Last week an interesting call came from an
individual Ph.D. chemist who joined the ranks
of the unemployed recently.
While he was obtaining some initial interviews
(4 in 3 months) he has not been successful
recently and wanted some assistance
attracting more interviews and getting
over the interview hurdle. While he views
ChemJobs, Monster and other job boards,
he wonders whether he should continue
looking at these boards. Most of his interviews
are coming through a recruiter.
It has been some time since we brought up
NAICS and SIC codes. They are
classification methods. It is important
in a job research to identify your chosen
industry’s correct code(s).
The SIC/NAICS codes group together
similar products or services produced
by businesses. It describes the primary
business in which a company operates.
Establishments often operate in more
than one SIC/NAICS category, especially
when they provide a variety of goods
and services. It is these code numbers that
will assist you in finding major
manufacturers in this field, where they are
located and what the trends are in the
A fine intro is given 1. See
Websters Online seems to offer one approach
to discovering companies. The Dept. of
Commerce is another.