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Interviewers still expect a ‘Thank You’
Abridged: MSNBC.com NEW
YORK, NY -- So you were able to land an interview and you have a feeling it
went quite well. Now what? You go home and wait for the phone to ring? No!
Get cracking on those thank-you notes! You might be thinking I sound like a
throwback from the workplace dark ages for even suggesting such a thing, but
actually thank-you notes can still play an important role when you're trying
to land the job you want.
It's hard to find solid statistics on how many job applicants send thank-you
notes these days, but most surveys estimate the number is well under 40
percent. This despite the fact that when asked, most hiring managers say
they expect a note of gratitude post interview.”It's a lost art," laments
Angela Barfield, a manager for CBIZ Human Capital Services and a headhunter
with 25 years of experience who has seen the prevalence of thank-you notes
slowly diminish in the past 10 years. But a note just could clinch the job
I would always send a thank-you note via snail mail. But since you know time
is of the essence you might want to drop the note off with the person at the
front desk. Also don't go thank-you note crazy. Just make sure the person
that holds the main decision-making power gets your message of gratitude.
Reaching out to
Abridged: The Career Journal
NEW YORK, NY -- Building
relationships with recruiters may expose you to career opportunities that you
might not learn about otherwise. Most employers don't advertise the positions
they hire recruiters to help fill, which are typically a firm's most senior and
highest-paying. And search executives usually promote their services to
employers, not job hunters.
Identifying and connecting with recruiters who specialize in your area of
expertise can be very worthwhile -- though candidates should remember that
recruiters are paid by the employer, and will put that employer's interests
first. Such niche recruiters aren't always easy to find, so job seekers might
need to use creative tactics.
Breathing new life into your job interests & future
Abridged: The New Your Time
NEW YORK, NY -- Gone are the days
when a person was forced to stay in one job from the beginning to the end of
their career. Nowadays, there are more opportunities to develop multiple career
paths. Change can shape and mold a person into a rebirth of their job interests
and future. Keeping this perspective in mind, you can reach your true potential
as long as you stay focused and are able to determine your strengths, weaknesses
With the Internet Age, and the downsizings and terminations of so many of the
dot-com employees, there was great opportunity to explore new career paths. The
common motivating factors driving individuals to pursue career changes is the
desire for positive change in their life and to learn something new.
Another sign of changing times
is the need to balance one's personal life with their professional life.
That leads to the acceptance of such novelties as telecommuting and flex
time. It's refreshing to see change for the positive aspects of life and the
individual. A determined individual is able to create and mold a career path
that suits them, though it may take a few careers before they reach their
the jolly ‘green’ job
Sustainable Life For
people who believe in 'green living,' the desire to work for a company with
the same values is only natural. Sustainability focused companies have the
same hopes, eager to hire employees with their principles. There are several
national job search engines that focus exclusively on connecting green
employees with green companies. SustainableBusiness.com and GreenBiz.com
both feature national job listings.
SustainableBusiness.com started 10 years ago. The company's job service,
Green Dream Jobs, lists between 200 and 300 jobs a day and attracts 25,000
visitors a month. "When the Internet first started, the only way people
found out about green jobs was through mailed newsletters," says Rona Fried,
president of the New York-based SustainableBusiness.com. "A lot of people
have sustainability values and want a source to locate good jobs. We're
offering a real solution to a need that exists."
GreenBiz.com was launched in 2000 by Joel Makower. The Oakland, California
based site features both technical and general jobs for green companies.
According to Makower, the site hosts between 200 to 300 job postings and
receives traffic of more than 150,000 visitors a month. "The environment is
too important to be left just to the environmental departments of companies.
What's been exciting about GreenBiz.com is the number of talented and
committed people after "green and clean" job opportunities around the
world," Makower says.
reports ongoing online job scams
Abridged: Orange County News
BEAUMONT, TX -- The Better
Business Bureau today issued a warning advising job-seekers to beware of
misleading online job postings and employment arrangements aimed at stealing
money and identities. "Job scams prey on a victim's willingness to trust an
'employer' by offering high paying jobs to con workers into revealing
personal information, such as Social Security or bank account numbers," said
Michael Clayton, President / CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving all
No profession or position appears to be immune. Through posting resumes
online and replying to advertised positions, victims report scams associated
with diverse jobs and career fields such as mystery shoppers, IT assistants,
quality control administrators, export/import specialists, bookkeepers,
journalists, engineers, construction workers, "government" agents and
security experts. The BBB advises job-hunters to refrain from including
their Social Security Number, birth date, or college graduation date in
resumes that are posted online.
A common denominator in all online job scams is the employer's lack of
interest in meeting the employee. There is no job interview and the job
applicant is not invited to the place of business. "Essentially, the
employee is hired sight unseen to do a virtual job for a nonexistent
company. Trustworthy businesses want to meet prospective employees
face-to-face, discuss their experience and qualifications, check references
and only then, make a job offer," Clayton said.
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Director of Engineering (Southwest US & Europe)
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.
Department Managers – Imaging & Mechanical (China)
and coordinates the activities of all personnel engaged in the manufacture of
printed circuit boards in their department. Take action to resolve technical
and/or personnel problems that may adversely affect schedule/quality
performance. Enforce shop rules and safety practices in accordance with Company
Policies. Assure product quality goals are met or exceeded.
Sr. R&D Chemist (China)
Resin, Laminates, Epoxy & Polymers
degree preferred – Polymer Chemistry is ideal or equitant discipline
experience – Resin, Laminates, Epoxy
Troubleshoot problems using FTIR, TMA, TGA and GCMS
Circuit Board, PWB experience helpful
work close to customers
sales and technical staff
Quality Engineer -
handle and provides technical support to external and internal customers for
quality issues and facilitate the corrective action implementation. Provide
supervision, and assigning and supervising work direction of others.
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 user.
include but are not limited to:
production goals through managing improvement in production output, including
researching and developing methods to ensure and increase efficiency and
manufacturing process and developing, staffing and scheduling routines within
the process to meet output requirements and analyzing and eliminating non value
and maintain performance measurements in yield, manpower and throughput,
ensuring they are visible throughout.
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
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
rapport with all support groups through a teamwork approach
Select develop train
and appraise all members of production management staff
to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout manufacturing
Other duties and
projects as assigned.
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