Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Deborah Caffrey from Intel to give some advice for people considering this job:

Deborah Caffrey

Electronic Engineer

Intel

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Deborah Caffrey
For my particular job role, as a yield analysis engineer, good organization and communication skills are quite important. Along with having the technical knowledge, being able to properly communicate your ideas/findings is very important. A lot of my day is spent dealing with other people in the factory and it is very important to be able to communicate efficiently with them.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Study Skills

The following videos provide expert advice on how to study better and improve your exam performance.

 

12 Videos available
1. First things first
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2. Use time wisely
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3. Get organised
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4. Learn how to read
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5. Schedule your time
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6. Listen and take notes
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7. Hand in neat work
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8. Ask questions
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9. Help other people
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10. Anticipate exam questions
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11. Do more than you are asked
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12. Use what you learn
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