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How to Become a Successful SAP Consultant & Land your Dream Job

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14 Lessons (2h 19m)
    • 1. Welcome to Hacking SAP Job Market

      2:04
    • 2. Course Contents

      2:59
    • 3. Introduction to the Course

      9:05
    • 4. Introduction to SAP

      22:36
    • 5. SAP Consulting Skills Part 1

      12:00
    • 6. SAP Consulting Skills Part 2

      10:00
    • 7. Training and Certification Part 1

      11:03
    • 8. Training and Certification Part 2

      17:35
    • 9. Job Seeking 101 Part 1

      1:45
    • 10. Job Seeking 101 Part 2

      7:46
    • 11. Job Seeking 101 Part 3

      11:14
    • 12. Job Seeking 101 Part 4

      11:59
    • 13. Job Seeking 101 Part 5

      14:56
    • 14. Conclusion

      4:16
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This is a complete guide to hacking the SAP job market, all the basics and ninja tricks that make you stand out and land that well paid dream job in SAP, that you have been waiting for.

I will teach you everything from a brief intro to SAP, Consulting skills required to become a successful SAP consultant, how to get trained and certified in SAP and other skills including some free resources that will help you get that edge and finally a complete guide to job seeking in the competetive yet lucrative world of SAP.

 

Once you have completed this course and all the exercises, you have a great understanding of 

  • clarity around what you want to become
  • where you are in your current journey towards achieving a dream job in SAP
  • your strengths and weaknesses
  • what it takes to become an SAP consultant, various sap and non sap skills
  • how to get trained and certified in these skills
  • how to gain real world knowledge
  • how to and where to look for jobs
  • how to create a cv
  • how to create a covering letter
  • how to set up your linkedin profile
  • how to interact with recruiters
  • and many more

This is the knowledge I have gained from 15 years of experience in the world of SAP, winning and loosing and coming out on top in the end. I have worked on some of the largest SAP implementations in the world, I have moved from a hands on consultant to a Project manager managing global SAP implementations. I will how you how I have done this and how you can do this too. 

Meet Your Teacher

Hello I'm Naresh, I have 15+ Years Experience in SAP, started as an SAP ABAP Consultant and moved on to SAP Project/ Delivery Management. Part of some of the largest SAP global implementations in the world. 13 + Years of Freelancing experience in the UK hacking the SAP job market to land the best jobs in an extremely competitive market.

