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It's all a bit chicken and egg, getting experience I mean. As you move into your chosen career you are likely to come up with the words ' I'm sorry, you just missed out, the other candidate had a bit more experience' or something similar. In an ideal world you would have some experience before embarking on your new job, but how do you get experience without a job, and how do you get a job without experience? See what I mean? It's a chicken and egg scenario. As I talk to people, particularly […]
Applications are now open for our intern placements over the summer months. We currently have two opportunities open to applications. The first is as a Publishing Intern working in our Editorial Production department. This opportunity allows you to gain an insight into the full Publishing process from initial submission to final publication. This role in particular will focus on the publication process post acceptance, specifically applying author corrections and committing […]
As a member you're entitled to free confidential careers advice but what does this mean for you? Over the next few weeks I shall give you some scenarios. Today we look at networking. With 30% of all jobs (regardless of sector, experience or qualifications) increasing to 80% of jobs in the graduate/professional sectors being filled through networking, it's clearly an option worth looking at. Ah, but what about the fact all jobs have to be advertised I hear you cry. Unfortunately it doesn't […]
We interact with people all of the time, both in person and online. It's one of my favourite things, I love talking to people and finding out more about them. Although my preferred method is to interact in person, through consultations or at an event I also like to interact online. Some folks even call it networking (!) What are the benefits? Well, just like interactions face to face, interacting with others online can help you find out more about a person, sharing in common ground, […]
People often ask me about what the future of chemistry is, what kind of jobs will exist? It's difficult, if not impossible to predict the answer to the question but there has recently been a piece of research: The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030. UKCES have researched the job market of the future and has come up with 4 main possiblities: 1. Forced Flexibility - greater flexibility and moderate innovation 2.The Great Divide - high tech industries 3. Skills Activism - […]
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