Planning Your Job Search

Planning Your Job Search

ACS Webinars: Career Channel

Does the thought of searching for your next job make you feel queasy? It’s no secret that the chemistry job market is tough right now. Fear not as we bring you expert guidance to survive and thrive through any economic roller coaster.  Using these helpful hints and tips, you’ll be on your way to finding the perfect job in no time! Looking for employment doesn’t have to make your stomach flop.  By the end of this ACS Webinars Job Search Series, you’ll be pumped and prepped to make a lasting impression on prospective employers. You may even have some fun along the way!

Tuesdays from 2-3 pm EST in March 2011!

View On-Demand Recordings:

March 1, 2011Today’s Job Search Strategies


March 8, 2011Resume Writing for Scientists

March 8, 2011 - Sharpening your Interviewing skills

  • Download Presentation Slides!

    March 22, 2011 - Get the most from the Anaheim ACS National Conference and Career Fair


    What You Will Learn

    • Follow the changing times – Where to target the job market
    • Sell yourself on paper – Preparing an effective résumé
    • Make an impactful impression – Insider interview tips
    • Secure that offer and choose between multiple job offers
    • And much more…

    Meet Your Experts

    Lisa Balbes, Founder, Balbes Consultants (formerly Osiris Consultants) in 1992 to help companies produce better scientific documentation.  Lisa provides scientific writing/editing and custom workshops to more than 50 client companies. She is author of  Nontraditional Careers for Chemists and has been an ACS volunteer career consultant since 1993, providing advice and information to hundreds of scientists.

    John Engelman, Project Manager and Formulator, S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.  John works on global cost savings projects.  He has extensive experience in product development for a major silicone manufacturer, a major chemical company, two consumer product companies, and a composite company. John was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science as “One of the leading technicians in the nation” in 2003 and is a 2010 ACS Fellow.  He has been an ACS Career Consultant for 7 years.

    Jeff Moore, Senior Facilities & Compliance Specialist, Seattle Genetics.   He is a Certified Six Sigma Black belt (CSSBB) and Quality Engineer (CQE) through the American Society for Quality. Jeff has earned Toastmaster awards as Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB) and Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB).  He has been an ACS Career Consultant and Certified Career Presenter since 2009.

    The Fine Print

    ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in these presentations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the ACS.

    8 Responses to “Planning Your Job Search”

    1. Maria says:

      Can non-acs members and non-business owners attend these seminars?

    2. admin says:

      Thanks for your interest. This webinar is a free service from ACS. Please check out the many valuable benefits of joining ACS.

    3. Lynn says:

      If we register and are unable to attend at the specified time, will the webinar be avaiabele for viewing later?

    4. Jennifer says:

      Are voice recordings available for webinar sessions?

    5. admin says:

      Dear Jennifer: We will post the recordings on YouTube a week after the LIVE presentation. Hope you can join us for future LIVE sessions and Q&A with the presenters.

    6. marcel says:

      Motivated chemist with strong laboratory and research experience seeking a chemist position.

    7. Tina Soumahoro says:

      How do I register for the up coming Webinar?


      Tina Soumahoro

    8. admin says:

      Tina, the next webinar in the Planning Your Job Search series, is entitled “Resume Writing for Scientists” with Lisa Balbes. You may register at and scroll to find the title or copy this url:

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