|Professional Development Update|
|Nov. 17, 2011|
ACS Can Help You Create Your Job Search Plan
A successful job search should be a carefully planned campaign focused on finding just the right job — a good match for your values, skills and career goals. To make sure you end up where you want to be, create the map for your job hunt by following these steps.
How to Secure and Nurture a Vibrant Chemistry Career in the 21st Century
American Chemical Society
Time/date: 2 to 3 p.m. ET Dec. 1
Do you know what it will take to survive and thrive in a successful chemistry career in the 21st century? How do you maintain a personal brand while creating value for your employer? There are peaks and valleys in every career. Knowing how to maintain your passion and stay at the forefront of change will be key to a strong career.
Meet Your Expert
Brian Fahie, Ph.D., is Senior Director, Analytical Science R&D at Eli Lilly, where he is responsible for Lilly's global analytical efforts supporting small molecule active pharmaceutical ingredient development. Fahie is widely respected for building world-class organizations, differentiating between strategic capabilities and needed capacity. A proven leader at creating environments where his staff can excel, Fahie is a prolific speaker on career development and advancement. Prior to his current assignment, he held leadership roles in bioproduct development at Lilly. Before joining Lilly, Fahie held leadership positions at Glaxo and Glaxo Wellcome.
Writing Small: When Less is More
American Chemical Society
A friend recently needed suggestions for writing better email messages. He was having trouble getting people to read, let alone respond to, his messages. His questions prompted a discussion about what's important and how to write emails in a way that will make people want to read them.More
Career Starters Beware: Jobs Shape Personality
MoneyWatch via CBS News
You're just starting out in the world of work and trying to feel your way to a great career path. Maybe you're considering the financial aspects. Maybe you're more intent on developing work that will challenge you intellectually. But there's one aspect you probably are not thinking much about: what sort of person your job will turn you into.More
Employers Now Screening Candidates via Video
The idea behind a new service call Take the Interview is to give employers important information about how candidates present themselves earlier in the interview process. Candidates use their computer cameras to record answers to a series of questions from potential employers so employers can decide if they merit time on the phone or in an interview. More
Where Will You be in Five Years?
Harvard Business Review
Most people have been asked that perennial, and somewhat annoying, question: "Where do you see yourself in five years?" Of course it is asked most often in a job interview, but it also might come up at a networking event or a cocktail party. Knowing and communicating your career goals is challenging, even for the most ambitious and focused person. More
I Stalked Steve Jobs (And How to Get a Meeting with Any VIP)
Christine Comaford writes, "I was a young CEO, and I needed answers. Steve Jobs had them. There was only one thing to do. So I sent a FedEx letter. Then I sent another. Then I started calling. Then I sent another FedEx and called some more. Finally, after seven FedExs and 12 phone calls, Jobs' assistant said he wanted to talk with me."More
How and When to Be an Extrovert
In 1980, visionary CEO John Mackey co-founded Whole Foods and eventually turned it into a rapidly growing, solidly profitable business. And then he lived happily ever after. Well, actually, it wasn't quite that simple. As a business grows, a leader must grow with it. More
Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from "Kitchen Nightmares"
American Express OPEN Forum
Gordon Ramsay, one of the world's most renowned chefs, is a prolific entrepreneur. One of his reality television shows, "Kitchen Nightmares," holds some essential lessons for anyone just starting out in business.More