Engineers and other technically trained men and women who aspire to enter the aerospace/defense industry should have no problem finding work. As of mid-year, there were no less than 40,000 job openings, according to the 2007 Aviation Week Workforce Study. If that’s really the case, competition among employers is sure to be fierce to attract the most qualified candidates—and that raises a troubling question. Have companies in the market for fresh talent set the bar so high that they are ...

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