Your Career in the Interconnect Industry
biggest concerns of hiring managers
Abridged: Job-interview-advice.net LOS
ANGELES, CA -- A hiring manager puts his or her reputation on the line
when choosing to endorse a candidate. And that is exactly what a hiring
manager is doing when submitting a name for consideration. If they make
a bad hiring decision, their ability to make sound decisions is
We have all been there, working in a department where there is an
unproductive employee who insists on making waves; someone who has their
own agenda and refuses to play by the rules. Perhaps you are searching
for a job right now because of unbearable circumstances in your
workplace. This is precisely what hiring managers are afraid of: losing
good workers because of the actions of a bad employee. That cost is
An employee is a representative of a company and a bad hire not only
affects other employees, but can also have an adverse effect on
relationships with vendors and/or customers. Employers fear the loss of
valuable relationships that can result from the actions of an employee.
Therefore, employers will scrutinize in detail the personality of
candidates before an offer is extended.
the World: Transitioning from a military career
Abridged: Newsweek LOS
ANGELES, CA -- Thousands of veterans return to the work force each
month. Many have in-demand high-tech skills as well as so-called "soft
skills" like being a team player and showing up on time. Taking a look
at Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, veterans in general have had a
slightly lower unemployment rate than the general public for the last 20
Buried in the mounds of BLS data, however, is a troubling trend: young
male vets ages 20 to 24 had almost twice the rate of unemployment as
their civilian counterparts. "There is an upward trend," says Charles
Ciccolella, assistant secretary of Labor for veterans employment and
training. "I'm concerned about it." But Ciccolella has an explanation.
He says that many young soldiers are only temporarily out of work
because they need some readjustment time.
For some vets, the issue is underemployment not unemployment. Sammy
Perkins would like to get a permanent job making more than his current
$6 an hour as a dishwasher, but the transition to civilian life after a
21-year career in the military has been difficult. To ease the
transition for both young vets and career military personnel, the Labor
department along with the VA and the Department of Defense run the
Transition Assistance Program (TAPS). The four-day class helps
active-duty military personnel write resumes and prepare for interviews.
shows slow job growth in tech sector
Abridged: Associated Press RENO, NV --
Job growth in the nation's information technology industry has been
weaker than some industry leaders have claimed, according to a new
report. From March 2004, about two months before the industry began to
recover, to February 2006, the high-tech sector has added roughly 88,600
jobs -- less than one-quarter of the roughly 400,000 jobs lost during
the three previous years, the report said.
One upside, the report said, is that "there remains considerable slack
in IT labor markets, so they should be able to fill new vacancies
rapidly if the recovery continues." Wednesday's report by the University
of Illinois, Chicago's Center for Urban Economic Development was
prepared for the Seattle-based Washington Alliance of Technology
Workers. It examined the state of the technology industry, gauging
employment trends nationally and in eight key metropolitan labor
The report also said job recovery seems to be strongest in Seattle,
Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, while Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los
Angeles, and San Jose, Calif., have seen relatively modest increases in
Considering a new employment opportunity
Abridged: aicpa.org NEW YORK,
NY -- In the past, workers stayed with the same company for years,
working their way up in the company. However, times have changed.
Businesses facing hard economic times restructure, forcing employees to
look for new jobs. It's also common for workers to change jobs several
times throughout their careers as they seek higher salaries and new job
opportunities. Whether you're forced to seek a new employment
opportunity or are willingly doing so, you'll eventually be faced with
an important decision: When you're offered a job, should you take it?
Make sure the offer is firm before you evaluate it. Don't waste time
dreaming about your new position until you have gone through the
interview process, gathered data on the company, and received a firm
offer of employment. Only then should you take time to compare the offer
you've received against the job you already have.
Make sure you find out what future opportunities exist for you to move
up in the company. Determine what the company's goals are and the type
of employee the company values. Is your philosophy regarding work in
line with the company's? In addition, make sure the company has a
future. If it's a new company, it may be at risk for folding. If the
company is well established, determine if it's in a growth industry and
find out what plans it has for the future.
feel more secure in their jobs.
