Science Inventory

Job Skills Workshop: Finding Employment in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Citation:

NORBERG-KING, T., B. GILLESPIE, AND T. LA POINT. Job Skills Workshop: Finding Employment in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Presented at 30th Annual Meeting of SETAC North America, New Orleans, LA, November 19 - 23, 2009.

Impact/Purpose:

To aid students with the process of career job hunting

Description:

A “practical short course” designed to aid students with the process of career job hunting and will be taught by SETAC members. Applying, interviewing, and approaching a job is challenging and one of most important in career planning. The application, interview and selection processes for all jobs are not the same. In this workshop, various types of positions in different organizations of academic, business sector (consulting and industry), and government positions will be covered. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. A team of instructors from in academia, consulting, industry, and government will present the viewpoint of a potential employee and the personnel responsible for hiring recommendations. Participants will learn about the hiring processes from application to final selection with emphasis placed on the personal interview and panel interviews. The workshop will include overviews of the hiring process, applications and supporting materials, typical interview formats, and the selection and decision procedures for each type of organization. Example resumes will be presented and an opportunity to consult on resumes for each sector will be provided. Mock interviews information on preparing for the interview, from a potential employee's perspective may be arranged. Participants will learn about the hiring processes for academic, business, and government positions from application to final selection with emphasis placed on the interview. Introduction & the Resume, How to Find Jobs, How to Apply, Application Review, The Interviewing Process, The Offer, Resume Review, The Scientist as Writer, Performer, & Face in the Crowd, Discussion Session, Mock Interview Options

URLs/Downloads:

5188NORBERGKING.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 14 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 11/19/2009
Record Last Revised: 12/03/2009
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 210208

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

MID-CONTINENT ECOLOGY DIVISION

TOXIC EFFECTS CHARACTERIZATION RESEARCH