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Programs and Funding Opportunities for Manufacturers and Small Chemical Businesses

ACS Webinars: Small & Medium Business Series
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Guest speaker: Doug Devereaux is a Senior Industrial Specialist at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Do you know that the U.S. government provides much assistance to help small chemical manufacturing business better compete? The government sponsored Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (MEP) is a national network with thousands of specialists that help manufacturers and small businesses, from improving productivity to expanding capacity.

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Develop career staying power
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Career staying power — what is it? Do you have it? Career staying power is the ability to keep your job and advance professionally despite a difficult employment environment. To find out if you have it, begin by defining your value proposition. This means determining what you are really good at. More

The young and successful job search
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A recent New York Times article titled "American Dream Is Elusive for New Generation" created a massive buzz throughout the online world. The story questioned young people's ability to share in the fabled American dream. It revealed discouraging statistics such as an unemployment rate of 14 percent for Millennials, ages 18 to 29. But don't listen to all the bleak forecasts. Instead, get out there and jump-start your career. If you have talent, you can find opportunity. More

A New Career Guide Available from John Wiley & Sons
Don't know exactly what you are looking for in a career in the scientific industry? Planning a Scientific Career in Industry is the perfect solution, this title will show you what makes an industry tick, then demonstrates how this knowledge can be used to gain fresh perspective and open new career doors. more

Interviewer pet peeve: Save the head bobbing for concerts!
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We all have our professional pet peeves. Editors go insane about apostrophes. Marketers groan at awful TV commercials. Recently, on blog Fistful of Talent, recruiter Dawn Hrdlica, talked about a pet peeve she's developed over years of interviewing experience. The head nod. Or as some others call it, the nice nod, the, "Yes sir may I have another," or the banal "bob." More

5 tips for finding your perfect job online
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Online recruitment activity rose in eight of the 20 industries monitored by the U.S. Monster Employment Index, which tracks the online job demand in the United States. With so many jobs being advertised online, and so many being hired from online postings, it pays to know your way around an online job search. Here's what you need to know to find, and land, that dream job posted online. More

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

Ready for 2020? Advice for every career stage
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Information technology has always been a fast-changing field. But nothing compares to the expected sea changes in the next decade that will impact the career plans of every generation of IT worker. "The rate of change has accelerated dramatically," says Alain Chesnais, president of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and founder of Visual Transitions, which specializes in computer graphics and social networks. Consider, he says, that graphics chips are doubling in capacity every six months. More

Ask the experts: Job hunting? Here are some tips
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When you're jobless, looking for work is a daily grind. Whether you're an older, well-seasoned job seeker or new to the hunt, career counselor Terri Carpenter of the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) has some advice. And she's available to anyone who's got a career or job-hunting question at: 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.

How to nail a job interview, by video
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These days, a job-seeker can land a job without ever setting foot inside the company's office, thanks to video communication tools that connect employers with candidates over the Internet. Several people in the career and job-search industry say video interviewing using remote technology software is on the rise for a broad swatch of industries. "This type of interviewing, for campuses as well as for businesses, is becoming more and more prevalent," said Doreen Amorosa, associate dean and managing director of MBA career management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. More


Social media a path to job opportunity
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"Anyone looking for a job in today's competitive market without using social media is at a distinct disadvantage." So says Leonard Witt, who holds the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication and is the founder and executive director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University. "If you're looking for a job in a village of 30 people, your chances are slim," he said. "Your chances are better in a village of 300 people, and many times better in a village of three million people." That's the advantage of using social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to boost your job search. More

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