Land the Job
Job hunting can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Having the right tools can help you conduct a focused and low-stress search.
Take Advantage of Career Consulting
Are you looking for your first job, trying to create a new résumé, or needing help with your interview skills? The ACS online Career Consultant Program offers free, personalized consulting to ACS members. They'll help you to succeed as you begin your career and through every stage thereafter.
Know Who You Are: Assess Your Interests and Skills
Doing a personal assessment of your skills, interests, and values will help you to find a career that's right for you. You will gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses you bring to a job and specific jobs that are a good match for your skillset.
Know the Market
If you're interested in finding a job in a chemistry field, it's important to understand job market trends in your areas of interest, including employment projections, wages and your worth in the job market, the overall industry outlook.
Ace the Interview
Most of us dread job interviews. They make us feel uneasy, possibly downright anxious. But it really doesn’t have to be this way. Being well prepared for an interview can give you the confidence and competitive advantage it takes to stand out as a competent and trustworthy professional – the kind employers like to hire.
Writing & Public Speaking
Most jobs require good oral and written communication skills because you will be constantly interacting with those around you, such as co-workers, managers, clients, and customers. Now is the time to focus on developing and improving your communication skills as they will be essential to your future career success.
Technical Writing: How to Simplify Sentences
Craft a Solid Résumé
A résumé serves a single but key purpose: to grant you an audience with a potential employer. It’s essential, then, that your résumé makes it clear how and why your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job description.