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4 December 2013
Your bi-weekly report on jobs, education, management, and the engineering workplace, from the editors of IEEE Spectrum.
1. The 7 Missed Opportunities That Can Cost You That Dream Job

At every juncture of the hiring process, some candidates zig when they should have zagged, making it easier for the hiring manager to narrow the field. Among the missteps that can cost you a shot at your dream job are: failing to Google yourself when most potential employers will, and not taking notes when the interviewer is answering your questions—you are asking questions in interviews, aren’t you?—and says something that you can mine for an advantage over the other competitors for the position.  Read more.

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2. What Should Today's Kids Aspire to be When They Grow Up?

According to a few futurologists’ predictions, five of the 10 best-paying career fields of the future will require educations in science, technology, engineering, or math.  Read on.

3. Workplace U-Turns

What do you do when you’ve left your job for what seem to be greener pastures, but then quickly realize that you made a mistake? A Wall Street Journal article looks at what some people have done upon realizing that they wanted their old jobs back.  Read more.

4. Money Isn't All That Matters

It recently made news when two soon-to-graduate IIT Kanpur engineers turned down job offers, featuring $210,000 a year salaries, from Oracle. Both took jobs paying roughly half as much. For them, the money wasn’t as important as decades of looking forward to getting out of bed every morning because they’ll be doing a job that brings them satisfaction.  Read more.

Job Spotlight

1. Electronic Specialists and Auto/Aviation Supervisors - MTA New York City Transit, New York, USA

2. Research Analyst - Information Technology Systems Division - Institute for Defense Analyses, Virginia, USA

3. Faculty positions in Robotics and in Computer Science - Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

4. Manager Cyber Security - The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

5. Entry Level Technology Systems Production Design Engineer, Charles M. Salter Associates Inc., California, USA

6. Tenure-track assistant professor position in electronic materials - UMass Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

7. National Network Manager Sensing Technologies - Callaghan Innovation, Wellington, New Zealand

8. Senior Electrical Engineer, American Water, Kazan, New Jersey, USA




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