Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E
Friday, October 13, 2006
  You can get the Career Survival book free

Since one comment questioned the cost of the career e-handbook I mentioned earlier,
I thought I'd add this note from the mailing I got today from the IEEE-USA

Free IEEE-USA e-Book for Membership Renewal

IEEE members who renew their memberships before 31 December 2006 will receive a
complimentary IEEE-USA e-Book. Titles include "Career Planning Guide for IEEE
Members," "The Best of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer: On Career Survival," and
"Strategic Thinking: A High-Tech Strategy Guidebook," among others. See for a
complete list of titles. Offer applies only to higher-grade members (not
students, afilliates or associates) and the member must have an e-mail address
available for IEEE mailings listed on the member record. A coupon code and
redemption instructions will be e-mailed to all eligible members early in
They Also mentioned that ...
A Georgetown University study found problems with the high-skill visa
provisions within the Senates major immigration reform bill (S.2611). The
study looked at three of the larger high-skill visa programs: H-1B, EB and F
visas. The report, funded by IEEE-USA, concluded that S.2611, as passed, would
expand the permanent immigration system beyond reasonable estimates of future
demand for non-American workers. The U.S. Department of Labors Bureau of Labor
Statistics estimates the number of new computer and engineering workers needed
by the nations economy over the next 10 years at 1.25 million. As passed,
S.2611 would make as many as 1.88 million high-tech visas available over that
same time period exceeding total demand by some 630,000 visas.

More information can be found at:

The current
version of Today's Engineer Online can always be found at:


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When he is not working on IEEE stuff, Jonathan does Mixed Signal Design Verification at Qualcomm. Senior Member IEEE. Founder IEEE-SCV-SSC (the first Solid State Circuits chapter). Past Section Chair, Santa Clara Valley Section - the Largest Section. Co-founder IEEE-SCV-CAS. IEEE-SSCS Membership chair 2001-2003. IEEE SSCS chapters Committee member. IEEE-SCV-PACE committee member 2001- IEEE-SCV-PACE Chair 2006-2007. IEEE R6 PACE coordinator.


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