So as may be evident from other threads, I will be graduating this year with a BS in Physics. Since I failed to procure entry into a graduate program, I would like to know what I can do with the skillset I have, which I'll describe below. Namely, I'd like to know what kind of companies (with some specific examples) would take my application seriously and how not to come across as totally useless in potential job interviews(ie: ask questions you have asked/been asked in interviews before) which I suspect might very well be the case in most STEM jobs. My training is a little different from many US graduates a far as I've seen as I attended university in Europe, but I ask this question with the US job market in mind. What I know which I *think* may be useful: -A year's worth of optics courses, all pen & paper. No fancy labs. -Had a numerical methods course that covered error analysis, numerical linear algebra, quadrature, ODE's etc in a Matlab-style environment. -Have done numerical simulation/theory research with Fortran, namely radiative transfer (astrophysics stuff). -Have used LabView in a lab course before, didn't find it difficult. -Can hack out some pretty things in Latex, GNUPlot, Origin... -Have taken a course in fluid dynamics and really enjoyed it. -I am taking a basic analog electronics course: diodes, op amps, rectifiers, and all that jazz from a standard text, but extremely limited hands on experience. Have done some mediocre soldering jobs on electric guitar electronics. -Computer hardware literacy: built PC's from spare parts on several occasions. -I am bilingual. -Have a previous post-secondary degree in analytical chemistry, did work in a sewage processing plant lab one summer years ago before starting my physics degree, don't remember the last time I used a spectrophotometer or did some volumetric pH measurement though. Thanks.