A classroom in the CEB building (EWU, Cheney) was packed with 70 attendees. The majority of people represented EWU students from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs blended with IEEE senior members and guests.
The evening started with a short introduction from Ed Mitchell who talked about IEEE student membership and benefits of participating in the IEEE programming contest (April 2012, EWU). Then Ed gave the floor to our Volt guests.
Glen Garcia talked about how Volt works with hiring companies in terms of figuring out their needs. Volt always tries to make a connection with an organization in order to highlight the company’s preferences. Glen gave a good advice to the job seekers, “While technical skills are very important, a personality of a job applicant also plays an important role.” In our digital age of smart phones, Facebook, and iPads/iPods, we do need to know how to communicate effectively in order to highlight our strong points!
Matt Barney provided an overview of technical jobs available through Volt. Matt emphasized that the job market is tied to a particular geographic area. For instance, Spokane area is rich with medical IT applications such as databases, ASP.net, SQL language, etc. Seattle has a different job market due to Microsoft. Java programmers are in a high demand in general. Check out the http://jobs.volt.com for available jobs at Volt. Do not miss a great opportunity!
Mary Plummer gave a few valuable suggestions on how to build a winning resume. For instance, a successful applicant must highlight his/her past experiences if they are relevant to the current profile of the job seeker. While building your resume, a successful candidate needs to demonstrate an ability to quantify his/her past job experiences and/or successful projects.
These are just highlights of some topics presented by Glen, Matt and Mary. Again, visit the Volt Services Group web site and check the jobs that are out there! Be proactive with your career, become a good communicator and learn how to market your technical skills. And of course, it is never late to seek a professional advice from the Volt experts in Spokane!
We want to thank Glen, Matt and Mary for coming to the EWU campus in Cheney !