Random collection of Job Search Advice — CareerCloud

via Random collection of Job Search Advice — CareerCloud.

Number Three

“Start. If you have not had to look for work for a long time, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Not everything has changed,” said Julie.

· You still need a resume and it still has to look good; but it will never be printed on a piece of paper, so it doesn’t matter how long it is.

· You still need to apply for positions you are qualified for; this is more important than ever, because companies today have no budget for an “I can learn that” candidate.

· DON’T fill your resume with personality words: hard worker, driven, multi-tasker… who isn’t?

· DO save space for words that describe what you can do: “Developed an application through full SDLC including requirements gathering, design, coding, implementation and user testing.”

· DON’T think you have to rely on the major job boards; your online social profiles will help recruiters and hiring managers find you.

According to Julie, “One thing hasn’t changed. If you want to find a job now, the best thing you can do is network, network, network.”

Submitted by Julie Desmond from George Konik Associates.

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Who’s Searching for Work: IT pros or Engineers? Google knows

Are More Searching for IT Jobs or Engineering Jobs in 2014?

Our Internet marketing guy is always telling us that Google has a lot of pretty cool tools to help formulate a business strategy. So when some of us at GKA were we were recently discussing a question that we all clearly didn’t agree on, we decided to check out one of these so called “cool Google tools” to see what it could tell us about our question – and who was right and who was wrong on this particular point (of course).

The Question?

At George Konik Associates, we specialize in staffing and recruiting services for higher-skilled technical jobs in the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area, Minnesota at large, and Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas as well. In particular, we specialize in recruiting for Architectural, Design/Drafting, Engineering, Information Technology, and Manufacturing positions as a core area of our staffing business.

The question that came up amongst our little group was: Which of these job types do you think more people are searching for right now, and is that different than even a few years ago?

  • Engineering Jobs?
  • CAD Jobs?
  • IT Jobs?
  • Architect jobs? or
  • Manufacturing jobs?

So our Internet marketing guy said he’d take a look for us using a tool called Google Trends. As it turns out, Google Trends can provide some pretty amazing insights on just about any topic that you can think of! And maybe our example of a Google Trends query isn’t really “amazing” – but it did provide us with the answer we were looking for with some pretty compelling data to back it up. So we decided to blog about the results thinking that there are probably a lot of HR recruiters and technical hiring managers and technical job seekers that might find the answer to our question of interest as well. And, the chart was interesting and pretty “cool” all on its own as well!

Go to Google Trends Home Page and type in any word you’re interested in into the Google Trends search bar to try this tool out yourself.

– See more at: http://www.georgekonik.com/news/201409/are-more-searching-it-jobs-or-engineering-jobs-2014#sthash.Rl8s1cgz.dpuf


Hiring Mechanical Engineers

We are hiring now – our client company designs Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). We are looking for that talented engineer who is in the 1-4 year experience range (approximate) who has some experience as a design engineer and manufacturing engineer. We are looking for someone who is out of college within the past few years who has great potential. At least half of the job will be designing protoypes and 3D modeling with CAD. We would prefer Pro-E, but Solidworks experience is applicable.

to apply, please send resume today to jdesmond@georgekonik.com



Hiring Software Implementation & Migration Consultant

Direct Hire – Permanent Position – Remote Work Option (USA only)


New Opportunity for You:

  • Implement and support CAD data management tools for a variety of companies
  • Tools include PTC’s Pro/Intralink, Windchill PDMLink and Windchill ProjectLink
  • Must have PLM experience AND Windchill experience
  • Direct hire position based in the Twin Cities, MN
  • Remote / work from home position – Initial training in Minneapolis
  • Some travel to client sites required (20%)

The Implementation Consultant will be responsible for implementing and supporting CAD Data management tools for a variety of companies in a consultative role using a variety of tools. The Consultant will be expected to assist customers in their engineering data management planning, installation, configuration, migration and product updates.


A new opportunity waiting for you

For Controls Engineers: The Best Career Move You Can Make

We are hiring Controls Engineers for positions in the Twin Cities in both the north and south metro.

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

Here’s a good one you might want to know about:

GKA Client Company is an electrical engineering firm specializing in industrial process control and monitoring systems along with client enterprise data monitoring and Microsoft™ web/SharePoint™ based business intelligence and analytics reporting. Think heavy duty industrial Big Data. Company provides business solutions to various industries including transportation / railroad, oil & gas, medical device, semiconductor, grain handling, food, water and waste water.

Innovative, Fast Paced Organization!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

Position Description:
This is your opportunity to lead. As Senior Controls Engineer, you will utilize strong Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) programming development skills to perform all engineering tasks associated with PLC based process control systems. In this dynamic position, you will interface with clients, vendors and internal company personnel to ensure project design, development, implementation, and life cycle maintenance and support meets client requirements.

Six Figure Compensation Package!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com

This position has responsibility for R&D as well as applying system engineering and integration of various process control system components associated with major technology projects. Demonstrated industrial process control systems engineering experience with real-time process control systems, open systems architecture design and implementation, software systems development and lifecycle planning is required.

Relo available for the right candidate!

Are you interested? Contact me confidentially at jdesmond@georgekonik.com