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1. Welcome to Hacking SAP Job Market: Hi. My name is nourish our men s A B, consulting on a project manager. With 15 years of experience, I have delivered very large scale, a savory project successfully in technical and management capabilities. I live in the UK with my wife and two daughters. My passion is technology, and my successful carrier in ASAP as a consultant on a project manager has given me a lot of success on good lifestyle. I want to share my learnings and experience off breaking into on thriving in the lucrative world of ASAP so you could do the same in this cause. We will cover everything you need to know in a step by step manner with examples to get you started on us AP journey. We start with an introduction to the cause and how to make the most of it. Then we move on to introduction to S a P. In this section recover topics like versions of S a key roles in a safety projects salary ranges on good and bad things about a safety projects. Next, we move on to consulting skills required to become a successful s safety consultant. Then comes training and certification. This section teaches you the best ways to get trained and certified and shows you all the free resources that are available that you can start using straight away. Then we cover job seeking 101 Everything you need to know to apply for the S a p Jobs and prepare and succeed in interviews. And finally with summarize everything we have covered and conclude this course. Guys, I'm really excited to see you inside the course and teach you everything I have learned over the years. So without further ado, enroll in my course hacking the ASAP job market, the S a P job search guide. 2. Course Contents: right. Thank you for joining me again. Let's just jump right to the course contents. The best time to do anything is right now. Sometimes later becomes never so. Guys, make sure you start now. Don't wait. You could be waiting forever. As I said, this course is divided into six sections. We start with the introduction. This covers topics like who? This course is full. The miracle equation. How to make the most of this course typical problems faced by graduates on typical problems faced by experience professionals. This is in the context of finding a new job. Then we jump into introduction to S A P. We cover topics like what is this, a p A brief history of ASAP s A P product portfolio ASAP. Roles. A safety salary ranges good things about their safety projects. What are the common problems people face in a safety Projects this again is a very important topic. We go right into a safety consulting skills. What are the various concerning skills that you need to become a successful SMP consultant ? This is exactly what I'm going to cover here. So we start with working smart role models. Start with why I say Be technical in functional skills, other skills and qualifications tools that you'd be using in your day to day life as an s, a p consultant. Soft skills like communication skills, teamwork, leadership, stakeholder management, emotional intelligence on mindset. So the next section is training and certification. In this section, we cover topics like vision choosing a carrier path, sap training, free resources certification, preparing for certification, training for other qualifications and practicing real life scenarios. And then we move into the most interesting topic, which is jump seeking one or one topics will cover our market basics and trends process. Know what you're looking for? The job market, How to write a covering letter. How to prepare a CV linked in profile jump search basics Chasing for feedback, managing emotions while looking for jobs on waiting for feedback Jump seekers 14 Interview preparation in person online Your dream job on the final topic is conclusion. So we quickly summarize what we've covered next steps on we say our goodbyes. Gay guys without further ado, jump right into the next video on. I will see you there. I can't wait 3. Introduction to the Course: Hello, guys. Welcome back. This video is an introduction to this course, and I am very excited to get us started. Your limitation. It's only your imagination. Open up to new possibilities and remove those barriers and negative believes you've created for yourself. They're not really get rid of thumb Learning begins with unlearning bad habits. Let's do this topics in this section who is this course for? Yes, the miracle equation. How to make the most of this course Typical problems faced by graduates. Typical problems faced by experience professionals Who is this cause for this cause? Serves both fresh graduates and experience professionals From i t. On No. 90 background on anyone in the middle. Fresh graduates will get a taste off what it takes to become an s a p consultant realization that there is so much more to this than just the technical skills experience. People will get up to date with what's happening out there, a reminder of what needs to be done, especially if you haven't been job seeking for a while. What everyone will gain is a different perspective. How to win this game by being smart and focusing your energies in the right areas. The key get over is that technical skills will only get you so far. But it's your mental ability to work and deliver on the pressure. It is the key to success in job seeking or your job or your day to day life. Next one, the miracle equation. What is this miracle in question? Let me start by saying it's very simple and effective, and we all know it to an extent. It is a combination of knowing what you want, knowing how to get it and using the right preparation framework that allows you to succeed in landing your dream job. Why enhancing your dream carrier before you start before you start anything, understand that you must be 100% clear in terms of what you're seeking. If you don't know what you want, you won't get it. Forget it. Next. Have a strategy for how you want to get it. Well, how you're going to get it. What do I mean by that? Your training requirements, where to get that training from where do you find the jobs that you're looking for and so on? You need to know how to get it. The final element preparation frame like now that you know what you want and how to get it . What remains is the action. I call it relentless action and the heart, mind and soul You will need to put into it with unwavering faith that this is going to work . This combination is what is going to create miracles in your life. How to make the most of this course the best way to learn any new topic. Start with familiarizing yourself thoroughly. This can be done by simply completing this course and revisiting parts of the cause that you're not very confident in. Reading more books, blog's and watching videos on this topic, there is no secret, really just spent time reading and researching the topic. Collaborate and discuss with peers and colleagues. Ask questions. It's just a simple is that contemplate on the topic after watching a new video or a section spend a few minutes contemplating what we have gone through and see what insights you get and think of various possibilities for applying your learning. The final one is visualization. Visualize the rial scenario as if you're in that interview room or in that job where you're solving problems and apply the techniques and methods that you have learned in this course or any where else. It's amazing how good you get by using this technique. It's a great rehearsal. In boxing, they use a technique on shadowboxing, where the boxer imagines on open in and anticipate their moves, dodging and landing punches and so on. This is how they get good at it. I personally believe that contemplation visualization are very good AIDS to the learning process and helps you really apply the topics you're learning before you do it. In the real world, typical problem faced by Crown dreads the 1st 1 is lack of real world experience. Pretty much fresh graduates are not exposed to the harsh realities on the absent flows off the corporate world. They probably have never faced a rejection, and I'm not used to asking for jobs and so on. Soft skills or lack off fresh graduates will have some soft skills, but most likely that pretty rough around the edges lack of interview skills. Again, this is down the lack of exposure and experience on realistic expectations after in a degree and now will be called by a large firm or corporation inviting me to join the company with a big pay packet that hardly happens in real life. Does it lack of negotiation skills? Talking to recruiters and the interview process is nothing but a sales pitch. You're selling your profile as the best for the job requirement, and obviously, if you don't have the negotiation skills, you'll really struggle it. This at the beginning. Lack of gardens. They don't have anyone to mental them that have been through this journey, mindset and attitude. I will take a deep dive into this later, but fresh graduates don't understand the difference between critical feedback and negativity. As soon as someone gives them any feedback, their mistake it for negativity and get defensive or disappointed, they take rejection personally rather than as a learning experience. This is again due to lack of guidance on lack of experience. Failure is the stepping stone to success. If anything, I would say, fail fast so you can identify the gaps and learn fast. This is not easy. There is no easy way. There is a big difference between failing at the same thing over and over again due to lack off learning from mistakes which is disastrous and failing it. Difficult hurdles. Don't mistake one for the other on the lost topic off this section Typical problems faced by experienced professionals. They think they already know everything. Do two years of experience. They feel then know it all pink ASAP. As an example, it has changed so much from easy CDOs fall. Even with 20 years of VCC experience, you are going to be treated as a fresher in the S four world. I give you that you have the consulting skills and basic concepts which haven't changed that much and probably give you an advantage. But you still need to learn as four and without us for experience. You probably won't get that job not putting enough effort to learn again. This is very much linked to step one and also losing touch with learning process and the effort it tastes. They think they can substitute years of experience for the lack off learning. And it doesn't work like that negativity. If they're exposed to bat work culture, they will come with a cup half full. Already there is an analogy. If you want to taste new wine, you have to empty a wine glass. I throw the old wine out so that you can accept a fresh glass off wine that you're looking to taste. Guys start with a bigness mind experience everything as if it's the for the first time you will love it. Lack of time again. This could be due to various other commitments, like work, family side hustles. Making time towards the SAP carrier can be challenging, finally, mindset and attitude. It's already covered earlier, but my observation is don't form opinions and strong believes. Be open minded and ready to learn, even from a younger person who's good at what you're trying to learn. That's it, guys. That's what we're going to cover in this video. I hope you've learned something from it. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. 4. Introduction to SAP: Hello, guys. Welcome back to another radio. I am really excited to have you here, Andi. I will give you a basic introduction to a SAPI in this section. The first slide. This is where we're looking at topics in this section we will cover What is a SAPI? A very brief history of ASAP. We will look at s a P product portfolio. The latest products out there in the market. E r p six s four Hana, what are the various roles Mississippi projects? I look at sub salary Rangers some good things about ASAP projects and some of the common problems that people face in a SAPI projects. You can do anything. Just get up and do it. Follow your dreams. As it says, you can pretty much do anything. You are the architect off your own life. Just get out there and just do it. Don't wait. Okay, guys, what is ASAP? So as you can see, I've just put some brief snippets about what s a P is in a visual representation. So it's just a bit easier to understand. Don't misunderstand. This light is going to give you or this section is going to tell you everything about ASAP is just a brief history just to get you started. If you are looking at S a P Jobs, I would imagine you are already quite family with various topics in S A P. You know, you probably already know what they say peas, but I just want to put some interesting facts out there just to make this cause that much more interactive and more interesting for everyone. So s a P stands for system applications and parks in data processing. It is an e r P software developed by German companies sap SC. It consists of a number of fully integrated modules and systems to cover all aspects of business. Sometimes it's also referred to as a back office software. This is the main thing that actually made ASAP a huge success, which is fully integrated modules to cover all aspects of business for various applications back in the day. It is built on industry best practices. That's again if a company's really struggling with inefficiencies in its back office, switching to S A P instantly helps offered in 180 countries ASAP serves that many countries an estimated 77% off the money exchanged through global business transactions, touches and ASAP system. So you can see how powerful s a P is. It's pretty much implemented by all big players. Majority of SMB customers, a small and medium scale. It isn't an assumption that s a piece. Just would be companies, even small and medium scale companies are using it. And as you just heard, it forms majority of a safety customers s a P office cloud on Prem and hybrid Solutions. Currently, most s A B customers aren't s a p e r p six so ASAP has recently announced that E. R P six and other core applications off business Suite seven will be supported until end of 2027. This can be further extended by opting for extended maintenance that will be available until end of 2030. What does it tell us? It tells us that s a P E r p six, which is the version prior to s four. Hana is here to stay for approximately 10 more years. So if anyone learning s a P has a question, should I learn easy C or E r p or just learn s a PS four This your answer? Your question. There will be a lot of customers who wouldn't want to spend money until they have toe s A P s four. Hana is introduced in 2014 and is the latest sweet off ASAP products. It's the most in demand at this moment and most of the S A P Projects. You will see the large Greenfield projects or transformation products. Will be S a P S four Hana And that's for Hannah is a combination off software and hardware . You can look at it as a bit of an apple, wear apple manufacture the hard way and Tunis software to work closely with the hardware. Okay. A brief history for SAPI, founded in 1972 by ex IBM employees well and Ruth ER, hop Hector Plata and Shira Okay, in 1973 s, a p r f. The first accounting software by ASAP was released. Eventually became a say PR one on its a mainframe based solution. 1979 s, a p r. Two was launched, expanding the capabilities to materials management and production planning. 1993 sap are three was released, s a P developed and released several versions off our three through 1995 by mid nineties. S A P followed the trend and made the leap from mainframes. Declined Server architecture famously known as the three T Rocket Picture 2000 Full sup. Easy See Fight was launched. Architectural changes were made to support an enterprise service architecture to transition customers to service oriented architecture. 