Profile of a
confident job seeker
Abridged: Management-issues.com HERNDON,
-- Self-confidence can make or break a job or career search. It allows
you to have a positive yet realistic view of yourself. With it, you
trust your own abilities and have a general sense of control in your
life. Without it, you're frustrated and stuck - until you learn that
having and keeping it - is really within your own control.
Many job seekers who lack confidence depend excessively on the
'approval' of others in order to feel good about themselves. They tend
to avoid taking risks because they fear failure, and generally do not
expect to be successful. By contrast, self-confident job seekers are
willing to risk the disapproval of others because they generally trust
their own abilities. They tend to accept themselves; they don't feel
they have to conform in order to be accepted.
Develop personal standards and values that are meaningful to you and do
not be dependent on the 'approval' of others. Similarly, if you wallow
in "the past has done me wrong", consider that you can become aware of
those influences and make a choice to move beyond them.
Making yourself irresistible to employers
Abridged: Star Tribune
MINNEAPOLS, MN --
If you've been passed over for promotion, rejected for the job of your
dreams or lost enthusiasm in your current career, maybe it's time to go back
and add the skills and education that would make you irresistible to
"We see many adult learners return because they are passionate about a
career change and opportunities for advancement," says Dara Hagen, director
of career services at Century
College. It's becoming
very common for students to return to school because without it many are not
eligible for a promotion and, in some cases, would not even be eligible to
apply for the job they now hold.
Lack of a bachelor's degree can also limit your ability to move to other
opportunities, which is becoming increasingly important. Once you have a
degree, your career options take off. Returning to school does take
sacrifices, and it is hard work, but the sense of satisfaction and the
skills developed can pay off not only in career progression but in your own
level of satisfaction with your life.
memorable cover letter will boost your chances
NJ -- The longer your experience, the shorter and more direct your cover
letter. For some senior executives, this may be the new rule to writing
these introductory letters. They're viewing them as lead-ins to their
resumes and offering only brief introductions and perhaps a testimonial
about their character and leadership qualities.
Take Mike Lorelli, a former president and chief executive officer of Pizza
Hut International. Mr. Lorelli left Pepsico, Pizza Hut's holding company, in
1994 and has had several jobs since. He's now the CEO of a private-equity
New York. He
leads off cover letters by mentioning the roles he's held at Pizza Hut and
other top companies, which gives him instant respect and credibility with
potential employers. "It helps to have a hook," says Mr. Lorelli. "Something
creative and relevant that captures the reader's attention."
In a competitive job market, it's crucial to differentiate yourself from the
competition. In many cases, your cover letter is your first contact with
employers. If you don't impress an employer right away, you may not get the
attention you want.
Is career change
in your future?
-- Have you been feeling restless in your career lately? Or, have you
been wondering what's next? Managing your career is similar to keeping
your body in shape. Just like an annual check-up ensures you're in good
physical condition, it's important to monitor your career in the same
Ask yourself at regular intervals if your career development is as it
should be or needs a new focus. If your work life seems stalled and you
feel dissatisfied, a career change may be in order! You may feel that
changing to an entirely different field at this point in your life is
too risky, but with careful planning, it's possible.
You can't really know what could be done until you investigate further.
In fact, you may discover related possibilities that don't require a
dramatic change or reduction in salary. A recent client, a governmental
relations executive, was quite successful but didn't feel fulfilled
professionally. After career assessment and time to think through his
needs and interests, he realized that he'd be much more satisfied in a
leadership role. However, he didn't want to relinquish such a lucrative
income. My client was able to negotiate a new position and he did not
have to take a salary cut. There's no reason you can't do this too.
Study Results: Hiring
and compensation trends
Abridged: Robert Half International
CA -- Job candidates are more apt to ask for higher starting salaries this
coming year, and companies may have to up the ante to attract them. That's
according to an annual study on employment and compensation trends by Robert
Half International (RHI) and CareerBuilder.com titled The (EDGE) Report.
Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers polled for the project said it was
difficult to find qualified candidates 12 months ago; 91 percent said
recruiting is equally or more challenging today. More than half (52 percent)
of hiring managers who are having trouble recruiting cited a shortage of
As the compensation for skilled labor has become more pronounced, 58
percent of workers polled said they are more likely to negotiate a
better compensation package today than 12 months ago – double the number
from last year’s poll.
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Our client is
looking for dedicated and innovative professionals.
Direct Management of Facilities Process Section
consisting of Technicians and Engineers.
Responsible for overall systems performance,
operating costs, reliability, daily operations (24X7) engineering
function, and continuous improvement programs.
Responsible for supervision and work
assignments for Facilities Process Technicians and Engineers.
Responsible for planning and execution of all
expense & capital projects for the Facilities Process group.
Develop reliability and improvement plans by
directing internal and external resources.
Execution of training programs for Facilities
Technicians and Engineers within the Process group.
Provide resolutions to daily operational
Other assignments as directed.
Implementing new process for system
Budget control in both operating expense and
Technician Training Programs.
System and operational quality improvement.
Compliance with environmental regulations.
Hire and retain the engineering and technician
talent through effective selection, leadership and employee development.
Coach and counsel facilities team to optimize
individual, team, department and company performance.
Strong desire and
ability to hire and retain technician and engineering talent through
effective selection, management and employee development.
Strong desire and
ability to grow and synergize a team through coaching, counseling,
mentoring and leading by example.
Strong experiences in a semiconductor
Excellent verbal and written communication
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Technical knowledge of printed circuit board
fabrication equipment (pumps, controls, IEX, RO, etc.) preferred.
Technical knowledge of wastewater treatment
systems (primary treatment systems such as pH neutralization,
clarification, solids separation, etc.) preferred.
Willingness to respond to operational issues 24
X 7 and be assigned weekend “duty” on a rotating basis.
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
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
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 Assembly.
Technical Qualification, preferably a Degree in Electrical or Electronics
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
in Taiwanese market.
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
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.
Manager – Taiwan
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.
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