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Old 07-22-2014, 05:16 PM   #21
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Automotive can be good field, but it is also the time for him to decide on a career field and stick with that. Develop expertise and then use that for good income.
This is the problem. He thought automotive was what he wanted. He loves cars. He loves working on cars. He completely built a 3000GT himself. Before that, he had rebuilt his Jeep Wrangler. But now that he is in it, he is no longer so sure....
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When choosing candidates, we always took the ones with less job hopping, given that all other issues were relatively equal
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:10 PM   #23
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He wants ASME (for mechanical engineers). There may be a group for automotive engineers. He'll know what is around and what to look into. I used to be semi-active in AIChE (for chemical engineers) but found the meetings in chemical engineer rich Houston to be marginal networking opportunities. He'll have to judge if he get anything out of them.
SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) is the organization for those in the automotive industry.

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I was a graduate Master of Process Engineering. I had many different jobs. I found that it took 9 months to learn the environment. Until then I was only good at the job. I never switched until I had given a position 18 months.

My resume focused on accomplishments not positions. It worked well for me and my salary increased 25-fold during my career.

I did go on headhunter-arranged interviews and always sifted through the BS to determine what they were really offering. I was open with my management that I would consider outside opportunities. This made them more responsive to my needs internally.

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