No matter how great your grades were when you were in college, you might be surprised at how hard it is to find a job especially if what you are looking for a career in a semiconductor company. This is because most of these companies are on the lookout for someone who has already sufficient experience. If you are in this kind of situation, you might try a number of out-of-the-box job hunting techniques in order to land that dream job.
One avenue for job hunting that many people rarely consider is the various social networking sites such as LinkdIn.com. As opposed to what your thinking is of social networks, LinkdIn.com actually allows you to get in touch with professionals who may be on the lookout for someone to join their team. You can also use LinkedIn in order to have an online copy of your resume.
Twitter is another place to subtly look for a job. Although most people associate twitter with micro-blogging, it can actually connect you with the right persons. You can look for the twitter page of the company you would like to work for. If this is not possible, try looking for the twitter page of any of the executives of the company you would like to work for. Follow them and hope that they follow you back. If they do, introduce yourself, let them know what you do and that you are looking for a job, and then thank them for following you. You can do the same for other micro-blogging sites such as Plurk.
Get in touch with your school’s alumni association and have them link you up with other professionals who may have semiconductor jobs for you. You can also try joining and actively participating in various professional organizations within your area. This could help widen your network and might even get you in touch with someone who has a need for someone with your background. Plus, professional organizations can help establish you as an authority in the field.
Craigslist may not seem like a good way to get a job but there are actually a number of companies who make use of it to save on expenses associated with posting job advertisements in other sites. Aside from this, you can also use Craigslist to let prospective employers know that you are looking for semiconductor jobs.
Lastly, make sure that you get in touch with a reliable technical recruitment agency. Keep in mind that these companies would usually have a number of semiconductor jobs waiting to be filled.