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Macromolecular Science & Engineering Award Lecture
Francoise Winnik    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session discusses poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) — two responsive polymers so similar... yet so different! More



CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award Lecture
Charles Yeung    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session explores transition metal catalysis: Activating CO2, CH, and CO bonds en route to carboxylic acids, biaryls, and N-containing heterocycles. It also talks about symposium on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in honour of Howard Alper. More

Maxxam Award Lecture
Pierre Thibault    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session explores mass spectrometry tools to unravel the molecular basis of adaptive immunity and cancer development. More


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Employment expertise: Résumé metrics make applicants stand out
Holland Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These days, there is an abundance of sources for creating good résumés: websites, books, blogs and even specialty consultants. All of these resources are devoted to helping you create the best possible résumé. There are common ideas found throughout the clutter of advice. One is to tailor your résumé to the individual position for which you are applying, or at least toward the industry. People are more versatile now and possess transferable skills that travel across industries. So your sales-focused résumé must be rewritten to better reflect the more technical position to which you might be applying. More

September is Update Your Résumé Month
Easley Patch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
September is International Update Your Résumé Month, created by Career Directors International to encourage both those actively looking for a job and those currently in a job to dust off and update their résumé. If you're currently employed, it may be easy to dismiss the idea of updating your résumé. With many employers cutting back staff, it's likely you're carrying more responsibility at work and may think you don't have the time to update your résumé. However, this might actually be the perfect time to update your résumé! More

5 tips for focusing your fall job search
Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fall is almost here. The weather's getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the leaves on the trees are changing color. Pumpkin-flavored drinks are back and everyone is looking forward to a break in the humidity. Another thing that comes with fall? Hiring season. Much like back to school, hiring season requires proper preparation and organization. Follow these tips to focus your fall job search and start off on the right foot. More

Résumé required: Business majors get a wake-up call
Bloomberg    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Undergraduate business students at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business no longer need a résumé simply to get an internship or job. Now they are required to have one in order to be considered for admission to business school. The new requirement, which goes into effect in the spring of 2013, is a major shift for Tippie, which up until now has had an admissions process that relied primarily on grades and grade point average, said Susan Felker, Tippie's assistant dean for admissions and enrollment management. More

How to avoid common job interview fumbles
First Coast News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you score that big interview, you don't want to fumble and do something that could cost you the job. Candace Moody, vice president of communications for WorkSource, illustrates, with the help of First Coast News' Lewis Turner and Jeannie Blaylock, what you should and should not do during an interview. Do NOT forget about the receptionist. Moody said "the interview actually starts in the lobby," and the receptionist is observing you to see if you will be a good fit for the organization. More

Does your résumé scare recruiters?
Business Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A student asked me to review her résumé. She had just failed my business development class because she turned in no work. This résumé had nothing to do with the person I got to know over three months in class. She produced no work. She had barely spoken in the workshop portion of our weekly class, where each person shares their assignment and gets feedback from class members. This is why it scares every recruiter when it's time to dig through the email — or the online job applications, when a job is posted. People are sending virtual garbage that heaps up and soils every legitimate inquiry. More

Make your interview memorable
Whiz News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's a way to make your job interview one that will be memorable. A job developer at the Muskingum County Opportunity Center said there are things everyone should do when out on a job interview and the most important is to research the company. "You need to know before going into the interview a little bit about the company what their history is, what type of work they do, that type of thing," explained Job Developer Julie Metzger. More

What's keeping graduates from finding jobs?
Business News Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Four years of college and a diploma aren't enough to prepare recent graduates for the work force. A majority of college career center directors cite students' lack of motivation as recent graduates' biggest barrier to finding a job. According to a new survey by National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) on behalf of the Career Advisory Board, established by DeVry University, 56 per cent of career center directors said students' lack of interest in formal career preparation and professional development is preventing graduates from finding a job. More

Actions and phrases that are job interview suicide
CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Have you ever been in a job interview and said something that made the conversation grind to an awkward halt? There are few worse feelings than knowing your interview is not going well. And while it's possible to turn around a bad meeting before you shake your interviewer's hand goodbye, it's best to avoid certain actions or phrases that are serious ship-sinkers. More

2 tips for writing a professional résum ée
Business 2 Community    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In case you have been waiting for an interview call from your prospective employer and plan to impress him with your brilliant oratory skills, you are skipping a step and thinking too far ahead. One of the first things to remember when you are job hunting is to have a résumé that will get the recruiter's undivided attention and make him interested enough to interview you. More
 
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