IEEE FOOTHILL EMPLOYMENT NETWORK PLANS for 2016
|January 11, 2016||Posted by COMauthor under COMSOC, EmpNet, General||
New Year 2016 Greetings to All our IEEE Foothill Section members!
What better way to improve your IEEE professional activity standards at the beginning of the New Year that to take an assessment of your job skills? In particular, we wish to remind you of our IEEE Foothill Section activities in the job search arena. For several years now we have been conducting our IEEE Foothill Employment Network (FENet). We have been successful in helping many of our IEEE members, from recent college graduates to experienced senior engineers, in obtaining professional employment.
This year we will be resuming these FENet activities with a broader scope of activities. We have found that preparing our members for professional job interviews is a critical need for every engineer. How does one get experience for such situations? Short answer, come to our FENet meeting. Prepare to describe a technical project that you have worked on and are intimately familiar with. Take part in an intense question and answer technical session with our panel of IEEE engineers, and convince our IEEE panel that you have a plan for follow-on technical projects. Then we can jointly evaluate if your resume does or does not reflect you and your experience.
This year we plan to open up our focus to include graduating seniors from the IEEE Foothill Student Branches in our section to attend and participate. We are also inviting our IEEE members / senior members to attend and volunteer their time in helping our job candidates in their preparation. We have found, for those members who participate, that their skills in conducting meetings and focusing on clear meeting objections is enhanced. One cannot be a good interviewee unless one is an equally good interviewer; this is one outcome noted by our IEEE FENet board.
We will be resuming our regular IEEE FENet meetings on the last Saturday morning of each month at DeVry University Pomona. Meeting duration will be set for 1 to 2 hours. All our IEEE members are welcome. Please contact our IEEE FENet Chair, Mr Cash Sutton III at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up for participation.