Published: 01 Feb 2011
You can find the Careers Service on MyRSC (my.rsc.org/careers). In order to access the Careers Service you will need to be a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. To become a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, go to www.rsc.org/join.
If you are already a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, but can't access the service you will need to upgrade your MyRSC account to full access by submitting your membership number. A link to do so will appear in the bottom left of your profile page. If you have any problems with this, please email email@example.com.
How do I book an appointment with a careers adviser?
The Royal Society of Chemistry offers members the opportunity to speak to a qualified careers adviser free of charge. All consultations are confidential and adhere to the National Information, Advice and Guidance Board principles.
Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
• Career exploration - planning your next steps and future options
• Changing jobs and/or career path - clarifying your ideas and evaluating alternatives
• Developing an effective job seeking strategy
• Advice on CV style
• Identifying your current skills and abilities and how to develop others relevant to your chosen career path
• Applying your past experience to today's job market
You can contact an adviser via firstname.lastname@example.org, but also face-to-face in our careers surgeries and at the Royal Society of Chemistry's London office, where we offer 45 minute personal consultations - contact the One to One team for more information or to book an appointment.
How do I write a CV?
In our Applications and Interviews section you will find information regarding CV and application form writing. Whether you are based inside or outside of the UK, we also have presentations on CV writing in Careers TV.
Finally, you could look at www.prospects.ac.uk or www.vitae.ac.uk which have additional information about academic CVs
How do I prepare for an interview?
Have a look at our webinar 'Survivors Guide to Interviews' in Careers TV for advice on what to do to prepare and how to thrive in an interview.
I don't know what I want to do next in my career..help!
First of all, breathe. Secondly I would recommend that you speak to a specialist adviser (see How do I book an appointment with a careers advisor above).
The sections Job Searching and Changing Direction may be of help while waiting for one to one advice
You can also keep up to date with the latest news and information from the Careers Service via our group or our blog