The website AsicDesignEngineer is a very popular portal for those hoping to start and build a long-term career as an Asic Engineer. The portal lists vacant jobs, a resume bank (with a tutorial on how to register and create your own profile), and other resources for you to snatch up a job.
A number of employers also use the website to post job vacancies, as they have learned that members and applicants on that site specifically fit their technical (Asic Design Engineer) needs.
Here is a guide and some reminders that can help you get an edge and become closer to your dream career in Asic Design.
- Know your skills. Before you sit in front of potential employers asking you specific questions, know the full depth of your skills. With this, you can sell yourself properly, as you can discuss your qualifications as an Asic Design Engineer. Sometimes, there are applicants who have not done this well, and fall short in the application process only to realize later on that had they disclosed all of their qualifications (instead of done so haphazardly), the employer would have seen the full potential of the applicant.
- Study your qualifications and know how much you really know technically (structured asic, asic verification, DSP IP core, soc design, mixed signal, low power, embedded electronic hardware, chip design - when the interviewer asks you, can you thoroughly explain these items?)
- Study and carefully draft your resume. Make sure only pertinent information is in your resume or curriculum vitae (CV) and avoid padding your resume. Once you have prepared your CV, upload it in the portal for prospective employers to see. The website can give you step by step procedures on how to complete your profile and be seen by employers.
- Expand your network. Talk to friends and find out which company hires when and who. Networking with people in the same field and industry allows you know about a job posting before it hits the paper. This can give you the edge as your resume may be on top of the pile.
- Submit applications only on postings where you qualify. Do not overload your account by submitting applications to employers only to be told that you are not qualified for the post.
- Check your account regularly for updates. Employers expect that you check your account, and will send notifications or instructions to you electronically. You do not want to miss out on any appointment as your first step in landing that job.
Just like in any other technical career, it is important that you continuously hone and develop your skills so potential employers can interpret this as your willingness to learn and improve at your craft. Just as you know that technology is constantly updated, it is equally important that your skills are updated too.
Always be on the lookout for new advancements, skills and certifications in the market. You will never know when your current talent may be less valuable, or worse, obsolete.