating the top of my class.

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  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    Apparently reading all your responses you sound like an undergrad. Which city are you from ?
    Business Process Improvement or so called lean is "yester"ed and replaced with smart systems and numbers. So don't hang on to that for so long.
    Learn some Python scripting and look for Business Intelligence roles.
    Aug 14 8
    • Medallia qwertyca
      If that is something you like doing and having a blast try applying consulting roles. Exposure to multiple projects with different set of challenges in short period
      Aug 14
    • OP
      Been doing that.
      Aug 14
    • Medallia qwertyca
      Get resume reviewed on blind or someone experienced. See if it needs any updates
      Aug 14
    • New / Strategy
      Porsche996

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      I don't know about you all but I was Toyoda fellow for almost two years. America doesn't have true principles of lean or isn't suitable for one.
      Aug 14
    • The Home Depot / Supply/Log Hbcp63
      No one cares about lean six sigma anymore unless you are in a manufacturing role as an engineeer. You need to brush up on your excel skills and learn SQL. At my company, the more analytical skills you have, the easier it is to move up/ around. Google BigQuery is the new thing now. And once you learn SQL, learn how to visualize data in Tableau, and come up with examples on how you used it. Since you have no experience, it’ll be more difficult.
      Aug 18
  • Tesla / Ops
    Bigballer

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    What area of logistics and supply chain are you targeting? The pay will differ by functions
    Aug 14 3
    • OP
      Business Process Improvement. Analytical decisions that improve business efficiency within the supply chain. I can do basic task work, but finding a job that is simply more than data entry/simple task style work is where experience is needed
      Aug 14
    • Tesla / Ops
      Bigballer

      Tesla Ops

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      Bigballermore
      I would recommend applying for buyer roles
      Aug 14
    • OP
      I’ve applied for purchasing, supply chain, logistics, operations, analytics, and inventory planning/management
      Aug 14
  • Microsoft / Eng ERlc58
    Is your resume well written? I'd take a hard look at it
    Aug 14 2
    • Pure Storage Chhhhhhhye
      From previous replies it looks like the resume may be the underlying issue. Or OP may be applying to jobs not meant for their experience range
      Aug 14
    • OP
      I’ve had my resume looked at by about a dozen people. Double that if you add in academia. It’s about as good as I can get it with the experience I have.
      Aug 14
  • Qualtrics / Other qualtricdo
    A lot depends on what school you went to. There are companies like Nestle or PepsiCo that will pay well for a starting area manager type role if your degree is from a top 75ish school
    Aug 14 2
    • OP
      Went to a pretty good school for my degree plan. I even developed a lot of skills outside of my degree plan. Just my “years of experience” isn’t even getting me past automated systems
      Aug 14
    • Qualtrics / Other qualtricdo
      Have you applied to those type of companies? And are you mobile? You're likely not going to get huge salary gains, but you can get in development plans etc that lift your trajectory. We have things for new grads as do logistics companies like FedEx, Nike etc
      Aug 14
  • Intel / R&D HotshotGG
    I'm not sure about the salaries of logistics and supply chain, but have u tried applying to a company like Amazon?

    Sometimes you have to take what you can get as a starting point and switch after 1 year of emplyement.
    So what I am saying is that just because you have a poor paying job now, this will not always be the case if you truly desire more.
    Aug 14 1
    • OP
      Applied there for a few positions, but didn’t even get to the interview phase. I’m trying to stay local for now, but my area is a logistics heaven. But you either get a low paying job that requires no critical thinking or get skipped over it seems. I’m not giving up, but it sure is a challenge
      Aug 14
  • Microsoft pudgy🎃
    Still looking? Search MICROSOFT for roles in CSSC or CSCP
    Sep 30 0
  • Medallia qwertyca
    Get resume reviewed. You could post with dummy personal info. Take it from there on. If there’s no serious personal commitment holding you off to local opportunities be open to relocate.
    Aug 14 0

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