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Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by Kalyani.iyer, May 19, 2005.

  1. Kalyani.iyer

    Kalyani.iyer New IL'ite

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    Hi:

    My name is Kalyani. My husband and I work here. From a while we have been toying with the idea about working abroad, may be USA or UK or Australia. But most preferring USA.

    My husband is a Mech engg in the CAD/CAM field specialising in the CAE area. He had done his post graduation in Michigan State University.

    In case any one would help me with guidance of where to apply or even which placement agencies can help, that would be great help.

    I am myself into HR. In case anyone requires any such information from India, I can surely try to help.

    Thank you all,

    Kalyani

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    akalya Junior IL'ite

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    A friend of mine faced a similar situation. There are a lot of companies to approach if you are looking for an IT job in the US. When looking for a CAD CAM role, you might need to do some more legwork and out of the way initiatives.

    A good place to start might be to register yourself in famous US job sites. Following are the links to top ones that I hear all the time.

    monster.com
    CareerBuilder.com
    Hotjobs.com

    A lot of US companies use the services of these companies because they are much more inexpensive compared to running an Ad on a newspaper.

    Best of Luck and let me know how things end up!

    Akalya
     
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    I also recommend registering in these sites. In addition to companies, a few head hunting companies take your resumes and send you emails on potential positions that you might be interested in.

    Recently I registered on monster.com and get a few emails a week from HR companies. Most of them will be junk or unrelated, but a few would end up worth pursuing.

    Best of Luck.
     
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    CAD CAM CAE jobs in USA

    Hi Kalyani,

    Thanks for the post. I would also recommend that you check out some of the google ads in this page. Given the topic of discussion in this page, very relevants ads will be displayed and they might point you to some right companies. As I am typing this message, I see some companies that might be of interest to you. Check them out.

    Kavya.
     
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    US address maybe?

    Kalyani -

    I would also suggest that you use a US address (friends/relatives) when applying. That way the recruiter thinks that you are already in the US. The idea is to make a recruiter to get in touch with you. If you put India as your address, maybe a lot of companies will not even call/email.

    When the recruiter gets in contact with you, you can impress them by your qualifications and explain that the US address is only for communication purpose or something.

    You have a much better chance of selling yourself when he/she contacts you.
     
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    Kalyani.iyer New IL'ite

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    Thnx pooja, but I dont have any US base actually, so I am wondering how I can find some one to front end for us from there!! :(..


     
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    Kalyani.iyer New IL'ite

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    I am trying all that..jsut that I am looking at Team leader/middle management positions which sometimes dont get advertised on the sites, but where ever possible I have applied

     
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    We have already registered in monster,but will register in the other two also. Thank you very much!! This is a very niche area, for which we will need some contacts. I was wondering how so many people get to go there :)!!

     
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    Niche sites

    Kalyani,

    In a recent article, I also came across the following job site for specialized engineering careers.

    Engineering -------- www.engineerjobs.com

    Regarding your question on how so many people get to come to US, if you notice, much of the people who come here to work are IT folks. Are you aware of many technical people coming here to the US? The US government policies and procedures are designed such that companies hire locally for jobs that they can find qualified US citizens.

    In that same article, there was mention about other job sites for specific industries. Here they are for the benefit of other ladies..

    Teaching ----------- www.HigherEdJobs.com
    Acting -------------- www.ShowBizJobs.com
    Doctors, Nurses ---- www.Medzilla.com
    Pharmaceuticals ---- www.RXCareerCenter.com
    Human Resources--- www.HR.com
    Legal----------------- www.LegalStaff.com
    Agriculture----------- www.AgCareers.com

    Hope this helps.
     
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    akalya Junior IL'ite

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    Best way to.... find a job!

    After reading the article, I thought that it contained a few tips that might be helpful for job seekers. Here is the full article..

    Best way to.... find a job!

    Not too long ago, Internet job boards became the preferred tool of many employment seekers. With their millions of listings and detailed indexing, Web sites such as Monster.com (www.monster.com) and HotJobs.com (www.hotjobs.com) made finding a job online appear as effortless as clicking a mouse.

    But now people are realizing it isn't that easy. The new thinking is: Use the Internet, but be smarter about how you do it.

    The big job boards today are increasingly used as jumping-off points, to be used in combination with other online tools. Thousands of other Web-based resources exist, from the sites of potential employers themselves, to niche job boards, search services, and professional organizations. What follows is a look at some of those tools:

    In Good Company

    Large corporations are increasingly using their own Web sites to post job openings, which helps them cut recruiting costs. According to a recently completed study, 92% of Fortune 500 companies now use their corporate sites for recruiting, up from 29% in 1998. A sampling over three weeks last spring found more than 97,000 job openings posted on the sites of Fortune 500 companies, according to the group that conducted the study, iLogos Research, the research arm of San Francisco-based recruiting company Recruitsoft Inc.

    Fueling this trend, job seekers increasingly see company Web sites as a faster way to get their resumes to decision makers, and as a way to keep their job searches more private than on an Internet job board.

    A recent poll taken by consulting firm Transformation Systems Inc., Arlington, Va., found that 70% of job seekers felt they were more likely to obtain an interview if they posted on corporate sites. And 85% reported that they were concerned with the privacy of information posted on an Internet board.

