I am a bit frustrated with my current job search and I was wondering if people at PF could give some guidance. I am a doctoral graduate in Electrical Engineering from a low ranked university (~ 180 US News overall ranking). Although a EE doctorate most of my work was in materials science/nanotechnology. My dissertation was on nanoscale morphology of organic photovoltaic materials and its effect on solar cells performance. During my PhD I learnt a plethora of deposition and characterization techniques. I have strong expertise in AFM, SEM, Raman, XRD, PVD, nanofabrication, device physics etc. I have published more than 25 journal papers as a first or co author. Being a small university we do not have any semiconductor companies that come for campus recruitment on campus. I have good communication and interpersonal skills. I have a feeling that since we do not have a strong alumni and not known university , my online job applications receive no response. Or is the online job application a sham? Is linkedin a better way to connect ? Are industries looking for other skills that a material scientist should have like CVD, ALD etc? Any tips are helpful.