Dec 18, 2018 - 02:57 PM
SAP is a world unto itself, made up of numerous specialists, consultants, implementation partners, third-party vendors, and members of its far-reaching user community. Success at SAP requires excellent networking skills, along with a keen understanding of its ecosystem. You are going to be participating in global teams, collaborating regularly, and always needing help from others. Knowing how and where to get help is absolutely critical for success at SAP. Use your cover letter to demonstrate that you have either done this successfully in the past, or can apply previous work experiences to help you learn very quickly.
Another tip: like any large organization, SAP has a complex bureaucracy, and a unique shorthand language among its employees and user community. Use your cover letter to show that you can navigate both, and thereby become proficient in your new role quickly.
Aug 17, 2018 - 09:59 PM
Although SAP is a technology company, they repeatedly emphasize that they’re about ideas. In your cover letter, spotlight any experience that show you’re committed to bringing big ideas to the table, then turning them into reality. A cover letter for SAP should focus on ingenuity and innovation. While you want to make sure you discuss the required skills for the job, you should also take a moment to call out any groundbreaking moments in your career.
Even if you’re relatively new or a student, you can find moments to give yourself a shout-out. Think of any moments where you used your problem-solving skills to solve a tough challenge in an unorthodox way. You should also discuss your familiarity with SAP’s various business areas. If you’re applying for a technology role, speak briefly of any technical skills that make you unique. Don’t, however, bury your cover letter in technical jargon.