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News for Your Career in the Electronics Industry

October 2008

 

Be active to find work in a tight job market
Abridged:Delmarva Media Group SALISBURY, MD -- Looking for a job in a tight job market is extremely stressful. There is more competition for fewer jobs and you don't have any real job security anymore. It's an even more difficult scenario if you've been laid off. You are unprepared. You didn't see it coming. You don't have three months worth of money in savings to cover you. And now you add the stress of finding the perfect job.

If this sad event occurs in your life, and if you have an emergency fund or you get a severance package, please don't sit back until you are down to the end of your money. Immediately jump on the job search! Take a strong look at your resume and make sure it reflects your experience and abilities in a positive manner. Contact everyone you know, tell them of your layoff or departure from your former employer. Ask them to put out feelers for open positions that may fit you.

Also consider getting in touch with headhunters who specialize in your field of expertise. Stay on your computer constantly going through various job search engines and career websites such as Careerbuilder, Monster, Dice.com, Craigslist, and LinkedIn.com to name a few. Don't just try one. Get on all of them.

Know your worth and increase your salary
Abridged: Best-Interview-Strategies.com MIAMI, FL -- You work hard for your money. Are you getting as much as you deserve? If you are one of millions who are trying to achieve your career goals, while putting in endless hours at the office, sacrificing personal time for the good of the company and even regularly bringing work home, then you may be wondering if you're receiving the salary you deserve. Chances are that you are not.

Studies on the topic of career development have shown that women typically receive 20%-30% less than men in salaries with the same job title. For men it may a be situation where a lack of specific training keeps them at a lower salary level. You may be wishing you could correct the problem without making a career change, but don't know exactly how to go about it. This is because people often fear negative consequences if they press the issue of receiving a higher salary.

At the root of this problem is more than likely an issue of self-worth. Sometimes we have the tendency to focus on our weaknesses instead of our strengths and fear that our boss will do the same. So it's very important to be confident when approaching and negotiating with your boss or prospective boss for a salary that you know the job is worth, more importantly, that you are worth
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Don't put your job search on hold
Abridged: Pachter.com CHERRY HILL, NJ -- Recent news reports about the job market are not encouraging; lay-offs, outsourcing, and hiring freezes have become the norm. Clearly, the economy has gone south, but unfortunately your bills haven't! You still need a job. Should you just take any job that comes along? Or maybe you've been wanting to change career fields. Should you wait until the economy turns around?

According to business communications and etiquette expert Barbara Pachter you shouldn't let a discouraging job market discourage you from finding the right job. "Yes, times may be tough," says Pachter, "but there are still openings and not all business sectors are losing jobs, some, like the federal government are adding them." Tough times mean that job searchers need to be even more focused, and need to be persistent. The professionals who are polished and prepared at all times, always have an advantage, especially in a tough job market.

Looking for a job is a stressful experience even in the best of economic times, and if you're unemployed, it's even more stressful. But remember, if you're qualified and are a good worker, you will find a job. In the meantime, consider a freelance, part-time or temporary work in another field or a volunteer position. You never know who you might meet or what you may discover - maybe a whole new career passion.

 

Mobilizing an unplanned job search
Abridged: The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON, D.C. -- First, don't panic. When you're faced with the prospect of an unexpected job search, you'll need to act deliberately -- not just fast. Take stock of your finances. Identify and prioritize your bills and debt. An immediate need for cash flow may require you to take a temporary assignment. Take some time to step back and create a thoughtful and measured approach to your job hunt. Be specific about the position you want and target the companies where you want to work.

Think creatively about where to apply for your next position -- consider a smaller company or another industry that may need your skills. Determine your market worth. Practice your pitch. No matter how quickly you need to land a job, make sure you take at least 72 hours to process your emotional reaction to job loss. You don't want to jump in immediately, but rather practice your pitch until it is devoid of as much anxiety and negative emotion as possible.

Polish and post your resume. A resume is your window and calling card to the world of work. Make sure it highlights the position you want, your key accomplishments and measurable results of those accomplishments. Post your resume on internet job boards and career sites. You should also post your resume at general and industry specific job boards as well as social networking sites. Make sure it gets in the hands of executive recruiters as well. You don't want to leave any stone unturned.

Take control of your online image
Abridged: ComputerWorld.com SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Perform an Internet search for your name. You might be surprised by what you find - an offensive comment, a negative blog post about a previous employer, or even unflattering pictures taken at a party. If you find such material, contact the Web site's owner or webmaster and ask to have the content removed.

If you find that you can't have the negative content removed, make sure you're prepared to address the matter if an interviewer brings it up. In most cases, employers will understand as long as you're honest. The best way to limit the effect of any negative material about you is to make sure it's counterbalanced by a substantial amount of positive, professional information. Consider launching a polished website or blog related to your career. Feature your accomplishments, skills and certifications, and link to any professional associations you belong to.

Controlling your online image doesn't mean blotting out any evidence of individuality or creativity. Employers know that you have a life outside of work and that a lot of online information should be taken with a grain of salt. But as more and more companies turn to the Web to learn about their potential hires, it makes sense to control what information they may find.

We need your help; good people always seem to know good people - that's why we place a high value on the recommendations we receive from our candidates. If the person you refer for one of these three positions is hired we’ll send you a $250.00 gift card. For a complete list of all open jobs please visit us at http://www.greenlinegroup.net/jobs.htm


GLOBAL ACCOUNT MANAGER-PCB & EMS - GERMANY

Our client is a leading global Printed Circuit Board and EMS provider with multiple manufacturing locations worldwide. They are seeking to hire a Global Account Manager in Germany with experience selling PCB’s and EMS companies.

 

The Global Account Manager position is that of primary focal point within the client’s organization for developing a strong, strategic business partnership with their targeted Global Account.  The Global Account Manager is responsible for managing the development, implementation and administration of a Global Business Plan that ensures the successful achievement of financial and developmental growth objectives for our client at their assigned Global Account.

Experience:

Ten years sales experience, five of which have been in global sales position.
Experience within the printed circuit board or automotive industry required.  Experience in both industries preferred.

·                           Excellent organizational and communications skills.

·                           Ability to travel 50% + of the time.

Skills:

·                           Good presentation skills

·                           Good negotiation skills

·                           Good English, and very good German skills are required

Quality Engineer - Midwest

Tasks: 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.

Qualifications: 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

Managing Director (Germany)

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.

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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