How can my husband get back into his electronics engineering field here in NYC?
Ok, I will try to keep this story as short as possible. My husband is originally from the Philippines and worked there for about 10 years as a product manager to a very large marketing company in Manila. He was very good at his job and they didn't want him to leave as he was one of the most valuable employees they had. Following his ex and because of her life long dream was for her to live and work in NYC, he left glady of course, to the US. Since he arrived here in 2007, he has been applying as a sales engineer (which he says is like an entry level position in his field), taking care of their daughter, and working as a restaurant manager. Not to mention, he and his ex wife got divorced, he met me, and we are now happily married with our 1 year old daughter. But I know he's missing something.... his real job. He has a Bachelors in Electronics Engineering and Communications all cleared out from the evaluation which tells us the equivalent of his education in the Philippines vs. the education here in the US. And it shows that he actually acquired more credits needed here in the U.S. to get his degree. This agency also evaluated his job experience to that of the job experience here in the U.S. which equals to 5 years. His English is clear as can be, you'd think he was born here as a Filipino-American. So, when I have time from school, work and taking care of our baby, I apply and apply and appllllllllllllyyyyyyyy for him. Nothing. I am very good with filling out applications and resumes. Trust me... We get nothing... A friend told me to see if he can volunteer his time at any organization so he can show off his skills and maybe get lucky and meet the right person. I tried looking, I found one... which looks great but the majority of the volunteer work is based overseas. Pending his green card, that is not going to work until after the card gets in our hands. I will still try to get in touch with that organization for him. His employees at his restaurant love him and ask him all the time "why are you working here?" "you are too smart for this job." All customers and even his bosses see his tremendous potential. So, my question to you reading this is... Do you know of ANY entry level positions such as/or in electrical engineering, IT-tech, sales engineering, etc. in the NYC area or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter? He's been thinking about pursuing a certificate program at IT Tech so he can be more appealing as a entry level candidate. I go back and forth with him, saying "no!, you already have a bachelors and 10 years experience, why not go for your masters?" And we get no where. I just hate to see him working 65 hours a week for chump change, with all the skills and education he has so far. What would be the best direction for him? It is not only about the money, but he truly misses the work he used to do.
Asked By: Elizabeth - 1/24/2013
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Answered By: Ken - 1/25/2013
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Try to get in contact with a recruiter and get them his info. They get paid by the placements they make so they might be a little motivated to help get him placed. If not LinkedIn is a great place to find jobs and recruiters. I am attaching a link to a site in NYC I just found that looks for engineers.
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