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December 2008


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your Family. We  have been working so hard for our share of the business lately that Christmas has sort of snuck up on us this year. We would like to thank everyone for all their help in keeping Greenline Group on the Map this past 2008. We are working on many very challenging searches for our clients. We are sure that you will be hearing from us again in 2009.

Please feel free to forward to us those people that work in our Industry who are looking for a new opportunity. We continue to search for new opportunities every day. We have faith that the global economy will improve and things will get better.


Best wishes,

The Greenline Group Staff


Review your job search timeline in December
Abridged: AJC.com ATLANTA, GA -- Perhaps the most important thing you can do in December is to review your job search timeline. Don't go into the new year wondering when you'll be re-employed. Instead, set a date and work backward to develop your schedule of steps. The earlier the date you set, the more aggressive your job search will have to be, so use these December weeks to set the stage.

Attend parties and networking events. Make sure you pass out your business card, and collect the contact information of the people you meet. Opportunities for business socializing abound in December, so take advantage! Look through your database for people you should greet with a holiday card. Continue sending out resumes and cover letters until at least the 15th.

Spend time with a trusted adviser to review your job search so far. Look for weak areas and new ideas to try in the new year. Revise your resume if needed. Catch up on research in your industry; plan ways to use the data in your job search. Set your schedule for January, including meetings with networking contacts. Get something onto every weekday for the first two weeks of the year, so you can hit the ground running


Tips for unemployed executives coping with job loss.
Abridged: TIME Online NEW YORK, NY -- The more you make, the more is at stake. People accustomed to six-figure salaries are increasingly among those seeking jobs. Even as the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits approaches a 26-year high, there are still a sizable number of jobs open for reasons unrelated to the economic turmoil. Companies may not be making expansionary or discretionary hires, but with natural turnover, there may be 3.2 million hires a year instead of 4 million in a normal market.

Get professional help. One frequent blunder even million-dollar-job seekers commit is deciding to write and edit their resumes without expert input. "Your labor is the most valuable thing you're going to sell," says Marc Cenedella, founder of TheLadders.com. "Would you have an amateur copywriter write copy for the most valuable product you have? Then why would you write your resume yourself?"

To land new spots before year's end, six-figure earners are also increasingly supplementing their willingness to shift roles with old-fashioned networking. And they're not just calling old friends and recruiters; they're digitizing their Rolodexes through professional networking sites like LinkedIn. To get a leg up on the mounting competition, all job seekers are taking up new tactics.


Forget the holiday job search dogma
Abridged: Dailycamera.com AUSTIN, TX -- I love this time of year, but I hate to hear people say, "Well, I guess I'll put my job search on hold until after Christmas. No one makes job offers this time of year." That is some very bad dogma, not only because it's not true but because it puts additional stress on already stressed-out job seekers. When you're under financial pressure, it's a good idea to put your available job search time to use. It's bad to put it on hold, and to feel as though you have to cool your heels until the new year.

The "companies don't hire in December" hogwash sticks around, year after year, notwithstanding its foolishness. Companies make offers all year long, and the most common corporate fiscal year-end is Dec. 31. Managers who have job openings budgeted for fiscal 2008 need to fill those jobs. Organizations hire people when they have problems to solve. Do employers have problems to solve right now? You bet they do. Job candidates who can solve those problems are valuable.

If you're currently job hunting, you should be sending out your resume and cover letter now. Research and reach out to a few new employers every day, and use both online and offline networks like crazy in your job search. Keep searching right up until Santa's helpers have dismantled the big man's throne on the Pearl Street Mall. That job offer might very well arrive before 2009 does.

Use the poor economy as a chance to stand out!
Abridged: Oregon Daily Emerald EUGENE, OR -- Your traditional job search plan may need a renovation. Career counselors agree, the keys to starting a career in today's economy are flexibility and creativity, not rigid planning. There are career possibilities for job seekers who have a strategy. Use the poor economy as a chance to stand out!

Job seekers need to be more flexible and realistic in how they envision a new job. They'll probably be in smaller markets, and may not be what you had in mind. The job market is changing. Consider government jobs, technology jobs, health care, education and other service fields that are growing. Job seekers need to think outside the box when choosing a career. Be more creative.

It's important to have a strategy for finding a job. Networking is key to your successes. Career fairs and job shadowing are excellent ways to meet professionals in your chosen field. Get experience in any way you can! Job experience makes you more competitive. Don't let the tough environment give you an excuse to not do anything. Now is the time to stand out from the crowd. Make yourself known in the professional world you plan on entering.

We need your help; good people always seem to know good people - that's why we place a high value on the recommendations we receive from our candidates. If the person you refer for one of these three positions is hired we’ll send you a $250.00 gift card. For a complete list of all open jobs please visit us at http://www.greenlinegroup.net/jobs.htm


Our client is a leading global Printed Circuit Board and EMS provider with multiple manufacturing locations worldwide. They are seeking to hire a Global Account Manager in Germany with experience selling PCB’s and EMS companies.


The Global Account Manager position is that of primary focal point within the client’s organization for developing a strong, strategic business partnership with their targeted Global Account.  The Global Account Manager is responsible for managing the development, implementation and administration of a Global Business Plan that ensures the successful achievement of financial and developmental growth objectives for our client at their assigned Global Account.


Ten years sales experience, five of which have been in global sales position.
Experience within the printed circuit board or automotive industry required.  Experience in both industries preferred.

·                           Excellent organizational and communications skills.

·                           Ability to travel 50% + of the time.


·                           Good presentation skills

·                           Good negotiation skills

·                           Good English, and very good German skills are required

Quality Engineer - Midwest

Tasks: Includes but not limited to: aiding in the analysis of products and processes to elaborate response to current quality issues and work towards eliminating future quality problems; responsibility over the customer complaint process including writing of corrective action reports, development of quality improvement plans; act as a liaison in planning, communicating and resolving quality issues; assist in manufacturing and engineering in identifying and eliminating root cause failures; prepare procedures related to the quality function; work the necessary hours to fulfill the business demands.

Qualifications: Must have: 2 years in Quality Engineering activities, 2 years experience in Printed circuit board manufacturing and/or assembly manufacturing environment, ASQ certification strong knowledge of ISO requirements and MIL-31032/MIL55110, good communication skills

Managing Director (Germany)

Managing Director 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.

Duties include but are not limited to:

·Achievement of production goals through managing improvement in production output, including researching and developing methods to ensure and increase efficiency and productivity.

· Analyzing the manufacturing process and developing, staffing and scheduling routines within the process to meet output requirements and analyzing and eliminating non value added activities.

· Establish, monitor and maintain performance measurements in yield, manpower and throughput, ensuring they are visible throughout.

· Working with 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

· Participate in 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

· Maintain positive rapport with all support groups through a teamwork approach

· Select develop train and appraise all members of production management staff

· Actively participate to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout manufacturing

· Other duties and projects as assigned.

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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