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Old 11-09-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Alameda
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Hi everyone. The day finally came when our Visa got approved. I'm set to enter USA this December 27 and will work getting my social number and green right away and to start working. I'm trying to apply in advance while I'm still here in the Philippines so hopefully, I'll have a job right away once I have my social number already.

My background is IT Network specializing in routers, switches and some server installation and configuration using Linux. I can paste my LinkedIn profile if needed.

My question is, how do I effectively look for jobs? Right now, I did some applications through LinkedIn, Indeed and monster. I am also looking to connect with some recruiters, but not getting much luck on in. Any advice will be a huge help.

Thank you for your time for reading this.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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first you likely won't have a lot of luck until you're in the US. The bay area is extremely competitive for just about any type of job. What's your education and years of experience? Do you require a work visa? to get a good idea of jobs available check out indeed.com
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Alameda
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Hi jribe, thanks for replying.

Education: BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering (Licensed)
Experience: 8+ years in IT experience
Visa: I don't require a work visa

I just started applying for jobs at indeed yesterday. LinkedIn profile below.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/olson-sala-b391aa30
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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you shouldn't have any problem finding a job in IT with the education and background above. Most networking jobs want around 5 years of experience - but check job descriptions carefully. Because the bay area is so competitive if you're missing even a couple of the preferred skills you likely won't get a call back. Make sure you're applying for roles that you are 100% confident on.
you can also check with recruiters like cyber coders, robert half, etc
good luck
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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you have better prospect compared to those whose experience is in semicon
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Alameda
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Hi, you mean semi conductors? I actually don't have experience in Electronics, just education. My experience is on network administration heavily. If you know someone, please feel free to send me a linkedin message.
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Old 11-13-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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Hi, you mean semi conductors? I actually don't have experience in Electronics, just education. My experience is on network administration heavily. If you know someone, please feel free to send me a linkedin message.
I had a neighbor who is into networks..ECE from the Phils too..he had working visa first..he travels a lot..when he got his greencard, he transferred to a better paying job..bought a house..and never heard from him..we never got close because he travels a lot..

now my kumpare was into semicon in the Phils too..sent to different countries to set up operations..but could not find a similar job here in OC unless he moves to Texas where they still do semicon

before we moved into our house..another ECE just moved in from Phils doing/maintaining cell towers..

so I think you have a better prospect if you are into IT or "communications" than "electronics"
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