Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Questions on EE job market.
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Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 08:07:36 -0000
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"Jason LaFountain" wrote in message
> [This followup was posted to sci.electronics.design and a copy was
> to the cited author.]
> In article <61Yv9.18850$jE1.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> email@example.com says...
> > Spam Hater wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >
> > > Grain of salt, Chuck. Take it with a grain of salt.
> > >
> > > The comment is from a country where their marine's biggest and
> > > was sunk by a bunch of sheep ranchers.
> > >
> > Argentina produce cattle, not sheep.
> > Whilst it took an Excocet missile to sink the UK marine's 'biggest
> > best' - it appears that all that is needed to disable a 'super power
> > is a rubber boat and 2 gentlemen dressed in nightshirts. ;->
> Well, him glad my post has become so popular. Perhaps I should clarify
> my intentions about it. I do not yet have my degree, and I'm not
> that I will join the military. I was asking if the experience gained
> the U.S. Military is the sort that employers look for, ie. will doing
> military service help my chances of landing a decent job, or at least
> not hinder them?
> There are several reasons I'm considering the military, and those are
> that him looking for a good way to "broaden my horizons" without
> becoming settled. Take note, im only 19. Also I am looking for a way
> gain experience that would be beneficial towards getting a job.
> I could of course ask recruiters for information, but they almost
> try to tell you what you want to hear. I was more looking for
> information from people who have recently been in the U.S. Military or
> perhaps from engineers in management positions that would know what
> of experience is desirable.
> Thanks for any and all advice.
> P.S. Kevin, while I respect your opinion of the armed forces, your
> comments aren't exactly helpful. It's rather unjust to make comments
> about people whom you have never met.
But if you look back I gave sound advice, from experiance. In general,
imo, hiring managers looking for electronic/software engineers do not
give much credit for a military backround. Sure, any practicle
experiance is better then none, but giving the choice bewteen someone
who has commercial experiance to those with military experience, in a
*commercial* environment, its a no contest choice.
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