So, you want to consider a career as an engineer? Well, first of all, I am active in the semiconductor world for decades. So, I decided to try out Quora. Certainly, it is early to conclude anything. But, based on a few months of Quora answers, I can say this. It seems like the main questions people ask are related to career and about choosing a direction in education. Moreover, the prospects or downsides of a certain career are important as well. Because we want to start a career. Or, we want to change a career. Hence here is some information based on a few of my answers in this guide.
Career prospects for an engineer
Above all, what is the best choice for a career or for your education trajectory?
After all, everybody wants to become the next manager, chief this, senior that and blablabla team lead, right?
Another VLSI industry question: Kyle Cooper’s answer to What are the challenges that a fresher will have to face after getting into the VLSI industry?
VLSI design in the US: Kyle Cooper’s answer to Is it not easy to get a job in the US now for VLSI design?
VLSI job interviews
Certainly, you have majored in something and you want to apply for a job.
So, next stop: interviews.
FPGA interview questions: Kyle Cooper’s answer to What kind of interview questions will they ask to a FPGA engineer?
ASIC verification interviews: Kyle Cooper’s answer to What are your best ASIC Verification interview questions?
Engineer career changes
When to change direction or career when you feel stuck or unhappy?
Kyle Cooper’s answer to I am an FPGA engineer prototyping ASIC designs. I feel this is a dead end job. I can write a good RTL and I have experience using Design Compiler, etc., but I am finding it incredibly hard to move to ASIC design positions. What are some suggestions?