Although not defined as an ACS Career Path, Lisa Balbes
has plowed new career ground in her “NonTraditional
Careers” talks and book. It should seriously be considered
as Marinda Wu’s Vision 2025 Task Force identified these
paths as Science and Engineering Management and
Inspired Government and Industrial Roles where Chemistry
training can have strong impact and lead to fruitful careers.
How do you apply for such positions? A colleague
recently shared useful links to an online service
and firm, that has roots to one of the “big three” business
consulting organizations,– Oystir.
Among its web offerings is a set of two articles aimed
at creating your business focused resume, especially for
business consulting. So this could be of interest to mid-
career and later career individuals who have developed
significant track records.
Several take aways from Writing Tips:
- Be specific and crisp using keywords to deal with ATS
Applicant Tracking Systems
- Target your resume and cover letter, showing you know
your value-added skills, in sections recruiters focus
(the Profile or Summary section)
- Prioritize and select most significant items of
experience, development, affiliation, and accomplishment
Often times your background may not be an exact match
to the business position. So, you need to state your skills
and strengths that will lead you to be successful in an
“elevator pitch”- like Summary rather than an Objective
statement. Then, Belani and Mark work through an
exercise to help construct the Summary.