Professions of a Silicon Valley Double-E
Friday, August 10, 2007
  Keeping an eye on the Horzion Ain't the same as buying maps
As I popped open my browser this morning , I realized that my last two blog titles were giving the impression that I might be LOOKING myself. So I changed one of them to clarify that it was about someone else..
And let me state now, I'm not job-hunting. But of course I do know that a good career doesn't make itself. One has to keep his eyes on his goals ( the ideal job picture from What color is your parachute), the horizon (what industries are on the rise, which are dying, which are changing), the maps (ie payscale), and those around you( your network).
So would I talk to you if you thought you had a better opportunity for me? We'll I can't talk to everyone! So if you want me to relocate, It had better involve some folks I already know and like, and my wife would have to be happy with the idea too.
After all, money is the primary driver for happiness only to a certain extent.. Yes I listen to those ads on the radio about how I can be rich beyond my dreams by flipping real-estate... but I don't ENJOY doing real-estate, and I don't want to be a spam king..
After all, I have a lot of friends where I work right now.

and EVEN if a bunch of keywords match between the slot you are looking to fill and my resume, it doesn't mean I'd be interested in that slot. A couple of years ago, I tried explaining Analog Verification to a couple of the recruiters who called me. They were trying to get me to apply for a design job that I probably wouldn't have been real happy in. As I predicted then, Analog Verification is starting to become its own field. I hope to keep pushing it in the right direction.

Of course I'd love to get the call that says "your work paid off" Here's half a million to do what you want over the next year.. But then, that would sound too good to be true, and I'd probably ignore that too.. unless the message came from a trusted source.

I'm not looking, but I'm not going to drive blind either.
 
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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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