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Looking for a job the
Abridged: The New York Times
YORK, NY --
Finding a job quickly and easily in
today's job market means getting creative! Joshua Persky, an out-of-work
investment banker, has been hunting for a job on Wall Street for more than
six months. Recently he got so frustrated he decided to get a little
creative. Persky, 48, stood on Park Avenue, handing out resumes to passers-by and wearing
a sandwich board that said, "Experienced MIT Grad for Hire." The sign
included his name and contact information.
But these days, jobs on Wall Street are scarce. Worldwide, banks and
securities firms have cut more than 80,000 jobs. Still, a couple of young
brokers who passed Persky said they thought his unorthodox methods would pay
off. One said Persky had a "first mover's advantage" and that "all this
press coverage will probably get him a job." His colleague agreed, saying,
"Yeah, there is no question that it is going to work."
It certainly generated some attention. Persky was interviewed by many major
news outlets and appeared on Fox and MSNBC. His story went global. Persky
recently had one interview with a boutique investment bank and has another
one lined up at a hedge fund. MIT alumni have contacted Persky and have
tried to help him in his job search. So things are looking a bit brighter
for Persky - but nothing solid yet. Nevertheless, he has received hundreds
of e-mail messages and phone calls from well-wishers and companies wanting
to find out more about him, which puts him in a better position than where
Today's To Do: Find Job
WASHINGTON, DC --
It may not show up on your BlackBerry
or your team calendar, but Tuesday afternoons and much of Wednesdays have time
carved out for an important task. No, it's not for your deadline projects or
staff development. It's the job hunt.
In a trend that has held true for three years, job hunting takes off on Monday,
peaks on Tuesday and is still very busy on Wednesday, according to Monster.com.
Job hunt traffic on Tuesday is 28 percent higher than on Friday, said Steve
Sylven, a spokesman for Monster. EQuest, which manages job boards for companies,
used to see Tuesdays and Wednesdays as tops for tapping new career
possibilities. But in 2007, Americans broadened their search days, and eQuest
indicates any weekday from noon to 4 p.m. is busy.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays bring fresh listings -- eQuest and others advise
employers to post then, or Sunday night and Monday morning. Hardly anyone spends
the weekend hunting for a job. Saturdays and Sundays are the slowest days on
Monster.com, and eQuest's data shows less than one-third the traffic to career
sites on those days vs. weekdays.
Do hiring managers actually read cover letters?
Think most hiring managers don't read cover
letters? The perception that cover letters aren't important anymore is likely
fed by the fact that some online job boards don't have a mechanism for
submitting cover letters.
More than two-thirds of human-resource managers view well-written,
"personalized" cover letters as advantageous to a job applicant, as reported in
Resume Writer's Digest. Nearly half believe that cover letters are more
important -- or as important as -- resumes.
In still another poll, this one from HRnext/BenefitsNext, 7%of respondents said
the cover letter is so important that it can clinch a job, and nearly 40%
characterized cover letters as "among the important factors" in the hiring
process." "It depends on the job" was the response of 22%, which is important to
note for those aspiring to jobs in which they will be judged by how well they
express themselves. According to almost 20% of respondents, a good cover letter
might land you the job, but an awful one will throw you out of contention.
Survey: Boomers find new careers
Abridged: The Daily Advertiser
LAFAYETTE, LA --
A new telephone and Internet survey
indicates millions of baby boomers are either feeling stuck in their current
job and quitting or coming out of retirement to pursue new careers. Boomers
are seeking "encore careers" that not only give them personal meaning but
also contribute to society.
Encore careers are defined as those that combine income, meaning and social
purpose. They include jobs in the medical, education and non-profit sectors,
such as teachers, social entrepreneurs and nurses. The survey at
Civicventures.org by the non-profit MetLife Foundation and San Francisco
Civic Ventures, a national think tank, shows 6% to 9.5% of adults age 44 to
70 are pursuing encore careers that give them both an income and meaning.
Researchers were surprised by the high numbers. The findings are evidence of
a growing social phenomenon. Millions of Americans are already blazing a
trail and working in encore careers. The boomer population is so large - 78
million to 79 million - that the movement could have a tremendous effect on
society in general.
job interview, expect the unexpected
Unusual interview questions are becoming
quite popular with hiring managers and interviewers. More and more employers
are using non-standard questions in their interviews. While not everyone
answers all interview questions well, everyone should be prepared to answer
the "tell me about yourself" and "what are your strengths and weaknesses"
Interviewers will use unusual questions to assess how well you think on your
feet. While most of these questions do not have right and wrong answers,
they demonstrate quick thinking, poise, creativity and even a sense of
humor. There is no way to be prepared for "off the wall" questions, so the
interviewer observes how well you respond and compose your thoughts. "It's
not about the answer! The interviewer cares much more about how you arrive
at whatever answer you get than what that answer is," says Leo Notenboom,
author of "10 Quick Steps To Interviewing For Tech Jobs."
Regardless of the strangeness of some interview questions, always end an
interview by reaffirming your interest in the position and restating why you
believe you are uniquely qualified for it.
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Process Manager (Texas
Our client’s need a Wet Process Manager. This position requires an
individual who can work in a fast-paced production environment.
duties include: managing the areas of artwork preparation, photo printing,
solder mask, plating, and etching. Overseeing an allocating personnel,
material, and equipment resources to meet production schedules.
production and quality performance and adjusting resources as necessary to meet
production and quality goals. Working with other departments such as
Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Facilities to obtain necessary support to
meet production and quality objectives. Preparing performance appraisals,
training plans, coaching documents, and other written tools for development of
employees. Implementing statistical process control (SPC), lean
manufacturing, and team building to improve the production and quality
performance of these manufacturing areas.
successful candidate will possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor degree in a
technical or business discipline. This position requires, at minimum, 8 years of
experience in manufacturing environment, in printed circuit board fabrication.
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
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.
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.
off on process deviations and Engineering Change Notifications (ECN’s)
all new and revised process instructions
Maintain positive rapport with all support groups through a teamwork approach
develop train and appraise all members of production management staff
Actively participate to ensure compliance of quality programs throughout
duties and projects as assigned.
Account Manager San Francisco Bay
Job Description: Account Manager in San Francisco Bay Area Reports To: Vice President
Sales. Area: To provide direct sales support for our Client for the
development of new business opportunities. Our client is a manufacturer of
printed circuit boards and printed circuit board assemblies, for the electronics
sales responsibility for the development of new accounts and growth in major
accounts in the Bay Area of California. New accounts are defined as those that
will be qualified as good potential revenue accounts for our Client.
closely with customers, program management, manufacturing, engineering and
materials to achieve the closing of new business and meet projected budget
need to provide detailed account profiles as contacts are made and potential or
existing customers’ needs become available.
and prepare New Business Opportunity reports.
have experience within the printed circuit board and / or
EMS industry. • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
to travel 50% + of the time, within North America and Asia.
candidate with college degree.
local candidate, currently based in the CA Bay Area.
Quality Engineer -
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
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