If you’re looking for employment in the green technology sector and don’t know where to start, how about you start with yourself?
Yes, when people think about green jobs, their minds admittedly often go to common job types in this industry – green engineering, solar/wind power work and green building. However, just about any skill set you have is needed at green job sites across the United States.
For instance, if you are an accountant, a salesperson, a customer service representative or even an information technology professional, there’s a spot in green technology for you. You do not necessarily have to be a scientist or researcher to land a green job. A few tips will help you to capitalize on your skills when searching for a green job:
1. Identify any aspects of your current job situation that you can make greener. If you are an IT professional, how about coming up with ways to make your organization’s IT system more energy efficient? If you work in accounting, you can try to do less printing in an effort to conserve paper and instead spearhead more electronic production of reports.
Knowing how you can reduce your ecological footprint in your current job situation will make you more satisfied as well as give you juicy pieces of experience you can list on your resume when applying to green companies in your area of expertise.
2. Ask a potential employer if it has green openings that might fit your area of interest. If there’s a particular green company for which you are interested in working, simply call it up and inquire about its job opportunities in your skill area. Even if no openings exist, go ahead and send in your resume so that if a green job role that matches your skill area does arrive, you will be the first person the hiring manager calls.
In addition, visit your industry area’s trade association or society website – such as the site of the American Marketing Association or the American Institute for CPAs if you are a certified public accountant – to find out what up-to-date green job openings might be available.
3. Visit U.S. Green Technology’s green jobs board site, which features a wide range of green job openings in many different industries. There, you will find opportunities in marketing, management, computer science and various other fields that enable you to use your current area of expertise and passion to make a difference for your planet.
4. When completing continuing education in your field of expertise, gravitate toward courses that focus on your career area’s link to the green industry. Just about any job field can become a green one these days, so more industry conferences and college courses are offering tips on how you can make your workplace and job activities greener and, they essentially give you the chance to freshen up your eco-knowledge.
About U.S. Green Technology
U.S. Green Technology was established in January of 2009. U.S. Green Technology‘s mission is to share news and information about the latest advancements in green technologies and green jobs. U.S. Green Technology‘s areas of coverage include providing information on green social media campaigns, changes in green business, spread of the green movement throughout entertainment, green technological invention, new green start-ups, green manufacturing, green building, and green jobs. U.S. Green Technology recently launched a new free business directory for companies to promote their products and services. U.S. Green Technology also offers a green jobs board, powered by Simply Hired, for employers to post green jobs for job seekers interested in careers in the green jobs industries such as clean energy, renewable fuels, information technology, green building and green transportation.
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