News for Your Career in the Electronics
continues to add new jobs
Execunet.com NORWALK, CT -- The
U.S. economy continues to add new executive-level jobs at a brisk pace,"
says Mark Anderson, President of ExecuNet. "Faced with a pending shortage of
qualified talent, companies are now addressing their hiring needs with a
much greater sense of urgency - a trend that's put candidates back in the
Recruiters are also expecting a busy holiday hiring season this year - 71%
said they are confident or very confident the employment market will improve
in the next three months - compared with 61% in October 2005. During this
period of time, the executive search industry is expecting a 23% increase in
the number of six-figure job assignments received from corporate clients.
With the unemployment rate falling to its lowest level in more than five
years, the executive search industry continues to expand. In October, half
of all search firms reported plans to hire additional professional staff
during the next three months to keep pace with job growth.
Excuses for missing
work getting wackier
Koco.com OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Have
you ever called in sick when you're feeling fine? If so, you're in good
company. A new survey by CareerBuilder finds 32% of workers have done just
that in the last year. Many people are using sick days as "mental health
days" to catch up on sleep or simply relax.
The amount of unexcused absences from the office is significant and can be
indicative of employee dissatisfaction. So it's important to keep in mind
that using sick days as vacation days can get you in trouble. Twenty-seven
percent of hiring managers reported they have fired a worker for calling in
sick without a legitimate reason. Employers have heard plenty of unusual
excuses for not coming to work. Some excuses include:
Poisoned by his mother-in-law.
Feeling all the symptoms of his expecting wife.
Employee was locked in a restroom stall.
Employee broke their leg snowboarding.
Employee couldn’t come to work because of household chores.
Employee’s mother was in jail.
A skunk got into the employee’s house and sprayed his uniforms.
skills in your job search
StarTribune.com ST. PAUL, MN --
How you deal with the anger, frustration and loss of self-esteem from a job
loss plays a key role in future success. Being resilient in your job search
and career is the key. Employers are turned off by an applicant who
complains about their previous employers. That's why you need to cleanse
that bad experience from your memory before applying or interviewing for a
Write about how you feel. Include all the things you would like to have said
to your previous bosses but didn't. Dwelling on "If only ... " keeps you
mired in the past and is discouraging. Discover something of value in your
experiences. People hit with major, life-disrupting experiences will tend to
have either a victim/blaming reaction or a coping/learning reaction. Find
the balance. Why was it good that this happened?
It's important to move forward using the experience as a learning factor.
Take a moment to think back to a time when you set a goal, made a
commitment, did the hard work and succeeded. Celebrate that success, and
think about the specific steps you took to make that happen. Now, think
about how you can apply those same skills and qualities to your current
Taking a career detour
ST. PAUL, MN -- Sometimes in order
to land the job or career you want, you need to take a career detour. That
means taking a job within an industry or field that can be a steppingstone
to the career you really want.
Working a full-time, demanding job might be a way of building a financial
stash prior to embarking on a new business venture for yourself. Or working
a part-time or less demanding job might help you when studying toward
another career. As long as you keep reminding yourself what the end goal is,
a detour can be the right move.
When starting on a detour, make sure you are constantly challenging yourself
and taking risks. Seek opportunities to stick your neck out and get noticed.
You also need to be proactive about your goals and initiate discussions with
your employers, promote yourself, and ask for opportunities to learn new
skills or try out new projects. Keep in mind the ability to change
industries and careers takes considerable patience and persistence, and
typically the willingness to work for less income and perhaps in less ideal
positions - to get where you want.
Landing The Job –
Time to Update Your Resume!
Career Exposure Network
Rewrite/update/re-work your resume to reflect your current career
objectives. Remember that your resume speaks volumes about you, particularly
if you're looking to shift gears into a new field in which you have no
directly applicable experience. Be sure to note your skills and
capabilities, the personal qualifications that you will bring to a job
rather than industry-specific experience. And, emphasize transferable skills
such as leadership, flexibility, teamwork, and problem-solving. Also, be
sure to highlight prior measurable/demonstrable accomplishments.
Use your cover letter as an effective tool to shed light on why you want to
enter a new field. Quickly recap the research you've done to prove that
you're not making a rash decision. You need to illustrate that you're
committed to this change and that you can step in and contribute to the
Regardless of what you say and write, be professional at all times.
need your help; listed below are five very rewarding positions that we need
qualified referrals for. If the person you refer for one of these five
positions is hired we’ll send you a $100.00 gift card. For a complete list of
all open jobs please visit us at
Seeking a professional
energetic Account Manager with passion for excellence in customer satisfaction.
Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent
organizational and follow-up skills; multi-tasking, high energy individual;
through understanding of the PCB manufacturing process. Experience with flex and
Responsible for all
engineering activities, including technology road maps, research and
development, processing engineering, product engineering, and revenue generation
for a Printed Circuit Board facility. Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Direct
manufacturing experience a big plus.
– East Coast
Direct and manage operations of a $10M PCB manufacturing facility to meet the
following metrics: On time delivery, damage/yield, productivity, safety,
customer satisfaction, cost budget. Develop people: Customer focused ongoing
means of involving and developing all employees; continuously improve employee
relations. Drive TQC/Continuous improvement: Prioritize and improve processes,
improve product quality. Provide leadership: Vision, communications, motivating
others, expect, inspect and enforce. Must have five plus years of PCB
manufacturing experience. Offers a competitive benefit package.
Product Engineer – 2nd & 3rd Shift
Overview of Core Responsibilities: Assist in building complex hire
product under the guidance of senior personnel. Ability to carry a project
through to completion. To train in all aspects of PCB manufacturing and bring
enhancements to the process from that experience. Maintain detailed training
log. Expedite jobs to maintain adherence to predetermined schedule. Submit ideas
to support and improve process and product development.
Analyze the cost of specific R&D type work, and prepare recommendations as to
the viability of certain product types.
Critical Success Factors: Interpersonal skills, attention to detail, team
player, and materials science background or prior high performance PCB
manufacturing experience (exotic materials, heat sinks, metal core PCBs,
sequentially laminated PCBs)
Education Required: Engineering or Technical degree
Special Skill(s) Required: Willingness to learn, strong work ethic,
self-motivator and basic computer skills
Process Chemical Engineer – Plating
(Midwest & East Coast)
Primary responsibility is
sustaining of processes in the Plating area in support of the manufacturing
of printed circuit boards. Responsible for production support, process
evaluation, and improvement of manufacturing processes utilizing statistical
experimental methodologies, DOE (Design of Experiments), project management
for capital equipment justification and installation of high velocity
production systems. Interfaces with manufacturing, engineering, suppliers,
and customers. Specific expertise in electrolytic and electroless plating
techniques desired. Requires exceptional, demonstrated ability in both
technical circuit board technology techniques, and general communication and
leadership skills. Bachelor or Master of Science in Chemical Engineering,
Industrial / Manufacturing or related field preferred with 3-5 years
experience in circuit board manufacturing.
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