Finding a great job—one that matches your skills, values, and interests—is much more likely to happen when you’ve got a solid job search plan in place. If you’re looking for a job, particularly if you’re unemployed, it’s easy to fall into the trap of applying for any and every job opportunity that comes your way. Taking the extra bit of time to create a job search plan, however, is well worth it. It will focus you on the job sectors that match your interests and enable you to unearth open positions that are right for you. Moreover, a good job search plan ensures that you have everything ready and in place to stand out from the crowd and make an outstanding impression on any prospective employer.
Briefly, here’s what you need to do to create a top-notch job search plan and then put it into action.
ACS Career Consultants are ACS members with plenty of first-hand work experience in all facets of the chemical enterprise. They have been trained as career consultants and are dedicated to helping you discover and achieve your goals at any stage of your career. They can help you develop a comprehensive job search plan, improve your resume, enhance your ability to interview, make a career transition, and much more. ACS Career Consultants are available year-round to advise ACS members via e-mail or phone. They are also always on hand at the ACS Career Fair, which takes place at all ACS National Meetings and at the ACS Virtual Career Fair.
You can also attend ACS Career Fair Workshops for help developing your plan and your skills.
Planning a career transition? Click here for some specific tips that will help you ease into a new, more rewarding career path.
Visit the home page of ACS Careers for even more resources to support you in every facet of your job search and your career and professional development.