I am a HW engineer with abysmal TC in bay area. Have been trying to change company but could not get far. Got rejects from Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Nvidia and few startups. Apple always rejects after recruiter reaches out, may be did really bad on my interview 5 years ago.
Trying to move to SW but things are slow. It is a big change as I am coming from Semiconductor devices. Today I received rejects from 2 universities I applied to for SW citing lack of background in SW dev. On the other hand, losing motivation to work in HW due to large differential in TC with same/more effort involved in HW. May be that was the reason for flunking all my HW interviews.
Kind folks of Blind, guide me on my quest for better career(TC 😂). Heck if you guys roast me that would be better than sulking.
YOE: MS in EE+ 8 years
I am a HW Engineer myself.