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Are you ready for the upcoming ACS Career Fair? Ask the expert
Time/date: 1 to 2 p.m. ET Aug. 17
Guest speaker: Dr. Lisa Balbes, ACS career consultant with more than 20 years of experience in assisting hundreds of job seekers in the chemical industry

Make sure you have the tools you need, and let ACS career resources give you a competitive advantage in your job search. Learn the inside tips on how to get the most and land that next job at the ACS Career Fair in Boston.

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Living with Vertigo: An Entrepreneurial Story in the Chemical Industry
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Time/date: 2 to 3 p.m. ET July 22
Guest speaker: Brian Morin, CEO and founder of Innegrity LLC, a high performance fiber manufacturer

Thomas Jefferson inspired us with his quote, "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." But what does it really take to build a successful company from scratch? What should you know beforehand?

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Uniquely designed, Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students progressively teaches students the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe while working in any lab . This new principles-based approach treats lab safety as a distinct, essential discipline of chemistry, enabling professors to instill and sustain a culture of safety among students. more


Department of Commerce Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative — Government Resources that Support Sustainable Manufacturing
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ACS Webinars: Green Chemistry & Sustainability Series
Time/date: 2 to 3 p.m. ET July 29
Guest speaker: Morgan Barr, international economist

Would you like to learn about government programs and resources available to help your company become more environmentally sustainable, energy efficient and competitive?

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Effective Interviewing
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Time/date: 1 to 2 p.m. ET July 20
Guest speaker: Mary Moore, ACS career consultant since 2007 who was awarded the honor of ACS Fellow in 2009, is a principal technologist in the Chemistry Research Laboratory at Eastman Chemical Company.

Whether you are looking for your first job or seeking to advance or transition in your career, ACS career resources give you a competitive advantage in your job search.

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Improve Policy and Serve Society

Spend a year in Washington, DC as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow! Fellows contribute to federal policymaking. Professionals of all career stages work in congressional offices and federal agencies. Applicants must hold a PhD or a master's degree in engineering (3 years of post- MS experience). Visit http://fellowships.aaas.org.




Do you need a professionally written masterpiece for a resume?
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A quality resume can give you an advantage for getting on the shortlist of preferred candidates for a job. Let's look at resume writing hype and 10 quick tips for crafting a quality resume. Ten more quick tips follow for submitting a resume via e-mail or the Internet, where it will be scanned for key words by an employer. Then let's look at standard job application forms and how they compare to resumes. More

Susan Adams: Expert tips for using LinkedIn
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When I wrote a story about LinkedIn back in April, I was struggling to grasp how the site could be useful to me personally, a baby boomer with a full-time job. Now I get it. LinkedIn gives me not only a place to display my work and credentials to colleagues but also a kind of passive invitation to recruiters and potential employers who might want to seek my services. I also understand that I've so far only scratched the surface of what LinkedIn can do. People actively searching for jobs can make use of oceans of data that LinkedIn's 70 million users have created. More

New PYREX® Products from Corning

Visit Corning's booth #433 at the Fall Exposition in Boston, MA. On display will be new 47mm filtration glassware, mobile phase reservoirs for HPLC, and newly designed vacuum desiccators. Also displayed will be volumetric ware, liquid handling products, complete line of PYREX media bottles, bench-top equipment, and products from Axygen.
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Sanofi adding 300 workers in $65M Boston HQ expansion
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One of the world's largest drug makers, Sanofi-Aventis SA, is planning a $65 million expansion in Cambridge that will create about 300 jobs, making it the latest foreign pharmaceutical giant to invest in Massachusetts. The Paris-based drug maker is in the process of leasing space in Cambridgeport, where it will establish a joint headquarters for a new cancer division. More

How to handle sticky interview situations
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Think back to the 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant when Caitlin Upton, representing South Carolina, was asked why so many Americans were unable to locate the United States on a map. Her response was muddled, to put it kindly. Her incoherent response not only left the judges scratching their heads but also proved that answering a question on the spot can cause anyone to stumble. More

Joyce Richman: Assumptions lead to bad outcomes
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Employers and applicants get themselves in trouble when they make assumptions because they can lead to negative outcomes. A few examples come to mind. But assumptions cut both ways. Applicants draw conclusions about employers, too, based upon personal experience and observable behavior. Either way, assumptions and accusations lead to bad results. More

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