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Everything you need to start a green career As you look for ways to contribute positively to the global economic and environmental crisis, getting an eco-friendly job provides a two-prong solution. Green Careers For Dummies, a 2010 Green book Festival award winner, introduces you to the wealth of opportunities in the rapidly expanding sustainable career genre. This book explores the green frontier of careers and shows you how to find a field that is best suited to your primary interests, skills, and goals, and then translating that into the sustainable job sphere. Career opportunities in the environmental science, renewable energy, smart grid, green building, transportation, manufacturing, sustainability, policy, and more. Job search 2.0 techniques (new media, online, networking, and electronic communications) Emerging green jobs that will be created in the next 5 years and beyond Whether you're a recent college graduate or looking to make a career change, Green Careers For Dummies is your one-stop source for finding your fit in an environmentally responsible job. If you are a career counselor, this book gives you a solid overview of the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities you cn refer to in your work with students and clients.

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 190.5 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470529601
  • 9780470529607
  • 652,869

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Make a good living in the emerging green economy The green economy is just now in its infancy. The transition from business-as-usual to a new sustainable economy is opening up a wide range of opportunities that are likely to continue for years to come as new clean technologies, policies, and standards are adopted. Making sense of this new economy can be tricky, but if you're committed to finding a career that will have a positive impact on the planet, this friendly guide gives you everything you need to land the job of your dreams. Discovering the green frontier -- learn how to navigate the world of green careers and get the inside scoop on the green economy Finding your green focus -- set your sights on the green career that matches your interests, highlights your strengths, and leverages your experience and education Exploring careers in green industries -- get a handle on the huge variety of job titles in the more than 50 industries that make up the green economy, from managing natural resources and generating clean energy to policy making and environmental education Using green job search 2.0 techniques -- harness the Web to grow your green network, advance your green education, and claim your competitive advantage Activating your green job search -- discover how to target the right eco-friendly companies that match your goals, find openings for your talents, and take your green career to the next level Open the book and find: Advice on whether a green career is right for you What it takes to thrive in a green economy Ways to green your current job Plain-English definitions of industry-specific terminology Tips on recognizing industry opportunities and threats Guidance on greening up your resume Helpful advice for interviews Great green career resources

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About Carol L. McClelland

Carol McClelland, PhD , is the Founder and Executive Director of Green Career Central, an online green career resource center for professionals, students, and career counselors. She is also the author of Your Dream Career For Dummies .

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