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Want to Work for NASA? Find a New Job in 2017.

Posted February 02, 2017 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
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This morning I was perusing the listings on the IEEE job site and saw an opening for an aerospace engineer with NASA. After this week's Woman of the Week blog post about Christa McAuliffe, I thought it might be of interest.

Job hunting can seem like a full time job in itself. Searching for places to apply, writing cover letters and tweaking your resume, filling out lengthy (and repetitive) forms in applicant tracking systems, and hoping to move on to the even lengthier interview process... it's a lot!

It all starts with the search. Where can you find the ideal job? Networking, of course, is a great way to find a job opening that might not even be posted yet. You could also try the IEEE Job Site.

From time to time you will see an IEEE Job Site scroll bar on the right side of CR4, below the sections and directories. From there you can click over to a particular posting on the job site and search for more positions.

While you need to be an IEEE member to create an account and apply for some of the positions, many of them are open to any applicant on the employer's website. Click the apply button on the posting you're interested in to learn more.

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02/03/2017 2:34 PM

Savvy: If I had it to do over, I would have gone to Texas Tech. I would have majored in Electrical Engineering there, and would have applied at NASA as did my cousin.

It is a fantastic place to work. I am far too old now, set in my ways, and full of my own faults and foibles to be much use except as an old vampire.

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02/03/2017 3:16 PM

I haven't hired for technical positions in 15 years.

But for the 15 years prior to that I read tons of resumes and cover letters. That was before the era of robo application scanners.

Making more than one grammatical error on either the cover letter and more important on the resume' got the applicant's package sent to the round file.

First impressions last forever. If you are careless in applying for a job, it follows that you may be careless on the job.

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02/04/2017 9:55 PM

"This morning I was perusing the listings on the IEEE job site..."

How's that job search coming along, SavvyExacta?

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02/05/2017 3:10 PM

I'm a RocketMan....

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