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News for Your
Career in the Electronics Industry
want to leave their current job
CA -- According to Salary.com's recent Employee Job Satisfaction and
Retention Survey, 62 percent of employees plan on looking for a new job
in the next three months. Dissatisfied employees have cited a variety of
reasons for their desire to leave their company, including lack of
opportunity for advancement, no recognition for achievements,
insufficient benefits and even boredom.
Trumping all reasons for why employees want to leave their current job
is that they think they are underpaid. Nearly 50 percent of employees
cited inadequate compensation as the primary reason they want to walk
out the door. To determine if the employee claims were valid, an
extensive analysis was performed by comparing the job title, industry,
geography and company size.
The results indicated that only 22 percent of the survey respondents
were actually underpaid, while 15 percent may actually be overpaid (paid
well above their fair market value) and 33 percent were paid reasonably
close to their fair market value.
have to sign an e-mailed cover letter?
Abridged: The Boston Globe
BOSTON, MA -- Cover
letters sent in the mail should have a signature. A cover letter sent via
e-mail does not need an actual signature, although you could embed a
signature picture file. Be sure the cover letter e-mail has a signature
block that includes your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address -
all the elements that make it easy to contact you.
When a cover letter and resume are sent by e-mail, they should be embedded
in the e-mail as plain text and not sent as attachments, unless the employer
specifically requests attachments. When copying the letter or resume to an
e-mail, be sure to remove any formatting that word processors might add to
make the resume or cover letter look good.
Make sure your e-mail looks good and is formatted cleanly by first sending
it to yourself and/or a friend. Check it after receiving it to ensure there
are no spelling or grammatical errors.
American's view of the current job market
Abridged: New York Times
NEW YORK, NY -- Nearly three in
ten Americans say they're very concerned that they or someone in their
household might lose their job in the next 12 months, according to the
latest New York Times-CBS News poll. Overall the poll reported, the public
is divided in its assessment of the job market. Nearly half of all Americans
(48 percent) say that when it comes to the availability of good jobs for
American workers, the best years are behind us. Forty-three percent say the
best times are yet to come.
Among those more likely have a negative outlook include men, less-educated
and lower-income Americans. As far as having to look for a new job over the
next year, nearly three in 10 Americans, 28 percent, are very concerned that
they or someone they live with will be out of work, while another one in
four are somewhat concerned about this. More than four in 10 are not at all
The group that would seemingly be hurt most by the loss of a job,
lower-income Americans, are more likely to express a great deal of concern
about that happening. More than four in 10 people in households earning less
than $50,000 a year are very concerned they'll be out of work, compared with
fewer than two in 10 people earning more.
Describe your ideal job
Abridged: Lockergnome LLC LOS
ANGELES, CA -- This is one of those general questions that interviewers
often throw at potential employees. There is no right or wrong answer to
this question. It just gives an interviewer a glimpse at your
personality and the responses can be used to weed out potential
candidates. Your answer will also indicate to an interviewer whether
your goals are in line with those of their company.
The best thing you can do is prepare for this question before going for
into the interview. Answering this question does require you to take a
look at what your strengths and weaknesses are, what you have liked and
disliked about your current and previous jobs, and where you would like
to go with your career in the future.
Keep in mind though that this is not the time to rant about all the
things you disliked about previous jobs. Once you've thought about the
things you have disliked, you can then describe an ideal job as the
opposite of what you have disliked. Although this seems like a lot to
tackle, the best thing you can do is be honest and of course
shortcomings head on during interview
Abridged: Career Post Online
CHERRY HILL, NJ
-- At a job interview, try to uncover any outstanding issues by asking,
"Is there anything about my background that I can clarify that might
otherwise prevent a next step from taking place?" according to Dan
Silver, director of career development at Team Builders Plus in Cherry
Hill. In the event that a potential employer identifies a "background
liability," Silver recommends following these steps:
Acknowledge the concern and show you are grateful for the opportunity to
address the issue. Qualify the job requirements. Once the potential
employer agrees with your understanding of the position, the
conversation has moved back to the core needs of the job, not the
Ask "If I can further illustrate that these are areas at which I have
excelled by delivering significant benefits to previous companies, would
that at least partially allay your concerns?" Chances are high the
interviewer will agree.
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CAM Engineer – Chicago
Must have 2+ years experience on Valor Genesis
Manager – Southwest
has an opening for a senior level quality director that has experience
maintaining certifications, writing corrective actions to departments that
are violating written procedures. Candidate needs to have extensive
background in PCB manufacturing and ISO in a high technology product
environment. Must have strong customer interaction skills.
Managing Director (Europe)
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
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
Select develop train and appraise all members of production management staff
Actively participate to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout
Other duties and projects as assigned.
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.
Process Chemical Engineer –
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.
Job Description: Account Manager in CA Bay Area Reports To: Vice
President Sales. Area: To provide direct sales support for our Client for
the development of new business opportunities. Our client is a manufacturer
of printed circuit boards and printed circuit board assemblies, for the
electronics industry. Responsibilities:
• Direct sales
responsibility for the development of new accounts and growth in major
accounts in the Bay Area of California. New accounts are defined as those
that will be qualified as good potential revenue accounts for our Client.
• Work closely
with customers, program management, manufacturing, engineering and materials
to achieve the closing of new business and meet projected budget goals.
• Will need to
provide detailed account profiles as contacts are made and potential or
existing customers’ needs become available.
• Outline and
prepare New Business Opportunity reports.
• Must have
experience within the printed circuit board and / or
industry. • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
• Ability to
travel 50% + of the time, within North America and Asia.
candidate with collage degree.
• Prefer local
candidate, currently based in the CA Bay Area.
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