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In this article you will find a good examples and suggestions on how to prepare yourself for this task. What is more, we have created a PDF file with additional information on this subject. If you would like to apply for a job at EDC, please send your resume in English and Polish to email@example.com including the following phrase in Polish that will alow us to manage your personal data: “Niniejszym wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych przez GE Company Polska Sp. z o. o. z siedzibą w Warszawie oraz Instytut Lotnictwa z siedzibą w Warszawie, na zasadach określonych w ustawie o ochronie danych osobowych z dnia 29 sierpnia 1997 r. (Dz. U. 2002 r. Nr 101 poz. 926) w celu rekrutacji, a także przyszłych procesów rekrutacji.” or use this link to upload the document directly to our HR system. Good Luck !
1. What do recruiters look for in CVs that are sent to the HR Department?
• Education: List degree(s) earned or in progress, date, college/university, major, grades, relevant coursework
• Experience: List work, internships and volunteer experiences (title/organization, duties/skills developed)
• Extracurricular Activities: List campus and/or community clubs, memberships, and activities (title/organization, duties/skills developed)
• Additional Training
• Honors and Awards: Include scholarships, academic recognition, athletic awards
2. How should Candidates prepare for a job interview?
• Be positive
• Be confident, but not arrogant
• Be consistent with answers
• Research company and position
• Know your resume
• Stop and ask the interviewer to clarify a question
• Tell the truth – don’t fake your way through the interview
• Arrive early to all phases of the interview process
• Dress appropriately
3. What are the common mistakes that Candidates should avoid preparing their resume?
• Ensure that your resume is aligned with the job you are seeking
• Quality of work experience, not quantity of jobs, is a key
• Be prepared to explain any gaps in employment if you have had more than a few years work experience
• Don’t load the resume with skills and/or experience that you do not have
• Honors and extracurricular activities serve as a reflection of who you are and how you manage your time
• Not important to list every award and every activity – look at relevance to job or graduate school objectives
• Determine format
• Use action verbs, check verb tense
• Review grammar and spell check
4. What are the most valuable advices for candidates during the recruitment process?
• Your Resume has only one purpose: to get you an interview
• Each area is critical to success – be prepared
• Remember that every contact is an interview – use proper phone etiquette, be courteous
• Phone interview is an important screen for many recruiters
• First impressions are lasting – start off on a positive note
• You are being judged on several non-verbal factors
• The job interview – this is where you win the job
For the second year in a row, General Electric has been named second-best employer for engineers in Poland for 2010 in the 10th edition of the country-wide survey which is conducted yearly by BDI, the largest engineering database and consulting company in Poland.
This year the votes were placed by 2117 engineers from all over the country. Unlike in the previous editions, this time the frontrunner was uncertain until the very last moment as General Electric went head to head with Skanska, a leading construction company. Eventually, GE was 16 votes short of placing first in the survey.
„We couldn’t be happier to receive this recognition, as it’s a direct by-product of the outstanding engineers and people we have here at GE Poland,” said Magda Nizik, Engineering leader at GE Aviation’s Poland site. „Great career opportunities, diversity of talent and a positive work environment are some of the key contributing factors.”
The engineers who voted for General Electric highlighted the fact that the company offers great prospects for professional development and guarantees constant contact with the latest technologies. A further aspect that voters judged as particularly appealing is that GE is a multinational company, allowing for cross-country ideas exchange on a daily basis.
Individual comments pointed to various aspects of job security and praised flexible work organization. Moreover, voters regard GE as a great place for female engineers to succeed in their technical career, and appreciate the fact that the company supports the pursuit of scientific achievements.
It is worth highlighting that General Electric is constantly progressing in the survey. It wasn’t until three years ago that it made the top 10 and has been going upwards ever since (7th in 2007 – http://edcpolska.pl/doc/Dyplomy.jpg, 3rd in 2008 – http://edcpolska.pl/doc/FDI_2008.jpg and 2nd in 2009).
