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
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
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
Don't put your job search on hold
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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
·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
· 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
· 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
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