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Post subject: How to carve out a career in RF ? Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:19 pm

Hi guys,

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

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Hello Yellow,

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.

Good luck!!


Best regards,

- IR



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

Mr. Yellow,

What do you mean by "OMC position" ??

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