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Post subject: How to carve out a career in RF ? Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:19 pm
I recently graduated with a Masters in EE, i have done relavent courses in wireless and cellular
communications, also gave an interview with Nokia for some OMC position, but it didnt work out.
Now i am
not getting any calls.....i wanted to know if it is a good idea to start out with a staffing firm gain some
experience and then try the Bigger firms.
the staffing firms are only offering drive testing positions.
Is that a good way to go about it. Guys with experience please let me know your opinions.
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:57 pm
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005
I think that the best way to enter the field
of RF is from the "bottom" to the top. By that I mean that a testing role would help you to get a better
understanding of an RF system. Moreover, this role would give you a valuable hands-on experience with testing
equipment and measurements, which are an essential part of the RF Engineering field.
I have started my RF
career in a testing position at the manufacturing department of a defence company, and from that role I grew up to
R&D and to project management. So take the testing jobs with both hands, because from there the sky is the limit
for you, if you are open-minded and willing to learn.
Post subject: Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:12 pm
I got my
start right out of college with a BSEE doing design. Of course, for the first few months I was put in front of a
network analyzer doing S-parameter measurements. The numbers didn't mean much to me at the time, but eventually
everything clicked. Today I'm still doing RF design.
Just go for whatever position you most desire. Some
company will pick you up eventually.
Post subject: Thank you.Posted: Wed Jul 13,
2005 10:02 am
Thank you guys......the replies really helped me....i feel much better already.
Post subject: Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 10:48 am
What do you mean by "OMC