Matt, an intern at Bright Green Talent has an informative post up on how to make the green career transition.  He has been doing the company’s  internet marketing and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).   His plate is full.  He is also interning at a sustainability consulting firm, and occasionally working in his previous profession as a commercial photographer.   Below is a summary of the strategies he is using to transition to a new green career.

1. Get informed and focused by reading everything green, conduct informational interviews, and meet new people in the field.

2.  Networking by attending relevant events and and leveraging online social networking resources.

3. Develop your personal brand by blogging.

4.  Develop a new skill set that is in demand and then showcase them.

5.  Get involved and active.

6.   Love what you do and  who you work with

Read the details of his green career tranistion over at Bright Green Talent Musings.  I will try to check back in with him in a few months to see how he is doing.  If you are working to make a change to a green career or if you have been successful at it, drop us a line, so that we can share it with our community.

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Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.