2006 Sat E R P. Six was released so pretty much that makes it about 15 years old. It's been updated through a SAPI enhancement packs. The most recent enhancement. Pac eight for year P six was released in 2016 and since then the focus has a really shifted toe. Um, s four Hana 2010 SLV Hana database was introduced. It's based on its in member technology, where instead of the traditional hard drives, data is stored in memory, which is the ram, and it also shifted from row oriented, two column oriented RD bms or Relational Database Management System 2012 Focus shifted to Cloud and ASAP started acquiring various cloud based products. Example. Concurring 2014 2014 is when the most exciting thing happened that is S a P s four Hana was launched is the newest generation Off ASAP business suite. Currently, it's the biggest way off a safety implementation projects that are happening in this space . Let's look at the S a p product portfolio. Firstly, e r P six sur e r P is world class integrated enterprise resource planning software that addresses the core business software requirements off the most demanding midsize and large organizations around the world. It covers all industries and sectors. As you can see from the diagram, There are multiple modules that are well integrated. Help businesses run various processes seamlessly. Example order to cash, procure to pay and so on. It is based on some key principles or fetus. Example. It satisfies local legal requirements in all the countries that it's available in. It's an open system. It supports multiple currencies, its blade based on the client server architecture. It's an open system on DSO on I se p s four Hana. It is the latest version off ASAP. Software Richard Natively for the S a P Hannah platform. It is an entirely new generation of ASAP business suite. It is characterized by simplifications, massively increased efficiency and compelling features such as planning and simulation options in many conventional transactions. As for Hannah signals a move away from the transactional system that merely records data toward giving end users active decision support in real time. That is based on data from both internal and external sources. That's a big shift again, as you can see from the diagram as for comprises off intelligent call that forms the backbone of the enterprise. It offers all the main modules that allow an organization to run its business, which is a combination of various processes or business processes. S A B is trying to move user in traction. Away from Dewey to fury on this enhances the user experience significantly. User experience was never a priority in enterprise software. It was always clunky, and it was never meant to be a good looking, easily usable appealing that was never the priority. S a p office Various cloud products which are very well integrated with the intelligent core. Example. A river for source to pay hybrids, which is part of Cloward for customer successfactors again part of head cm, which can be run on their own. On with or without a SAPI IE, they can integrate with S a p all E. R P six or any other year. P, for that matter, groans in ASAP projects. I have broadly divided the roles into functional technical and management roles. Freeze off understanding. All these roles have major of elapse and interactions, and hence I represented them in a Venn diagram to indicate that okay, functional roles. You can see there are many roles and depending on the project, the organization that the names might slightly differ. But this will just give you a very good understanding of how many roles required to make a save a project successful. Andi, In turn the number of opportunities that you can expect in this space s a p functional consultants in all the various modules on sub modules like, for example, you can have an SD consulting, which is sales and distribution. Or you can have someone gold SAP OTC consultant whose only specializing Apart off SD, which is ordered to cash cycle So solution Architects, subject matter experts, business analysts, testers, B i consultants, BPC consultants. You have security consultants, trainers, business process. So Nas and so on the technical roles. Some examples are you are you X developers about consultants, cloud platform developers, data migration consultants, middle way consultants like sappy I p o consultants, Subsidy I Consultants or Cloud Gateway integration, sat basis consultants, technical architects, enterprise architects, performance testers, testers and so on. Management roles. Our principal consultants, account managers, SAP team leads delivery managers, technical managers, released managers, project managers cut over managers, director, office ap CTO, CIA and so on. So you can see there are very basic rolls, too. Roles that actually run the entire I t for an organization so ASAP roles can be based in implementation projects, upgrades, emanates or mergers and acquisitions. Supporting operations are keeping the lights on. You know, running the business operations s a P products can be any scale. It can be a very simple implementation of a single module. Um, for client that's already using ASAP. Or it can be a lot scaled Greenfield implementation or a huge transformation project. It can span across multiple countries many years and cost millions of dollars of pounds of rupees to support operations. It's where an ASAP system is already life on your working mainly on pickets like incidents , service requests and change requests so you can have these roles based on site, off show, even remote virtual. These days, all ASAP roles are interlinked and they will have. Synergy is functional technical and management. Each off these roles required a little bit of an understanding about the other roles and how it all fits together. They're also s a P product pre sales consultants account management type roles within ASAP . It can be directly with S A. P or its partners. And you will find these roles with S A P directly partners of ASAP and clients, product development companies and so on. So it's good to know all of this because it tells you or it gives you an idea off various possibilities off where you can find rolls on when you're doing your market research. You can obviously apply this understanding off various roles where these rules can be whether these worlds Aaron projects or support operations and so on salary ranges. I guess this is what sometimes it boils down to for some people, you know Well, I get paid. Well, if I Let s a P If I put all my efforts and energies into landing that dream ASAP job, all I can say is S a P. Sandra ranges off broad. You can get paid really well if you're very good at what you do. There are many market factors supply and demand is one but the basic rule of thumb bays. If you couldn't what you do and you've got there is always a good demand and good pay an offer. There are so exceptional consultants in every organizations who beat the odds and are enjoying excellent salaries outside this range. I call them out Liars. I'm going to share my understanding in some numbers. These are broad range is meant to be a guide. You will never know the exact salary for a roll. Your difference on the company, the budgets, the location supply and demand various factors. So this is just to literally give you an idea. There are various websites. I mean, if you google them, you'll find them like Glassdoor dot com salary dot com. If you Google, there might be local websites that collect this data and give you an average. But the best way to look at it is look for SAP consultants rather than a specific field like a safe PSD consultant. But If you want to search for demanding a specific area, then you look for that specific role because you don't want to generate range. You want that specific role because your putting your time and effort into specifically learning that skill. It's also a general understanding that consulting companies actually pay better wages than India's. A client's again. I've seen it work both ways. One of the major downside off consulting companies is they have their clients based all over the world, and they might be sending you the different science. If you have families and so on, it could be a bit difficult. But again, if you're with these consulting companies and doing support from an off show perspective, you might be enjoying a pretty steady job in a single location. Again, this broadly varies from client declined customer to customer. So I would say the basic salary range for an SFP consultant. I mean, these are UK based salaries anywhere from 30 to 70 k a year, and you are looking at bonus and benefits benefits on top for all of these roles if you're in a permanent position. Senior consultants they divined anywhere from 5200 and 20 K principal consultants anywhere from 7200 and 50 k a year. Solution. Architects, I would say, anywhere from 7200 and 50 k sap directors anywhere from 80 to 200. Kate, depending on the size, complexity on the roles and responsibilities Project program managers anywhere from 6200 and 50 k daily rate contractors anywhere from 400 to 800 a day. I mean, I've also seen people on £1500 a day, but that's a bit more rare, and it requires a lot off years of experience and very specialist skills. Good things about the safety projects, the there are many good things are ASAP projects. Typically, they're very large projects spanning globally and over many years, which means quite a lot of the time you'll get it, get an opportunity to travel. They provide a great challenge again. It could be one instance of a SAPI supporting a global business. Um, fitting various tax legal and started requirement so that it doesn itself is quite a complex feet. It provides an amazing learning opportunity office working for some of the best clients and what is more interesting for me, is their business models and how these companies have become so successful. It gives you an inside and a sneak peek into that world. You will get to work with amazing people, great international teams. I mean, I can't tell you how many friends on really genuine people I've met over the years. As already mentioned, you'll get an opportunity, travel internationally and see various countries fully paid for including the expenses. It offers some of the best paid jumps in the industry, and you will learn skills that can be applied anywhere in the world as we've discussed. S A P is offered in 180 countries. So the world is your oyster. Finally, common problems in ASAP projects vision. Sometimes some projects are implemented as they're the best in the market rather than to achieve a vision off a leader strategy. There is no understanding of long term benefits. They're trying to solve shop campaigns or, in other words, applying a tactical approach. Lack of strategy hurts leadership or lack off nobody bringing together the entire organization to embark on this great ASAP transformational journey. It is very much under estimated uninterested customer fearful of change products create projects, create uncertainties around jobs. Unless change management this effective, this will be a huge problem on it can be a huge problem in a savy projects a challenging customer fixed price projects quarter to win the project unrealistic. And you, If you end up in one of those, you will be overworked lack of training and skill resources. This is from both sides about customer and and both customer and implementation partner side. This typically happens when new or products and new modules are released by city. For example, is for Hannah. When the whole world starts embarking on his four hana implementations, you don't have anybody that understands. As for Hannah, and it could be a huge problem to get the right level of resources Anyway, guys, I guess that gives you a good introduction to a sapi Andi. Some insights into the world of ASAP job markets. Andi some of the good things and bad things about the safety projects. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. Thank you so much. 5. SAP Consulting Skills Part 1: hello and welcome everyone to another video. This is Section three and we will cover a safety consulting skills without further ado. Let's get right into the topics covered in this section. So we'll cover topics like who is a consultant working smart versus working hard? Start with why s a P technical and functional skills, other skills or qualifications? Tools that you will use in your day to day consulting job, soft skills, teamwork, leadership, stakeholder management, emotional intelligence mindset and role models. So yeah, it's a section packed with lots of information. My suggestion to you is don't get inundated with the number of topics. More number of things you need to learn. You will all make sense, have trusted the process. Enjoy the process. The results will come. The secret of change is to focus all the energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new come from Socrates, father of Western philosophy. So you don't have 12 year old for too long. Focus on building the new. So what ever has happened so far in your life? Learn some lessons from it, but don't delve in the past too much focus on what you need to do concerning skills. So let's start with who is a consultant. What do they do? A consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area. It could be business, education, law, finance, human resources, marketing, engineering, healthcare. It could be any topic. As I said, Don't be inundated by the number of things I'm going to be talking about. As long as you start focusing on them and a mindful you will develop the skills. I would say you already possess some of these skills or most of the skills as they're mostly life skills. Be mindful, be consistent, and you will succeed as an SMB consultant on a day to day basis. These are various things that you need to focus on working smart. You need to know why you're doing something you need to be able to justify. You need to be able to articulate that well. You need to have excellent ASAP skills. After all, your own a safety consultant. There will be various other skills that will help you succeed in your role. For example, business analysis, Testing project management. You're good with tools that help you with your role you will have superb stop soft skills. You will be an amazing team player, a great leader. You can manage your stakeholders, you possess great emotional intelligence and most importantly, you have a growth mindset, right? Let's look at these things in the upcoming slides. Working smart? What is working hard or working smart? Hard work is important, but you need to learn to work smart. So let's start with the principal called 80 20 Rule, which has served me really well. It's also known as the Parade of Principle. What a parade of principle states is many events. Roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Operators showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. Similarly, 80% of the world's wealth is controlled by 20% of the population. There's a huge disparity is also an axiom in business that 80% of sales come from 20% of clients. So what does this tell us? It tells us that there will be 20% off skills that you need to be really good at that you will be using the most rather than wasting your time and energy on knowing it all. Focus on the 20%. Do your market research. One other job specs looking for Make a list and focus on them. Set your priorities straight. I also want to clarify that. Don't misunderstand that you don't need to know that 80%. Please don't misunderstand that you don't need to know the 80%. That will be a huge disaster. Use this principle to set your priorities straight. Start with why, before you do anything or before you suggest anything to a client, you need to understand the why. There is an amazing book by Simon Cynic called Start With Why I would recommend Dr Anyone that wants to understand this in a lot more detail. If you won't be a master and become a true artist in your field, be curious. Fall in love and always start with the question Why? Why ants, layers and depth to your knowledge and understanding you will become