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job: Make yourself the solution!
Abridged: California Job Journal
On the day you realize that
the basic aim of every organization is to stay in business, your job search
can make a quantum leap. Because that's the day you can position yourself as
a walking, talking, living, breathing solution -- someone who can contribute
to their success.
When you start thinking of yourself as a solution to employers' problems,
you will stand out from the hordes of ordinary jobseekers who think only
about their own problems in finding a job. As a job hunter, you increase
your value exponentially when you focus on the employers' needs and how you
can solve their problems.
'Solution selling' is in vogue all across America for a very good reason --
it works. In solution selling, you begin by understanding the needs of your
customer's business. Only then do you suggest how your product can fill
those needs. Solution sales people focus on the benefits of their product,
not the features. And the benefits they emphasize are ones they know the
buyer needs, based on the research they've done and the 'pain points'
they've uncovered. The same applies when selling yourself to an employer.
careers can be scary
Seattle, WA -- It can be scary to change careers after spending most of our
lives doing one thing. We depend on our jobs, not just for financial security,
but as a part of our identities. So when we change careers, we're changing
lifestyles too. Our careers make us who we are, and are often the one thing that
is constant in life. So what do we do when we feel like it's time for a change?
Just make sure you're changing careers for the right reasons. If you're unhappy
with your life overall, changing jobs is not the cure. If your job is the
problem, make a game plan in your mind, or keep a log. Do whatever you have to
do to find what you're looking for. This may take some time, but realize that
your happiness is worth it.
If opportunity doesn't come knocking at your door, find another doorway. There
are always ways you can help yourself, so make use of your natural resources. It
can be hard changing careers, but don't let your fears get in the way. If you
don't do anything, nothing will happen. So take a chance and get out in the
times get shorter, prospects get better
Abridged: CNNMoney New
York, NY -- Employment seekers found positions 17 percent faster between April
and June than in the previous quarter, according to the Job market Index by
employment search firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The survey said that
labor shortages spurred by low unemployment are allowing job seekers to secure
higher salaries and more generous benefits.
The biggest improvement was in job seekers above age 50, whose search times
decreased by an average of 32 percent from the previous quarter, according to
the study. The firm cited the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that the
unemployment rate among workers aged 50 to 54 eased from 3.3 percent to 2.8
percent over the last two years.
The median job search time for
people who got jobs was 3 months, down from 3.6 months in the previous
quarter. The figure was 29 percent lower than a recent high of 4.2 months
set in the third quarter of 2006. Almost 93 percent of those seekers said
they were able to get equivalent or better-quality positions, compared with
nearly 91 percent last quarter.
thanks is all they ask - and it pays!
Abridged: NY Times
WASHINGTON D.C. -- There's a new twist on the old counterfeit check scam.
Criminals are targeting job seekers -- presumably the very people who can
least afford to be cheated out of more than $2,000. The scam has surfaced in
Wilmington, Delaware, where victims were enticed by a small ad in the News
Journal, a local newspaper.
"No experience necessary -- paid training," the ad promised.
Wilmington police say that at least three readers fell for it, quickly
discovering it was too good to be true. Those who called the phone number in
the ad received an employment packet from Phoenix Direct marketing Group,
along with a check for $2,500. Applicants were told the check was supposed
to be for $250, to cover the applicant's two hours of training. The
applicants were instructed to deposit the check, then send back a check for
That's where this scam becomes just like all the rest of the fake check
scams. When the victims deposited the checks for $2,500, which were clever
forgeries, the deception was not immediately noticed. It was not until the
victims had wired $2,250 of their own money to the scammer that the fake
checks bounced. Police say the checks were written on phony accounts at the
Kilowatt Credit Union in Jefferson City, Missouri.
yourself to strangers
DENVER, CO -- When mounting a
job search, after you have sent letters to personal friends, business
acquaintances, and recruiters, use sales letters to pursue people you don't
know. The letter to friends is like the grand opening for a store. It's the
first step in your marketing campaign. It announces your candidacy to the
world and launches your job search.
Write to recruiters second, because they are in the employment business.
Although they're paid by the employers they fill jobs for, they match
candidates with employment opportunities all day long. There just might be a
fit for you. If you skip the friendship and recruiter letters and start with
direct mail to companies, you're skipping two important building blocks in a
campaign, and you may lengthen your job search unnecessarily.
