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Careers in Chemistry. Future Trends 2
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, Mentoring, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 6:24 pm

We have often seen the term that chemistry
is the
central science, having connections to
engineering,
geology, biology, cosmology
and other fields.


Chemists are combinations of “knowledge
worker,”
theoretician. practical innovator,
real time
experimentalist and entrepreneur. 
In this vein a
chemist can consider
transitioning her/his career
at different
stages– early, mid-career or mature.


Several concepts Bill Carroll wrote about  in
a blog
points out how “branding” can be
important for
a segment of chemists seeking
to incorporate
entrpreneurism into their
repertoire. Bill writes that
some trends suggest
some chemistry related careers
will be built by
accumulating skills, succeeding,
and

making oneself known in the marketplace.

This differs with an earlier generation which
[found]
a good company and ’stay there for life’

approach
to employment.  He quotes W. Arruda
saying,
“In the new world of work, jobs will

come looking
for you. Job seekers will move
from being hunters
to being hunted,
so they need
to make sure they
can be found.”  It is not fully
here yet, I might add.


Bill’s article cites the importance of
 - professional networking
 - online presence (web-site, blog knowledge
source)

 - differentiated value delivered asynchronously
to
targeted audiences

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