How to become a SAP Consultant? - Part 2

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How to become a SAP Consultant? - Part 2

  1. 1. How to Become a SAP Consultant?–Part 2Note: Target Audiences for this article are Fresh Graduates OnlyPrepared By:Ms. Pramila NagarajFirst Class MBA Finance Graduate (2010) - FRESHERGlobal Academy of Technology, Bangalore (VTU- Belgaum)SAP Financials Associate Certified Consultant – Trainee/Fresher@ Source One Management Services Pvt. Ltd Bangalore2013 Copy Rights Reserved © SOURCE ONE Bangalore
  2. 2. 2013 Copy Rights Reserved © SOURCE ONE BangaloreHOW TO BECOME A SAP CONSULTANT?An SAP career is one of the challenging but high paying careers in informationtechnology. Many companies are starting to use SAP products and we can say that atleast 1 out of every 10 technical recruiter works on an SAP requirement at any giventime. The fact that about 9% of the total IT jobs in 2011 were SAP jobs proves thatanyone who is into SAP career will have no difficulty in finding a job that fulfills all thedreams that a person can have about a job.But, guess what? People always write to us saying that they want to pursue a careeras an SAP consultant but they don’t know where to start or what to do? Right now,there doesn’t seem to be a clear and well defined road map to become an SAPconsultant. As a fresher, you fire up your browser and kick start a job search with thecommon keyword ‘SAP’ jobs and you land in a job ad page that says ‘SAP BW Architectwith at least ten years of experience in SAP BW’. You try again and get another onethat says 5+ years of experience working as an SAP Finance System Analyst ismandatory.We can hear what you are saying, ‘Are you kidding me? Why can’t I find an SAP job asa fresher?’... While most of the jobs look for experienced SAP consultants, manycompanies do hire junior level consultants for SAP project. The only two things theyexpect from you are a degree and strong knowledge in SAP.How do you gain knowledge in SAP and stand out among the thousands of Fresher’swho are seeking a job as an SAP consultant?The answer is, to finish an SAP certification.Learn as much as you can about SAP and its modules. Getting the right knowledge isthe key to unlock the world of SAP opportunities. Once you have finished thecertification by passing the exams, clearly mention it in your resume and make sureyour resume has the right keywords. Post your resume so that it can be found byrecruiters who are searching for Fresher’s with SAP knowledge. While you are on yourjob search, read blogs and online communities about SAP and stay up to date. SAPEducation Partners placement Assistance team will also help you in finding your firstSAP Job.The first job that you get may not offer you all the benefits that you are looking for.But if you can say that the job can give you a solid experience in working with SAP,then your best bet will be to accept it. You may get decent pay based on your skillsand qualifications. Consider this as a part of your learning phase and use theopportunity to increase your knowledge. It may take about 24 months to becomecompletely familiar with one module in SAP.Remember, it is all about getting that first job. Once you get an entry level job in SAP,the experience that you gain will make you eligible to apply for better positionsNew Generation Concept to Fresh Graduates for SAP Career“SAP Certification plays an important role for Fresh Graduates” Investing in SAPTraining & Certification is a long term investment for your better career in SAP.Reasonable ROI is guaranteed in the form of pay scale.

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