I'm currently working towards my MSc in physics. Pretty much all I have left is to finish my thesis project. I hope to have the research portion done by december and my thesis written and defense done by february, so I've started looking for work. The problem is I've never had a job in industry, and I'm not really sure where to start. I've tried looking through the jobs posted at Monster.com, but most of them seem to be either employement agencies, not in the field that I want (optics) or require a lot more experience than I have. So what I am looking for is advice on effective ways to search for jobs. How do I find companies that are hiring? What is a good way to get my resume noticed amongst all the other candidates? Are there any other good websites other than monster.com that have job listings? On a slightly different note, I'm a US citizen but I would really love to live in Canada or Europe for awhile. How hard would it be to get a job in another country working in optics? Thanks for any advice you can offer.