ACS Careers

  • We’ve Moved! July 14, 2014
    ACS Careers Blog is now the ACS Career Navigator™ Blog. Visit weekly at our new location on the ACS Network for information on ACS Career Services, Professional Education, Leadership Development and Market Intelligence. Advertisements
  • Should I Stay Or Should I Go? July 7, 2014
    Every day, you make the decision as to whether to continue working at the same job, or look for something new. Most days, you don’t even think about it, you just get up and go to work. If you have a really bad day, you may think about seeing what else is out there. But […]
  • Managing Your Day June 23, 2014
    Going from emergency to emergency putting out fires at work is no way to spend your day. Some days there is a crisis or things keeping coming up that do not let you manage your time effectively. Most days, though, you should be able to arrange your work day so you can work efficiently. This […]
  • When Is It Time To Leave? June 16, 2014
     Sometimes it’s easy to know when to leave your current job: your manager is a complete jerk, you are being asked to do unethical or illegal things, or you just plain hate what you are doing. Job situations are usually not that extreme, making the decision to leave or stay in your current job complicated. […]
  • Why Should I Hire You? June 9, 2014
    Common interview questions are googled, anticipated, and feared by many an interviewee. People try to prepare for questions as strange as what type of animal best describes you, or what type of ice cream would you be. Answers are carefully thought through and even practiced in mock interviews or in front of the mirror. In […]
  • Do You Have Any Questions for Me? June 2, 2014
    Job interviews are stressful. You’re worried about making a good impression, selling your skills and abilities, and not spilling food on yourself. At the same time, you’re trying to learn all about the company, determine what the job will really be like, and decide if you like your potential future co-workers. However, the last question […]
  • Do More When You Have Less May 26, 2014
    I recently read about a group of amazing computer programmers who emigrated to the US. They came out of Russia, in a time when Russia had very few computers. With little knowledge of the English language, they were able to use their superior programming skills to not only survive, but thrive, and build highly lucrative […]
  • Coping with Job Stress May 19, 2014
    The alarm goes off. Another day in the pressure cooker of work has begun. And there are only 24 hours to get more done today. If your mornings begin with the panic of job-related stress and a feeling of being overwhelmed, it’s time to implement some simple strategies for stress reduction. Stress is defined as […]
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? May 12, 2014
    This can be a tough question to answer in an interview or when your manager is talking to you about career development. What they really want is not an in depth look at the future you envision for yourself but to see how well your short and medium term goals match up to what your […]
  • And Today’s Speaker is…. May 5, 2014
    Chemical professionals are used to presenting their work at seminars and conferences. They spend hours preparing content and practicing wording, until everything is perfect. But when it comes to introducing other speakers, many people give very little thought to what they will say until they actually step on stage. As the host, it is your […]


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