Best of luck, Daen! I am sure you will have better news to share with us very soon.
Good luck with the job hunt, I'm sure something will come along that's better than where you are now. And there's no need to thank me; I've learned more from you than vice versa.
Daen, it's bad to see you go but hopefully we'll see you back soon. Do check the job posting on this forums and LinkedIn has ton of openings for Experienced SolidWorks person.
Best of luck
Don't be a stranger.... I have enjoyed your knowledge and insight in your posts here on the forum.
Good Luck and I expect we will be seeing you with a new position soon here in the valley.
Sorry to hear of your job loss.
Contact the SWUG's and VARs in your area. They are often a good source of knowledge for companies seeking SW users.
Kelvin, thanks for the input. Beat you to it on both counts.
Good luck! If you end up moving away from SolidWorks and the forums we will miss you.
Have you considered purchasing a set of SolidWorks and setting up as a freelance modeller / drafts person. I left my job 2 years ago and scraped the money together to purchase a seat of SolidWorks Standard and have not looked back since, there are lots of small companies which need models / drawings but they cannot afford to take on someone full time to generate them. I came from a steel fabrication background, and I used my contacts that I had built up to get work. I was able to get work from day one and now have about 10 regular customers that keep coming back to me, what I have found is once someone starts using me they keep coming back because there customer is now getting drawings with 3 d views etc. which shows the project a lot clearer than the traditional 2 d drawings and the end user keeps looking for my drawings.
Don,t worry about having to affort SolidWorks Premium on day one, ok if you can afford it great if not buy SW Standard and upgrade as you go along, I have now upgraded to SW Professional which works great for me and at the moment I don,t need to upgrade any further.
Find a good VAR that you can work with, I have a great VAR, a couple of times a year they ring me to say that "company X" was on to them looking for a freelance user to do some work for them, and can they pass on my name, of course I always say yes and from this I have got several jobs, some of them one off jobs but I got one of my bigest recurring customers this way. If you had a good relationship with the VAR for the company you worked at contact them and ask them about how much freelance work is around your area.
Best of luck in whatever you decide to do
I was just emailed a job offer in Tempe, if your interested, I can forward it along, or I can forward your email to the recruiter that contacted me. Although... (from the email)
- Must have demonstrated ability on Pro/E CAD platform to develop design concepts.
- Also, recommended but not required NX6, CATIA V5 and AutoCAD 2010 usage