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Careers and Resources

Are you in the final year of your degree and starting to think about what to do next? What opportunities are available to chemistry graduates? We’ve opened a discussion box on this page so you can ask questions about anything related to finding your first job.

Chemistry Graduates

We’re starting to interview chemistry graduates working in industry/business/academia. There are a couple of interviews here to start off, and we hope to do more each year from graduates of as many universities as possible. Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to share your experience of finding that first job. Use the discussion box below to ask any questions.

RSC – Inspiring Chemistry Careers

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a great place to start your career. If you need inspiration, take a look at some role models, champions, and ambassadors of chemistry in a project looking at diversity in the chemical sciences.

Jobbydoo

Jobbydoo aggregates job vacancies from all career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies, and organises that information to make it accessible and useful.

Key advantages of Jobbydoo:
– More than 900,000 jobs available in the UK.
– Excellent for job-seekers, students and graduates.
– Reliability: Jobbydoo already collaborates with many Educational and Governmental Institutions.

Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB) consultants

See what the career consultants of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau have to say, about getting that first job as a chemist.

Neuvoo

Neuvoo is a job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies’ career websites, placement agencies and job boards. It has over 800,000 jobs in the UK and almost 3000 related to chemistry.

JobHero

This site has a lot of career-related information, including sample resume content for thousands of job titles.

Jobmanji

Another jobs website for students who seeking work in the Chemistry sector. Jobmanji provides a search engine that incorporates jobs from hundreds of career & employment sites into one place, where students have the ability to search for any type of job that they desire. The need to filter through multiple websites to find what you are looking for is eliminated. They have recently launched an advice and tips section which is proving very popular.

Raw Resume

A guide that goes in depth about resume organisation and how to create a selling personal brand statement.

Resume Baking

This site specialises in building your own resume and you can see samples as well.
RawResume and ResumeBaking are both highly recommended by a student who has been successful in finding a job using these, and the other links on this page.

Also:

CareersChemistryMole

Prospects

Graduate Recruitment Bureau

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