Feeling frustrated with job hunt

Nov 20, 2019 13 Comments

This is long post so please bear with me !

I have 7 YOE after my MS in Mechanical Engineering from good midwest school with almost 4.0 gpa. ( I know it doesn’t matter now)

I have been trying to get into Apple, Amazon, Microsoft for past 6+ months with no luck. I have been applying online.

Currently, I am doing Technical Program Management type role and have extensive experience different Manufacturing process validations/design transfers along with working with offshore CM/OEM/ODM suppliers.

Unfortunately I don’t have contacts in FAANG and that is where I am facing hurdles. Even getting a phone interview has been a challenge.

I don’t need Visa Sponsorship .. thought that would make it easy, I was wrong.

Please chime in !

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  • This is considered a long post? It all fits on my screen.
    Nov 20, 2019 0
  • Panasonic Avionics
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    Panasonic Avionics

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    I do sales. I sell stuff. It’s what I do.
    ih8myj0bmore
    It’s all luck.. keep applying.. spam your resume everywhere.. it’s a numbers game.
    Nov 20, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng yikes irl
    My org at Amazon (Amazon Go) is always hiring for mech/manufacturing engineers. Feel free to dm for a referral
    Nov 20, 2019 1
  • Snapchat / Eng Romantico
    Well, you're from a slightly different area (mechanics). Not sure that's where most openings are. Are you sure there are specific positions that you're qualified for?
    Nov 20, 2019 1
    • Medtronic satirical
      OP
      Apple, Amazon and Microsoft(some extent) have offshore OEMs making their products be it phones, tablets or other hardware. I have good experience with these and I am looking to break into EPM/TPM roles which deal with offshore manufacturing
      Nov 20, 2019
  • Viant / Eng fSvw35
    job hunting is a long process often filled with frustration. you are not alone.
    Nov 20, 2019 1
    • Medtronic satirical
      OP
      You seem to be from Med device :)
      Nov 20, 2019
  • Snapchat / Eng Romantico
    Check out game console makers too. I once met a mechanical engineer who used to work in the mechanics of console controllers, I think it was for Microsoft.
    Nov 20, 2019 0
  • Capital One blyndli
    If you’re already in the area you should be building your network. Go to events, join meetup groups.

    I also recommend looking at the job descriptions and seeing if there is anything else you can do at or outside your current role that would help you match your resume to the skills they’re asking for.
    Nov 20, 2019 1
    • Medtronic satirical
      OP
      Sometimes it feels like they do phone interviews to show they screened candidates. If they already have someone in mind ...
      Nov 20, 2019
  • Dropbox / Eng brumdb
    Just ask for reference on blind
    Nov 20, 2019 1
    • Medtronic satirical
      OP
      I did that :
      Nov 20, 2019

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