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What's the best way to find an entry level job in electrical engineering.?

I graduated with a bachelor's degree 5 years ago and haven't worked in the field yet. I've been working as a music teacher and in my own recording studio. All the electrical engineering job positions ask for 2-5 years experience in specific areas and with specialized skills. I've searched Monster and some of the other popular web sites for listings but so far I haven't had any luck. Thanks for your help, John

Asked By: John V - 9/8/2006
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You know, a good tip I've always heard is to schedule short interviews with persons already in the field. Do you know anyone who works as an electrical engineer? Do you know anyone who works at a company who employs electrical engineers? People love to talk about themselves, and if you approach a meeting as "I just... More
Answered By: askyourq - 9/8/2006
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Go to a power plant
Answered By: Ghost V.2 - 9/8/2006
 
go to a college fair.
Answered By: shinomori - 9/8/2006
 
Depends on what you want to do. The construction industry seems to be booming right now, you should try General Contractors, Electrical Subcontractors (maybe even Mechanical as there is always the interface), or Manufacturer's (ex. Siemens, GE, Square D, Eaton, ABB, Caterpillar, Cummins, etc... More
Answered By: ADF - 9/8/2006
 
Send out 200 resumes to the human resources departments of companies that design electronics (e.g. Hewlett Packard). Out of 200, you should get one or two nibbles.
Answered By: emucompboy - 9/8/2006
 
Ask yourself the question, do you even know much electrial engineering now... More
Answered By: AbeLincolnParty - 9/8/2006
 
Start as electrician helper and work on theat. but in the mean time take computers and there are a lot of those positions coming up.
Answered By: JOHNNIE B - 9/8/2006
 
The fact that you haven't worked as a EE for 5 years will seriously hurt you. That means your skills are severely washed out, and you will need significant refreshment. There is a fellow grad student in my research group with similar trouble. He went for 3 years without doing EE work after he graduated, and he... More
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Answered By: James N - 9/8/2006
 
Network. Talk to your old profs and your old classmates, if possible. Be willing to take a job in engineering even if it is not electrical. Try to be active with your school's alumni association. Network... More
Answered By: Your Best Fiend - 9/9/2006
 
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