Green Career Spotlight: Construction Project Manager


by Lisa Thompson Construction requires a lot of steps and people. Construction project managers manage and schedule this process, often juggling many things at once. They work with clients to help them decide what they want to do, including how to incorporate green building practices. They spend time in the office and at construction sites. … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Construction Project Manager

6 Non-technical Skills Hiring Managers Want


by Sharon Boerbon Hanson You get the interview because the company recognizes you have tech skills. You get the job because the hiring manager is impressed with your business understanding and personal effectiveness skills. You keep the job because you have six of the most highly sought-after non-technical skills that demonstrate your fit into the … Continue reading 6 Non-technical Skills Hiring Managers Want

Green Career Spotlight: Stream/Trout Habitat Specialist


by Lisa Thompson Like working outdoors? Then a career as a habitat specialist may be for you. Habitat specialists work to protect the environment by sampling water, soil, and other substances to identify problems and possible solutions. They work with people, communities, and businesses to help them make better environmental decisions that benefit the communities … Continue reading Green Career Spotlight: Stream/Trout Habitat Specialist

Get Involved with a Professional Association


by Rachel Vilsack Joining a professional association is a great way to connect with professionals in your chosen career field and network with employers. Getting involved with a group will help you stay up-to-date on industry or occupation trends during your job search.   Professional associations can be formal nonprofit organizations with a board of … Continue reading Get Involved with a Professional Association

Get Hired: 5 Tips to a Great First Job Interview


by Marni Hockenberg While your resume provides an important initial “snapshot” of you and your professional experience, the in-person interview is the first real opportunity to introduce yourself to a potential employer and “sell” your skills, personality, and ability. That’s why it’s important to prepare in advance, so you can truly put your best professional … Continue reading Get Hired: 5 Tips to a Great First Job Interview

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Online Portfolios


by Lisa Thompson You've decided to market yourself with an online portfolio. You've figured out what to include and which technology to use. That means you're good to go, right? Not so fast. There are some simple mistakes you should avoid at all costs.   Rambling text. My college professors' favorite catchphrase was "be succinct." … Continue reading 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Online Portfolios