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News for Your Career
in the Electronics Industry
Passion essential to landing that dream job
Abridged: Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES, CA --
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to find a better job -- or just
find a job -- you have lots of company right now. January is historically a
peak hiring month. Many businesses operate on a calendar year budgeting
cycle, so now they have money to fill vacancies or expand. Now could be the
time to land your dream job. But first you have to know where to look and
what to look for.
"Our parents were told that you went to school and then you made a career
choice," he says, and that was it. And for generations, an American worker
could expect to be hired and retired by the same employer. But the economy
-- not to mention individuals' attention spans and expectations -- has
changed. Today, someone will go job hunting at least eight times in his or
her life, writes Richard Bolles in his classic career-seekers guide, "What
Color Is Your Parachute?"
How to discover a passion that pays? There's little mystery here, experts
agree. You have to be honest with yourself -- about your skills, what you
like to do and (most important) what you don't like to do. Susan W. Miller,
founder of California Career Services, asks employed clients a seemingly
simple question: When you're having a good day at work, what exactly are you
doing? Among all the things that you do every day at work, what do you do
workers not living the dream
NEW YORK, NY -- More than four out of five U.S. workers do not have their dream
jobs, which most people describe as work that is fun, according to a survey
released Thursday. Overall, 84 percent of respondents said they are not in their
dream jobs, the study found.
Asked what they had wanted to be as adults when they were children, 22 percent
of people surveyed said firefighter, 17 percent said princess and 16 percent
said professional dancer. An equal number of people -- 14 percent -- wanted to
be cowboy or president.
Salary was one of the least important requirements of a dream job, cited by just
12 percent of respondents in the survey by CareerBuilder.com. Having fun at a
dream job was cited by 39 percent as most important, with 17 percent saying
making a difference in society was most important, the survey showed. "That fun
was more important than money, that was reassuring when you're looking at the
workplace and what defines happiness for people in their jobs," said Jennifer
Sullivan, spokeswoman for CareerBuilder.com.
wardrobe for job success
Abridged: Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO, IL -- A
recent study by two economists at Elon
University in North Carolina suggests people --
particularly men -- who invest in their appearance receive higher pay. The
thinking is, if you care enough to put on a necktie, there's a good chance
you're also a conscientious and agreeable worker.
While good grooming wasn't a negative for women, it didn't boost pay since women
are often assumed to be detail-oriented anyway. The study, by professors Steve
DeLoach and Tina Das, adds to a body of research on the topic. One paper,
published in 1994, found that men with facial symmetry -- a handsome mug,
essentially -- earned 12 percent to 15 percent more than men who ranked in the
lowest category for looks.
Of course, rating attractiveness is not an exact science, and there is more to
getting ahead than being a bombshell. But career coaches say it's important for
both genders to dress appropriately for the job.
Job Seekers: Protect
your social security number
CA -- Some legitimate online job application sites and employment kiosks may
sometimes ask for your Social Security number (SSN) and date of birth prior
to posting a resume or applying for a job. (For example,
www.sportsauthority.com, www.albertsons.com, usajobs.opm.gov,
studentjobs.gov, and many state job sites request this information.) Some of
these sites conduct instant SSN matching or background checks on your
information to verify it.
It is the position of the World Privacy Forum that you as a job seeker
should never have to submit your SSN or date of birth prior to applying for
a job, especially online where verification of where the SSN is going is
more challenging. Broad dissemination of your SSN can lead to identity
theft. It is appropriate for you to allow a serious employer to use your SSN
and date of birth to conduct a background check after you have engaged in
the interview process.
Not all sites that request your SSN and date of birth are legitimate. As a
general rule, you should not supply this information up front, especially in
combination with your credit card information.
The secret to landing
your dream job? Hard work.
Abridged: Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES, CA
-- Victoria Young has figured this out, and she's still in college. The
20-year-old University of California-Los Angeles senior, her
sights set on a marketing position in an entertainment company, has interned
with Sony Corp. and is now interning with Disney Worldwide Outreach, a division
of Walt Disney Co.
She's already a skilled networker, e-mailing friends, former co-workers and
current Disney colleagues to let them know of her job interests and handing out
the business cards she received through her part-time job as a campus sales rep
for Dell Inc. Getting hired is all about doggedness and focus. It means throwing
yourself out there over and over again and facing rejection. Again and again.
Important things to do along the way:
Post your resume online (more info)
Apply directly to a companies (more info)
Tap the "hidden" job market through
Contact a recruiter (more info)
Research the company and job before the
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
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PCB Sales Manager West Coast
ARE SCHEDULING INTERVIEWS AT DESIGNCON 2008 –
SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER
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
will be made on the following capabilities and attributes:
Strong written and
verbal communication skills
organizational and follow-up skills
A passion for
Minimum of two
years customer service experience in the PCB industry
understanding of the PCB manufacturing process
Fluency in reading
and interpreting drawings and specifications
Aerospace market background
Flex and Rigid-Flex
circuit board knowledge
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
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.
PCB Application Engineer – Mexico
1. The position is located in Guadalajara Mexico.
2. Provide support to the business manager technically and commercially by
providing information quotation information to enable the business development
manager to follow-up successfully with the customer(s).
3. Understand the requirements of the customer and address them through the
vendors or other sources.
4. Resolve technical issues arising at the customer and vendor’ end.
5. Develop system and procedures to ensure supplies and deliveries are effected
as per plan and customer’s requirements.
6. Develop vendor for the organization.
7. Work closely with QC representatives in the field to ensure products are
shipped with zero defects.
8. In depth knowledge of requirements ISO, QS, TS, APQP, PPAP as relevant to the
technology/ product areas - PCB and PCBA/EMS.
9. Remain updated with developments in the specific products and technology
areas that are of direct interest to the employer’s business interest and
provide feedback to enable the organization to leverage growth based on such
10. Must be a hands on person.
1. Knowledge of
PC Boards Design, Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing and Printed Circuit Board
Qualification, preferably a Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering
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
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
Strong presentation, sales, negotiation and influencing skills.
Strong network of OEM's in semiconductor capital equipment and industrial
Prefer Bachelors business or technical discipline or equivalent certification
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
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