Foothill Employment Network 10-23-12 mtg@IHOP Upland 7pm
|October 18, 2012||Posted by CSauthor2 under EmpNet||
I look forward to our next meeting. We have 27 included in this email and others are certainly welcome but with the group that we have, we can begin setting our course.
We had 17 attend our last meeting where we welcomed Evan Owen, a recent graduate of SCIT in electrical engineering and a background as an electrician; Tom Snyder, a recent retiree from DWP; and two students who happen to be brothers, David and William Smit.
Ralph Hileman, a veteran engineer with several patents, entrepreneurial ventures and former chairman of the Consultants Network, shared some of his experience with us and emphasized the importance of our ability to function as consultants. His wife, Judy, also shared her joy of teaching. They are a wonderful couple.
Trubhuwan Choubey shared his insight on the review of the few resumes that were posted and noted that most were associated with computer systems and software careers.
1. Majority of the resumes are having experiences loaded towards software engineering. It would be a good idea if we have IT reps. of prospective employers. They would be better positioned to appreciate the quality of experience.
2. Most of the resumes are just listing the experience. To get the attention of the prospective employers you need to tune your resume towards attracting the attention of the employers, why they should hire you.
3. The experience should tell a story in terms of what did you do?
b. What significance did it have towards bringing some positives to the project?
c. What tools did you use?
Remember stories have a better chance of sticking in the mind of prospective employers.
Note that systems engineers are critical within most industries so individuals with those skills should investigate the industry of their choice and market to that industry. Keep in mind that we have knowledge that can be used in most industries to solve problems. So go out and find a problem to solve!
Bill Grist gave an update on the social networking and potential uses emphasizing his involvement with the HP group of Linked In.
Frank Gomez informed us that the HR rep was unavailable for this meeting but looked forward to a future meeting. He and several of the students are meeting on a weekly basis and developing an engineering role-playing model for studying engineering office practices and related business situations. We look forward to hearing from them.
I posted the employers that were discussed at our last meeting in the Drop Box with a list of current members. Please verify your personal information and add information that you may have for the businesses. Invitations to the Drop Box went out to all listed.
I have attached a proposed agenda with some discussion topics. Please inform me of items that need to be added.