More at: http://www.firmadlainzyniera.pl/ (in Polish)
EDC Employees are involved in community activities.
GE Volunteers at Engineering Design Center
At June 1st EDC Volunteers in cooperation with Education and Enterprises Foundation organized Children’s Day for children from Refugees Center and Home for the Single Mothers. It was all day event with many attractions prepared for kids: painting children’s faces, doing animals form balloons, drawing sketches on the pavement, search for treasure and many others. 25 EDC volunteers played with 150 kids! We spent a great time together.
Urszula Jaworska Foundation
In cooperation with the Urszula Jaworska Foundation, EDC employees voluntarily took part in blood tests and became Bone Marrow Donors. EDC organized lectures on cancer prevention for their employees and also actively participated in organizing The 6th INTERNATIONAL WEEK FOR CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA in Turkey.
EDC participates in a charitable campaign the goal of which is purchase of wheelchairs and prostheses for disabled people (more information available on the association’s website: http://www.dom-rodzina-czlowiek.org – sorry, Polish version only).
We would like to inform you that plastic caps collected in our office over the last several months have delivered to Żoliborskie Stowarzyszenie Dom Rodzina Człowiek (Home Family Human Association from Żoliborz), this time thanks to kindness of Kuba Mazurkiewicz from the IT team.
GE Company Polska and the Warsaw Institute of Aviation offer a Scholarship Program to commemorate the victims of the Smolensk crash. The scholarship is financed from a special grant that GE Aviation and GE Energy funded after the tragedy to be used for a cause benefiting Polish citizens.
The Warsaw Institute of Aviation matched that grant with additional funding,
increasing the total amount.
The scholarship’s name refers to Justyna Moniuszko, one of the victims of the Smolensk crash. She studied at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering (MEiL) of the Warsaw University of Technology and was also an intern at the Engineering Design Center. EDC Scholarship Program is addressed to the students of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. The goal of the scholarship is not only financial support but also popularization of the engineering culture among students by enabling them to participate in internships, meetings with engineers and career development trainings.
A specially organized committee evaluates all applications and selects the best students for the program. So far, ten scholarships rounds have been granted to the winner applicants. The next one winner applicant will be selected for the program in October 2012.
To read the Scholarship granting regulations (winter – 5th edition), please click here(in Polish)
To read the Scholarship granting regulations (summer – 4th edition), please click here(in Polish)
To apply for the Scholarship program click here.
Constant knowledge development this is what a great engineer has to keep in mind while working for EDC. In our center highly qualified staff is involved in career planning and training management to match people and business needs in the best of possible ways. EDC offers a broad variety of trainings and devolvement programs that include both in house and abroad assignments. Being a part of the biggest company in the world gives you a rare opportunity to participate in the best programs from both engineering and management areas.
EEDP – Edison Engineering Development Program is named after one of GE founders, Thomas Edison. EEDP is an early career 2-year program that combines formal classes and application of theoretical knowledge in practical cases. EEDP is created for young engineers to reinforce technical fundamentals and develop problem-solving skills. That knowledge can be obtained during projects performed in various areas of jet engine technology like: rotating parts, airfoils, combustion, and reliability. EEDP students have the chance to improve effective communication, and develop technical leadership and project management skills by participating in corporate leadership courses.
To improve engineering knowledge EDC offers Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) that is based on knowledge gathered by GE over many years.
It is an opportunity to
- increase your technical expertise
- learn directly from GE experts
- gain an overall understanding of the main engineering topics related to aircraft and energy engines
ACE builds on what you already know to develop technical thinking by reinforcing solid technical fundamentals, exercising problem-solving skills, driving effective communication and strengthening your ability to evaluate the work of others.
As an addition to that, EDC offers Mechanical Design Fundamentals (MDF), an intensive 15-week training that includes all design and reliability aspects of a jet engine, system knowledge, as well as lectures about materials used for different designs. Each participant also takes part in a project working in the shop to create a small piece based on the drawing. The aim of this is to show real time problems that our mfg. come across and to give hands on knowledge.