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E.W.R. Steacie Award Lecture: In Vivo Applications of Solid Phase Microextraction
Janusz Pawliszyn    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session discusses solid-phase microextraction, a solvent-free sampling technique, and how it can be applied to in vivo measurements, such as those used for pharmacokinetic studies. More



Boehringer Ingelheim Doctoral Research Award Lecture: Development of Cross-Coupling and Cycloaddition Reactions
David Marcoux    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session covers two projects: metal catalyzed cross-coupling and cyclopropanation reactions, and the artificial synthesis Spirolide C, a marine toxin with pharmaceutical potential. More

Environment Division R&D Award Lecture: Oxidation of Tropospheric Aerosol Particles: Mechanisms and Potential Impacts
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This session dives into atmospheric chemistry, looking at how the oxidation of aerosol particles affects air pollution and cloud formation. More


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5 ways new grads can be proactive about job hunting
Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you're a recent grad who hasn't yet landed a post-graduation job, now is not the time to panic. Yes, graduating unemployed sucks, but keep it in perspective. There are still a number of things you can do to advance your career and get started down your own path to success. The biggest one? Be proactive! That will significantly improve your chances of getting a job. More

MBA job hunt: Negotiating the deal
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The final step in launching one's post-MBA career is accepting a job offer. Before signing a contract, job hunters have to determine if the opportunity is worth it. The brand, culture, salary, benefits, and job title and responsibilities must all play into the decision. And if the offer leaves something to be desired? That's when it's time to start negotiating. If that sounds as pleasant as a day under the dentist's drill, then consider the following steps to making it less awkward and more productive. More

Spotting the hot jobs
The News Virginian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Want to work and be well-paid? Whether you've earned a post-graduate degree or didn't complete high school, master a skill that's hard to find and do a job that's hard to do. "In deciding on their career paths, people on the verge of entering the labor market should also take note of the major trends in the U.S.," said Robert Trumble, a management professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of the university's Labor Studies Center. "That market is being shaped in large measure by the aging of the population," he said. More

How to get a job through social media
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While opportunities remain sparse in some industries, social media has made it easier than ever to make valuable contacts and impress those that matter in your field. So how can you tweet or blog your way to a new job? Social media is a vital recruitment tool so ignore it at your peril, warns Nathan Bowles, CEO of Smart Solutions. "Recruiters are increasingly turning to social media sites in their search for candidates as this has become the domain in which graduates and executives are most active". More

Expert shares job searching tips
Digital Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When job searching, there seems to be an undeniable truth to the phrase 'practice makes perfect'. Whether that means polishing up a resume, perfecting the art of cover letter writing or surviving the interview, every first impression counts. "The reality is that there is immense competition for job seekers," said Paresh Mistry, whose job it is to help link applicants to the right opportunity for them. The firm, David Aplin Group, is one of Canada's largest and accomplished recruiting firms. More

Job interview tips: How to use your networks to launch your career
Policy Mic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
My current and former students regularly ask me why they never hear back from companies where they send in an application. Millennials feel comfortable enough with technology to make it their preferred way to search for a job. The problem — technology alone will usually be insufficient to land a great job. Job seekers need to make a personal connection as well. More

5 tips for recent grads looking for work
Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Christopher Grandy knows how maddening the job hunt can be for a recent graduate. "I'm a little less sane right now," says Grandy, who has been searching every day for four months. "It gets really depressing. I don't even want to look at a resume for days — but I know I have to". Grandy finished his business administration degree at Cape Breton University in April. Bolstered with a diploma in marketing from Newfoundland's College of the North Atlantic, he set out with high hopes to try to find a job. Months later, he's much less optimistic. "I'm always wondering in the back of my head if my resumés are even getting read," he says. More

How to write a clear and concise resume, even with entry-level experience
Jobs & Hire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to crafting your resume statements, less is more. You're trying to make your resume as readable as possible by keeping it visually simple with plenty of white space to ease the eyes down the page. Blocks of text and complex, meandering sentences confound scanning for essential information and will only frustrate a recruiter, causing them to set your resume aside and move on to the next one. So keep your sentences simple and make only one carefully chosen point with each one. More

4 things you need to do after the interview to land the job
Financial Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
So you impressed HR with your resume and landed an interview with the hiring manager and a few select employees. You met with the group, and you're so confident in your performance that you'd be surprised if the company doesn't erect statues depicting your glory. But a few weeks have gone by and you haven't heard a thing. What happened? You failed proper interview follow-up etiquette. More
 
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