How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry
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ACS Webinars: Green Chemistry & Sustainability Series
Time/date: 2 to 3 p.m. ET Nov. 18
Guest speaker: Richard A. Denison is a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund.
In the wake of the largest Gulf oil disaster or public concern over the chemicals in a baby bottle, how will changing legislation affect chemical professionals? Public policy has the potential to transform the chemical industries and set a new course for the next decade.
Bridging the gaps on your resume
San Francisco Chronicle Share
If you are one of 14.8 million Americans who are unemployed, you may be dealing with how to explain your absence from the working world to potential employers. No hiring manager likes to see big gaps between jobs, but there are several good explanations that you can offer to minimize the job gaps on your resume. Follow these tips to avoid gaping holes in your resume. More
21 ways to avoid job interview anxiety
U.S. News & World Report Share
Career experts often offer helpful tips for reducing job interview anxiety. But you don't want to reduce job interview anxiety; you want to avoid it altogether. Before you say, "But that's impossible!" let's clarify: You don't actually have to eliminate the anxiety. You only have to avoid letting it show. Anxiety is a turn-off. In a job interview, you want to come across as confident, competent and ready to go to work. Anxiety detracts from the strong, positive impression you want to make. It's also contagious — your jitters can infect and distract your interviewer, making him less able to focus on you. The bottom line: It's OK to feel anxious. It's not OK to display it. More
How to handle post-recession job stress
The worst of the waves of layoffs may be over, but countless American workers who still have their jobs are unhappy at them, overloaded with increased responsibilities, short of colleagues to share the burden, and unsure where they can turn to look for something better. Few people got raises last year — many took pay cuts — and it's not looking like pay hikes will come anytime soon. "Everybody is as stressed as I've ever seen," reports Joan Kane, a Manhattan psychologist who has worked as a therapist for 23 years. "The stress level is off the charts." More
Joyce Richman: Do what you want, get what you deserve
News & Record Share
I'm sitting in on a corporate training session watching a speaker and thinking about how much I'd love a cup of coffee. Regrettably, the coffee dispenser is on a counter tucked behind the huge projection screen that the trainer is using. There's no way to get there without 50 people watching the process. I pass on the idea and shift my attention back to the PowerPoint presentation. BAM! I'm startled by the sound of a door slamming against the wall behind it and the loud clatter of high heels before I see a professionally dressed woman stride into the room, stop in front of the speaker, bump him aside, turn, flip the corner of the huge projector screen over her shoulder so she can pour herself a cup of coffee, then exit as she entered — like a high-stepping parade horse. More
Teva Pharmaceuticals will bring distribution facility, 200 jobs to Northeast Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer Share
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, the American arm of the Israeli company that is the world's largest generic-drug maker, will create 200 jobs at a distribution facility it plans to open in Northeast Philadelphia. A statement from U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., said Teva will construct three buildings totaling 1.2 million square feet on a 140-acre parcel on Red Lion Road. The $295 million project will create more than 200 jobs within three years and retain more than 200 existing positions, the release from Schwartz said. More
Marshall Brown: What? No business card?
The Washington Post Share
Q: You told me to network. I go to networking events and everyone is passing out business cards. I am unemployed and don't have one. What should I do?
A: First of all, you are not unemployed. You are "between successes," and your full-time job right now is looking for your next opportunity. Having said that, there is no reason for you NOT to have a business card. Despite the fact that you might not have a company name, you still have contact information. More