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How to address a bad recommendation
Abridged: Careersearch.com HERNDON,
It happens to the best of job seekers - that one past supervisor with
nothing good to say about you. Inevitably your job search may bring you
around to that perpetual question - "Can we call your last supervisor?" How
do you field that question with delicacy without giving up on the new job?
Consider the worst case scenario. What is the worst thing your supervisor
would have to say about you? Do you have a difficult time getting to work on
time? Why not use the interview as a chance to rave about how much more
convenient your new workplace would be for you? Did you find yourself in
over your head? "This job would be a great chance for me to learn new
skills." Make sure to emphasize that you are seeking out a better fit for
your strengths where you can really shine.
If all fails, find reassurance. These days most employers will do little
more than confirm dates of employment. Be sure to include other references
who will be willing to rave about you and you can dodge that bad reference
to win the job.
Body language during an interview
Abridged: Lockergnome.com SCOTTSDALE,
AZ -- You've put together the perfect
resume and landed an interview. You have also spent time polishing your physical
appearance, wanting to make a great first impression. At the interview, you
greet and shake hands with each interviewer. You slouch down in the chair, cross
your legs and let one shake idly over the other. You fold your arms across your
Using the example above, you were doing great, up until sitting down with your
interviewers. Body language can leave a very negative impression in a job
interview. Slouching, idly shaking your leg and crossing your arms are all
things you should NOT do during an interview.
Here are just a few tips on how to give off a great first impression. Make sure
to sit up straight. This position makes you appear engaged and interested.
Always display enthusiasm by smiling, nodding and making positive gestures to
show your enthusiasm and interest in the job. Be sure to stay attentive, while
making eye contact with each person who interviews you.
Catching the right attention with your resume
Human Resources departments receive resumes in such large volumes that
potential employers spend as little as 10-20 seconds reviewing each one. What
does this mean to you as a job seeker? It means that you have approximately 10
seconds to catch a potential employer's attention.
Here are a few ideas you can use to help generate interest in your resume.
First, begin your resume with a quick summary of your qualifications. It should
contain a few short bullets that highlight your top talents and skills. Consider
using keywords throughout your resume since many companies use keywords to sort
and file resumes. Many job postings are loaded with industry and position
specific buzzwords. Take your cues straight from the source and include those
same words in your resume.
To find more keywords, read trade magazines, research industry trends and visit
professional association web sites. By including key pieces of information and
highlighting the information that is relevant to the position you are applying
for, you're more likely to catch the eye of a potential employer during those
few critical seconds.
Job Seekers: Keeping the
SAN FRANCISCO, CA --
Most of us prefer a full-time,
40-hour-a-week job. We tend to like weekends off, and, if we are skilled,
expect appropriate compensation for the value we provide to a company. Does
any of this sound like what you get from temporary jobs? Well, no. But such
jobs can be valuable career builders, provided you keep the right
If you're in a temp job situation, waiting for the right career break, it is
essential to not let discouragement get the better of you. The most
important thing to remember is that the circumstances you're facing now are
not permanent. Things can and do change in a hurry, but you've got to stay
Perhaps more to the point, temporary jobs can be a character-building
experience. If you weather several months of this and are able to stay
positive, at the end, you'll be a stronger and more capable person. Then
when the right opportunity does finally come along, you'll be ready. You
will believe in yourself and your abilities, knowing that you can make it
through tough situations. Your confidence will go a long way in getting you
the job you've been waiting for.
How to recession-proof
Abridged: The Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK, NY --
Recession fears are causing more than just
stock-market jitters this winter. They're also shaking some workers'
confidence. Even if there isn't an official recession, a number of areas are
already seeing layoffs and hiring freezes. Here are some strategies for
recession-proofing your career.
Stick around. If you work for a company in distress, your first instinct may
be to jump ship. But if your new employer later decides to lay off workers,
you'll likely be most at risk of getting a pink slip. Be a good sport.
Following layoffs, you may be asked to take on additional work that was part
of a former employee's responsibilities. Haven't been asked to take on extra
projects? Volunteer to help. Work harder and smarter. Act the way you did
when you were gunning for a promotion. Companies are less likely to get rid
of star performers.
Prepare for the worst ahead of time by making sure your resume is up to
date. Network now. Don't wait until you need help finding a job. Take a pay
cut. Consider offering to accept a temporary salary reduction. Search
internally. If you see a layoff coming in your division or department, it
may be easier to search for another position at your current firm.
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PCB Application Engineer West Coast
1. The individual could be located in AZ, CA, OR, WA or CO.
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).
Understand the requirements of the customer and address them through the vendors
or other sources.
Resolve technical issues arising at the customer and vendor’ end.
Develop system and procedures to ensure supplies and deliveries are effected as
per plan and customer’s requirements.
Develop vendors for the organization.
closely with QC representatives in the field to ensure products are shipped with
depth knowledge of requirements ISO, QS, TS, APQP, PPAP as relevant to the
technology/ product areas - PCB and PCBA/EMS.
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
have a MIL experience in the PCB industry.
be a hands on person.
PCB Sales Manager West Coast
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.
seeking a professional energetic PCB Sales Manager with a passion for excellence
in customer satisfaction.
Candidate selection will be made on the following capabilities and attributes:
written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills
Multi-tasking, high energy individual
passion for customer satisfaction
of two years customer service experience in the PCB industry
understanding of the PCB manufacturing process
in reading and interpreting drawings and specifications
or Aerospace market background
Rigid-Flex circuit board knowledge
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
The 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.
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.
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.
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 position.
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