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Who Do You Want to Work For and Why?

When we first entered the workforce, many of us didn’t have a lot of options. We just needed to either get a job or get started on some kind of a career after college or trade school. Bills were coming in and we didn’t have the luxury of time to do the due diligence and […]

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Reputation and Character

In any industry, electrical or not, sometimes a reputation and your character are all you have. Sometimes confused, the dictionary defines reputation as ‘the word which refers to the position one occupies or the standing that one has in the opinion of others’. Character is the ‘combination of moral and other traits which make one […]

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Are You Valuable Enough to Keep?

What do you have that the other person in a similar role doesn’t? Or, turn it around; what DON’T you have that the other has? Job lay-offs and RIF’s (reduction in forces) are still around and unfortunately they haven’t gone away. There is still so much uncertainty in the job market (and stock market). The […]

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Automation Fair Nov. 15-16, 2017 Philadelphia

http://www.rockwellautomation.com/global/events/automation-fair/overview.page More than 150 exhibits from Rockwell Automation and their PartnerNetwork members will be on display at the 2017 event.

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IEEE Trade Show and Conference – Dallas, TX — May 2-4, 2016

Home Student//Industry/Faculty Luncheon / Wednesday, May 4 / 11:30am – 1:00pm / Register today! Technical Tours / Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5 / Register today! Tutorials / Monday, May 2 / Full-day and half-day tutorials available / Register today! 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mark your calendar for the 2016 IEEE PES […]

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NEMRA Annual Meeting-Dallas Feb. 3-6, 2016

Dallas, TX www.nemra.org  

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IESLA Product Fair-Feb. 23, 2016 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles

The Los Angeles chapter of Illuminating Engineering Society holds its 21st Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair http://www.iesla.org/PDF/2016/Product-Fair-Info_2016.pdf

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Rising Stars and Superstars

Red Adair (1915-2004), the man made famous by capping oil well fires, once said “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” This quote, attributed to a firefighter, has much relevance to the electrical industry; or any industry for that matter. Companies are built […]

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Make Plans Instead of Resolutions

So how did those resolutions that you made in January 2013 work out? Most people start a brand new year with visions of grandeur of doing sensible things such as working out, finally cleaning the garage, etc. to major life decisions such as going back to school or getting a new job. All of these […]

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Do You Plan to Work After Retiring?

The one thing that we’ve always looked forward to since we were mid-career, is the luxury of retirement and the knowledge that we would never have to work anymore. Some retirees will be financially set; allowing them the option to return to the work force simply because they enjoy it. Others will find it a […]

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