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International Year of Chemistry 2011 — Activities and Resources for Your Celebration
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ACS Webinars: International Year of Chemistry 2011!
Time/date: 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET Dec. 7

Do you know that 2011 has been designated as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011)? Get ready for an exciting year of celebrating chemistry! We invite you to learn more about the benefits of participating in this global celebration and the resources available to you. Join us as Lynn Hogue (chair, ACS Committee on Community Activities) and Judy Benham (chair, ACS International Activities Committee) moderate the event on upcoming activities, tips and resources you can use to celebrate the theme.

Guest speakers: Andy Jorgensen is an associate professor of chemistry and is the director of general chemistry at the University of Toledo. Michael Mautino has been the Pittsburgh Section's NCW Coordinator since 1999 and the CCED Coordinator since 2003, during which time the Pittsburgh Section was the recipient of the ACS's first CCED recognition award and 10 NCW-related ChemLuminary Awards.

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Micro careers
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The common view has been that we have one career. Typically, it was defined by both our occupational field — we are an attorney, a salesperson or a logistics professional — and our employer — we work at IBM or at Coca-Cola. Although we often were told otherwise, many of us believed that we would spend our entire career working for that one or, at most, two or three different organizations. In other words, we were convinced our careers would be relatively stable and long lasting. While that was probably not true in the past, it is definitely not true today. This Great Recession has changed the nature of our careers forever. More

Bayer to cut 4,500 jobs in global overhaul
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It's another big shift to emerging markets for Big Pharma. Bayer plans to spend €1 billion ($1.37 billion) on a restructuring plan that will cut 4,500 jobs — but create 2,500 new ones, largely in up-and-coming countries. The company expects to reap €800 million ($1.09 billion) in annual cost savings from the plan beginning in 2013. The overhaul offers one answer to questions about what Bayer's new CEO, Marijn Dekkers, would do now that he's in charge. More

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Secrets of nonverbal communication
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In 1961, when Joe Navarro was 8 years old, the Bay of Pigs invasion happened six miles from his home in Cienfuegos, Cuba, and his family fled to Miami. The boy knew no English, so he relied on careful observation of his peers, neighbors and teachers to figure out how things were done in his new country. That close reading of nonverbal clues turned into a lifelong pursuit. Navarro, 57, worked for 25 years as a counterintelligence special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and since 2003 has been a consultant to the Energy and State departments and the Institute for Defense Analysis in Washington. More

Biotech giant plans hundreds of San Francisco-area layoffs
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Well-known South San Francisco-based biotech company Genentech has announced that it is preparing to cut hundreds of jobs in a money-saving move that is set to begin soon after the holidays. Genentech said it will eliminate 840 jobs, including 750 positions in the San Francisco area. Employees told KTVU they learned about the layoffs through a company e-mail. As they left work recently, Genentech employees KTVU spoke with said there was a mood of apprehension as they wonder which jobs will be cut. More



Top 10 myths about job interviews
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Dear Annie: I graduated from college last spring and, after taking a few months off to take care of some family business, I'm looking for my first "real" job. I've been lucky enough to get several interviews, and they've gone pretty well, but I have to say, I'm kind of mystified. While I was still in school, I read a bunch of books about how to prepare for a job interview, and one thing they all said was that interviewers would be well prepared and ask probing, detailed questions. Instead, I'm finding that, not only do my interviewers so far seem to have few questions beyond "Tell me about yourself," but they haven't even read my resume (short as it is, at this point). Am I just running into some weird companies, or is this par for the course? More

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Roche cuts 4,800 jobs, shuffles 1,500 more
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As anticipated, Roche has announced massive worldwide jobs cuts across all areas of its business. The Swiss drugmaker said it would cut 4,800 jobs — or about 6 percent of its worldwide workforce — during the next two years. Additionally, the company plans transfers about 800 jobs internally and 700 positions to third parties, bringing the total number of affected jobs to 6,300. Sales and marketing and manufacturing jobs will be hit the hardest. Citing the delay of its experimental diabetes medicine taspoglutide, Roche will cut 2,650 positions in sales and marketing. More

What your e-mail address says about you
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There's a lot of talk lately about e-mail. AOL has announced a major overhaul to its e-mail service, which served as an entry point to the Internet for millions in the dial-up days of the '90s and early 2000s. As acknowledged by the upgrade's name, Project Phoenix, today's AOL is struggling to find a way out of the old-news ashes. Then, recently, Facebook rolled out a "messaging system" that CEO Mark Zuckerberg insists isn't e-mail, but it sure sounds like it has plenty of email-like features to us. More

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6 crazy job search tactics
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Taking a non-traditional approach to a job search can be a good thing. Take the case of Alec Brownstein, an advertising professional who found himself looking for a new job last summer. Fed up with the traditional job search, he decided to try an unprecedented tactic. Banking on the fact that "everyone Googles themselves," he bought sponsored links attached to the names of top-advertising directors. So when the directors Googled themselves, Brownstein's ads would appear at the top of the results page. The ads reportedly said "Hey, [creative director's name]: Goooogling [sic] yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun, too" — and then provided a link to Bronstein's website. A few months (and only $6) later, Brownstein was employed by top-advertising firm Young & Rubicam. More

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Joyce Richman: Always know what employers' needs are first
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When you're looking for a job, you need to sell yourself to the person doing the hiring. And as easy as that is to say, it can feel embarrassing, awkward and inappropriate to brag about yourself, especially if you were brought up to be humble and respectful of others in positions of power and authority. So what can you do to present yourself positively but still feel comfortable? For one, you can talk about your skills and abilities just as others might. For example: "Mr. Jones, this is what co-workers say when describing my accomplishments: that I have the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization; the ability to hone in on the challenges at hand and resolve them ..." etc. More

    
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