By Stephanie Liverani
Finding a job is hard. Finding a job in your field is harder. And finding your dream job in a niche career field can sometimes feel like a fruitless search for a needle in a haystack.
Job seekers of all ages and experience levels across all industries know this.
But as the unemployment rate in the U.S. continues to hover at 5.1 percent, an estimated 7.9 million people compete in the job market. And in the age of fully automated, online application processes, it’s even harder for job seekers to stand out to hiring managers.
On the flip side, good help is hard to find, too. Employers spend exorbitant amounts of time, energy, and money looking for the right person to fill the role. And those costs aren’t just related to recruiting. Once the right person is finally on board, training them is an even bigger investment.
It’s crucial that the job really is the best fit, both for the job seeker and the employer.
The good news is that demand for pros in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics continues to trend upward. It’s projected that about one million more STEM professionals will be needed in the U.S. alone by 2022, according to the 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Report on Education.
And recruiting qualified ceramic and glass engineers, researchers, and scientists to enter the field is imperative to nearly every industry focused on innovative clean energy solutions.
To address this growing need, The American Ceramic Society and the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation have partnered to create the Ceramic and Glass Career Center—the premiere online resource for matching talented, qualified job and internship seekers with the best career opportunities at leading organizations in the ceramic and glass industry.
“Our goal with the Career Center is to make opportunities in the ceramic and glass materials community easier to find for job and internship seekers, and, as a result, help organizations recruit the best of the best,” says CGIF Development Director Marcus Fish. “It really is the best place out there to go to match the most qualified candidates with the right ceramic and glass industry opportunities.”
The Career Center website provides a user-friendly interface and easy-to-navigate career search tool that helps job seekers zero in on the right opportunities for them.
Companies and organizations can take advantage of the site’s straightforward platform to post comprehensive job descriptions to ensure they’re targeting and attracting the right candidates.
This valuable tool is free to all job and internship seekers, and ACerS Corporate Members can post unlimited job listings for no charge. (Learn more about the benefits of ACerS Corporate Membership!)
Check out the Career Center to find the perfect opportunity or to secure your next ceramic and glass all-star.