Silicon Valley Jobs
Linked below are job banks and career sites that specialize in or typically
list a significant number of Silicon Valley jobs. First up is an introduction
to the region and its jobs, in case you're wondering What and where is Silicon
About Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is the nickname for a region in
Northern California. It's centered near the southern tip of the San Francisco
Bay, generally referred to as the South Bay Area.
In a nutshell, Silicon Valley is the high-tech mecca of the world.
Dozens of U.S. and international high-tech companies each have a branch office
in Silicon Valley, if not a park-like campus ringed with office buildings comprising
Major corporate players include IBM, Cisco, Apple, Microsoft and Google,
to name only five. Several high-tech start-up
companies have achieved success in Silicon Valley and typically, several
are in the process.
In other words, Silicon Valley is "High-Tech Heaven". In good times
there are often more high-tech Silicon Valley jobs than workers, which just as
often creates a job-seekers' market.
Silicon Valley got its nickname from the fact that the element silicon is the
base ingredient in computer chips, coupled with the fact that it's a valley flanked
by mountain ranges. San Jose is nicknamed the "Capital of Silicon Valley" while
Sunnyvale is nicknamed the "Heart of Silicon Valley". Both are in Santa
Clara County, which is synonymous with Silicon Valley.
About Silicon Valley Jobs
High-tech Silicon Valley jobs include those in information
technology, engineering, semiconductor, science and telecommunications.
Silicon Valley jobs typically include plenty of "low-tech" jobs too,
along with consulting opportunities of both
the high- and low-tech kinds. Of course, the needs of such a large concentration
of corporate techies creates jobs of all kinds, such as those
in health care and retail.
Salaries for high-tech Silicon Valley jobs are typically
higher than for the same jobs elsewhere; but, the cost of living is higher too.
(Housing is shocking!)
It's a desirable place to live and work, and cost of living is directly
proportional to desirability. In addition to jobs aplenty, it's a beautiful area
with great weather, a high standard of living and an attractive lifestyle. Subsequently,
Silicon Valley jobs draw workers from around the world.
Silicon Valley Job Banks
First up below and on the next page are top job
banks that typically list a significant number of Silicon Valley jobs,
followed by others arranged alphabetically.
Tip: Searching on city names, verses Silicon Valley,
might return better results at some job banks. The cities of Santa
Clara County host the largest concentration of high-tech Silicon Valley jobs,
particularly San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. To increase your chances, don't
cities in San
Mateo and Alameda Counties.
Valley and San
Valley Jobs from Indeed
The "Google" of job searching lists plenty of Silicon Valley jobs,
by searching thousands of online employment sources lightning fast. Will send
you email updates for your specific search and provides handy job-search tools
for free. See also the clickable list of Silicon Valley Jobs from
Indeed, in the left navigation column.
Valley Jobs from Job.com
Lists many types of jobs and consulting opportunities, including high-tech. Advanced-search
location choices include California-Silicon Valley. Offers confidential
resume posting, jobs by email, salary info, and several other tools and resources.
Valley Computer Jobs
One in a collection of regional, IS and IT job banks stemming from ComputerJobs.com,
a top job bank in its category. This one specializes
in N. California, where Silicon Valley computer jobs are located. Features include
job searching, resume posting and career resources.
Silicon Valley Technical
Dice, which is among the top job banks listing
technical employment, provides a metro search specifically for Silicon Valley
jobs, and contract and consulting opportunities. Accepts resumes and sends job
lists by email.