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From: The Technical Manager
Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:53:00 +0100
Organization: Microwave Department
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"N. Thornton" wrote:
> damnisux@_nospam-yahoo.com (Damn) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> > My nephew just graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree and has
> > not been able to find a good job. One of those no experience deals.
> > Also I saw his grades and they weren't that great. I was wondering if
> > he was to look for maybe an electronics technician job, would or
> > should he go and take classes specializing in like a technician
> > associates degree? I was thinking hopefully it would get him some
> > handson experience and maybe lead to work in an electronics lab/test
> > environment. Thoughts?
> Mmmm. Its not just grades and work experience people hire on, I would
> always ask rejectors politely why the rejection: then you will soon
> know what to address.
> If he graduated as an EE then he most likely does have the potential
> to work as an EE, but there is some obstacle in the way. Opting to be
> a technician I dont expect would resolve that, and would make it more
> than hard to ever be employed as an EE in future. I would locate and
> attack the problem myself.
> Practice building things might not be amiss too, may improve the CV by
> showing practical ability and interest. BTW every EE in work today was
> hired when they had no work experience. So I dont think thats it.
Are you serious ? I have been informed that companies nowadays are looking more for applicants
with relevant industrial experience and a `rounded' set of qualifications and interests rather
than those who are garden shed dabblers in electronics or were active electronics hobbyists
since childhood building satellite tranceivers whilst still at high school.
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