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If you would also like to connect on facebook, see http://www.facebook.com/Eelectrician.Engineer.Industrial.Training
Also, I know I have mentioned it before, but we have http://www.twitter.com/IndTraining set up to automatically find related jobs as soon as they are posted on the Internet somewhere, and tweet them to you. So I would recommend following @IndTraining too.
But, on to advice for finding PLC Programming jobs. first of all, study the rung of PLC logic above, it speaks your language. :>) the ladder logic may also give you some insight into areas you can open more contacts. (Pun intended) The old school method of looking for jobs in search engines, even older school method of live networking events, calling each manufacturer/engineering firm, snail mail, classifieds are equal to a slow boat to China nowadays.
You need to get social, that was my advice to a friend recently, seeking PLC Programming job. This is the only way in today's world, to find the jobs quick, before someone else does. Below are excerpts from my reply to William W. (if you need a good programmer, contact me, I'll send you William's resume.)
- Get on FaceBook, I am connected with 50+ manufacturers, make a post letting them know you are seeking a job.
- Create a detailed contact profile/resume on LinkedIn, I am connected with 350+ in the industry, you could be too.
- Today, smart employers want Internet savvy PLC programmers, be smart, get up to speed and get online.
"... Search the jobs posted on LinkedIn.com you will find ones like Controls Engineer - Manufacturing Engineering Group at Intralox posted by Kathy 4 days ago.
Or Lead Electrical Design Engineer at Bauer Controls posted by Kelly today. (you want to sort your search by day posted, and reply to the jobs most recently posted first, and work your way down to the older job listing. If you are contacting a company through LinkedIn where they can see all your information, you are more likely to get an interview than if you just cold call some company, not having a person within the company to contact.
Also if you find yourself with a lot of time on your hands, you should post frequently to related discussions like those at …
http://www.automation.com/career-job-center/job-pages/search-for-jobs?page=search (Rick Zabel
is VP and is a connection of mine on LinkedIn.com (most of the major site owners are connections of mine. And could be yours too. :>)
The links above are to job areas, but you want to join in on the regular discussion groups to establish yourself online as an expert. (ending with your signature stating you are seeking employment.:>)
The bottom line, using google search for “plc technician jobs” and “plc programmer jobs” to find the hundreds of jobs out there, you should try to apply/inquire for at least 10 jobs per day.
Don (Follow me on Industrial Skills Training Blog and on Twitter @IndTraining .)