    Navigating the site of every employer in your area of interest, however, could be a daunting task. To save time, try using a job-search engine like DirectEmployers.com (www.directemployers.com), which combs through positions offered on about 1,100 corporate sites and links you directly to them. In the search window, enter the job description or title you're looking for; a list of positions pops up that also indicates the employer and the location of the job. If you click on one of the listings, you are taken straight to the company's Web site, where you can apply.

    Bill Warren, executive director of DirectEmployers, says that more than half of the quarter-million listings it connects to can't be found anywhere else. They're only posted on the company sites. DirectEmployers is a nonprofit association of employers and is based in Indianapolis.

    Surf Boards

    Despite what companies themselves are doing, job boards are far from obsolete. Monster.com, a division of Monster Worldwide Inc., says it posts about a million jobs each quarter on its Internet board and maintains a database with more than 28.5 million resumes and 38.5 million registered job seekers.

    Nor have Fortune 500 companies completely given up on the boards. An iLogos survey last year showed that CareerBuilder.com (www.careerbuilder.com) had an average of 118 positions per Fortune 500 company, Monster.com had 99 and HotJobs.com 37. Careerbuilder.com is co-owned by media companies Gannett Co., Knight Ridder Inc. and Tribune Co. HotJobs.com is a unit of Yahoo Inc.

    Millions use the boards and their tools to turn up jobs by industry, title, company name, location, salary and date posted. Others have found success by using a regular search engine.

    Trish Caputo, a former news director for the Web site of a New York area TV station, wanted to make a career change to public relations. She also wanted to stay in Long Island. But rather than just troll the job boards or post her resume, she went to the popular Google search engine (www.google.com) and entered in the search window "public relations" and "large companies in Long Island."

    Google.com brought her to the Web site of Arrow Electronics Inc., a distributor of electronic and computer parts based in Melville, N.Y., where an opening was posted for a corporate communications associate. Ms. Caputo applied for the job on the site and got a response within a few days. Soon after that, she got an interview and was hired.

    The whole process, from application to job offer, took about two weeks, she says. She adds there was one thing she appreciated about this site that was missing from job boards: The company listed all of the job benefits and gave much more detail about the position.

    Narrow Thinking

    For those who want to stay within their field but still cast a wide net, niche sites that focus on particular industries or types of jobs are proliferating fast. Executives who want to earn more than $100,000 a year, for example, can zero in with sites like My.Chief.Monster.com (my.chief.monster.com), a unit of Monster.com, SixFigureJobs.com (www.sixfigurejobs.com), a division of the recruiting company Workstream Inc., and the sites of Recruiters Online Inc. (www.recruitersonline.com), ExecuNet Inc. (www.execunet.com) and Netshare Inc. (www.netshare.com).

    Other niche sites offer specialized information for various fields. Health-care workers will find job listings and career advice on such sites as HealthCareerWeb.com (www.healthcareerweb.com) and RRTJobs.com (www.rrtjobs.com). HealthCareerWeb.com, a unit of Trader Publishing Co., offers resources on such subjects as how to write cover letters and negotiate a better salary, plus links to schools that offer advanced degrees in health care, and a resume distribution service. RRTjobs.com is run by Healthcare Recruitment On Line Inc., a recruiting firm for the health-care industry.

    Sites that are dedicated to helping women get ahead include CareerWomen.com, part of a network of recruiting sites run (www.careerwomen.com) by Career Exposure Inc., based in Portland, Ore. JillXan Donnelly, president, touts the benefits of using niche sites to find job leads even during economic slowdowns, saying, "Companies are really looking for specific candidates, and so you don't want to get lost in the crowd."

    The Professionals

    Sites of professional associations are also a good way to home in on your particular field. Though they may carry annual fees, such sites provide lots of information and can offer very good leads.

    NASP.com (www.nasp.com), for example, the Web site of the National Association of Sales Professionals, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., allows salespeople to post their resumes -- anonymously, if they choose.

    For people in banking and financial services, there's BankJobSearch.com (www.bankjobsearch.com), run by BAI, a Chicago-based organization that seeks to improve the performance of financial-service companies and employees through conferences, seminars and training courses. This site offers to BAI members the usual job- and resume-posting services and career advice.

    Another site, SPJ.org (www.spj.org), for the Indianapolis-based Society of Professional Journalists, maintains an extensive membership database, which makes it easier to network with fellow SPJ members at other media companies.

    The Internet is great for finding a job, Monster.com founder and Chief Executive Jeff Taylor agrees. But, he says, "people tend to be a little myopic and use one tool. They have to go further."

    Many Monster.com users, for instance, aren't using all of the features on the site that they could, he says.

    One such tool that Mr. Taylor thinks is underused is My Job Search Agent, a tracking device you can have access to when you register as a member with Monster.com. My Job Search Agent will send you an e-mail -- possibly giving you a head start on less well-connected applicants -- when a job is posted that matches what you've been looking for.

    "If you're really hungry for the job, and the job gets posted to the site at 2 p.m., you will be contacted within five minutes," he says. "There are jobs being posted all day, all the time."

    One last tip from Mr. Taylor: The best time to start looking for a new job is while you still have your old one. "There is no better networking than when you're gainfully employed," he says. "We try not to rest on our laurels."
     

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