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April 2008

 

Dealing with negative feelings over a job loss
Abridged: Yourcareersevices.com NEW YORK, NY -- When you're having trouble coping over a job loss, you don't know whether to scream or go bowling. Your initial outcry, "I've been screwed," is only natural. Having to deal with employment rejection is no fun. Here are a few ways to deal with your negative feelings.

First, it's important that you allow yourself a short period of time to mourn over your loss. Effects of job loss can feel overwhelming. So you need to acknowledge your feelings and decide to cope with change. Second, get busy with your job search. One of the best antidotes for feeling depressed is activity. Whenever feeling down, start working on a project as one of the ways to deal with lowered feelings.

And finally, leave emotions behind when meeting people. When you wallow in emotions, your anger is projected on to prospective employers. This can ruin relationships. You will be unsuccessful at interviews and bowl a lousy game
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Learn to be flexible in your search for a job
Abridged: USA Today SACRAMENTO, CA -- In today's evolving economy, it's important to stay flexible when searching for a new job. Look inside and take stock of the skills and personal qualities that you have to offer. Apply flexibility to generate options. A limiting factor for many job seekers is the failure to generate a host of options to pursue. Mention flexibility as one of your attributes, so you can use it to expand the possibilities that build on your strengths in some way.

Be on the lookout for new applications of your skills and different industries that would benefit from your experience. Communicate confidently. It's possible to have a sound strategy and still be overlooked if you fail to promote yourself effectively. Work with someone you trust to develop the words that will convey clear and compelling messages about who you are and what you have to offer.

Consider combining job search approaches. Distribute your resume to multiple career sites and niche job boards. Network with others to share information and job leads for your search. Combining networking with other job search tools and strategies (online postings, job search engines, career sites, recruiters, job fairs, direct mail) will allow you to allocate your time productively and capitalize on the benefits of each technique.

 

Things to think about before job searching
Abridged: The Indianapolis Star INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- Jim Shumacker is a career coach and owner of CareerPerfection.com. "I want people to have a good in-depth knowledge of what makes career happiness before searching for a new job," Shumacker said. He offers the following advice for those contemplating a career change.

The job search should be the culmination of a study of yourself. Start exploring who you are. Look back into childhood and search for clues about your influences, dreams and passions. Get to know your personality type. Your personality dictates how you relate to people, how you process information, how you make decisions and what organizational structure makes you perform at your best.

Learn how your values affect your career. Beyond personality, values play a surprisingly important role in career success. Know your mission. It is not enough to understand your history, personality and values. Before changing careers, you need to be clear on what you are trying to accomplish. Success is not based on what you are paid, but rather on understanding how you want to be known and relied on by others.

 

Start your job search before you relocate
Abridged: The Wall Street Journal CLEVELAND, OH -- Start your research at least six months before you move, says Bob Skladany, vice president, research, for RetirementJobs.com. Although most employers fill openings no more than three to four months in advance, some may be willing to consider you before you move, he says.

After you've picked a place to live, subscribe to local newspapers, join business networking groups, stay up to date in your industry by reading trade publications, and network online through career sites, social networking sites, and business minded people.

Make sure you spend some time updating your resume with your current job experience. Prepare your resume using your new contact information and work history, showcasing the specific skills you see in the job ads you want to applying to. Consider taking temporary jobs to get to know area employers and demonstrate your skills.

Jump start your stalled job search
Abridged: The Wall Street Journal NEW YORK, NY -- Here are smart strategies that could jump start your stalled job search and boost your sagging spirits. The key: Treat your hunt like a business problem. Package yourself based on a frank reassessment of your strengths and weaknesses.

You can target possible employers better by figuring out and promoting what sets you apart. "Build your personal brand," advises William Brown, a senior managing director for an arm of DBM, a New York human-resources consultancy. Ask yourself and acquaintances, "Why is this product not selling?" recommends Dave Opton, CEO of ExecuNet, of Norwalk, Conn.

