Control magazine has a cover story, Process Automation Jobs: Help Wanted. From my vantage reading the Twitter searches, Twitter lists, LinkedIn groups, LinkedIn company pages with the brands around Emerson, I see this in spades.
Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert opens:
Overall, unemployment in the United States and worldwide is at record high levels. A study by the Associated Press says 53.6% of recent college graduates are either unemployed or under-employed. We see news stories about massive layoffs every day, and near-record unemployment figures dominate the news.
But in the process automation sector, the job market is red hot as companies large and small are rediscovering that better automation and process control can save money, increase production and preserve aging plants. So companies worldwide are automating, and they need experienced process automation professionals.
The article goes on with ways to build your personal brand to help open up opportunities for you. In a post, Is it Worth Your Time to Listen Online? I share a few ideas about building your personal brand and connecting with others with similar expertise.
Here are a just a few of the places you can find career opportunities within the Emerson Process Management business units.
- Emerson Process Management LinkedIn page
- DeltaV LinkedIn group jobs and job discussions
- Companies and recruiters in Twitter tweets
- Global Emerson Process Management career opportunities by business unit and country
If you have a particular set of skills that might fit one of these multitudes of opportunities, apply and come join us. If you’re not in the process automation industry, consider switching over this way. In the education category of this blog, I have numerous examples of how you might ramp up your skills. One example is a post, Control Loop Foundation Learning Website.
Like the fortune cookie I once received said, “Whatever you do, make it fun.”