Hello,I am Rachel and I just recently graduated with a Bachelors in Chemistry with extensive undergraduate research experience. Since graduation I have actively been searching for a position within the cosmetic industry. I have sent my resume to numerous companies. I also have sent it to all of the Lab Support Offices in my region and also in California, New York and New Jersey. Unfortunately the California, New York, and New Jersey Lab Support offices are not willing to consider me for the positions they have open because I’m currently in Georgia.Although I expressed that I was very willing to relocate at my own expense. I also contacted McKenna Labs, YG Labs, Kira Labs, Columbia Cosmetics, L’Oreal, Avon, Nu World Beauty, Kolmar Lab Group, and Estee Lauder just to name a few. I have reached out to all of the staffing and recruiting resources I know (Aerotek, Kelly Scientific, StaffMark, New Age Clinical, and Randstad.) I also check the Society of Cosmetic Chemists chapter websites weekly but there are no recent job postings. Not to mention all of the small chemistry related jobs I have applied for in an attempt to build my work experience. I have had my resume and cover letter reviewed dozens of time by numerous recruiters. They all have been impressed by my resume and research experience. I have also been very active on LinkedIn networking with HR Managers and R&D Supervisors but no luck there either. As you can see I’m extremely determined to land a job in this industry. In response to all of the emails I have sent out and applications I have completed I have only received one phone interview and unfortunately I did not get offered the job because I currently live in Georgia. It is extremely frustrating trying to break into this industry, I’m convinced I need a streak of good luck. This career path is my dream and I refuse to be defeated but I don’t know what else to do can anyone offer me any help?
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