Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ACS Career Fair helps job seekers

Malahat Layazali - ACS Member Associate

The ACS career fair in Boston welcomed a thousand-plus job seekers. Representatives from 68 companies (such as Gilead Sciences, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Celanese, and many others) scheduled more than 700 interviews for 484 available positions. A corporate exhibitor on Recruiters’ Row recently told us, “We had much success finding the talent we need for our Shanghai office.”

Something in excess of 500 people took advantage of opportunities for one-on-one resume reviews and mock interviews with career consultants that were offered at the career fair. In addition, ACS presented 36 career workshops to members attending the Boston meeting.

A job seeker commented, “There were so many wonderful talks, workshops, and networking opportunities! I utilized both the resume review and mock interview opportunities and found both of the people I worked with to be of the utmost professionalism and helpfulness. The ability to actually participate in a mock interview workshop was a wonderful experience that gave me valuable feedback.”

Please join us to take advantage of more opportunities at the ACS Virtual Career Fair on November 2–3, 2010 and at the onsite Career Fair at the National Meeting in Anaheim, March 27–30, 2011. If you would like to find out more, please visit our website at www.acs.org/careers.

Malahat Layazali is an ACS member associate in the Department of Career Services and Development.

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