Time for a Job Change

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Figure 1: I have decided that it is time for a new job. (Source)

Figure 1: I have decided that it is
time for a new job.

My company is changing its approach to hardware development, and after much soul-searching, I have decided to volunteer for layoff. I do not have any immediate plans – it is just time for a change. I will continue to write on technical topics because math, electronics, and software are in my blood. After my time at this job I, of course, have gained a lot of different skills that can be applied in this sector as well as others and I want to get that across to potential employers, so as I start on the next phase of my journey I'll have to check out websites like https://www.arcresumes.com/local/minnesota/ to see how they can help me get my resume together and looking positive.

I fell in love with electronics when I was five-years-old after my neighbor showed me a schematic. I thought it was some weird language that I needed to figure out. My first projects involved building kits from Radio Shack, Heathkit, and Lafayette Radio that I paid for using my income as a paperboy. I also started doing circuit-based science fair projects. It all culminated with me studying electrical engineering and working in this field for my entire career. Even after these many years, my passion for technology of all sorts continues unabated.

If you know of any jobs that would be appropriate for someone like me, please leave me a note here or on my linkedin page. My wife's job is covering my benefits, so either a contract or employee position would work.

Figure 2: Interociter schematic from the movie This Island Earth. This schematic also interested me as aboy. I loved that movie. (Source)

Figure 2: Interociter schematic from the movie This
Island Earth
. This schematic also interested me as a
boy. I loved that movie. (Source)

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6 Responses to Time for a Job Change

  1. Ronan Mandra says:

    Mark, at the risk of stating of duplicating what you may have already found, I think an online job teaching math, physics or electronics would be a good fit, if you are interested. I did a quick search and found some. I don't know what they pay or how many hours a week such job(s) might entail. Good luck.

    P.S. Considering your skill in web graphics and quick turn around for your presentations, I would think there would be a way to leverage those skills.

    • mathscinotes says:

      Hi Ronan,

      I actually would like to teach technology stuff. One of the most satisfying parts of my job here was teaching the engineers how to make better use of their tools. I actually have not looked around for online jobs yet. I will start doing some searching today.

      Thanks for your suggestion. Things have moved so fast that I had not even thought about that option.

      Hope all is well.


  2. Poly says:

    Good luck in contract hunting.
    I left permanent employment with a multinational company twenty years ago and I enjoyed the challenge of contract work.
    In my experience good professional technical people are always valued.
    Networking is your friend and you must actively cultivate and maintain contacts, social media pages and face-to-face meetings.
    The majority of contracts come from networked contacts.

    • mathscinotes says:

      Thank you for the advice and sharing your experience. I am just starting to setup get-together with my network.


  3. Javier Sanchez Garcia says:


    Good luck with your job hunting. I hope you get a position that is challenging enough to keep the dinosaur awake.



    • mathscinotes says:

      I sure hope so! The job hunt has been going well. I have an offer in hand and several in process. My last day is 27-April-18, and I expect to have a choice of opportunities.

      Thanks for the comment.


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