Resources at Participating Institutions
Other Career Development Resources
An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.
- Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
- A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
- A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
- Articles and resources to guide you through the process
ACS Careers Portal
Advance your career, look for a job, explore career fields, and more.
Resources for a Career in Science Writing
A compilation by Carmen Drahl of web and other sources organized by topic.
Career Options for Biomedical Scientists. A book from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Description: The majority of PhDs trained in biomedical sciences do not remain in academia. They are now presented with a broad variety of career options, including science journalism, publishing, science policy, patent law, and many more. This book examines the numerous different careers that scientists leaving the bench can pursue, from the perspectives of individuals who have successfully made the transition. In each case, the book sets out what the job involves and describes the qualifications and skills sets required.
Common Interview Questions and What They Mean
Have you ever wondered why an interviewer asks certain interview questions? This is a quick guide to the translations for some of the most common interview questions.
According to a recent CareerBuilder Interview mistakes survey, hiring managers revealed that they still see certain interview mistakes regularly. The most frequent interview mistakes reported were:
- Answering a cell phone or texting during the interview (71%)
- Dressing inappropriately (69%)
- Appearing disinterested (69%)
- Appearing arrogant (66%)
- Speaking negatively about a current or previous employer (63%)
- Chewing gum (59%)
- Not providing specific answers (35%)
- Not asking good questions (32%)