After five years working in the European semiconductor industry, I’m now back in my native country of Indonesia looking for the next step in my career. My last job at a research institute in Ireland ended abruptly: my department was shut down and everyone was out on the street just a few weeks later. Because I wasn’t eligible for unemployment in Ireland and wasn’t able to find a new job there within a month, I bought a ticket to the country where I was born to conduct my job search from there.
Recently I was approached for a management position at a large company in the microelectronics industry. Although I was quite enjoying myself at the company where I work, I was triggered!
A short time after having switched jobs it proved to be a big mistake. Would it make sense for me to contact the company that made me the other offer?
Starting a semiconductor company is certainly not easy. Obtaining venture capital is extremely difficult. The reason is simple: with the development of new products millions are involved and competition is fierce. Therefore, investors will only want to do business with you if the risk is very limited and the financial gains are high.
After a jobhunt I had two nice offers. The first meant more or less a continuation of my previous career, the second something completely new. I chose the second: a dynamic commercial position in a small company. I was in for it! However, after a short time it proved to be a big mistake: it is a complete mismatch. Would it make sense for me to contact the company that made me the other offer?
I’m young, have a good education and a few years of work experience. Finding a new job should therefore be easy, but in practice it appears difficult. My previous employment in fact abruptly ended and I find it difficult to explain this well to a new employer.
After starting in a managerial position, my wife lost a child by miscarriage. As a result my work performance was sub-optimal. In order to better support my wife, I accepted a lower job as process engineer. After been employed on a temporary basis for two years now, again I got offered a one year contract, although I expected a permanent contract. I am extremely indignant about it. How can I improve my situation? Should I apply elsewhere?
I am Indian and I obtained my PhD in semiconductor physics in England. I worked as a software engineer for two years at a telecommunications company in the Netherlands. In the last round of cuts I lost my job. I moved down here at the time with my family and we would like to stay in the Netherlands. I have a residence permit but not a new work permit. How should I approach the Dutch market?