Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Friday, August 14, 2015
Congratulations on this wonderful accomplishment!
A job search at any time can be very daunting so don't be discouraged by the lack of responses so far. Without knowing all details of the type of roles you are applying for, I would recommend keeping your search criteria wide. This means, don't focus on just on a small set of companies (i.e. ATT, Verizon, etc.), but keep your options open. Strong skills in wirless, mobile, digital, and technology are highly sought after by many companies across industries. Another consideration is to make sure you are applying for roles and including a cover letter. Since you have a PhD, some companies may have a hard time matching your credentials to the right role. A cover letter can help with this.
Also, while you have had people you know assist you with crafting your resume, I highly recommend seeking out a career coach or working with a recruiting company. They can often help you refine your story and fill in any gaps that you may not have noticed in your resume and timeline.
Keep focused and refining your story and eventually the right opportunity will come along. Good luck!