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By John Rezabek, Contributing Editor
If you're looking for a job or interviewing to fill a vacancy in your organization, what kind of qualifications should you be displaying to qualify for the jobs that are available? A plant in our vicinity recently lost its instrument specialist to the refinery across the street and found it had a lot of applicants, but few who came close to meeting its needs.
Our area has been hard-hit by the recessionbecause of our dependence on the auto industry, so a lot of people who applied are coming from a discrete manufacturing, non-process background. "I'd be starting from ground zero with these guys," said the hiring manager for the plant. "They have never dealt with a DP cell, a flow loop or a valve positioner." Therefore, his short list of applicants was very short indeed.
The following short list can help you to get on the "short list" of the local hiring manager.
“There's an excellent chance no one on the hiring team understands what you do, especially if it consists of the plant manager and the HR person.”
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