How to Keep your Job
Keeping your job is always a priority. When the economy gets tight - it
is imperative. I work in a state that has an “at will” employment stance.
Which means that I am employed at the will of my firm. If they no longer
need me - I am gone. They do not need to provide any lengthy reason for my
termination. It could be as simple as a work slowdown.
In a situation like this, you need to constantly provide your firm and
your superiors with reasons that confirm the right decision they made when
they hired you.
Here are a few things that you could do to shore up their minds and
better insulate yourself from layoffs.
Interviewing for a CAD Manager Job
I first ran this article in the January 2007 issue of AUGI Hot News. With
the current downturn in economic prospects, I figured I would post this up
Start off with a bang. A good, solid, firm handshake
makes the best impression. Man or women – it does not matter. A firm
handshake is a must. Look the interviewer in the eye. Sure, you may be
nervous, but don’t get shy. Be confident in your abilities and strengths.
Don’t worry about your weaknesses. Make sure you smile. Sit up straight.
Think before you respond. Speak clearly. You have about 15 minutes to
impress and the first few minutes are critical.
Polish the Resume. Get it down to one page. The whole
point in a resume is to get an interview. Make sure you have results with
any statement you make.
How to Get Hired
CAD Managers move from one firm to another and the process may be short
or long, depending on the prep time and the effort expended. Working (and it
is work) at getting another job is tough. Moving from one firm to another is
hard. Starting a new position is a strain.
When you want to move forward in your career, it helps to know a few
things that might assist that move. Focusing your efforts on finding a new
position takes effort.
Here are a few simple things that might help…
Book Review - AutoCAD 2009 Fundamentals by Ascent
I received a copy of the AutoCAD 2009 Fundamentals by Ascent Center for
Technical Knowledge (www.ascented.com)
and was quickly impressed with the exhaustive level of information provided
in the book.
This is a training workbook with 19 chapters of instruction with 684
pages of information. The extensive level of detail provided makes the book
almost 3 inches thick. There is an accompanying Instructors Manual that
explains how to use the curriculum and offers a breakdown of instructive
The Preface to the book lets you know that you could use if for a 3 day
course and an additional 2 day course. The 3 day curriculum covers the
"indispensable core topics" and the 2 day course adds the "more
sophisticated techniques that extend your mastery of the program."