IEEE has released a new free tool for its members, called IEEE ResumeLab. This is a robust tool which helps you create, present, manage and share your skills with potential employers. Not only a resume development tool, this site has a cover letter builder, interview preparation assistance and even helps you build and host a personal professional website. Click on the link above or visit https://ieee.optimalresume.com to find out more.
Current membership in IEEE is required to access this tool, but at 32$ for a student membership, this could easily be a great investment.
Are You A Professional?
A local group was putting together a career development workshop, and wanted to include a section on professionals. When asked for a definition, the first thing that came to mind is that a professional is someone who gets paid to do something. While that may be true, it’s not always. I have worked with some very professional volunteers, and some very amateur employees.
What they really wanted to talk about was professionalism. Professionalism is more a state of mind. It’s a collection of attitudes and actions that over time demonstrate respect for and dedication to a specific goal, and usually that inspire respect and admiration from their colleagues and coworkers.
A true professional respects their colleagues, responds to them in a timely manner, and has reasonable expectations. They judge others by the quality of their work and by their actions, with no preconceptions or irrelevant biases. Continue reading
October 25th the American Chemical Society (ACS) come to campus and held an all day workshop covering a short intro to “Basics in Scholarly Publishing” and “Copyright and Ethics in Scholarly Communication” followed by an amazing half-day workshop on “Acing the Interview.” This workshop discussed every step of the process from initial interview, to secondary interview through the final, on-site interview and some of the most common concepts and questions you might be asked along the way. Continue reading