great if you do this again. Don't take it the wrong way. When someone's teaching you something, don't keep interrupting the lessons by Keep asking the question. Why do this when the time is right and focus on getting and understanding the answers on. Most importantly, the reason why sap skills. You are A s, a p consultant or you're going to be one. So you need all the relevant ASAP skills in your chosen technical or function area. You need to know your tools like a pro example. I am G, which is implementation guide. It's a tool used by functional consultant to do the conflagration 100 developer, studio, Cloud application, studio solution manager, and so on. These are day to day tools. As I say, P consultant out you would be using every module is quite wide. You will need to know the core skills like we discussed in the 80 20 rule, which I call your niche and a very good idea about rest on all the different possibilities . For example, you're in HR. You have payroll specialists in HR. They don't know the entire S s a PHR module, but they specialize in payroll and sometimes a specialization can be peril by country. Similarly, as day you have OTC and pricing specialists, you also need to have some knowledge of closely related topics as you'll be working with these people and supporting each other. For example, as a functional consultant, you need some Arbab skills, debugging skills and so on. And as a as an Abbott consultant, you would need some functional skills, some basic skills for our consultants, like should drilling jobs, moving transports, performance shooting, setting of SQL traces and reading them. And so on. B I consultants need technical and functional skills basis consultants would need to understand about and a good function understanding finance RST consultants. There's a very tight integration between these modules, so you need to know those touchpoints project managers and service delivery managers will need a good understanding of both technical and functional areas. This is very important as leaders to possess a good understanding of various topics, other skills and qualifications. As an s a P consultant, you use a combination of skills as you learn. In this course, you will use your sap skills, industry knowledge, functional expertise, technical expertise in your chosen area and so on. All of these are not mandatory, but if you already have them, use them to our advantage. As you know ASAP is a business software which is built on industry best practices. So your business or functional large goes a long way. Similarly, if you're in in a technical area, any relevant skills will go a long way. Example. If you're in about consultant knowing other programming languages like Java or scripting languages like JavaScript CSS, it will really help for basis consultants knowing Amazon Web services as your other cloud based skills, like I've already mentioned relevant skills in choosing area or highly regarded. For example, if you're in a finance field, accountancy qualifications and if you're a chartered accountant, that will really help. Six Sigma Lean qualifications for a CME Consultants If you're starting off in a functional field, having an MBA in finance sales will really help infrastructure, cloud hosting skills, technical skills. They will all help such certifications. Like Activate Project Manager, it will be really useful if you're joining an S four Hana implementation as it's the implementation framework for these projects. Agins Schoolmaster certifications Prince to PMP, which of project management certifications I to service management. It also covers software development, Life cycle or STL. See business analyst certification, testing certifications like I s T. Q B toge off and the Price Arctic certification and last but not least as your AWS cloud certifications, these will actually differentiate you. Andi give you that edge from someone that doesn't have the skills tools. These are some of the tools that you'll be using on a day to day basis as an S a P consultant. Knowledge of these tools will be built over the years, but you need to know some of these exists on their basics, as they will make your day to day life very easy. There are some tools that you'll be using absolutely on a day to day basis, for example, outlook, which is for email and calendar. Um, you lose some sort off communicator tools like Skype. Emma's teams slack. Different organizations use different tools, and if you know one, you will understand the others. So it's not a big deal. Emma's office tools again. These are really important. Makes a word. PowerPoint and Excel. Um Emmis Project. It's for Project planning management. You might not directly be doing posit plans, but you need to understand how to read a project plan, especially if you're on a project and someone shares a project plan and you need to stick to the project plan There are various other tools that are non a safety that will be good to know, depending on role data migration tools, M s access, SQL databases collaboration, stroke document management tools like SharePoint Confluence ticketing or vital tools like service Now remedy solution Manager test management tools like Quality Center and finally, um, for handling backlog or managing development. Ajira is a very nice tool. 6. SAP Consulting Skills Part 2: soft skills, regardless of location language, you won't succeed without the skills. And at the same time, if you're soft skills are very good. You will achieve amazing success, probably more than someone that has better sub skills than you do. S A P is an AARP software. You're going to talk to a lot of people in the business, especially as a functional or techno functional and management roles. You will not be working in a silo. You'll be working as a part of a large team. You will not also be put in front of a client if you can't hold a conversation not just ASAP or technical conversation, but a general conversation before the subject matter comes. Everyone is a human being first a client or consultant later, so the skills play a vital role. Um, I also suggest Don't listen to someone that says, As long as the other person understands me, I can misuse words or grammar. It's fine. No, it's not fine. It deviates the conversation, and people focus on the negatives. Say you put a black dot on a white share. Everyone will notice that little spot. This is exactly what's gonna happen if you, if you're English, is bad, especially in an English speaking project. Um, the core soft skills are really writing, listening and speaking, and incomes are speaking of recommend that you learn in neutral accent. It takes practice. It's How can you prove yourself skills again? There's no easy way but developing interest. Read books, especially self felt books, magazines, good newspapers, really nice publications. Find like minded people and help each other. You can practice in front of a mirror practice talking in front of mirror um, your body language in front of a mirror. It's very effective, right? The general. Have a personal journal and write one or two pages a day. You can write blog's engaging, meaningful verbal conversations with people. Again, There's no easy way to learn the language or improve your communication skills. Have those conversations teamwork? A. Safety projects are large, and sometimes it involves anywhere from 10 to hundreds of people, depending on the size. So you need to be a good team player. What is the definition of teamwork? Teamwork is generally understood as a willingness off a group of people to work together to achieve a common aim. For example, we often use the phrase he or she is a good team player. This means someone that has interests off the team at heart, working for the good of the team. As the acronym goes, the whole is greater than the sum total of its parts, so you will achieve a lot more as a team than as an individual. Some of the key principles I stand by you don't have to be friends with everyone. Maintain courtesy, respect and decency. With some people around you, you need to develop great rappel. It takes effort. I'm not suggesting to be fake, nurture it, respect people. This comes first. Regardless of the skill level of seniority, their people first learn what gels your team on inculcated that be curious about people I don't mean about personal stuff shows insularity. It's obvious from a mile being nice when the other person is not nice to you is a strength . It's not a weakness, so be nice. Always. It's a choice leadership. This is again misunderstood topic. You don't need to be a manager or leader to display leadership qualities. Leadership qualities can be displayed in your day to day working life on it makes you a very good consultant. What is leadership? It is actually doing the right thing and being honest when things are not going your way, it is doing the right thing when no one is watching you. It is making difficult additions, not knowing if you will succeed, but you still give it 200% anyway, as it's the right thing to do. I really suggest that you display this leadership qualities and practice them. They will really make your amazing consultant on. We need more off these consultants that our leaders I personally recommend reading the book . A Leader With No Title by Robin Sharma. This gives you an amazing understanding off leadership at all levels. Stakeholder management. What is? Take all the management. Let's start with who is a stakeholder, a person with an interest or concerning something, especially a business. You need to be able to manage stakeholders both internal and external. What do I mean by this? Your teammates, your team leader, team manager, customers, vendors and so on you in tracked on a day to day basis with lots of people that are internal and external to the organization on, you need to be able to manage them. Your success depends on how well you manage is take hold this. This can be done using communication skills, interpersonal skills, knowledge on, most importantly, Gen Unity as an escapee consultant, steak or the skills are very important. Emotional intelligence. What do you mean? It means managing emotions off you and others around you. I mean projects out of business. You will have projects where things can go wrong. You need to be able to manage and navigate those situations in a busy project in a support environment, job seeking situations, managing emotions and keeping yourself happy and blissful is worth its weight. In gold is the difference between sometimes getting the job and not landing that dream job . What I can also say it's people with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean and how these emotions can affect themselves and people around them. You can really improve your emotional intelligence by learning to observe your emotions and your response to your emotions. You can also observe the patterns on what's triggering those patterns and ways to control them. Meditation is invaluable walking nature. Observing your thoughts sitting quietly. These are invaluable tools. Used them to you of anything. Mindset. A mindset is one of the most critical things you need in business and in your personal life . If you want to be successful, whether it be a consultant as a human being or as a leader, or even a see you off a big company, you need a growth mindset. There are two types of mindset. Guys. There is a fixed mindset, and there's a growth mindset. A fixed mindset assumes that our character, intelligence and creative ability are static, which means you can't change it. You're born with certain skills, and you're not able to change it. But that's not true. A growth mindset, on the other hand, thrives on challenges and seize failure not as evidence of UN intelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. What would you rather have rather have the growth mindset? Because it is the difference between winning and losing, and finally, guys, you need role models to replicate and to be inspired by the way I suggest you find these role models, you can read some great books autobiographies off Elon musk Steve jobs they're doing and have done some great good for the humanity. You need to be inspired by these people, and sometimes you can even have a very successful recipe consultant as a role model. In order to be successful, you don't need reinvent the wheel. You can just follow what someone successful in ASAP or any in any other area of life are doing and just replicate it. Like, for example, in football, you can see what Messi or Ronaldo doing and just follow the training were. Team, you know, and how many hours they put into training. How many hours day actually spend in the gym? You know, how many hours do they spend practicing certain skills? You know, success leaves clues for simple ASAP consultant role models. I would say See profiles of successful SMB consultants on Lincoln. It's an amazing tool. It's free. Use it, and if you know anybody personally, keep meeting them. See how they're presenting themselves, their mannerisms, their dressing sense. See how they're engaging in meaningful conversations on linked in or social media, For example, see how they're posting content. Post blog's videos tried to emulate it. Success leaves clues You don't have to read when the wheel learn from others. I really hope this video has given you some insight into the consulting skills that you need to be a successful ASAP consultant. And also an eye opener. That s a P is not just the skill that you need. You need to learn a lot more. You need to be a lot more to be a successful s a p consultant. I wish you all the best, guys. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask on. I look forward to seeing you in the next video. 