Associated Press LOS ANGELES, CA
-- In just six months, U.S. workers are showing more confidence in their job
security, according to a recent survey conducted by Right Management who
surveyed more than 1,000 full-time American workers. More than 80 percent of
workers believe there's little to no chance they could lose their job in the
coming year, an increase of 5 percent in six months.
"The slow-moving economic recovery finally seems to be taking root in
workers' minds," said Eileen Javers of Right Management. "Six months ago,
when we last conducted this national survey, Americans were reeling from the
devastating news about Hurricane Katrina. That concern resulted in worker
pessimism." Only 3 out of 10 expect unemployment to rise this year, down
from 45 percent half a year ago. More than half think they may advance at
their current company.
Hints: A job interview is like first date
BizJournals.com CINCINNATI, OH -- In the human resources world of
matchmaking, an HR recruiter might view a candidate as the perfect fit when
they see all of the credentials on paper. However, just as on a date, the
interviewer needs to sense that certain criteria are being met in order to
feel comfortable moving forward in a relationship between company and
The first question that typically enters the minds of the interviewer and
the candidate is, "Can I see this working long-term?" Candidates and
employers should take these decisions seriously to make the right decision
so that both will benefit and be happy. Both the candidate and the
interviewer should ask each other many questions. In order to find a perfect
match, the candidate should be interviewing the company in the same detail
that the company is interviewing the candidate. Here are some basic criteria
Learn as much as you can about the
organization. How long has the company been in business? What is the
company's turnover rate? Your knowledge of the organization will be a
positive statement of how serious you are about the position.
Learn the organization's growth history.
Is it publicly or privately held? Has the company previously been
acquired, resulting in staff cuts, or has it made any acquisitions that
have proved to be complementary to the overall mission of the company?
What is the organization's culture? Do
your values match the culture it promotes? Like in-laws, these are
people you'll be spending a lot of time with. Culture is an important
element when choosing your next career move, as you want to make sure
you'll be able to succeed in the manner in which you work best
We are currently seeking
qualified candidates for these positions. If you are, or know someone who
is, interested please contact us.
Program Manager – East Coast & China
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Engineering Manager – Scandinavia
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Manager PCB Southeast Asia
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End Engineering Manager – Canada
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Complete closing process
and reporting including preparation of journal entries, G/L and P&L analysis
and Balance Sheet reconciliation
Responsible for corporate
reporting including weekly & monthly reports
Maintains Fixed Asset
Prepare daily and weekly
sales & booking reports.
Inventory & cost analysis
Assist in developing and
maintaining accounting policies and procedures, internal controls
documentation and assessment.
Resolving AR issues &
- One of my top clients is looking to expand its management team by hiring a
Design Engineering Manager to drive higher-technology/higher-margin new
design and manufacturing business. Areas of emphasis include
electrical/system engineering advancement and commercial electronic
equipment development. A background in electronics design, circuit
modeling/simulation and/or PCB CAD experience is essential.
Photo Supervisor (Southwest)
Equipment Sales Manager – Eastern Europe
– Very established PCB equipment manufacturer is seeking to hire direct
sales person to cover Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Hungary. Experience
selling PCB capital equipment is required.
Director of Operations (China)
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Process Engineers (Asia)
Multiple positions available for candidates possessing five plus years of
printed circuit board experience. Please call for more information.
CAM Engineer (Valor) West Coast, Midwest & Southwest
Under general supervision utilizes workstation to create & inspect
manufacturing toolings from customers' data files. Modifies various aspects
of PCB image, e.g., line widths, pad sizes, date codes, etc., to comply with
specific Engineering standards. Completes required documentation and
signoffs on the completed files. Processes package along to Documentation
Control. Performs required file maintenance
and 3rd shift positions available.
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