Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Local Association Leader Discusses Importance of Local Participation in CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly

Chris Elliott, President of the CSCMP Columbus Roundtable Published in the Q1 2009 CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly.
Columbus, April 21, 2009:

About the Article
Chris Elliott, President of the CSCMP Columbus Roundtable has written an article that has been published in the CSCMP Supply Chain Quarterly on the positive impact of being involved in local associations. In the article, Chris discusses his experience trying to find a job after Graduate School and the positive effect that involvement in local organizations had on his job search. In the article he says, “Although I had three years of transportation management experience, I was finding it difficult to secure a position through Internet job boards and the university’s career center. Two of the second interviews that I had were at companies where I was referred by a local CSCMP member. Had I not been involved in my local roundtable and developed friendships with my fellow members, I would have had fewer opportunities to learn about positions available and get past the initial screenings.”
The article also discusses the experiences of three other members and how being involved in the local chapter of the CSCMP organization helped them in their professional career and personal lives. Chris Stang of the Deleware Roundtable recounted to Chris a similar experience he had after being told his position had been eliminated, “I had a job offer within a half hour after communicating my situation with my local roundtable contacts,” Stang says. “While I ultimately got reallocated to another position, it was reassuring to know that I had that safety net.”

About the CSCMP Columbus Roundtable
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the preeminent worldwide professional association of supply chain management professionals. The CSCMP Columbus Roundtable is the third oldest Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional in the United States and has been serving the Central Ohio Supply Chain community for over 40 years. Information on the CSCMP Columbus Roundtable can be found by visiting http://columbusroundtable.org

About the Author
Chris Elliott is a Dublin, OH based technology analyst, professional speaker, and blogger who helps young professionals find their own professional path at http://youngprofitpros.com. He also serves as the President of the CSCMP Columbus Roundtable and is the President of two Toastmasters clubs in the Dublin, OH area. Chris Elliott blogs about Toastmasters on http://mytoastmastersblog.com. Chris works with associations and chambers of commerce to engage members using technology and develop relationships between similar organizations. He also owns a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping individuals and small businesses turn ideas into to businesses, and he is employed by a local chemical company.

Chris can be contact at http://youngprofitpros.com/contact or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/chris_speaks.


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