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Post subject: Frustrated grad looking for RF work Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:41 pm


Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 10:10 pm
Posts: 1
Hello all!

I am a recent grad(Dec 04)from KSU with a BS in EE and emphasis in communications. I am extremely excited to start a career in RF and/or wireless but have not had any luck as of yet. Most companies with RF openings seem to be looking for a seasoned veteran. In a recent post it was suggested to look for an RF testing position. This is very helpful and good to know. Can anyone else offer any suggestions on starting in this field? Where to try looking? What to look for? What companies are looking for? Who to talk with maybe? I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks for your time!


Post subject: Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 11:36 pm
Hi andrew,

Even I am a dec'04 grad....searched for a job atleast for 3 months..had interviews with nortel, intel (i rejected them - n now repenting it, long story), commASIC, bosch research n others....

out of these, nortel wanted a US citizen, commASIC and bosch wanted experienced people..n i told intel after getting cleared in their interview that I had accepted employment from another company (ref to the post: similar case to shotdown)...

I totally agree with you that companies are looking for experienced people. Though I have a strong background in UWB and WLANs, I hardly got any calls from the WLAN and UWB companies....

but i would just suggest you to keep broadcasting yr resume (yeah yeah.. all people will suggest you the same).. but it worked for me.. atleast I got a few good interview calls.....

n do a very good job on yr resume too..one page shud be enof unless u hv 3-4 yrs experience...try putting in as many RF keywords as you can posibly gather from yr research in the univ...make a separate section on 'skills and qualifications', listing in wht knowledge u hv..n put this section the 1st thing after yr contact details..i neva put an objective on my resume coz the HR already knows the reason for my resume to be in their inbox

n ya.. enjoy as much as you can ( i wuz in NJ n used to go to NY city every weekend to party, no joking).. coz if you get frustrated, u lose confidence, which is the 1st key thing reqd in all telephone interviews.....all this from personal experience ........

hope this helps.....


Post subject: Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:25 pm


Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:49 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Here's a copy of an earlier post I did......let me know if this looks interesting....

A select # of openings are available on my team here at Sprint's World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.
* The more you know, the more your grow on this team!
* Knowledge and learning is #1 on this team!
* We study CDMA to it's greatest depths in an effort to improve how it operates
* We want the best and brightest RF thinkers to join us!
* We impact Sprint to the tune of $400 million dollars positive just in the last 4 years.
* We are proud to be the "nerds" of CDMA.
* We solve the toughest RF problems Sprint has and then apply our solutions to the entire nation!
* We are bookworms and studious, but the real payoff is when we apply all that we have learned to save $ and make Sprint #1
* We have great oral presentation skills because each engineer gets credit for the great ideas they originate - they get exposure to Sprint's senior most executives on a regular basis.
* We originate new algorithms that Nortel, Lucent, Motorola, and Samsung who then put our ideas into test loads that we trial in a market and then finally once the data proves in, they put it into their code
* We have 37 patents from our team in the last 4 years - most for any team at Sprint - (Sprint also pays each person $1000 for each patent they have approved)
* We have a weekend cricket match most every week
* Sand volleyball is on Wednesday's
* Go Fish night at my house every other Thursday
* Average commute time for our team is 5 minutes!
* Average 2 bedroom upscale apartment is $600 per month
Email me your resume : e.m.shafer@mail.sprint.com

If you love CDMA, you have to come join my team!!!!!!!

Posted  11/12/2012
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