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The following is a monthly bulletin of available jobs. This list of job pportunities will be updated frequently, so continue to check for new positions. To apply,please send a resume and a brief cover letter clearly stating to which position you are applying.
Things to look for when applying for a job
  • A wide range of benefits including paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • A retirement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition-free education for full-time employees and their dependents
  • An attractive renumeration package
  • Basic Skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Computer skills
  • Advanced Skills
  • Expertise in object oriented programming in visual Basic, Java, and C/C++

  • Job sites on the Web
    IEEE Employment services
    Connecticut career resources
    College grad. job hunter
    Chronicle of higher education academic job openings
    America's job bank
    The monster board
    CareerMosaic Career-related discussion groups
    Interview QA (Source: National Association of Colleges Employers).
    Following are common interview questions and suggestions on how to respond to them.

    Tell me a little bit about yourself.

    This is an open-ended question usually asked to help break the ice. The key thing to remember is to keep your response related to the job. Be specific and dont ramble. Your answer should be about two minutes in length.

    Why are you interested in working for this organization?

    This will show the employer that you have done your homework. Be specific and state how what you have learned about the organization through your research relates to your career goals.

    Why have you chosen this particular field?

    This allows you to demonstrate your enthusiasm and dedication to your field.

    Describe your best/worst boss.

    Be positive. Speak about your best boss if possible. If pressed to speak about your worst boss, try to put a positive spin on it. For instance, I had a supervisor who was often very vague. However, because of this, I learned the value of good communication.

    What is your major strength/Weakness?

    Your major strength should be easy, but be sure it is directly related to the position. As for your major weakness, again, put a positive spin on it. For instance, I tend to be nervous around my supervisors, although I have gained more confidence in that area since my last job where my supervisors encouraged me to ask questions.

    Give me an example of a problem you encountered and explain how you solved it.

    Be logical. State the problem and then illustrate the step-by-step procedure you used to correct it.

    Where do you see yourself in three years?

    Tell the interviewer that you hope to be with the company in whatever capacity you can make the greatest contribution, based on the skills and experiences you have gained over the course of the preceding three years.

    Describe an experience in which you worked as a part of a team.

    Being able to both contribute to and lead a team are very important qualities. Give this question serious consideration and develop answers for both situations.

    If you could be an animal, which would it be and why?

    This is not a trick question. You may be asked questions that seem ridiculous or out of place. The interviewer is trying to see if you can think on your feet.

    What was the last book you read?

    This is intended to see if you remain current in your field and/or read for self-improvement. Think of (and read) a book that relates to your business or contributes to your personal growth.

    Do you have any questions for me?

    This is a question you can always anticipate. Moreover, as a result of your research, you should always have several good job and/or company specific questions to ask. Again it shows you are prepared.

    Average Starting Offers for New Graduate
    Disipline Bachelor`s Degree Master`s Degree Difference
    Chemical $61,869 $75,000 $13,131
    Civil $49,261 $49,500 $239
    Computer science $55,187 $75,000 $19,813
    Electrical & Computer $56,754 $64,286 $7,532
    Industrial $54,826 $58,583 $3,757
    Mechanical $56,180 $62,383 $6,203
    Biomedical $48,695 $54,117 $59,240

    Source:National Association of Colleges and Universities

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