Tips on Getting a Job: Advice given by Corporation Associates during the 2009 Graduate Student Round Table
To learn more about a company you are interested in, visit the company’s website. Seek out a company representative at the next ACS National Meeting.
Learn the company’s hiring practices. It is a real mistake to circumvent the company’s recruiting process. Attend career fairs and other recruiting events to meet with recruiters in addition to submitting a curriculum vita online.
Before going on an interview be prepared to give a brief description of your research, explain the challenges that were raised, your approach to problem solving and the outcome concisely and clearly.
Do not self limit! If you are unable to meet with a recruiter, apply to positions of interest posted online even if you are not 100% qualified.
Do not apply for every job. Identify jobs and a career path that is compatible with your interest and training.