The following are references to websites that may also be useful if you are looking for a job or if you are looking to fill a position.
The SMTA Job Listings Page Don't forget where you came from. We offer an SMT industry-specific job posting service for members. We usually get a few new jobs each week. The most recent postings are also sent out in our weekly e-newsletter.
www.linkedin.com An excellent tool for professional networking and job search. Join our Surface Mount Technology Association group to connect with your SMTA colleagues.
StepBeyond.com FREE Job Posting for electronics industry jobs. The Electronics Manufacturing Career Services website since 1997. Founded by an SMTA member since 1994. StepBeyond offers low cost outsourced recruiting and candidate (active and passive) networking. Job Seekers: Resumes are confidential (not publicly visible).
EMSinsider.net Connecting OEM, EMS and Suppliers engaged in Electronics Products and Manufacturing. Job Board for electronic manufacturing and related jobs only. Employers: $29 Job Board.
EMSinsider Global LinkedIn group with 11,000 members globally, the largest Electronics Manufacturing group on LinkedIn. Closely moderated to maintain quality content and membership.
VentureOutsource.com offers a well-organized electronics industry jobs section. The site is the free online authority for insight, information and community interaction for the worldwide contract electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) sectors.
Dice is for information technology and engineering professionals. You can post a resume that is searchable by employers, browse extensive lists of relevant jobs, and participate in talent communities. Fees apply for companies that want to post an available position.
www.careerbuilder.com Excellent resource. Mainly USA-focused. They have a semiconductor industry category. Also an international search section, but less robust.
www.careerjet.com gives the job seeker access to a massive selection of US jobs that are compiled from various internet sources, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually. We have linked directly to the SMT section from here.
www.craigslist.org Excellent resource. Rudimentary local job search. Very effective on the US level, but you have to get used to the system and know how to weed out solicitations from real jobs.
www.flipdog.com Good resource. Localized job searching. Searching "SMT" in the subject field brought many results.
www.jobing.com A local job database based mainly in the Western US, but it is expanding into the midwest and the gulf coast.
www.hoovers.com Business information website. Not a job search site. Good for research about a prospective employer.
www.monster.com Good resource. International jobs section available.
If you know of other resources that are helpful, especially in the SMT industry, please send them to Ryan Flaherty firstname.lastname@example.org.