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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:57:01 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 07:57:01 PDT
Kevin Aylward wrote:
> "Chuck Simmons" wrote in message
> > "N. Thornton" wrote:
> > >
> > > damnisux@_nospam-yahoo.com (Damn) wrote in message
> > >
> > > > My nephew just graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree and
> > > > not been able to find a good job. One of those no experience
> > > > 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
> > > > environment. Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Mmmm. Its not just grades and work experience people hire on, I
> > > 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
> > > a technician I dont expect would resolve that, and would make it
> > > 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
> > > showing practical ability and interest. BTW every EE in work today
> > > hired when they had no work experience. So I dont think thats it.
> > >
> > > Regards, NT
> > It is worth noting also that with the economy such as it is, jobs,
> > for experienced engineers, can be problematic. The group I am in
> > desperately needs some senior analog designers and we can't hire
> Do you mean that you can't find them at all, or that you are unable to
> hire them due to having no budget?
Ironically, we have consultants. I am one of those. Policy makes it
impossible to hire.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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