Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Managing Your Paper and Online Resumes

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Managing Your Paper and Online Resumes

Careers Channel

How do you write your resume to snag that interview? Join Dr. David Harwell, Director of ACS Careers, as he shares easy-to-follow tips that will make your resume stand out from the crowd. This event is co-produced with the ACS Younger Chemists Committee and Local Section Activities Committee, and will bring together young chemists from across the nation as they learn how to get ahead in the workforce while networking with other participants.  After the broadcast, there will be plenty of time for LIVE questions and answers from a distinguished panel of recruiters and employment specialists.

Example Resumes (Download for use during the broadcast)

Gather a group and join us for this special broadcast to receive a digital “Program-in-a-Box” that includes everything you will need to host an event.

Each local section and student chapter that participates has the option to receive a digital “Program-in-a-Box” that makes planning as easy as pie. It will contain almost everything that you need to prepare and host the event for groups of any size and  includes:

  • Flyers and announcements to help you publicize the program
  • Brochures and flyers from ACS Career Services on job search resources and how to access free career consultants
  • Discussion questions and talking points for after the program



 Presentation Slides


What You Will Learn

  • See if you can spot which of three resumes puts a sample applicant’s best foot forward
  • Essential information that employers are looking for in your resume…and what to leave out
  • How to design your online resume and choose effective keywords to make it searchable


Program Details

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm ET

Fee: Free to Attend.


Meet the Experts

Dr. David Harwell is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. He is a chemist by training and a career counselor by profession. Before joining the staff of ACS Dave was a faculty member at the University of Hawaii focusing on silicon nanoparticles and supramolecular structures.




Chris Kim is an Account Manager at Aerotek, Inc.  Chris is responsible for developing new business and servicing his current clients in the Greater Philadelphia area. He started with Aerotek in 2008 as a Recruiter.  After successfully recruiting for 18 months, Chris was promoted into an Account Recruiting Management role, where he was tasked with managing and servicing three of the largest customers in the Philadelphia market.  In January 2013, he was promoted into a Business Development role.



Meredith Dow has over 16 years experience in the staffing industry with specific expertise in the areas of Scientific, Clinical Research and Engineering staffing and is currently the Founder of Driven Staffing Inc. Previously, she was responsible for opening and managing the Life Sciences practice for a start-up staffing firm and grew that into the company’s most profitable division in less than one year. She was their top performer for 4 out of the 5 years she was with them. Prior to that she founded and managed a Scientific branch for a $1 billion staffing firm, and developed that branch into the company’s most successful scientific branch for 9 of the 10 years that she was with the company. Her passion is helping to connect talented scientists with companies who need and can appreciate their expertise! Outside of Driven her passion is food/wine pairing and she is studying to be a Sommelier.


The Fine Print

ACS Webinars® does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


2 Responses to “Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Managing Your Paper and Online Resumes”

  1. Michael Shuttic says:

    Dr. Valerie Plaus fwd this info to me. Looks great. My work is with students with disabilities/at-risk, & this looks like a useful resource. Unable to ‘attend’ the 8 Oct workshop. Is it possible to get the kit? Thank you.

    -Michael Shuttic, Director of Partners In Learning

  2. admin says:


    Thank you for your interest in ACS Webinars! The registration is coming to a close so please register your group for this special broadcast on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm ET. If you can not attend the LIVE ACS Webinar it will be hosted on this same site one week after the LIVE presentation.

    Erik Holderman

    Co-Producer, ACS Webinars®

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