7. Training and Certification Part 1: Hello, everyone. Welcome back to another video in this cause we're doing really well and got through the 1st 3 sections. In this section we will cover the training and certification aspects. You can't beat the person who never gives up be that person that might fall down 100 times but still gets up and keeps going with even more enthusiasm and determination to succeed than ever before. If you have this level of determination, guys, there is no stopping you. Good things will come right? What are the topics in this course? We will talk about setting a vision first, how to go about choosing a carrier. Path s a p training. What are the free resources that are available out there? Toe aid, learning certification, how to prepare for certification, how to go about training for other qualifications and finally practicing real life scenarios to improve your overall understanding and knowledge. I believe there's a very important section as it focuses on the process off learning. If you want to land a job, you need to focus on learning the skills and qualifications and not just focusing on the job without right skills, you can look for a jump forever and not succeed. Take this example. If a gardener wants a flowering plant in his garden, he focuses on the soil ground seeds, sunshine, watering it every day and keeping the weeds out and so on. Be that Gardner that cultivates and trust the process. You will need a clear vision and goals so you can work towards them with clarity. If you don't have a clear vision and goals, you will have doubts creeping in and you will spend more time in thinking what you want to do rather than doing the things that will get your dream job or improve your carrier. So before you start set a vision on short, medium and long term goals immediately, this will change as you learn more growing evolve. But for now, I'll start with what you know. You can have a vision statement like this. For example, I want to be an outstanding ASAP consultant that possesses on disabled, utilize amazing technical function and business knowledge that is valued by the market place on rewarded exceptionally well and coming to goals. You set your short, medium and long term goals like this. I'll give you an example off s a P F I. Seo consultant. So your first short term gold will be in six months. I want to achieve if I see a certification on become a junior sap finance consultant in a reputable company where I'll be helping them achieve their financial goals. Example. Process automation If he shouldn't see control, etcetera while learning and improving my overall consulting skills. That's precise and to the point, and you're clearly stating that you want to achieve certification and you want to achieve a job as a finance consultant in a reputable company on what you'll be doing there. You will be helping them and at the same time improving your consulting skills. So medium term or semi long term goals, like in three years, I'll be inexperienced if I see a consultant making a significant difference to my colleagues and organization that I am working for while learning in helping them achieve their finance goals, it can be in the US, UK, whichever country you want to do this in India, while being able to spend time with my family on be able to provide financial security and comfort. So here you've expanded a little bit more you not only want to be an experience if I seo consultant Andi, help various people, you're also deciding where you want to do this. Which country and also you're focusing on having time to spend with your family and also give them financial support and comfort. So that's a powerful goal. Five years I'll be a senior fighter consultant. Leading the finance were extreme for a large project keeping my work life balance and achieve it least one violence, qualification and specialization. So here again, in five years, you want to be a senior fighter consultant. You are leading the entire work stream. That's a big responsibility on a large project. Your goal is to keep that work life balance. And you've also said you want to achieve a finance qualification. For example, you want to do the chartered accountancy want. If I can share for setting goals, is have ambitious goals that awakens your creativity and interest. Small goals and boring ones won't kindle a firing. You be brave, you will succeed. Trust the process, choosing a carry apart. This is fun. Self face this question many times. Should I choose something I love? I'll go with the market research and shortage skills. We need to understand our main aim here. Our aim is to provide value to our customers. Passion must be developed towards delivering value and helping customers not towards a specific product. Learn tools that help in your journey off providing value to the marketplace. Something close to your background will speed up this process. Example. If you're an accountant, you should be choosing sap finance. Do your market research and identify a module that pace well, serves customers and gives your long term carry a path. Modules that have bean well established in the market, like SAT finance, sales and distribution materials management. And you can top of your skills by adding the cloud based tools. That s a peace offering these days. Like if you're into materials management, you can pick up a Reba. If you're into sales, you can look at hybrids and so on. Core modules, like I said, have been here for decades, and they have bean serving customers really well on the consultants that I've been working on these modules. Cloud is the future consulting model is changing, so make sure whatever module you learning if there is a cloud version off it. Make sure you pick that up as well. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are the future. Consider these topics. And in ASAP, they have robotic process automation. So you might want to start researching and learning that topic. You can do this on the side, and you don't have to do this straight away. Sup training. So while considering sap training one off the question that I get asked a lot, it should I be learning s four Hana only. Or shall I also pick up some e r p six some G R P six support has been extended until end of 2030. That's another 10 years from now. You start with this for Hannah, but pickup s a P E R P as well. The basics are pretty much the same. Basics are the most important. You must master them. And if you do, rest comes easy. You can get ASAP training in three different ways. You can go to a C P direct or some off its partners. This is the most expensive option. When you look at countries like UK, no, all courses will be offered and sometimes you have to go to Europe or somewhere far away to get that training on the training courses might be two or three months away. Andi. It might not cover all the various topics that you need to complete. The full Training ASAP offers very good training, but, like is, it is expensive. You have to plan it well. It could take a long time to get fully certified, and it will cost you a lot of money. In some countries, ASAP offers training through local partners. Sometimes they offer packages like full training plus certification. Again, they're not cheap, but they might offer internships on jobs at the end off it. If you get certified, you can go to third party training providers. There are many online training providers in person, like, for example, they can be offering them through. WebEx Day could offer recorded courses. I would say it's a hit and miss, if you find a really good instructor who's very experienced in delivering these courses, then yes, it's a very good option, and it would be very cost effective, probably 10 times less than what s a people charge of local training companies in big cities. Example Cities like Hyderabad, London, New York All of these cities, I would say there are some local training companies that are offering s AP courses. They might not be offering courses for all modules, but there will be some good options available. It could be quite good as they offer classroom based training. So you will be meeting people that are on the same journey. It will be amazing. Um, you can also find trainers with reviews on Lincoln. There's another option I would recommend. These trainers could be offering online courses or sometimes classroom based courses local to yourself. As you can see really life reviews, You might be able to quite easily find a very good instructor. You can also get training online through some of the websites like you to me, which are on right now. Skill share Michael management. So Michael Management offers pretty good online courses, and sometimes they do offer classroom and live online courses. What they're most famous for is giving you access to a sap demo system again. They're not the cheapest they charge over 100 a month, $100 a month. You can use some learning hub. It is exceptionally good as you get the entire safety library. All the hundreds and thousands, of course, is that run there. But I wouldn't recommend this four bigness on its approximately £2000 a year in subscription costs, so it's not cheap again. I would not recommend using these websites for beginners on also for core skills. I would say these are good for supplementing, and I would prefer either classroom or live online training from a reputed trainer. 8. Training and Certification Part 2: What are the free resources that are available that you can use to learn a SAPI and enhance your knowledge? You might not be able to do your full training and certification using all the free resources that are available, but it can be a good way to supplement your knowledge. So first of all, before you log onto any off s a piece resources you need to create a sap I d. I would suggest Google register for sap i d. The first result you will see, is a counselor s a p dot com Take you straight or registration page. Put your email address set of a password, enter your details and create That s I D. Once you have the Assaidi, you can goto open not s a p dot com Open sap is the best free resource to learn about various s A P topics. I wouldn't say this is full on training, but it's an excellent resource to learn the latest topics delivered by some really excellent tutors. You get badges for completing causes which which can be added to your linked in profile. STN door s a p dot com is another excellent resource you'll find blog's there you will find people asking various questions on the developer network. So it's an amazing place where you can collaborate with some of the best minds that are out there in ASAP. It has 2.8 million users, so yeah, it's an amazing place. Whenever I have come across challenges that I could not solve on my own, I I can always create a question in SAP develop network, and I've always received amazing help. Also, you can answer questions that people have asked. It's an amazing opportunity. I would definitely start exploring as the Lord s a P. Don't come ASAP. Help! Don't s a p dot com So this is where s a P? Has official documentation stored. It is good for researching and reading definitions, but I wouldn't say it is a tool to learn in time module. You need to be very careful which version off ASAP. Software. This material is intended fall on. You need to make sure you select the right version before you seek help or before you start reading something different. Versions have different features in ASAP or features could be slightly different. So you make sure you're on the right version. Trial system? Yeah, This is amazing. Guys, you can get a free trial system for a month. You can't extend the trial, but you can keep registering for another trial and another trial in another trial. So, yeah. I mean, why would anyone use this? You can get either the cloud version or the S four Hana on perversion. Ghoul s a PS 400 free trial, and you will see the first link and it will look like this. Once you go in, you can start your trial version and, yeah, start playing with the system sub certification. Should I get sad defined? If you have the resources, answer is a resounding yes. It gives you instant recognition all over the world, as we know ASAP is currently supported in 180 countries. It gives you full coverage off the topic. You're looking to get yourself certified in, which is exactly what you want. As a consultant, you can specialize in the 20% but know enough about the 80%. That's what this lets you do. You can start with certification and core skills and get as many certifications as you want and like, as long as it supports your vision. Getting certified in a random topic and not doing anything with it is off. No use. Don't waste your time, guys. Okay? How can you get certified again? There is a classroom version and an online version are highly recommend. The online version. It's the cheapest. It's called SAP CEO 006 Understand? For sub certification in the cloud, you can go to training the s a p dot com and search for C E R. 006 and you will get all the details. It costs about $500 USD. It gives you six attempts and one year to use those six attempts, you can actually do six different certifications, but per individual certification, you can attempt maximum three times. Say, for example, you want to get certified in S a PS 400 for financial accounting. The maximum number of times you can attempt this exam is three times. So if you fail all the three times, then you will have toe wait for the next version of this certification to come out and you can register for that exam so you can't take this exam anymore. After three attempts. If you book on, don't return an exam. You will lose one attempt out of the three attempts for that specific certification. I actually did that once and s a p. Very kindly. Let me keep my overall six attempts, but I only had two attempts left for that specific certification. So yeah, don't be silly like me. And forget that you've booked and exam. What topic should I certify in? I would imagine by now you have picked a core area like in this example. You've decided you want to be a South finance consulting. So you would go ahead and take certification in A s, A. P S four Hana for Financial Accounting Associates. It's called S a PS 418 09 So which means it's released in year 2018 and month and nine, which is September. So when you're preparing for this exam, you need to make sure the cause material is relevant to 18 09 to sap. As for Hannah, version 18 09 You get all of this information in training dot s a p dot com, expand the topic areas and you can see what are the different topics that are covered on that. You need to know what percentage of questions come from that specific area. Typical certification. Say you're taking an online exam or a classroom. It is three hours and you have 80 questions. The multiple choice. Some questions will only have one answer. Some have month plants is But you will be given that information that there are multiple answers to choose. Okay, for additional topic, let's say you've picked ASAP. Activate project manager certification. It's called C Underscore Act Raid 05 I would highly recommend this. If you are interested in joining an S 400 project, for example, main reason being sad Fact weight is the framework for implementing S A. P S four Hana, and it teaches you all about tools, content and methodology for implementing in cloud on premise on, So it forms a very good foundation for you to join these projects and again, as you can see, these are the various topics that you need to learn to pass this certification on. You can see the percentage off questions that would come from into each individual topic, how to train for certification, how to learn. You will go to training dot s a p. Don't calm. You look for the specific cold off certification you're looking to prepare for. Under the topic areas you can see various topics on you will see which cause covers thes topics. In this example, you can see all of the different areas covered by the certification. Fall under a CT 100 on a C. T 200 s, E A s, a P will have handbooks. Call a city 100 a city 200. You need to make sure that material is the right version for the exam you're trying to take . You can study these handbooks, Andi, After each topic or each chapter in these handbooks, you'll have some practice questions which will give you some practice for the exams. One of the downsides thes handbooks are only available from a sapi. Why I sat learning hub or if you attend sat classroom courses from a SAPI or its partners. So the this is s a P copyrighted material and you can't downloaded anywhere on the Internet . On the plus side, there are some books available on Amazon or a Sapi press that are specific to preparing for certifications. I've shown you a couple of examples. They're. Both of those books are available in Amazon. The first book is from a safe free press, and the second book is directly available on Amazon, and I think it's a self published book. You can also buy sample exams. Look at websites like e. R. P prep dot com. By there, I don't have any affiliation with these websites. I use them for sample exams on. It worked quite well. It was about 50 or dollars to get three or four sets of sample questions, and it has really helped me in passing the certification training for other qualifications . If you already have a degree, for example, in your chosen area, that's amazing. But in this cause, I'm not trying to recommend you toe to achieve a multi year degree type qualification. We're looking at courses that you can learn in a couple of months and add value to your profile and CV. We're also looking at courses that have a direct impact on improving your chances off landing a role. As you know, the depth and breadth of S A P is vast. I cannot recommend causes for every module or solution. That s a P offers. This is meant to give you a very good idea for making a decision in terms of how to look for courses and other trainings that will add value. Some causes I recommend as you go along your s a p journey are project management certifications like PMP Prince too lean six Sigma Lean six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual special ISMs off lean and six Sigma Business analysis. This is particularly important for functional consultants as you'll do a lot of business analysis