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In years past, Jon Reed wrote a number of classic articles on how to navigate your SAP career - everything from how to write a good SAP resume to how to ace an SAP interview, from how to break into the field to how to succeed as an independent SAP consultant.

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Announcing SAP Career Outlook 2010: A Two Part White Paper for the Career Center on SCN Print E-mail

SAP Career Outlook 2010: The Intersection of Talent and Community
By Jon Reed of
Exclusive to the Career Center, Part of SAP Community Network

JonERP_TechEd.jpgJon Reed notes:  In the spring of 2010, I was involved in a major collaboration with the Career Center on SAP Community Network. I'm now happy to announce the official release of my two part white paper series on SAP career and skills trends in 2010. 

You can now download or view the PDF versions of both articles. I did my utmost to make these papers fun to read, practical, and true to the challenges SAP professionals face heading into 2010.

Part One: Creating a Winning SAP Skills Strategy for 2010 (PDF - 54KB)

Part Two: Beyond the Social Networking Hype: Achieving SAP Career Visibility (PDF - 64KB)

I hope you enjoy these papers - together they represent my most significant piece of writing on SAP skills trends since my original SAP Consultant Handbook. I'll look forward to your feedback, which can be incorporated into follow up blogs, podcasts, and videos.

At the time of publication, there was a big announcement pertaining to the Career Center on SCN: the Career Center is now free of charge to all applicants and employers worldwide.

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Part One: Creating a Winning SAP Skills Strategy for 2010 (PDF)


Executive Summary: Why SAP Skills Matter-In Any Economy

SAP Skills Strategy: A Winning Approach for 2010

A. Staying Marketable in Any Economy: It Starts With Skills Mastery

B. SAP Skills Convergence: The Morphing of "Geeks" and "Suits"

C. Pulling it Together: How to Combine Generalization and Specialization

Part Two: Beyond the Social Networking Hype: Achieving SAP Career Visibility (PDF)


I. Keys to Achieving SAP Career Visibility in 2010

A. It's Not About Broadcasting, It's About Community

B. Avoiding the Herd Mentality-One Social Network Does Not Fit All

C. Does Social Networking Really Have a Career Impact?

II. Career Outlook 2010: "Hot Skills" Roundup

III. Conclusion - Overcoming Market Challenges

Jon Reed would like to thank Claudine Lagerholm of SAP for the opportunity to write these white papers, and for her sharp and important feedback during the editing process.

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