I have been able to help many of you with CIPS past papers over the years but I now need your help.
There are many more past papers out there that you have access to that I may not have access to. I need help from a few volunteers to help me update the past papers folders (all levels) on Dropbox with additional past papers (2015 to date?) to make the folders as comprehensive as possible.
Sadly I had also given access to users unfamiliar with using Dropbox and at some point all content was deleted and then later restored-which is tricky because I don’t know what was/ wasn’t returned to the folders.
Please let me know if you would be able to help me get those updates done to help even more CIPS students on their CIPS journey. CIPS students need a lot of help out there, let’s do this!
How are you doing?
Remember this blog post I did about the free Ethics course available through CIPS? it was titled Free Elearn | Up your Ethics.
The offer for the course will be ending in October 2014!
As a CIPS member, achieving the CIPS Ethical Procurement and Supply certificate and being listed on the CIPS Community Register as ethically trained complements your membership and publically recognises your up to-date knowledge of, and ongoing commitment to, ethical procurement and supply. A testament to your commitment to ethics, it is highly recommended for all CIPS members
Check it out here
Many people send me emails asking me for past papers – once you register as a CIPS member (which you have to do anyway inorder for you to sit for CIPS exams) you will be given login details to the website and you get free access to all the past papers that you can dream of this includes the assessors comments on the questions and how they should have been answered – which really helps because questions over the years tend to be repeated sometimes.
Become a member of CIPS through you Britis council office or through emailing them to find out the easiest way – sometimes it is country specific firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the general elction period in Kenya this week. I think we are all a little bit glad that this is not happening during the holidays as last elections ended in dire post election violence that some Kenyan never recovered from. I think the economy is still moving on to be honest, aside from the negative publicity that international news seem to portray. To all fellow kenyans, stay safe and be good wherever you are lets keep this economy going.
In other news, i have finally started on my CIPS Level 5 exam preparation journey its going slow thats all i can report for now its going….
It is rare that procurement professionals really show any interest in the business aspect of their respective organisations. May be its a plain lack of interest or maybe they are too busy tied up doing their regular stock takes. Who cares what’s going on the business world? You should, and here are a few reasons why:
- Opportunity for your organisations business growth means opportunity for you
- Decline in the industry your organisation exists in means trouble for your job
- Competition in your business line of service means you need to step up in all aspects of service delivery which includes bringing unique value to customers
- Economic factors such as increased inflation and poor currency exchange rates means your organisations pricing and buying strategy needs alteration
- Lack of investment savviness from your organisation could mean you have no stock to take, risky business for your job
Even when stuck back in the warehouse racks or your busy loading and dispatching trucks or placing orders, it is important to get your head out of the water and understand what business is affecting your business.