Friday, October 6, 2017

Radio show: Saturday, October 7, noon Eastern with Lisa Balbes



Looking forward to talking with Dr. Lisa Balbes (of Balbes Consultants LLC, and author of the excellent "Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New Formulas for Chemistry Careers") on Saturday, October 7 at noon Eastern.

Questions for the audience:
  • Got a resume that you'd like us to review live on the air? We will actually do this (discreetly, of course)
  • Got a cover letter that you'd like us to review (anonymously) live on the air?
  • How is the market these days?
  • What would you like us to cover? Some topics will be pre-chosen (e.g. How Do You Define A Chemist?), some are up to you.
Leave suggestions in the comments, or e-mail me: chemjobber@gmail.com

Show notes: 

6 comments:

  1. 1. What are the most valuable traits of a chemist that are useful in a nontraditional role?
    2. Is it a one-way trip? Can you ever come back from a nontraditional roll to a lab setting roll?

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  2. Are there any trends in the field of chemistry employment that you are optimistic about? any that make you pessimistic?

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  3. Does Lisa have any opinion on the candidates running for ACS office right now? (CJ can answer too but might not to be impartial)

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    1. I am actually a member of ACS' committee on Nominations and Elections, so help to select the nominees and candidates. Therefore, I know they are all excellent and would do a great job.

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  4. Are there specific job search portals or contracting companies that you find are geared towards chemists or at least reasonably understand chemistry?

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  5. Is there a list or job board or professional society for technical writing?

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