Had 2 former students this week leave their jobs because of $…After thousands of students, I would say the #1 reason my students change jobs is…their boss. Money becomes a factor when they can make >20% elsewhere (#2 on list below). FYI: WMU students can major in Leadership (however, they have to have another major also, make sense?). 10 Most Important Leadership Skills For The 21st Century Workplace (& How To Develop Them): https://lnkd.in/gmJ_GG6H



Leadership & business strategy gives you a competitive advantage and accelerates your career, no matter your major. You will gain the skills most desired by top companies—leadership, teamwork, and strategic problem solving. The LBS program culminates in 2 internship-level consulting experiences where you solve a strategic business problem for 2 different orgs. 

Advice from this college professor (aka, educated idiot):

1. Read. People that read a lot make more $ (2.3 times more?!)

2. Learn the job saving technology.

3. Learn to interview well.
https://lnkd.in/ePzz3NG and https://lnkd.in/eZgTxWc
How to prep for virtual career fairs: https://lnkd.in/evKd-VzQ
Being job ready…

4. Learn to negotiate ($).
https://lnkd.in/gMJYNJkh and https://lnkd.in/guTUcvdu

5. Learn to network & use LinkedIn. https://lnkd.in/gPZPQtqR
For details on how to build your brand: https://lnkd.in/dSAA6wF

6. Delay graduation for experience. https://lnkd.in/ewKu7b_X

7. Learn to problem solve – https://lnkd.in/eWaJ8q2

8. Double Major? https://lnkd.in/gAViGTVG

9. Get a grad degree? Earn $3M more than someone w/ only a bachelor’s degree. https://lnkd.in/g5FY5aty

10. Job rotations? https://lnkd.in/ervskG5

11. 10 college majors that earn the most money: https://lnkd.in/gEXGmFfU

12. Free tool for calculating degree ROI: https://lnkd.in/gEPwNSTJ
That darn MBA degree still has a great ROI!…“Over their lifetime, an MBA graduate can expect to earn $3 million more.” When is the right time for grad school? The avg age is 33.  https://lnkd.in/gJhHg47q

What happened to Strategic Cost Mgmt? https://lnkd.in/g-SCKU6B

Our SCM students told us many times that their hiring managers valued only the traditional Excel capabilities (lookup functions, pivot tables, etc.), & they greatly overlooked the opportunities from other analytical solutions (that our students have!). For example, our data mining class is essentially an ML class, the core of AI. https://lnkd.in/gQqSDchd

Salaries in SCM are going up & already avg $10-$20K higher than entry-level positions in other fields. https://lnkd.in/gCiYgwS2 There isn’t enough young people working in supply chain – https://lnkd.in/gtUcJpX7. People in SCM want more $ & rewarding work (not paperwork). https://lnkd.in/g7BwX84c
2022 Avg salary $144K (2021 $131,771): https://lnkd.in/gvKYBGBw

Great posts & reads:
Flowchart: Are You Working for a Toxic Boss?
Four Ways to Energize a Post-Pandemic Workforce

Why are Americans quitting their jobs?

10 Most Important Leadership Skills For The 21st Century Workplace (& How To Develop Them): https://lnkd.in/gmJ_GG6H

The five best lessons I’ve learned on leadership and career development

The Great Resignation turns to the Great Regret as worker needs are not being met, expert says. According to a recent survey by Joblist, about 26% of people who quit their job during what was dubbed the Great Resignation already regret it.

“Promotions are, in part, a function of who has the best relationship with the decider — if you’re young, get to the office @smerconish @CNN”: https://lnkd.in/diBcDBM4

Malcolm Gladwell says people must return to the office to regain ‘sense of belonging’. Gladwell said employers are not doing a good job of convincing their employees why returning to the office is in their best interest.

Dr. Sime (Sheema) Curkovic, Ph.D.,
Professor, Operations/Supply Chain, Lee Honors College Faculty FellowWestern Michigan University, Haworth College of BusinessKalamazoo, MI 49008-5429 | 269.267.3093 | sime.curkovic@wmich.edu
The Western Way: “Better, faster, cheaper” www.wmich.edu/supplychain
WMU: #1 in MI for earnings by graduates
Sample Lectures: What is SCM?https://wmich.edu/supplychain/academics/lectureshttps://m.youtube.com/channel/UCuX-5NUln6727_QVxgo1y7Q/videos

WMU…One of nation’s best undergrad SCM programs (Gartner); 2nd in technology (SoftwareAdvice); 2nd in top global talent (SCM World)

Connect:https://www.linkedin.com/in/sime-curkovic-61617a115/Follow:https://medium.com/@sime.curkovic or https://www.simecurkovic.com/

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