Career and professional development
Planning your next steps for the future is very important, and we want to be able to support you every step of the way. A substantial 76% of members felt the RSC met their expectations when supporting their career. This shows good progress but also some opportunity for us to build the support available to you.
As part of the survey, many of you voiced your opinions on what you have struggled with during your careers. These contributions have helped us to plan additional tools and activities including:
The Careers Toolkit. You get a range of interactive tools designed to help you plan your career with confidence. From assessing your personal career preferences and building/reviewing your CV to interview preparation and aptitude testing, there is something for everyone.
The ChemCareers programme. Year on year, we expand our topics to make sure we’re covering career advice from various chemical sectors you would like to hear more about and providing webinars on topics that you find challenging, such as how to network effectively. We’ve got exciting webinars planned for 2023, including sessions on managing your workload and managing your work-life balance.
The Pathfinder tool. We’re excited to launch this in the late autumn to help you efficiently grow your skillset and professionally develop. The tool will help you choose what skills you would like to focus on, find opportunities to build on them and reflect on your progress.