Thursday, November 7, 2013

Well, that's disappointing

Courtesy of Twitter follower @TfOH_C6H6, a bit of gallows humor:


I'm sure it's an unhappy coincidence more than a comment on the market. Still, though...

7 comments:

  1. This brings up a question I have. Are these on-line job search sites useful for Ph.D.s at all?

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    1. Most of them, no, not really. The vast majority (including the ones I follow regularly) are of limited use. I think some are worth more than others (i.e. I really do think ACS Careers/C&EN Jobs does a good/better job than say, Monster/dot/com.)

      Also, depends on which category, right? Academic versus industrial, entry-level versus mid-career. I think for your run-of-the-mill PUI assistant prof job, yeah, online is a great resource. Mid-career industrial? Much less so.

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    2. Yes, I agree that C&EN jobs is probably a good resource for people looking for new academic jobs. I hardly ever see any industry jobs advertised in C&EN anymore.

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    3. I've just started my job hunt (~6 months from finishing my PhD) and I'm having difficulty getting to the ACS Website actually. Has anyone else noticed this?

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    4. Which link? (Actually I've noticed issues/errors with the ACS Presentations on Demand site.)

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    5. This one is working well for me... http://chemistryjobs.acs.org/jobs

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  2. Starbucks used to have an entire coffee science division when I was at Univ. of Washington in grad school. They downsized it during that time.

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