type activities in your role agile scrum again. This is important for technical and functional consultants. If you're involved in development on the plane or the company you're working for is using agile a scrum methodology toga off. This is an enterprise architect certification. This will help infrastructure consultants and sat p i p o consultants. I told again discovers software development lifecycle. There's a good certifications. If you're working on support projects, I s t Q B. This is testing certification. I suggest this foreign functional and technical consultants as you will participate in testing, and it lays a very good foundation of different types of testing. And why you would do that type of testing You'd, um, is a really good and cheap resource for these courses. There are lots of companies offering classroom on online courses. First of all, you need to go to the official website and understand a little bit about the training, the material, the recommended places to get that training from, and how to book this identification exams and so on. So familiarize yourself with these topics big more, book your exam, get that training done and write that examined past real life scenarios. Training can only take you so far Now you need to work on either getting an internship or job where you can work for a real company or a solar project to gain that real life experience. Some companies claim to provide this for you, I would say Be careful and ask detailed questions as the water it involves for how long they're going to offer this training and make sure it adds value to you. Don't let this be a gimmick just for you to sign up to the cause they're offering you will be very useful from an experience point of view, but make sure they give you good guidance and they stand on their promises. There is a free resource that you can use to gain some of this real life experience. You can go to a website called rapid dot ASAP. Don't calm. This is also called SAT best Practices Explorer. You can explore key business process maps here so you would go into that website. You can log in using your society. You can also access this website without in S i. D. You want access everything you need to be a sap partner to be able to access all the information from this website. But if you're not, you will still get plenty of information that can be very useful to you. So don't worry, Asper. That's green Short. You can see we're exploring SAT best practices for S four Hana on premise and I've selected sat finance, sub accounting and financial clothes. And then I select that the 1st 1 which is accounting in financial PLO's and then I said, keep prices flows and then I can click on it and see the actual key process flows that are linked to accounting and financial. Close, I would say Link up your knowledge to these processes on the individual components that make up these processes and using a trial system you can similar to some of these scenarios . I know it's not going to be very easy, but try and learn as much as you can because these air free resources on and you can use them as much or as little. Finally, you can ask your train or mental to give you re a life blueprint. Documents functional and technical specifications and test groups. Ah, blue print document is a high level design document for the entire project. If you read this, you will gain heaps off knowledge about a specific project that involves the module off your interest function and technical specifications. These are detailed specifications for individual developments or processes that are going to be developed in a project. So again, reading them will give you that end up knowledge off Why somebody's trying toe to develop that functionality. What is the business justification? The business benefits and so on, and it'll also go into what conflagration is needed to achieve this functionality and the technical spec will give you how technically the solution is going to be achieved. Are you going to implement user exit or you're going to create a new report, create a new form and so on? Pest groups Test scripts will show you how that's basic functionality or business process is going to be tested. It will have step by step approach to test specific functionality, as if a real world user is going into a system and running these steps one by one so again going through this will give you immense knowledge. You can also ask your mentor or trainer to give you very specific examples. Do your preparation are specially questions. You can engage honesty and order asap dot com. Go to your area off interest. Like, for example, if it's up finance, you can select that area on STN door asap dot com. You can see what sort of questions people are asking on honesty and not asap dot com. What are the solutions offered? You can also see some other people that are contributing a lot in these areas. Sometimes you can see them as senior members in Ste. Endured asap dot com. You can click on them, see if they've written any blog's. You can read their blog's. You can ask questions on the blocks and so on. It is how much you want toe. Get out of this. These are resources that are available for you. You need to go and make the most of them. Also. Like I said in the first video, do the contemplation. Imagine you're in a real life project or support scenario. Think of how your work is going on from a day to day basis. Imagine being in different faces off project on support, your interactions with different people and all the good things that are happening. The problems you're solving, the conflagration that you're doing in the system to give business the benefits they're looking for. So, yeah, spend that time finally. There is no substitute to real world experience, but these techniques will make will make you really confident and give you that extra edge . So I hope you make the most of this information that I'm giving you from my real world experience. Guys, we have come to the end of the video. I really hope this video has helped you in getting a better understanding of training and certification in your essay P journey. Once you finish this, you're one step closer to starting your essay P journey as An s a P consultant. Hang in there, trust the process and see you in the next video. Thank you so much. 9. Job Seeking 101 Part 1: Hello, everyone. Welcome back. And I'm excited to have you back to go through one of the most exciting sessions. Jump seeking 101 I love this court by Zig Ziglar. You don't have to be great to start, but you so have to start to be great. So, yeah, now is the opportunity start to be great guys, Why one when we can do to opportunity is where luck meets preparation. When opportunity comes knocking on your door, you must be prepared. You can't say Come back later. So be prepared. Guys, do your absolute best topics in this section. Market basics and trends. The process Yes, that is the key. I know what you're looking for. Job market Some of the tools that you need to apply for jobs like covering letter CV linked in profile. And then we come to jobs. Job search basics, Boolean search, applying for jobs and then chasing for feedback. Managing your emotions and your mental health when you're looking for jobs Jump seekers routine to maximize the efficiency Interview, preparation book online and in person and finally landing that dream job How exciting 10. Job Seeking 101 Part 2: market basics and trends. Understanding market basics. Entrants can give you an edge if you played well. But please note what works in most cases is the miracle equation that we have discussed earlier in the course. It comprises off knowing what you want, knowing how to get it and relentless action with faith and belief that if you follow the process and put the work in, things will work out for you the way I look. Entities, you just need one job, Guys, it doesn't matter what the market's doing. It's even worse, right when everyone else is getting a job and you're not, anyway, jokes upon, Let's see what supply and demand. If there is lots of supply off certain resources with specific skills, then obviously the competition will be fierce. On the rates might go down. I would look for an area where the demand is steady with a good number of resources, which means you have a choice of jobs on Easy. To differentiate yourself with your skill set, I would much rather being an area where the demand is steady, easy versus complex. If the tool or the area you're picking up is too easy, than everyone will learn on the market will be flooded with people, especially the ones that are looking for the newest trends. So pick up a tool that's just has that little bit of extra difficulty attached to the entry barrier. Also, improve your knowledge and keep adding layers of knowledge and skills that will separate you from the crowd. Exotic versus excellence. What do I mean by this? When I say exotic, it's about chasing the hot trends in the market and keep shifting your focus as soon as you hear something new is doing really well, and then you're focuses on that rather than your vision and your goals. If it happens to be your choose an area great, otherwise it won't serve. You follow your passion area of interest as long as you have done your market research and there is a steady demand. Girlfriend choose to become excellent in your area. Be that outlier that is sort after in the market. So understanding market can help. But situations like crisis recessions, they're always certain sectors looking for people. One person's loss, it's someone else's gain or one company's losses. Some other companies is gain example during the last recession. Major UK supermarket struggled, but the value chains, like little really prospered. Think of sectors that could be hiring during a crisis. Example. I t. Social media, telecoms, e commerce, online entertainment, medical farmer, charities and nonprofits, Public sector and so on. Job market. Adding to what we discussed in the last slide. Understanding the market has its place, but don't go too much into it. Once you've done your market research and you have identified their vision and goals, focus on action. This is how I would approach the market research, go to various job science and look for specific jobs in the area of interest in the last 6 to 12 months. See if you can identify cool skills that are necessary for succeeding. Make a note of them. This will form your 20% from the 80 20 rule. Also, if there any specific skills that are making an impact on the pay positively, you can focus on them to make a note. Finally, try to understand if there's a seasonality aspect for jobs. Example. In Europe, Summertime August Onda close to Christmas is a slow time, but still I see a lot of people getting jumped during that times, and I have to in the past to take it with a grain of salt. But just try to understand how the market works so you can maximize your results. Use Lincoln to search for jobs similar approach to job sites. But if you can, during job search, spent the money on Lincoln Premium or a to least a trial version during your initial search , trying out all the recruiters looking for these jobs to you network on if possible, I tried to contact them, using a dark message or arranging calls with them. You can always contact them and explain your current circumstances and your skills. Unique aspects. Most important thing guys, is to build a report with them. Their people first talk to people in the S A P space. If you have friends, friends of friends, close family asked for introductions and share your profile with them. If it's not happening, don't take rejection personally for many of these people. Keep your head down and get as much knowledge and guidance from them as possible if you can otherwise move onto the next one. Talk to recruiters. I covered it off in the linked in section. But don't has take the call of and talk to them confidently understand what clients are looking for and build rapport with them. Also, it's not a bad idea to meet them in person for a coffee looking good Web sites like Glassdoor in salary dot com that give you very good analysis on various topics, including salaries and job trends. But don't get stuck in analysis. Paralysis actions always speak louder than words. Know what you're looking for? As we've discussed in the miracle equation slide very early on. It is very important to know what you're looking for. Guys, your vision on goals should have already made this clear for you, but practice telling people want you're looking for and why you're suitable for that type of role you should be articulate on. Be able to precisely and clearly convey your message to people without boring them. If there's any, if there is an interesting story or if you can make it a little bit funny, even better, don't be shy or ashamed. Everyone has bean through this stage. Everyone has bean through the first job stage. They will understand, and like we covered off. If someone doesn't show much interest, don't be put off by its there. Loss. Move on. I just want to give you an example off what you're looking for and your value. I am looking for an essay pmm Broli neither a consulting company or an end customer in the manufacturing stroke. Logistics. Septus, where I can utilize my sap and consulting skills if you have experienced, added here to help them reach their goals while learning new things and being humble, what is the value proposition? My sap MM skills, functional skills and me being in the industry for the last three years, combined with my attitude to stay humble, help others work, is a part of a team to achieve gold and constantly learn make me a great asset to any organization. 