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ONLINE CAREER TOOLS AT ACS

To enhance career assistance to ACS members, the Department of Career Services has launched Advanced Career Tools (ACT), a suite of services, which includes nearly 300 articles of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) about career-related issues; access to professional career coaches; products such as career CD’s and books; and customized features such as e-mail alerts. The FAQ’s in ACT are available at http://www.acs.org/careers at no cost, while the professional career coaching is offered to ACS members at a discount over the market rate.The Career Consultant Program continues its long history of success with one-on-one, member-to-member, free, confidential career counseling. Members are now able to view consultant profiles and self-select consultants online This ability reduces the response time to members and puts the consultants and members directly in contact with each other to initiate career-focused communication.

 

EMPLOYER LIST

The California Section maintains a list of local employers of chemists. To obtain a copy of this list, as an Excel spreadsheet file, contact the California Section office, or e-mail requests to office@calacs.org.

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CAREER SITE

http://www.cen-chemjobs.org/
This ACS site combines the prior C&E News online career information and ads site with the former ACS JobSpectrum.org site. At one location one can now peruse current job openings in the chemical sciences. ACS members can open accounts to view the latest job postings and can file their resumes online. The first place to look should you be in a job search mode.

SCIENCE MAGAZINE’S NEXT WAVE

http://nextwave.sciencemag.org/
Science magazine’s on-line job search page and weekly career updates.

BAY AREA JOBS

http://www.bajobs.com/
Lists jobs available, by category, in the San Francisco Bay Area; also, allows posting of resumes.

JOBSMART

http://jobsmart.org/
Good general job information for California’s main cities with useful job search help.

BAYAREA.COM

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/bayarea/classifieds/employment/
Online job listing edition of the San Jose Mercury News and Contra Costa Papers; find a job; post a resume; post an ad; searchable by profession title.

SF GATE’S CAREER SEARCH

http://www.sfgate.com/jobs/
San Francisco Chronicle job listings on-line; searchable by profession title.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOBS

http://www.latimes.com/classified/jobs/
Job listings and career information in the Los Angeles Times; searchable by profession title.