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Chemistry Careers

Clarke student experiment

Definition

Chemistry is a major branch of the physical sciences that involves the study of substances and energy. It focuses on their composition, characteristics, changes, reactions, uses, and their benefits and dangers to the world and its inhabitants.

Can you prove you have the most important skills to hear “you’re hired?”

Communication Skills

Communication skills involve active listening and presentation as well as excellent writing capabilities. Can you explain technical concepts to partners, customers and coworkers in a way they will understand?

Computer and Technical Literacy

Today, most jobs require basic competency in computer software.

Interpersonal Skills

The ability to work in teams, relate to people and manage conflict is extremely important in the workplace. How have you done this in the past? What is your conflict management style?

Adaptability

Are you able to adapt to changes and manage multiple tasks? In today’s professional world, the ability to learn new technologies and adjust to changing surroundings is important.

Research Skills

Hiring managers seek employees that are skilled at assessing situations, are able to seek multiple perspectives and gather more in-depth information.

Project Management Skills

Organization, planning and effectively implementing projects are all important skills to an employer. Many companies are choosing not to hire project managers, and are expecting all employees to possess the skills necessary to carry out projects.

Problem-Solving Skills

You need the ability to use creativity, reasoning, past experience, and available resources to resolve issues in any field. Solving problems will save your organization time and money.

Strong Work Ethic

Can you take initiative? Are you reliable? Can you do the job right the first time? Managers don’t have the time watch your every move, so this is a skill that is expected from all employees.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is not a skill that will be listed in a job description. However, it is a highly sought after skill that relates to social skills, social awareness and self-management abilities.

Additional Sources of Information

Chemistry Jobs
Science Careers
Nature Jobs
ChemPointers