Posted on May 2021 By Speller International
The SAP market is red hot, and right now it’s a candidate driven market.
We have seen the market do a full 180 from this time last year when jobs were limited, and the candidate pool was heavy. With limited opportunities candidates were prepared to take on jobs that weren’t 100% aligned to their overall SAP skill, rate expectation or long-term career path.
However, fast forward to today and it’s the complete opposite. Demand for SAP talent in Australia is as high as ever but it also brings with it some challenges, particularly for candidates. So, how do you make the most of this busy time? Here’s some advice and tips.
This is a great opportunity to find a role where you can upskill and learn new technology that you have not been able to previously. Clients are more likely to have greater flexibility with who they hire as they do not have access to the deep talent pool from last year. This makes them more likely to hire someone who doesn’t have the full skill set but is willing to learn on the job.
Money Is Not Everything
Keep true to your career aspirations and don’t accept a new role purely based on money. As the old saying goes, money doesn’t buy you happiness. It’s easy to get wooed by an opportunity paying lots of money, but does it truly align with your needs? If so, then you are in luck. If not, then maybe it’s not the right time to jump ship purely because of the market is hot or the money great.
It’s not uncommon for candidates to be juggling multiple applications at the moment. It can be easy to just “throw your hat in the ring” when you see a role that looks of interest. Take the time to understand the role, the client and the rate on offer before you send your CV out. This will avoid you applying for a role that ultimately doesn’t meet your requirements.
Also, make sure you know where your CV has been sent. Clients are more likely to use multiple avenues when recruiting for a role in this current market so you could get multiple calls for the same role. Always give permission in writing to anyone who is sending your CV with the client’s name so you’re aware of where it’s going and to avoid unnecessary duplication of your application.
Passive Job Seekers
Maybe this is the time to see what is out there in the market. The thought of getting a new job can be daunting especially if you are already employed and aren’t actively looking for work. If you’re in this position, take time to speak to your recruiter to let them know the types of roles, technologies, industries or any other key drivers that would interest you. With more opportunities available in the market right now the chance of finding a role that meets your requirements is high.
Open communication and transparency about where you’re at with your job search to those assisting you in finding a role is really important, especially when you have a number of opportunities on the go at the one time. This applies to someone in your network who is referring you, a client directly, recruiter or even your current boss. Unknown surprises that others are not aware of can possibly burn your bridges and even tarnish your reputation. The more open and transparent you are, the better your chances are of securing the job you want, plus it will lead to a better overall experience for everyone involved.
It’s a great time to be working in SAP, make the most of the busy period, it won’t stay busy for ever. If you are currently looking for SAP roles or are interested in knowing more details about what’s happening in the SAP market, then get in touch with the team at Speller International.