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48 SMT007 MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2020 phone to do things that I used to do with my laptop, it's really over-use. Surprisingly, one of the most used apps was a simple calendar. I guess that a big part of my pro- ductivity is impacted by a very simple solution. Click here to read this entire column at SMT007. Sagi Reuven is a business develop- ment manager for the electronics industry, Siemens Digital Industries. Download your free copy of the book The Printed Circuit Assembler's Guide to… Advanced Manufactur- ing in the Digital Age from Men- tor, a Siemens Business, and visit I-007eBooks. com for other free, educational titles. You can also view Siemens' free, 12-part, on-demand webinar series "Implementing Digital Twin Best Practices From Design Through Manufacturing." Interview Advice Advice on interviewing style and questions include: 1. Be prepared with the right questions. 2. Ask open-ended questions that require a thoughtful, complete answer and not just "yes" or "no." 3. From the resume, select a noted accom- plishment and ask open-ended questions about specifics, processes, and results. 4. Have a group of questions already pre- pared that gets to the body of experiences and skills needed for the job. 5. Have questions prepared that give you a clearer idea of how this candidate's mind works. 6. Be prepared with other questions that look for specific examples of their skills in leadership, communication, adaptability, organization, innovativeness, etc. 7. Ask a fundamental question that dates back to a person's schooling. If it is a chemical engineer, ask a question like, "Explain your understanding of the second law of thermodynamics." A good chemical engineer will always remember the fundamentals of their profession. Conclusion Just remember, the skills you demonstrate in recruiting and interviewing will be good when you want to find a new job or be considered for promotion. The better your network, the more opportunities that may find you. SMT007 Reference 1. Groysberg, B., and Fernandez-Araoz, C. "The Definitive Guide to Recruiting in Good Times and Bad," Harvard Busi- ness Review, May 2009. Happy Holden has worked in printed circuit technology since 1970 with Hewlett-Packard, NanYa/Westwood, Merix, Foxconn and Gentex. He is currently a contributing technical editor with I-Connect007. by Sagi Reuven SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES As promised, Sagi Reuven jumps back to the manu- facturing floor and shares his thoughts on the role of a manufacturing execution system (MES), reporting, and analytics. Reuven describes in more detail the micro- solutions concept and why he thinks it will make a huge impact on achieving productivity excellence. What fol- lows is a brief excerpt from this month's column. What Is the Most Used App on Your Smartphone? I am constantly looking for bottlenecks and barriers to improve what I do. I'm not sure if it's a leftover from my mil- itary service or just a part of my personality and educa- tion. Last week, I checked the iPhone screen time feature in more detail to answer an important question: Am I really over-using my phone? The answer is yes, for sure. But the answer is also much more complicated. If I'm using my Lean Digital Thread: Micro-Solutions—Solving One Challenge at a Time

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