11. Job Seeking 101 Part 3: What other job? Search tools. First of all, before you start looking for jobs, you need to prepare your covering letter a CV and update your linked in profile. Well, I need more than one CV. If you ask, I would say yes. You could be an M M analyst, but you could be looking for different roles. For example, sat em and functional analyst Sap Um, and business analyst or essay pmm Functional tester. So what is a covering letter? A covering letter is a document you send with your CV traditionally as the front cover. Unlike a C V, which is a written overview of your skills and experience, a covering letter is written with the job you're applying in mind, allowing you to highlight certain areas you think would make you right for the role. So what is the C V SCV or a curriculum vitae or resume? Is a written overview off your skills, education on work experience. They may be used for a variety of reasons. The most common one off those used to send it to prospective employers when looking for a new job. Finally, your linked in profile. It's a professional landing page for you to manage your own personal brand. Guys thes days. All the recruiters want to see a LinkedIn profile. Make sure it's up today. I have a slight later toe. Tell you exactly how you should be keeping this looking trim covering letter. How The structure covering letter. There are no specific rules on how your covering letter should be structured. But there is a simple template which you can follow loosely opening the letter so you will convey why you're getting in touch. And then you will tell them why you're suitable for the role followed by what you can do for the company and re trade. You can re trade the key points that will make a difference and close the letter. So I've given a quick example here. So, guys, I suggest you pause the video here on Look at the covering letter template. You can use this to create your own covering letter. Let's move on to C V. We start with CV basics. It is the most important asset for a job seeker along with the covering letter guys. So get this right. Your CV. You must focus on your strengths on be selective have as many relevant trends as possible. Don't put everything first impression counts. Most people won't even go past the first page, so make sure you're utilizing the first page to the absolute maximum packet with the most powerful information that you want to share. Make sure there are no formatting, grammatical and spelling errors. It looks silly, doesn't it? If you do those things, make sure your CB's complaint with the 80 s, which is an application tracking system, have 2 to 3 job titles and prepare CV for each of them. With the focus on the role, so have these CV is ready. Always be honest. Don't exaggerate or put fancy topics that you can't justify. I've known people who have put skills that are not relevant to the job as their fancy. And then, when they were asked the question they couldn't answer on, that led them to fail that interview. So be very precise. Guys don't put unnecessary stuff in your CV. Be family with your CV. You should know literally everything that you have put in your CV because one other things that will happen in interview is going through your CV and asking your various questions. If you're not family with your CV, it doesn't look good again. Your CV and your linked in profile must be tied up. They should be consistent. Don't confuse the recruiters. If your first grand joint keep it to one page. If you've got experience, depending on the years of experience, make it 2 to 3 pages. Max, what is an 80 s application tracking system? It is a tool recruiters used to advertise jobs. And also this is where they will receive the applications from candidates back on. This is a system that actually helps them short list the C V's. The most important thing to make your CV 80 s compliant is to keep it simple. Follow the K I S s principal for a CV to be 80 s compliant. You need to keep it simple. Stick to basic keyboard Characters on your CV must be free from graphics pictures, Aikens, Symbols Fans is not good. I don't have any complicated formatting like tables. Text boxes underlines long horizontal vertical lines, Site panels, dark colors, italics. Keep it really simple. Don't use small phones less than 11 points or use specialized forms. Use a very simple fault. Like times New Roman, which is available on all platforms, don't have any hyperlinks, quotation marks, etcetera. Check that you've got the right keywords by using a website like tak crowd dot com. It is a Web application for visualizing word frequencies in any text. How you do this, Just copy paste text from your CV that you want to visualize and check and see the magic happen in this example the picture that I've pasted there you can see most use keywords. Your aim is to make sure keywords in the jumps back are reflected in your CV. If not, then you need to make sure they are. Eighties requirements could be slightly different by region, but the basics are the same. So stick to these basics, guys. Next one CV format. Follow the 80 ists rules. I would highly recommend preparing the CV yourself if you can. If you need any help, get help, but do the C V yourself showcase your skills, experienced talent and strengths. Absolutely. That's what it's therefore make. First impressions. The first page should make a huge statement. You can use the template below pick things that you want to use Don't worry if you don't have things to add in every area. Just a quick, brief summary of the C V format. The first section would be your name, your personal details. Your name. City state email, address linked neural phone, passport, visa status, job title or title separated by a pipe, a professional summary, your core competences and achievements. Your professional experience. If you don't have that, then you internships or suitor projects that you have taken part in. This will help guys, so make sure you have something to put in this section as relevant and as effective as possible education again, you will put it in descending chronological order, your highest degree first and so on. List your certifications, professional training and the awards Air one. If you have, or if you're doing any volunteer work, put it here. And finally, any publications or patents. This is where if you are writing SAT blog's, then you can refer them here. They will add value for sure linked in profile again. Guys, I can't stress the importance of having a very good linked in profile. It starts with a professional photo. Make sure you have a professional photo maybe in a suit and tie, if applicable or relevant. Smart attire with a neutral background on that on that fits in the Lincoln Picture window. Don't go for a picture with weird shape size photo off a passport photo. One major tape. Guys. If you don't know how to do this, look at some of the pros in your desire field. See what they're putting on the Lincoln profiles. You can absolutely get a lot of inspiration from that. Only take things that matches skills. So you're just using this to understand how better represent yourself, not the copy skills from others. Your headline is really important, so make sure you put your current employment title. If you have that already, or if you're actively seeking for opportunities, then you can mention that. But in the format that I've clearly specified, there never, ever, make your headlines sound desperate. That won't serve you. Make sure your LinkedIn status reflects your current employment status. If you're seeking jobs, this should be clearly set, and you must also select the roles you're looking for. You need to take those roles and lignin will give you some suggestions. Pick the ones that are most relevant and make sure you select at least two of them, in turn have a very simple and effective intra. For example, I am an M V, a finance educated sap piker consultant on business analyst with five years of experience within the private sector. I have a wide range of experience in designing, developing and delivering solutions in SAP implementation and support projects in manufacturing, logistics, media and telecom industries. So there's an example for an experience consultant. Similarly, you can have something like this for a fresh corn drink. I'm an MBA violence Gore injury certifying F. I. Seo, consultant on business analyst, looking for an opportunity to showcase my skills and knowledge while helping customers achieve their finance goals. And then you can add things like I'm a creative problem solver with a great passion for learning. I enjoy challenges on tackling day today and complex problems using my many diverse transferrable skills. And then you mourned your key competences. These are your heart skills like sap finance skills, business analysis, designing solutions, rating specs, technologies, all the various technologies, your competent in and then key achievements. You can put things like two full lifecycle ASAP. Projects or certification in the latest version off some finance in S four hammer. Use this template, guys, you some inspiration from your role models on linked in. I'm sure you will do a great job. 12. Job Seeking 101 Part 4: job such basics. So, guys, one of the jump search basics. First of all, you need to know the most important websites that you're going to use on a day to day basis to look for your jobs. For every geographical location, there are certain websites that are more popular than others. Lincoln is a common one that is popular across geographies. There are some local job sites that I have just highlighted here. Like indeed, job serve jobs of is the best one in the UK that I tend to use seeded Li John's countries like India. You can use north Korea dot com. Find out local specialists at recruitment agencies and make sure you register with them. Make sure your CVS with them on set up notifications so that when they have a new job, they can send you an email. Try to understand local companies in your area on the hiring status. You can also follow them on linked in most of them. Actually post those jobs on LinkedIn Understand? What are the local recruitment drives and job exposed? Make sure you keep going to them. Make an effort. The job is not gonna fall on your lap. See, these websites have APS. I use the jobs of app, and it's really handy because you can have 2 to 3 CVS or even more Stevie's uploaded and ready to be used in applying for jobs on. It just takes me a couple of clicks to apply for a job if it's something suitable and I fancy so you don't have to miss out when you're out and about Boolean search. What is this? It's just using a couple of Boolean operators to make sure you don't miss out on certain jobs. Say you're looking for an essay pmm consultant. Roles like we've discussed there could be multiple variants off this role like him and functional consultant and and functional on list. I'm a business analyst and so on. So you're using these Boolean operators to make sure you don't miss out on any potential opportunities. That's the main reason for discussing this here, and also some of the websites have this feature built in spend time to understand that website guys, especially the most popular ones that you're gonna use day today, spend some time learn how that website works, be a master. The worst thing you want to do is to lose out on opportunities by not knowing how to use that website. What do I mean by that? Okay, let's start with the or operator. It just literally allows you to search more than one role at a time. Examples up. MM, consulting or sap? Um, an analyst, for example. They're not operator. It is to exclude specific words if you don't want them rolls displayed with those pursued words, for example. I mean, I've never used this, but it's there in case you want to use it. You can use quotes if you want the the role to match the exact description. And finally, like a body said, these features vary by website. Get to know your websites applying for jobs. What are the ninja tricks that will actually help you stand out? Always make sure you identify good fits. Don't spray and pray. Don't keep applying for every job under the sun and pray things are gonna work out. Look for job specs or job descriptions that match at least 50% of the criteria, even if it's a little bit less. As long as you're comfortable, you can go for it. Each application is pretty much an investment from your side. You have to make sure when you're applying for these jobs, your CV has all the keywords on you. Personalize the cover letter and you take the time and make an effort to personalize these applications. Guys, it takes some effort, but it's worth it again. We touched on keywords many times. Make sure your CV has all the keywords from the job. Spec personalized the cover letter. Some applications require a form you need to fill a form to complete certain applications. They could be competency based questions, so make sure when you're feeling these competency based questions, you fill them on. Then keep these questions and responses so that you can reuse them later. Make sure once you have done all the hard work you click on, apply our subject. You don't want to lose that information by leaving that page for too long and for it to time out. Go and build relationship with recruitment agents. It absolutely pays off their people. At the end of the day, they can give you feedback. They can keep your breast off all the jobs coming in the market. Any trends it is really useful toe. Have good relationships with record mint agents, guys. If certain jumps are advertised by a recruitment agencies and if they display the contact details, or if you can find out contact details from the agency's website, I will always reach out to them. Have a chance. Have a conversation about weren't exactly the role they have advertised is about and one of the key skills that they're looking for and make sure your CV absolutely has them. Before you send out your CV. I call this due diligence. Finally, keep track off all the job applications that you have sent out in a spreadsheet, along with the contact details and all possible details that you want to keep hold off so that you can keep chasing them for feedback. And you contrite them regularly to make sure you understand the status of those applications we have discussed about personalizing the C V with the keywords on the covering letter For every job applications you've posted. Keep hold of that CVM covering letter. If you're short listed and you go to an interview that see, we will be one of the points of discussion. So you don't want to miss out on that chasing for feedback. One of the biggest things in the job application process is chasing for feedback because it's a person on the other side making addition about your CV. So if you want to take an opportunity to ring them and keep them up to date on, form that relationship with them, it could potentially mean they would Sharpless your CV, which they probably would have not done so. I can't tell you how important it is, guys to keep in regular touch with the recruitment agencies on people that are dealing with your job applications. If you can, it's not always possible, so don't worry if you can't, but it's always worth exploring to make that extra effort. Do not be shy. Be nice. Be courteous, respectful, and if you keep calling them back on, you don't receive any feedback. Don't feel rejected or dejected. Just move onto the next one. Be sincere. It can be noticed from a mile. If a job is where recruitment agency, I would call them immediately and see what you can do to highlight your CV and get that short listed. It's a practice skill The more you do it, the better you'll get it. But if you're shy and you don't make those calls, it's not gonna happen. Guys, make sure you pick up your phone and make those calls. Once your CV has been shot Lister and sent to the client leave it for a week or so before you actually chase for feedback. If they tell you they're going to come back to your definitely in a couple of days, you can change them in a couple of days. From time to time, you will hear about news. Don't worry, it's actually good news in disguise. Make note of that feedback. It shows you exactly where you're lacking or what the gaps are. Use that to your absolute benefit. Guys. Keep note off it. Make notes of all the critical feedback you've received its goldust. Finally, when you're calling these recruiters, make sure you have a pen and paper handy. So in case you need to Jordan numbers or whatever that is, managing emotions jump seeking can be a stressful activity. It depends on what sort of person you are. Some people get very stressed while they're seeking jobs. I would say enjoy the process rather than focusing on the destination, which is the job as an SMB consultant. From time to time, you need to keep looking for jobs. Andi. You have to enjoy this process. There's no other way. You attract what you constantly think about guys. If it's worrying, lack of opportunities, that is what is going to happen. So stop fantasizing about all the negative outcomes and what would happen to you if you don't land the job? Save yourself from misery. Keep up good spirits. Take this example. Race drivers get trained to look at the track when they encounter accidents. If they look at the wall that they don't want to hit, then there sure to hit it. So, yeah, don't focus on things that you don't want. Be mindful, staying the moment focused on the actions you can take to improve your chances rather than what you haven't done or can't do except change, but have fall back plans. