Summarizes the new green jobs study by the Brookings Institute, noting that the study reports that the driving force behind the U.S. “clean economy” over the last decade has been emerging energy technologies. It is these dozen or so “hot” segments within the larger green economy where most of the growth has been concentrated. This suggests that, in order to build a cleantech economy, the U.S. should put primary emphasis on new, technology-intensive, energy-related sectors.
Applying for a green job that’s not a good fit, lack of focus, applying to companies that don’t have openings, and asking everyone you meet if they know of any job openings, are four ways to sabotage your green job search.
Carol McClelland, PhD, author of Green Careers For Dummies and Founder of Green Career Central answers the following question, Everyone says that the best way to find a green job is through networking and that you should network using social media. How do you use social media to network and find a green job?
There are a growing number of industries and sectors are making concerted efforts to rethink their business practice. It is important to be aware of the full range of your options when positioning yourself for green career change or you could be limiting yourself. To make sense of the industries and sectors that make up the green economy take a look at the green economy map.
Discover the 10 most important factors you should be using to select a green MBA program and how to use them to select the right program to put you on a successful career track.
Jim Cassio, author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future, has published the Green Careers Resource Guide, and he is offering the ebook for free. It began life as one of Jim Cassio’s research bibliographies. By 2007 it had evolved into a handout for the International Career Development Conference, and now it continues to evolve as a living e-book publication with several updates per year.
CareerApple, a career resource and coaching organization, is offering a free webinar, titled The CleanTech Series: Renewable Energy 101. The class for people interested in green careers, but have limited understanding about them. The 30 minute seminar is designed to help you learn about the past, present and future implications of renewable energy.
Renewable Energy Jobs recently announced that it is launching the first Global Renewable Energy Recruitment Channel Survey. Their global survey will explore current and future trends in job seeker behavior and analyze the effectiveness and popularity of various recruitment channels used across the renewable energy industry and around the world. They feel that the results should benefit everyone involved in the industry, particularly both corporate and agency recruiters keen to ensure that they are utilising an effective mix of marketing resources, and projecting the right messages, enabling them to engage with job seekers on the right level. They will present their findings in October 2009.
Colleges and universities are responding to a surging interest in green careers by offering more opportunities for degrees in sustainability. “The past few years, society as a whole has become increasingly interested in sustainability,” said Julian Dautremont-Smith of the Association for Sustainability in Higher Education, who was quoted in USA Today. “Higher education has been swept up as well.”