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Poll Rates Telecom Job Climate

The job climate in the telecom industry has improved since last year, but that’s not saying much, according to Light Reading’s Work Poll this month.

Based on the responses so far, 62 percent of our readers think the job climate is better than in 2003, compared with 29 percent who think it’s the same. Better doesn’t necessarily mean good, though -- 47 percent rate this year as "weak" and another 42 percent as "so-so."

The results also show:
  • Sixty-one percent of respondents are employed in telecom, and 17 percent are unemployed; 23 percent have left the industry but are still nostalgically taking Light Reading polls.

  • A general economic recovery would help save the industry, according to 41 percent or respondents, although it wouldn’t hurt to throw in some innovation and reform as well, say another 39 percent. Five percent reckon telecom is beyond help.

  • Not surprisingly, the hottest emerging growth area is seen as China, with 49 percent of votes, followed by India with 32 percent.



Click here to take the poll yourself and see the latest results.

– Nicole Willing, Reporter, Light Reading

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st0 12/5/2012 | 1:32:27 AM
re: Poll Rates Telecom Job Climate "I recently applied for the Sales Director France position at Yokogawa/Ando. Mission = rebuild image & business from scratch, as Ando litteraly disappeared from the European marketplace two or three years ago."
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Andos are damn good test equipments. Like Honda car... How many Honda in France?

Agree, they should put on distributor face... It may be the fast way to enter the market, but may not be the best for the company. Promote within provide a lot of benefit. Japanese Co. provide extensive training, even at high level. No wonder they see the frequent "flyers" are not suited for the position... They got "burned" too many times in north america.

Good luck next time... May be you should indicate you are learning Jap style? (some of Japan co. provide 1 year duration of "change position"= Let Sr. staff take 1 year at lower position (low stress) to prevent burn out).

-st
marc_goofy 12/5/2012 | 1:32:17 AM
re: Poll Rates Telecom Job Climate Hi ST (i still don(t know if you do only multimodes ;-)


> Andos are damn good test equipments. Like Honda car... How > many Honda in France?

I guess the actual figure is something like 5% marketshare - for both Ando and Honda France.
Hondas : mainly SUVs and the Accor (We do better Civic' class cars ;-)


> They got "burned" too many times in north america.

Good point. Thanks for the hint.


> Good luck next time...

Well, the next one will certainly not be from Japan : North America still *attractive enough* for us !


> May be you should indicate you are learning Jap style? (some
> of Japan co. provide 1 year duration of "change position"= Let
> Sr. staff take 1 year at lower position (low stress) to prevent
> burn out).

"Burn out" ? What's that ??? (bad joke...).
One year to prepare the move : funny, when you compare with the week you get with US companies !


Thanks very much for the discussion,
Take care,
_Marc

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