Sales letters are letters of self-introduction. They make "cold calls" for
you and open doors that appear closed. Use them to scan the market to see
who might be interested in talking further. Save yourself from being beaten
up on the telephone (although you must follow most letters with a call).
Calling to follow up on a well-written letter is much easier than calling
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of Customer Service – Germany
leading the European Service organization in support of all the company's
products in the region's installed base. Also responsible for coordinating the
support of European-based OEMs that sell products into other international
support activities for all the company's products in Europe
and direct management of the company's customer support organizations in Europe
manage, and control service subcontractors
Ensure the alignment
of tactical European service activities with overall strategies and objectives
of the company's Global Services organization
Drive the growth
initiatives of the European services business through the marketing and support
of value-added service offerings such as educational and consulting services,
contract sales, used equipment sales, product upgrades, conversions, and
Manager – Germany
Europe for maintaining market presence for designated products and services, and
aggressively seeking new and diverse market opportunities in support of
corporate initiatives. Through key relationships with major OEM and end-user
customers, the person in this position drives success criteria for adapting
country organization to changing market needs in sales and service. He/she also
owns the development of strategies and tactics customized for the region's
needs, and must maintain excellent communication and cooperation with other
divisions, including other remote operations, corporate FBU's and SBU's, and
direct report teams.
Directs all business
operations of the country or region, including administrative functions such as
finance and human resources
product and service revenue growth in the region
strategies to increase sales
implements, and communicates monthly, quarterly, and annual regional business
forecasts and objectives
and continuously improves management systems that ensure the awareness and
successful deployment of corporate objectives into local/regional annual
objectives, tactics, and measures
country-specific pricing and positioning of each product line, leading to the
optimum combination of revenues and margin
budgets, expenses, and balance sheet statements
marketing programs, including all budgets and promotional activities
support from the SBU's to the region to effectively develop new business
Supports staff in
developing relationships with key customers and focusing on quality services and
development, planning, and implementation of corporate goals
employees towards successful employment, promotions, and training
pertinent procedural, developmental, and fiscal information to management in a
timely, accurate, and professional manner
regional market intelligence, driving key shifts in industry direction
Supports staff to
ensure the availability and use of effective tools in achieving optimal
performance and communication
Minimum of 10
years experience in the following areas:
in the semiconductor and TFT industry, prefer sub-system experience
and experience in electronics
Knowledge of thin
film physics or semiconductor processing
management position with emphasis on small teams
Prefer 5 years of
sales experience (with at least three years in sales management), including
responsibility for contract negotiation, marketing, pricing, proposal
generation, strategic planning, office management, and order processing
Direct experience in
semiconductor operations, or related industry
managing technical services, including repair, training, and applications
international travel is required; approximately 25-35% should be expected.
Manager – California
has an opening for a senior level quality director that has experience
maintaining certifications, writing corrective actions to departments that are
violating written procedures. Candidate needs to have extensive background in
PCB manufacturing and ISO in a high technology product environment. Must have
strong customer interaction skills.
Technical Support Engineer – China
We are seeking a
Technical Support Engineer, for a consumable supplier to PCBA and EMS companies
in Asia. The individual should have a strong background in the support of solder
assembly products and there applications for SMT and wave soldering. Must have 3
+ years of SMT and wave solder experience.
Managing Director (Europe)
is responsible and accountable for the coordination of the operational
activities associated with the manufacturing of Printed Circuit Boards to meet
or exceed requirements of quality and delivery performance to the end user.
include but are not limited to:
production goals through managing improvement in production output, including
researching and developing methods to ensure and increase efficiency and
manufacturing process and developing, staffing and scheduling routines within
the process to meet output requirements and analyzing and eliminating non value
and maintain performance measurements in yield, manpower and throughput,
ensuring they are visible throughout.
counterparts in Engineering and Quality through participation in daily Materials
Review Board (MRB) to review process performance measures and discrepant
material reports and develop corrective action plans to reduce manufacturing
costs and improvement through-put
quarterly quality reviews, in addition to the continuous collection of data on
problems and issues to be prioritized and solved.
Sign off on process
deviations and Engineering Change Notifications (ECN’s)
Approve all new and
revised process instructions
rapport with all support groups through a teamwork approach
Select develop train
and appraise all members of production management staff
to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout manufacturing
Other duties and
projects as assigned.
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