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May 2008


Is your resume working for you or against you?
Abridged: The FINANCIAL IRVINE, CA -- Are you unemployed? Are you seeking a job? Do you want to change your job? No matter which question fits you, its important to make sure your resume is effective and working for you.

Every person has special talents which may be a valuable resource for a company. According to recruitment managers, the most common mistake in a job search is when your talents and skills are underestimated. More often than not the reason is a poorly written resume. Your resume is a powerful instrument stating who you are. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. That is why you must pay attention to the documentation you send in to a prospective employer.

Keep in mind, a lot of information can be gathered from a resume, so it's good when a resume gives detailed information about your special talents and related experience. Always take time when writing your resume - do not rush through it. It shows the employer that you care. If you are not able to create your own, there are many different resources online to help you

How to present distant experience in a resume
Abridged: Enquirer.com LAS VEGAS, NV -- There are a number of strategies you can employ as a seasoned professional to avoid aging your candidacy. Include only relevant and recent experience. Hiring managers are much more interested in what you have done recently.

Be sure to focus on the last 10 or so years of your career, particularly if you are applying for a position that doesn't necessitate more experience. If you are a senior executive it's possible the hiring manager will be looking for a seasoned candidate expected to have 20+ years of experience. The key is to present the amount of experience that is relevant to your current career interests and pursuits.

Organize your information carefully. Prioritize your content putting the most important information on the top of your resume. Don't date your education if it ages you. Include training and current skills. Include any relevant classes, workshops or seminars you have attended. This tells the hiring manager you have continued to learn and bring new and up-to-date skills. Pay particular attention to communicating that you have current technical skills.


Recession's impact on the job market
Abridged: JobJournal.com SACRAMENTO, CA -- There is a lot of hoopla over the recession. Or coming recession. But the truth is that the job market is just fine, according to Penelope Trunk who writes the Brazen Careerist blog. The health of today's job market is not so much a function of economic indicators as it is a function of demographic trends.

Employers are also receiving fewer hours of work per person from post-Boomers because of their focus on family (Gen X) and entrepreneurship (Gen Y). Due to these factors, the employee shortage is increasing. Employees will be in high demand for the next decade and demand will continue to be strong. Polls conducted by Robert Half show that most companies will continue to ramp up hiring.

So listen to talk of recession, but don't let it get you down. There are a few precautions you should take in case you get laid off or downsized. But really, don't decrease your expectations for your job just because housing prices are tanking and hedge-fund managers are suffering. Keep your chin up, and your expectations for your employment up as well. This might just be a surprisingly great time for your career.


Sharpen your aim when job hunting online
Abridged: WSJ Digital Network LOS ANGELES, CA -- As Internet job boards continue to evolve, it can pay to stay current on the latest job search tools and tactics. By learning how to use them, job hunters may be able to boost their chances of securing interviews. When an ad lists a hiring contact, research the person's background and make a special connection - in addition to distributing your resume on job boards and career websites.

Donnetta Walker, 31, emailed a recruiter who was cited in a job ad she saw online. She found his email address through Google and wrote about how they were connected on the networking site LinkedIn.com, among other topics. They exchanged emails, and the recruiter requested her resume.

Sending it, she mentioned the ad, which sought a project manager at a telecommunications software provider near her Atlanta home. A few days later the recruiter arranged an interview for her, and she's waiting to hear back. She credits the tactic for getting her foot in the door. Whether or not she gets hired, she says, "I would do it again.”

Use keywords that demonstrate your value
Abridged: The Wall Street Journal
AUSTIN, TX -- The problem with many resumes is that they read like biographies. Many companies don't really care about your life story. Employers want to know if hiring you will be valuable to them. That's where keywords come in. "Keywords are words that show one can produce results."

Job hunters should present key phrases like "driving gross" or "increased efficiency" in a prominent way, so that they stand out when the resume gets past the computer and is viewed by human eyes. A prospective employer wants to be able to determine within 10 seconds what value you bring to the table. Think of the top of your resume as a billboard sign, painted with keywords designed to draw attention!

You need to highlight the work skills that qualify you specifically for the job that you're targeting. When applying for a position in which you will compete with hundreds of other applicants, with the right keywords backed with solid experience and accomplishments, your resume will earn the attention it deserves

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Quality Manager – Southwest
Our client 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 user.

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 approach

·         Select develop train and appraise all members of production management staff

·         Actively participate to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout manufacturing

·         Other duties and projects as assigned.

Director of Engineering-Germany
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 – Plating-Southwest
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.

Senior QA Engineer – China
Job duties:
- Monitor process performance and have process audit to eliminate all nonconforming findings
- Lead a small group of QA Engineers to meet customer quality expectation
- Chair in-house process improvement meeting on customer complaint
- Prepare the inspection summary and statistical performance report for reviewing the product / process quality performance
- Manage customer RMA return process and 8D process for PCB’s
- Handle customer complaint, electronic assembly and system integration quality
- Responsible for customer visit, audit and qualification
- Conduct and co-ordinate suppliers’ audit

Job requirements:
- Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines
- Minimum 5 year of relevant experience in the field of PCB manufacturing is preferred
- Solid experience in quality systems, including ISO9000, QS9000 & ISO14000 and SPC
- Detail-minded person and outgoing charter, self-initiative and willing to work under pressure
- Good team player with effective communication skill
- Excellent in English and Putonghua

Please take a moment and email us with an updated resume if you have not done so recently. resume@greenlinegroup.net

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