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Here at Royal Society of Chemistry Careers we're great advocates of using social media as part of your career management strategy. Using social media is a great way to raise your profile and let people know what you're doing, but it can be disastrous if done badly. If you've ever thought about being a science blogger, take a look at this article, which will help you to do it well. Posted by Julie FranklinApr 17, 2014 11:55 am
Are you a graduate with a good Honours degree in science, or about to graduate this summer? If you're considering a career in publishing, the Royal Society of Chemistry has great opportunities for Publishing Editors, open for applications all year round. You can find more details on the role and how to apply here. This is a great way to take your first steps in publishing with an organisation that is internationally recognised for the excellence of its journals. Not only […]
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 […]
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