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5 March 2014
Your bi-weekly report on jobs, education, management, and the engineering workplace, from the editors of IEEE Spectrum.
1. Are You a Job Seeker or an Opportunity Magnet?

There are millions of job seekers out there trying valiantly, but ultimately failing, to land their dream jobs. What are they missing? On 23 April, at 1:00 p.m. EST, the IEEE Job Site help will host a Webinar aimed at providing the answers that will help turn run-of-the-mill candidates into people who stand above the rabble. The 45-minute seminar will be led by Michael B. Junge, author of Purple Squirrel: Stand Out, Land Interviews, and Master the Modern Job Market. Among the topics Junge will discuss are: why most job seekers waste huge amounts of time and what you can do differently; and where top companies hunt for talent and what you can do to help catch their attention. Attendees will even receive a free, downloadable digital edition of Purple Squirrel.  Read more.

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2. U.K. Seeks Space Tech Apprentices

The U.K.’s National Space Center in Leicester, the University of Leicester, and Loughborough College are teaming up to offer the first ever degree-level apprenticeship in space engineering. Martin Killeen, head of technology at Loughborough College, told the BBC that, “Significant issues have been identified regarding graduates emerging from university without the skills mix required for space engineering. We have worked extensively with the space industry to develop our higher apprenticeship program to ensure it combines both the work-based skills and the knowledge which meet employers' needs.

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock, who announced the apprenticeship program, says he wants the choice between going to college and undertaking an apprenticeship to be the "new norm for young people."  Read more.

3. Apple Ramps Up Hiring in China and Taiwan

Apple is hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan as part of a push to release new products at a faster clip and to provide better oversight of suppliers there. The company has been working with component suppliers in Asia to bring new iPhones—including two with screens that are larger than the ones on the iPhone 5s and 5c that were introduced last year—to market in order to stem the erosion of its smartphone market share. Read more.

4. Will I Be Able to Use This In the Real World?

Which degree should you pursue? What certification should you earn? Which enrichment course should you take? As the tech industry job market continues to ride atop shifting sands, employers say that programs of study don’t necessarily map to what they are looking for. But the company behind the for-profit University of Phoenix is presenting a free new offering designed to make job postings and coursework align better: an online catalog of nearly 15 000 technology classes, each matched to job postingsRead more.

Job Spotlight
1.  Tenure track position in Signal Processing - Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland

2. Senior Analog Design Engineer - Seametrics, Washington, USA

3.  Electrical Engineer - National Security Technologies, LLC, California, USA

4. Tenure track (Biomaterials) -Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland

5. Instrumentation and Controls Engineer - Jones Lang LaSalle, Arizona, USA

6. DSP Engineer - iZotope, Massachusetts, USA

7. Tenure track in Software Engineering (1-2 positions) - Tampere University of Technology (TUT), Tampere, Finland

8. Substation Engineer - Ulteig, Colorado, USA






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