I’m hoping that I can find some career advice that can shine some light on my situation… I served in the Navy where my primary duty was working with the ships radar and communication systems as well as providing support with other electronic warfare systems. When I discharged from the Navy I got a few jobs working in the IT field but after a few years of that I decided that I wanted to get my BSEE degree, with a focus on electromagnetic theory and communication systems. Since my graduation I have experienced a level of difficulty finding employment that matches my interests. My first job as an engineer was as a Contract Engineer working in an industrial/lab environment testing gas turbines with telemetry sensors (my main role was working with optical sensors). My contract ended (on good terms) and now I seem to be having trouble when it comes to finding anything that matches my skills... unless I'm willing to move across the country or continue in IT. I do get contacted by recruiters calling with regards to IT positions which I've taken when needed but when it comes to working in anything close to my education and skills, I keep hitting a brick wall. I have good references and I have had my engineering peers look at my resume and they say that they don't see any reason why I would be having trouble. The one critique that I did receive was that there was confusion as to what field I was in since the majority of my experience was working in the IT field which I have tried addressing by stating which fields I am interested in working in.