by Teri Fritsma Did you know that the field of renewable energy could add more than a million new jobs by the year 2025? But what exactly is renewable energy? It's a broad label that includes energy developed from sustainable sources, such as: Wind Solar (energy from the sun) Geothermal (energy from the heat of … Continue reading Renewable energy news
by Teri Fritsma You might think that green jobs all have exotic titles, like Energy Auditor or Carbon Credit Trader. The fact is, though, most green jobs aren't all that new or unusual. In fact, you'll probably be more likely to find green-related employment in a traditional occupation. Last week's post, Get a Green Career: Part 1, was the first in … Continue reading Get a Green Career: Part 2
by Teri Fritsma Last week, I posted Get a Green Career, Part 1, about O*NET's report on green occupations. I'm working on Part 2 of this series (watch for it this week), but I got some good feedback that warrants a quick response. A number of folks responded by saying, This is all well and good, but how can I … Continue reading Can you find and apply for a green job?
by Teri Fritsma Thanks to Atlanta Career Coach, who recognized ISEEK.org in a recent blog post! That post is worth checking out, by the way -- and not just because it gives a nice shout-out to ISEEK. The author discusses an interesting and timely topic: hybrid careers. What's a hybrid career? you might be asking. As the … Continue reading Hey, we’re famous!
by Teri Fritsma Thinking of a green career but confused about your options? You're not alone. The ARRA (which seeks to create millions of new green-collar jobs) has everyone buzzing about green. What exactly is a green job? Where would you apply for one? What skills or training do you need to qualify? We may not have all the … Continue reading Get a Green Career: Part 1
by Teri Fritsma As the recession wears on and more than 200,000 Minnesotans find themselves jobless, we keep hearing stories about people who've been laid off and are looking to transfer their skills to a brand new industry or occupation. Whether you change careers out of necessity or in pursuit of your lifelong dream, here are a few tips for a successful transition. 1. … Continue reading Transitioning to a new career