The Greenline Report
News for Your Career in the Electronics Industry
Considering a new career path?
Abridged: Daily OM
LOS ANGELES, CA -- What we do for a living can be intimately intertwined
with who we are. Often, people expect to grow and thrive in one career over
a period of decades. For others, however, that expectation is unrealistic.
As they themselves change, they become dissatisfied with the profession that
once brought them joy. This is not unusual in modern times, where more and
more people are changing careers not just once, but many times over the
course of their lives.
Because your career is a part of who you are, switching to another can be a
long and involved process that requires courage and determination. The
challenges, which can include stepping into unfamiliar territory, going back
to school, or learning to live on less income, are very real, but the
rewards can trump them. Changing careers, if done thoughtfully, can be one
of the most richly satisfying and exciting experiences of your life.
Focus on your strengths, rather than skills you may be lacking. Seeking
skill training or the help of a career counselor can be helpful. It's normal
to be nervous when seeking out a new career, particularly if you are
established in your current profession. But the payoff can be true
satisfaction in finding work that you can love, and, it's never too late for
Turn off the tube and read a business magazine!
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Imagine how being able to make conversation about the latest
industry trends and events can be used as an ice breaker while networking. You
can stimulate conversation by asking the opinions of others on industry
developments -- all the while appearing to be the well-informed expert. That's
what reading trade publications can do for you.
In fact, the person with the most power in a conversation is often the
facilitator of the conversation - the one asking questions and opinions of
others, listening intently and showing respect for each person’s answers without
taking a position too strongly, being argumentative or coming off like a
Your ability to demonstrate keen industry knowledge in conversation helps you
project confidence. It also makes an all important yet unspoken statement that
you are dedicated and conscientious about your chosen profession -- inspiring
others to instinctively feel confident about your skills and abilities. Doors
open. Opportunities present themselves. So turn off that T.V. every once in a
while and curl up with a good business or trade magazine.
Job references you can't control
Abridged: Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK, NY -- Traditionally, recruiters call references after a thorough
face-to-face interview. The contacts are provided by the job seekers and are
typically people who are likely to provide a positive recommendation. However,
these days your prospective boss may have called your references before you walk
through the door -- and they may not be the contacts you provided.
Professional networking sites such as LinkedIn Corp. and Jobster Inc. are making
it easier for employers to get in touch with people who have worked with job
candidates in the past or know them personally. Recruiters say they use such
sites -- where people create online profiles and then link to professional
colleagues who are also members -- to find mutual connections they can hit up
reference checking can be a "double edged sword." Many social networking
users routinely connect online to people they have only a passing
relationship with. There's no guarantee these references will be favorable.
Additionally a potential employer can inadvertently turn your covert job
search public, by contacting a current coworker for a reference. On the
other hand many profiles list glowing recommendations from contacts and
coworkers that help a job search. Just be careful and aware of what
employers may find when they do their homework on you.
Starting a job on the right foot
NEWARK, NJ -- You've got a great new job. Now what? How do you parlay the
wonderful impression you created in your interviews into success during the
first few weeks on your new job? Here are a few tips on how to do that:
Join the team. Get adopted by someone on your new team, so you can
learn quickly the ins and outs of how the work is done. Having a mentor is
crucial. This gives you someone to bounce your ideas off of, someone to ask
for guidance and someone who can introduce you to others in the company.
Respect the culture. Many new hires expect that new ideas they bring
with them are just what the company needs, and they often go overboard in
acting like a breath of fresh air. While it's good to jump right in and
participate, it's important to respect the culture and social structure of
the team. Earn your way in by helping, not by taking over.
Become the problem solver. Everyone wants a "win" when starting a new
job, because it's a good way to score points with the boss and the rest of
the team. In fact, there's a better way to stand out: become "the fixer".
Identify the problems your predecessor left behind and correct them. Almost
anything you do to "fix" existing problems will be noticed, appreciated and
regarded as improvements.
Potential employees turned off by bad interviews
Abridged: Director of Finance Online
UK -- Job interviews can leave candidates with a bad impression of the employer
- even when the job is offered. Potential recruits frequently leave the
selection process thinking that the company is rude, prejudiced or simply
inefficient, according to a survey of approximately 2000 people on behalf of
The research suggests a divide between what applicants think should be asked
and what potential employers want to know. Candidates expected questions
relating to the job and setting out a career progression. However, 40% of
those saying they had a bad interview experience said they were asked
questions unconnected with the job. Such questions may have been about the
person but some candidates interpreted them as being sexist or racist.
Complaints by those with bad experiences were that interviewers were late,
inattentive, ate during their meeting, or where even drunk. Almost half the
people saying they had a bad interview turned down the job if it was
offered. Mark Markin, human resources director at T-Mobile, said,
"Interviewees are always under pressure to create a good first impression
but it seems businesses need to feel a bit of that pressure as well.”
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Sales Director – Semiconductor Capital Equipment – Taiwan
Key attributes for the ideal candidate include:
Minimum 5 years
relevant experience in sales, marketing or application of semiconductor
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 makers.
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.
Sales Manager – Taiwan
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.
Director of Engineering – California
Successful candidate will manager and direct the engineering staff Position
requires Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline and seven years of
progressively complex technical experience in PCB manufacturing.
Incumbent will be recognized for their achievement and technical
expertise within their field. Will interface with internal and external
customers. This position will be accountable for developing strategic plans and
process improvements in conjunction with the Engineering Team.
Strong understanding of DFM control essential, SPC and DOE.
Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in a
management/leadership role in a mfg. environment.
Quality Engineer UK
Includes but not limited to: aiding in the analysis of products and processes to
elaborate response to current quality issues and work towards eliminating future
quality problems; responsibility over the customer complaint process including
writing of corrective action reports, development of quality improvement plans;
act as a liaison in planning, communicating and resolving quality issues; assist
in manufacturing and engineering in identifying and eliminating root cause
failures; prepare procedures related to the quality function; work the necessary
hours to fulfill the business demands.
Must have: 2 years in Quality Engineering activities, 2 years experience in
Printed circuit board manufacturing and/or assembly manufacturing environment,
ASQ certification strong knowledge of ISO requirements and MIL-31032/MIL55110,
good communication skills
Quality Manager – California
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.
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