domingo, 13 de abril de 2008

Think Green How to video

In this video we can see something they call the second industrial revolution. This one is inspired on a principle of the nature where waste doesn’t exist, everything is used again as nutrition, so we can do the same about industrial waste and reuse the products when they finish their useful life, we can use them as “nutrition” for new products. As an industrial engineer we always are looking for ways to improve productivity by reducing costs and we are also responsible for the environment and how the activities for the industries affect it, so according to this video we can solve both issues applying this principle of the nature. Just take a look to the video, is very interesting..

lunes, 7 de abril de 2008


It is important to know that any job interview is like other, they are all alike and we must be prepared for any circumstance that may happen during the interview. For example, sometimes we think we are going to be interviewed for one person and then, when we arrive to the interview, we found out that it will be a group of persons who will be evaluating us. First, It is very, very important to make a great impression, make eye contact, smile, and give a nice, firm handshake to the interviewer when you met him or her. Then, make sure you wait to sit down until the interviewer asks you to sit down. Don't put your stuffs on his or her desk. You should keep your things to your side or in your lap, and wait until you're asked a question until you start speaking. The first saw is the one that counts, so, we always should dress for the position that we really want in a long term, rather than the position you are applying for today. Women should not wear a lot of make-up and jewelry. And for both, women and men, clothes and must be clean and in good shape. We should be prepared also, for questions like: How would you handle this situation? That the employer may ask.
If the Interview is in a restaurant or café, is probably because the employer wants to see if we have the appropriate etiquette skills, so it is important to have them! To know table etiquette and, also stay focused in the interview as those places are very noisy, and of course we must speak at a very good level so can be heard for the employer.
As soon as you notice that the interview is over, you have to leave, so stand up, thank them again and don't forget to ask for the job before you leave.

lunes, 10 de marzo de 2008


NAME: Claudia Hernandez
ADDRESS: 8th avenue with 68th street, Maracaibo
PHONE NUMBER: +58261-7485963
AGE: 20

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position that allows me to develop myself in the quality and security areas, applying my knowledge about quality and security rules for procedures.

2005 – Present: Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín University (URBE), Industrial Engineering degree
2008: ISO9001-2000 Quality Management course (URBE)
2006: Entrepreneur Forming Diploma (URBE)
1999 – 2004: American Institute “Joseph John Thomson”, High School Graduate

- Managing people
- Planning programs
- Problem solving
- Performing safety operations
- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Publisher, Excel)
- Basic knowledge of Project

COMMUNITY SERVICE: SHA (Safety, Hygiene and Environment) Manual for San Onofre Church.
LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.

domingo, 2 de marzo de 2008

Cover Letter

March, 3rd 2008

Mike Schwarz
Manager of Human Resources
Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc

Dear Mr. Schwarz:

I read your advertisement in for the position of Projects and Procedures Manager and I am interested in applying for the post. The position seems to fit very well with my education and career interests.

I am a very young and proactive recent graduate, and my academic background makes me a very qualified candidate. I have the ability in cost analysis, financial planning, process flow charts, and initiative in finding ways to improve the management. I also have knowledge about security and quality rules and their applications. As it is mentioned in my resume, for community service I made a SHA procedure manual for the San Onofre Church. I am very interested in the position and in working for such a well-known company as Vought Aircraft Industries, and it seems that my career goals match a lot with your job requirements since I am committed in production, problem solving and challenges of the company.

Would you please consider my request for a personal interview to discuss further my qualifications and to learn more about this opportunity? I shall call you next week to see if a meeting can be arranged. Should you need to reach me, please feel free to contact me at (0261)7555241 or

Thank you for your consideration.


Claudia Hernandez

lunes, 25 de febrero de 2008

Job Opportunity

Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. is the world's largest independent aerostructures manufacturer. The skies are fraught with Vought; Products include fuselage sub-assemblies (doors and fuselage panels), nacelles, thrust reversers, wings, and other components for military and commercial aircraft.

Officers: President, CEO, and Director: Elmer L. DotyVP, Communications: Michael L. (Mike) Schwarz Government and Industry Relations: Janie D. Haga.

Company Perspectives:With a solid focus on the future, Vought will continue: producing products of superior quality; creating an atmosphere that supports our reputation as an employer of choice; maintaining strong financial performance; providing customers a competitive advantage.

My Job Opportunity at Vought Aircraft Industries:

Salary/Wage: 35000 – 50000 US$

Job Category: Engineering

Career Level: Entry Level

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

I found this job opportunity very interesting because there I will be able to work in the area I like the most of my career: Methods Engineering, Logistics, Transportation, and al that stuff. I also love big manufacturing industries like Vought.

This job could bring me a lot of experience in this areas and I will be known in the industry, so later, I could apply for other jobs, harder to find, like an Industrial Engineer at Disney! ;-)

How do we learn better?

Compiled by William Glasser
10% of what we READ
20% of what we HEAR
30% of what we SEE
50% of what we SEE and HEAR
70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS
95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE

domingo, 10 de febrero de 2008


Interviewed: Andrés Villalobos

1. What influenced you to pursue Electronics engineering?
Since I was a child I liked everything about circuits and I always liked to open computers to see how they were inside and how they worked, I’ve always been very curious and also I know that electronics engineering is a career that I will be able to find a job in other countries very easy with.

2. Could you please describe the educational process required to become an Engineer?
Well, after I graduated from high school, I entered in the university and there you see subjects like: math, physics, digital electronics, computer drawing, Algorithm and Programming, Circuits and Networks, Data Transmission, Electromagnetic Theory, Telecommunication Networks, Antennas and Propagation, Mobile Communications, microwaves, and others.

3. From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
I think that engineering students are the ones that have to be more applied, they need to love their career and study a lot. Sometimes is mandatory to resign to some travels or some activities that may interfere in your studies.

4. What are your plans for the future?
My plan is to graduate and if I’m able for that time, work here in Venezuela in a large telecommunication company such as movistar, and I would like to own a Mountaineering school here in Maracaibo, because I practice mountain climbing.

5. Why would you recommend Engineering as a career? I would recommend this career only for those people who really love this, because it is not easy, but it is very rewarding and it is practically a new career most, here in Venezuela and is the career of the future.