Best Green Careers: Explore Opportunities in the Rapidly Growing Field

Overview

In today's world, there is a high demand for renewable resources, green buildings, green facilities, and green transportation. Whether you're a recent college graduate or someone looking for a career change, there is no better time to move into the growing green sector-and there is no better reference than Best Green Careers.

Best Green Careers provides a detailed look at the green job market, as well as strategies for each step of the job search process-from building a résumé ...

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Overview

In today's world, there is a high demand for renewable resources, green buildings, green facilities, and green transportation. Whether you're a recent college graduate or someone looking for a career change, there is no better time to move into the growing green sector-and there is no better reference than Best Green Careers.

Best Green Careers provides a detailed look at the green job market, as well as strategies for each step of the job search process-from building a résumé to networking and making a great first impression in interviews. It also includes valuable resources you can use to get an edge on the competition, such as:

Detailed descriptions of green and green-collar jobs-and what it takes to get them

Interviews with professionals from a wide variety of green industries

Tips on how to create a résumé that stands out from the pack

Strategies for conducting an effective job search in today's changing job market

A glossary of terms that are essential to be fluent in green industries

When it comes to helping candidates join the ranks of one of the most exciting and cutting-edge fields, Best Green Careers is the go-to resource for those seeking a career in the green industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576857434
  • Publisher: Learningexpress, Llc
  • Publication date: 7/16/2010
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 970,637
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 The Greening of the Workplace 1

Chapter Overview 1

Section 1 Terms of the Trade 5

Section 2 A Brief History of the Environmental Movement 8

Section 3 What Are Green Jobs? 16

Section 4 Rethinking the Way We Work 23

Chapter 2 The Green Horizon 27

Chapter Overview 27

Section 1 Why Green, Why Now? 32

Section 2 Government Policy and Incentives 42

Section 3 Location, Location, Location 47

Section 4 Green Industry Overview 49

Chapter 3 Green Industries 55

Chapter Overview 55

Section 1 Renewable Energy 60

Section 2 Building Design, Construction, and Efficiency 79

Section 3 Transportation 84

Section 4 Food and Agriculture 90

Section 5 Recycling and Waste Management 92

Section 6 Conservation 94

Section 7 Nonprofits, Advocacy, and Policy 98

Section 8 Entrepreneurial 101

Chapter 4 Learning the Ropes: Getting a Green Education 105

Chapter Overview 105

Section 1 Building and Skilled Trades 106

Section 2 College Programs 118

Section 3 Other Educational Opportunities 126

Chapter 5 Building a Green Resume 129

Chapter Overview 129

Section 1 Writing a Resume 133

Section 2 Writing Cover Letters 143

Section 3 Greening Your Resume and Cover Letters 147

Section 4 Sample Resumes 149

Chapter 6 Networking and Making Connections 155

Chapter Overview 155

Section 1 Networking Basics 160

Section 2 Targeted Networking 168

Section 3 Using Social Networking Sites 170

Chapter 7 Mastering the Interview Process 179

Chapter Overview 179

Section 1 Interview Dos and Don'ts 183

Section 2 Research as a Preparation Tool 192

Section 3 Typical Interview Questions 195

Chapter 8 Changing Careers: Advice for Experienced Job Seekers 203

Chapter Overview 203

Section 1 Identifying Your Transferable Skills 208

Section 2 Leveraging Your Skills 210

Section 3 Gaining Experience 213

Section 4 Advice for Older Workers 215

Chapter 9 Online Resources for Green Job Seekers 219

Chapter Overview 219

Section 1 Green Job Search Engines and News Sites 221

Section 2 Professional Associations 228

Section 3 Green Policy and Advocacy 233

Section 4 Green Conferences 235

Section 5 Reports 236

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