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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <3D9462BC.AF5CEACE@niobiumfive.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Electrical Engineering degree --> tech career
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:10:29 +0100
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"The Technical Manager" 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
> > > 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.
> 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
> since childhood building satellite tranceivers whilst still at high
This argument don't make much sense to me. Someone who has
built/designed electronic bits and pieces whilst in his nappies, is far
more "rounded" then a conventional new grad who is still wet behind the
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