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Accept and recognise that times are changing. With change comes bigger opportunities. Takeover In 19 for example, Amazon's business is booming. Guys, if you're in the medical industry, your business is booming. One person's loss is another person's gain. We've already discussed this. There are always opportunities, but be ready to accept change, have that growth on open mindset, understand the difference between critical feedback and negativity and stay away from negativity. Critical feedback can help you grow. Always tried up skill. Be prepared. Keep your CV up today. Keep your LinkedIn profile after day Your headline summary. Everything must be up to date. Guys. You must be absolutely prepared and be ready for the opportunity to knock on your door on. You can just lap it up in these times have changed. Look for remote virtual temporary jobs as well as that could be the majority of the jobs that are coming up. Don't keep watching news. Netflix Cable TV on hope for a jump to fall on your lap, you have to absolutely work for it. Success come to those who take chances and act, so be prepared for when the opportunity knocks on your door. Don't say later. Fear and worry is an absolute sign that you need to take action, take action and focus your energies on the right things. Don't numb yourself down by looking at social media or wasting time when you feel the fear , feel it, but do it anyway. Do what you need to do. Use the time effectively and learn and improve yourself. Help others, if you can, with what of a little knowledge or little information or whatever you can. 13. Job Seeking 101 Part 5: jump seekers routine. I believe in routine and good habits because 14 equals results. Guys, whatever you do consistently, that's what makes you the person you are. So make sure you are doing the right things, and they also say you're the average of three people you hang around with, so make sure those people are worth hanging around with manager emotions. Imagine emotions are like waves in an ocean you want to serve them. You don't want to be the object that gets thrown around by a wave. Learn to surf your waves after the simple routine. Guys. Not everything might be applicable to you, but most of them would be. Pay close attention. Get ready to build us good habits. Focus on early to bed and early to rise That morning. Routine is powerful. Don't lose the sleep that helps you recover and become stronger and smarter. Have a morning routine 10 to 20 minutes of exercise. If you raise your heart rate, it'll release happy chemicals and you'll become a better person and a smarter person. Do 10 minutes of meditation, 10 minutes to visualize your perfect day and perfect job. Reality is not allowed. Imagine you you got the best job ever. You're doing really well in interviews. Don't worry what you're gonna visualize. Visualize something good in the morning. Time spent one hour to improve the most important topic from your 20%. This is K. You have to do this every day and consistently make sure your shower and get dressed properly maintained themselves. Respect. Have a designated workspace, so don't sit anywhere like on a on a sofa in front of TV. Have a daily routine like you would if you were working. Structure your day. Make sure you're blocking time using a calendar and you're sticking to your schedule. Get rid of distractions. Used headphones, if you must, like music or classical music, helps you use it. If you have any cold scheduled, inform your housemates or people in your house and ask them to avoid any disturbance during these times. Make it a habit to prepare for technical interviews every day. Guys, if you just do it after you got the interview. The chance of failure very high. Make a copy of the most important interview questions that you have identified either by searching on Google friend to be questions in specific area watching YouTube videos. Whatever you have done, making a lot of the most important questions on the responses that you think are suitable, I would say if you already attending interviews make note off questions that were asked in the interview What you have said and want. The best possible answer is practice competency based interview questions as well. On a day to day basis, use the star format situation, task action and result. Practice it. Practice phone and video interview techniques with friends and like minded people. Ask your family to help have a chat with references and contacts to rejuvenate the relationships again. Guys, it's not all about sitting in front of computer and practicing formed those relationships. Talk to people, have specific times when you're gonna look for jobs and apply. Make it a habit that you're consistently searching at those times again, depending on the geographical locations, on how important it is for you to be the first applicant. I've never seen a problem applying even for a job. A day later, I've got picked up. Set aside time to track applications regularly and ask for feedback. Get a SAT mentor if you can arrange calls with them at least once or twice a week on dure ing That time that 10 minutes off 15 minutes that give you go, go to them with loaded questions and get the maximum out of him. Keep yourself up skilled by doing courses on you. To me, skill share coursera, etcetera. You can post content on STN. We've already discussed this in the previous section. Lincoln groups engaged on post on LinkedIn and post any blog's and so on. Proactively plan for rest. It's really important. Make sure you're taking breaks for lunch, dinner so on. Don't sit down and work the whole day in front of screens. It can be quite depressing. Have an absolute definitive finished time every day. Stick to these things. Guys have discipline. Make sure you're doing things that actually make you feel good. Like walks walks outside, going to the gym. If there's any sport, make sure there's a journal on you, right? What went well that day? What didn't go so well? What are you thankful for? On what are you going to work on today? If you're doing this in the morning or the next day, If you're doing it at night. It is a very powerful told guys. Make sure you make time for these things. You will never find time. There is a low, which states any activity would take the amount of time you give it. So plan specific slots. Use your calendar on. Learn to stick to your times because once you get a job, you need to deliver things on time. So practices from now make sure sleeping one resting well. Sleep Italy 7 to 8 hours a day, like we've covered. Be prepared. Luck equals opportunity, plus preparation. Interview. Preparation techniques, guys falling of the areas you will be tested for. Obviously, it varies by role SAP, technical and functional skills, industry or sector knowledge. Competency based questions. Communications gills your background example. They will use your own CV how to prepare for interviews. We've already covered some off it in previous lines, but let's look at it objectively. Make interview preparation a daily habit. Don't just do it a day before the interview. Getting an interview is hard in itself. Now. Don't ruin it. Be prepared. One of the most important questions that people will ask you is tell me about yourself on. Why should I give you this job? Practice these questions. If someone wakes you up from sleep, you should be able to answer that question. Guys, it is. They are the most commonly asked questions. And if you can't articulate those aren't as well. You won't get a job practice competency based questions in a star format situation, explained the situation you're in. What was the task? What action did you take and how you got the result and what the result? WAAS. Once you're done with an interview, make sure you record all the questions and the responses. Andi spend some time understanding what an ideal answer is for each of those questions and record them somewhere so that you can use them before other interviews. If any weakness are exposed, work on them. Make sure you created database of interview questions and answers during your preparation, and also from previous interviews that will be absolute. Goldust used that to prepare yourself just before any interview on your short to succeed, practice with friends or in front of mirrors. Be honest with yourself. Any feedback you receive. If it's critical, so be it. Be honest. I don't like to yourself. How would you present yourself for an in person interview? You dress well and you would keep yourself presentable if you already received names of people that will be interviewing you. Research them on Lincoln Recess, the company that you're interviewing for, know what they do, what their values are, and so on. If they got a mission statement, make sure you understand all of those things familiarized with the interview. Former. So sometimes this is already covered in the email that you receive about the interview confirmation. Take your I D with you, a copy of your CV, a book and a pen. Once you're inside the interview room or just before entering it, make sure your phone is turned off. No vibration as well. Sit steady but not stiff. Be mindful of your body language. Don't click your fingers. Don't shake your legs. Make sure your back is straight. Yeah, follow the basic etiquette guys. Make sure you arrive a few minutes ahead off time and report and the reception. Greed the people with a firm handshake and remember their names and keep reusing it during the interview. Obviously, if using names is not part of the culture or the geographic locations do what's appropriate . Listen to the question carefully. Half of the answer lies in the question itself. Make sure you listen properly and you understand it, and then you come back with a proper reply. Don't rush. Make eye contact during the interview process. Finally, like we've already discussed. Remember the names. Keep mentioning it as appropriate. Online interviews very similar to the in person interview, but a few things slightly changed because you're in the comfort off your own home. You're doing it over either a phone or a laptop, with or without video. Make sure you test your Internet connection on your phone signal or whatever that is. Test the camera and mic on the head said that you're gonna be wearing for the interview. Elevate your laptop. Don't look down on it. See if you can focus on the camera so that people on the other side can see you clearly dress professionally, as if you are attending an in person interview. Don't take it easy. Position yourself for the table against a plain neutral background. Nothing that's distracting. Guys close all applications on your laptop on anything that can distract you during the interview. Make sure the room is well lit. If there is anything any noisy equipment like fans, make sure you turn them off. Silence your phone and disabled vibration. Have a copy of your CV. Any problems that you want. Make sure you're attached. Post it notes around your laptop or your monitor screen. And if you have any questions that you want to ask the interviewer, then that's a good place to do that as well. If you have kids pets, make sure they're looked after by somebody responsible on Don't allow them in that interview room. Have pen and paper a glass of water and finally, make sure you keep the interviews phone number handy In case something goes wrong, you can always call them rather than being helpless. Finally, once the interviews done wherever you have received the interview email from, send them a thank you email. Finally, guys, there is nothing like the feeding off receiving that call or a letter saying that you have landed your dream job. I have enjoyed this feeling many times in the past on I wish you all the very best on that . You'll experiences feeling for yourself very, very soon. But get the ball rolling and fulfill the requirements to join the company. You can celebrate. You can have fun, but you still need to get stuck in Ondo. Send them the requirements to make sure you can start as agreed references any documents toe send back to the company. Any documents to sign to print of in Zain Potential start day potential work, location. What I going to do in terms of accommodation? If it's not where you currently live, are you going to stay in a hotel and then do you need to look for more permanent accommodation in that location? All of these things you have to consider work way. Have you got enough workwear shoes? Do you know what the company culture is in terms of work? Where on then, if you need to do some shopping, do it accordingly. Any accessories or Ganges that you need to perform your role, Are they going to provide your laptop or you're gonna need your own laptop? All of these things finally reporting for the first day. Get that instructions. If you're going by car, make sure you have car parking there, so you don't go late on your day. One. Yeah. Enjoy the feeling, guys. It's the best feeling ever. I would like to end this video with a big thank you to everyone that has invested their time and effort into going through this course. I really hope that this will benefit you and help you land that dream job that you've been looking for these air some of the tips and tricks that I've learned from years of experience and reading and learning from lots and lots of different books than ever it over the years. Guys use it to your benefit. Don't take it lightly. It's your carrier. It's your job. Make sure you act now on land, that dream job. 14. Conclusion: Hello, guys. Welcome to the final section of this course conclusion and next steps. Thank you for having the faith in me and hanging on this far in life. Nobody and nothing will help you until you help yourself. This is so true. Guys start today. Be prepared for that outstanding opportunity training causes. None of this will take you anywhere near where you need to be able to get a job. There are only a guide like the light houses in the sea. You still have to sail by yourself. Remember this. You will take you far. No course of training is complete or perfect. It is you, the secret ingredient that completes the learning journey. Don't be shy, Be sincere. Learn and flourish. Don't his dick toss questions. Topics in this section summary of what's covered so far. Next steps on adios summary of what's covered. We have covered the following topics introduction to the course in this section. We looked at some of the key topics like the miracle, a question and how to make the most of this course. Please refer back to the multiple times and make sure you follow the steps. They really work The next section was basic introduction to S A P. We've covered a brief history of ASAP product portfolio roles in the S A P world salary ranges to get you excited and some good things and problems in S A B projects. Next came a Xabi Consulting Skills in this section, I really went deep and covered on skills ASAP and non ASAP that you really need to become that outstanding ASAP consultant with an edge. Then we looked at training and certification. We looked at training parts for ASAP and non ASAP topics. Way to certifications explored free resources on Most importantly, I mentioned how to gain some exposure to real life scenarios. Jump seeking 101 We covered everything from market trends to preparing job tools like CV and linked in profile. We've covered how to look for and apply for jobs, how to talk to recruiters and build that relationships how to manage your emotions. And finally we ended up with some interview preparation tips all really valuable tools to get you that dream job you are looking for. So what are the next steps? Watch this course over and over again. If you have any questions. Do not hesitate to post questions in the cure in a section. Connect with me on linked in. Make sure before you make a start set your vision and goals take relentless action Using all the guidance that I've provided. Nothing beats action, Avoid doubts. Just take action and take some more action on more and a bit more. You're going to win, guys. I have all the confidence in you. Rely on action. Believe in the process. Just go ahead and do it. Okay. This is the final final slide off this cause. Adios. This is my first ever cause. So I'm deeply grateful for having faith in me. I'm completing the schools. I'm quite emotional that this is the end of the schools. I really enjoyed making it. There was times I gave up. Whether it would help anyone. Will anyone be interested? These were the questions that kept coming up. I had my doubts, but I put faith in the process and did it anyway. And I don't regret it. One big guys that I've got it out of the way. You do the same thing. Half doubts, but do it anyway. Peace on. Stay safe, guys. Thank you.