One reason may be a flawed resume. Make sure that your resume is doing the job. Even tiny fixes enhance the appeal, such as an easy-to-read format and plenty of white space. A professionally written resume counts more than an attractive typeface. Listing your cell phone and private e-mail address signals that you're ready for employer contacts outside normal hours. Your career summary should be specific enough that HR officials can easily pinpoint your abilities
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PCB Sales Manager – Texas
Our client is a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art printed circuit boards for Aviation, Space and Medical applications.  The company has a solid reputation of success in manufacturing the most challenging circuit board designs while maintaining the highest levels of product quality.  We have maintained consistent and stable growth for the 25 years, hold an ISO certification and have been granted the distinguished status of being named preferred supplier of numerous aerospace companies.

We are seeking a professional energetic PCB Sales Manager with a passion for excellence in customer satisfaction.

Job Description 

Candidate selection will be made on the following capabilities and attributes:

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Excellent organizational and follow-up skills

Multi-tasking, high energy individual

A passion for customer satisfaction

Minimum of two years customer service experience in the PCB industry

Thorough understanding of the PCB manufacturing process

Fluency in reading and interpreting drawings and specifications

Definite Plus:

Military or Aerospace market background

Flex and Rigid-Flex circuit board knowledge

Director of Engineering - Southwest

Successful candidate will manager and direct the engineering staff Position requires Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and seven years of progressively complex technical experience in PCB manufacturing.  Incumbent will be recognized for their achievement and technical expertise within their field. Will interface with internal and external customers. This position will be accountable for developing strategic plans and process improvements in conjunction with the Engineering Team.  Strong understanding of DFM control essential, SPC and DOE.  Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a management/leadership role in a mfg. environment. 

Wet Process Manager
Our client needs Wet Process Manager.  This position requires an individual who can work in a fast-paced production environment, in multiple facilities.  Job duties include:  managing the areas of artwork preparation, photo printing, solder mask, plating, and etching.  Overseeing an allocating personnel, material, and equipment resources to meet production schedules.  Monitoring production and quality performance and adjusting resources as necessary to meet production and quality goals.  Working with other departments such as Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Facilities to obtain necessary support to meet production and quality objectives.  Preparing performance appraisals, training plans, coaching documents, and other written tools for development of employees.  Implementing statistical process control (SPC), lean manufacturing, and team building to improve the production and quality performance of these manufacturing areas.

The successful candidate will possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor degree in a technical or business discipline. This position requires, at minimum, 8 years of experience in manufacturing environment, in printed circuit board fabrication.

Sales Director – Semiconductor Capital Equipment – Taiwan
Key attributes for the ideal candidate include:
Minimum 5 years
of relevant experience in sales, marketing or application of semiconductor equipment products in Taiwanese market. Prefer related business development experience in the semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets. Leverage resources and sell all products solutions and services into assigned prospects and new divisions of existing customers. Drive revenue and close opportunities by matching our client solutions to customer decision makers.
Identify opportunities to develop a sales proposition. Ability to establish and build relationships at all levels. Ability to identify and sell our client solutions to meet account needs. Coordinate all resources working with account through close of sale and hand off to Program Managers. Demonstrated ability to make continuous improvements in high demand, dynamic industry. Strong command of business and technical abilities required penetrate and grow key customers and accounts.

Strong presentation, sales, negotiation and influencing skills. Strong network of OEM's in semiconductor capital equipment and industrial markets.
Additional requirements:
Prefer Bachelors business or technical discipline or equivalent certification and experience.
Must be willing to travel up to 50% throughout Asia.

Must have excellent command of both English and Mandarin.

Technical Sales Manager – Taiwan & Malaysia

We are seeking a Technical Sales Manager to be based in Taiwan. The individual should possess a strong background in the support of solder assembly products or solder assembly capital equipment; with applications including SMT, wave soldering, and hand soldering. Frequent domestic and international travel is necessary for this position.

Please take a moment and email us with an updated resume if you have not done so recently. resume@greenlinegroup.net

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