2011-12-21T11:10:57.738-05:00There are a lot things that a recruiter needs to know about your (the candidate) situation in order to do their job well. I could probably think of a 100 things but I won't list them all now in order to prevent your early unscheduled nap. A lot of the things we ask help us assess urgency. Like most decisions, urgency is one of the things that drive the timeline of a decision.
2011-12-19T09:52:42.824-05:00There are three types of Hardware Engineers I am actively recruiting.
2011-12-19T09:41:28.596-05:00Being a recruiter can be a thankless job. It can and usually is very transactional. We get called when we are needed and after we deliver, it can be the end of the line. Sometimes though you can find things or hear things that make you feel that you did good. Here is a quick example. Back in the mid 90's I recruited a software engineer who was working on Toronto for a client of mine in California. I rarely ever met the candidates I was working with because they were in the US and I am in Toronto. In this case though we met at a coffee shop so we could say hello to each other. I placed him with my client and we had a few conversations after that but that was it. Last week, I thought I would call him and say hello. I tracked him down and gave him a call. He answered and I said hi, It's Jason Davis, do you remember me? Of course he said no and I proceeded to remind him of who I was was. He said Oh Wow, you changed my life. I said for the better? He said yes! He is now a manager at a different company and he loves California and has done very well. It's the little things.
2011-12-16T11:06:27.595-05:00It's interesting to see where people are now. I have information of well over many many hundreds of hardware and software engineers from ATI. The company does not exist anymore and it's interesting to see where everyone is working today. I spent some time yesterday night looking at some of the software engineers who were writing device drivers back in the 90's and found an interesting company headed by Alexander Neshmonin. He is in Toronto and started a company called 3D Condo Explorer. It's an interesting company and it seems things are going well for them.
2011-12-12T10:52:00.124-05:00I think it's great when people try to create interesting ways to attract candidates. There is a guy named Raj Singh who runs staffing at Intersil. He has come up with new system that hooks into your network on Facebook and allows the sharing of job opportunities. The site is called myjoblinx. I would be amazed if there is a rush of design engineers in the semiconductor industry applying for jobs this way. Maybe I am wrong. I plan on calling Raj this week to get the lowdown.
2011-12-07T09:43:13.244-05:00Exar has a new CEO. They also have some good design engineers. Exar also has a Director of Physical Design Engineering in Sunnyvale available right now.
2011-12-07T23:11:38.462-05:00Companies hiring marketing folks with a semiconductor background
2011-12-06T15:47:31.179-05:00What do you think the chances are that Texas Instruments will fill the role of a strategic marketing director for precision analog products without the help of a recruiter?
2011-12-06T10:46:56.592-05:00Here is my tip of the day:
2011-12-06T10:00:07.167-05:00Congrats to Doug Berg and the entire team at Jobs2Web. It was just announced that they were acquired by Successfactors which as it turns out was just bought by SAP. I learned about that acquisition through one of the dumbest posts I have I ever read on Techcrunch.
2011-11-30T23:55:12.719-05:00The following companies all have mixed signal design positions available now.
2011-11-30T10:31:15.453-05:00I added abut 30 more semiconductor companies with direct links to their career section.
2011-11-30T10:07:25.931-05:00A real phone call that took place yesterday.
2011-11-28T15:06:42.391-05:00Below are some predefined job listings for engineers from SemiconductorJobs.com
2011-11-28T14:19:40.673-05:00There are a number of ASIC Design Jobs available right now.
2011-11-21T23:33:20.270-05:00I talked to a number of good engineers today.
2011-11-21T09:17:19.060-05:00I have done a roundup of marketing an applications jobs in the Semiconductor Industry.
2011-11-19T15:12:29.353-05:00If you are looking for an engineering job in California as a design engineer in the Semiconductor Industry, Have a look at all the current jobs available. You can change the search parameters as well to narrow down on location.
2011-11-17T22:11:37.674-05:00Mike Anderson is a recruiter at Silicon Labs. Mike says he is recruiting a digital IC design engineer or architect, product manager or applications engineer with MCU, audio or video experience.
2011-11-17T10:49:33.599-05:00Counter offers happen all of the time. It happens a lot in the Semiconductor Industry. There are some who feel it is no big deal to accept a counter offer, after all it's all about the money. Others, including most recruiters feel it is a mistake and there is a ton of stuff written about it.
2011-11-17T10:24:28.421-05:00Here are three Job links to a lot of jobs that appeared in my Semiconductor Newsletter yesterday:
2011-11-17T09:47:57.748-05:00There are a number of Semiconductor Companies in Santa Clara that are hiring right now.
2011-11-15T09:02:51.289-05:00I received an email yesterday from the CEO of Mixel that they are looking for a Director of Engineering. They are located in San Jose.
2011-11-11T13:44:20.131-05:00I run the Semiconductor Jobs Linkedin group and today it hit 13,000 members. There are some great talented people who are members. If you work in the semiconductor industry you can join by clicking this link
2011-11-15T10:18:20.927-05:00I just read an article about the industry's most respected emerging semiconductor companies. They are listed below.