In-Person New Technologies to Find Jobs and Manage Your Career
Almost every task can now be done at least partially online, and career management is no different. This session will talk about the latest advances in online methods of job searching, networking, and building your professional identity.
About the Instructor(s)
Dr. Lisa M. Balbes
Chief Scientist, Balbes Consultants LLC
Dr. Lisa M. Balbes earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and psychology from Washington University in St Louis. Since 1992, she has provided technical writing and editing services as Balbes Consultants, LLC, with clients including Washington University Medical School, Bausch and Lomb Surgical, SigmaAldrich, the US FDA, and many others.
She has been an American Chemical Society volunteer career consultant since 1993, providing career management advice and information to literally thousands of scientists. She is the author of the book “Nontraditional Careers for Chemists: New Formulas in Chemistry”, published by Oxford University Press, and over 300 published articles on career development. She is an ACS certified master workshop facilitator, and an internationally invited speaker on various career topics, with over 300 presentations to date.
She is a fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry (2013), and of the American Chemical Society (2017). Dr. Balbes is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors (elected 2022 - 2024). She has served her local ACS section as chair (2002, Outstanding Local Section), career resource coordinator, scout clinic coordinator and councilor (2007-present). Nationally, she has served on the Committee on Committees (elected 2020 - 2021), the Committee on Nominations and Elections (elected 2014-2019) and the Committee on Economic and Professional affairs (2007–2013, chair 2011-2013).
About the Course
We all know the Internet and information technology have changed the way we do business. But how have they changed the way we find business, or even find new careers? New technological tools such as LinkedIn, IDPs, NAICS codes, Twitter, and more provide a wealth of information and open all sorts of avenues for career options. This presentation will focus on tools and techniques of particular use to chemical professionals, including navigating the online job search and application process, evaluating and improving your own personal brand, and how they can be used for both active and passive career development. The content is revised and updated immediately before each presentation, to ensure that only the most current information is presented.
What You Will Learn
- Conduct efficient online searches for potential job openings
- Prepare a customized application package
- Create online profiles that are attractive to potential employers
- Identify opportunities for continuing education
Who Should Attend
- Current job seekers
- Early career scientists looking to advance their skills
- Experienced scientists who have not ventured online for job searching
- Mainly those seeking careers in industry, but some academic and government as well