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Green Careers For Dummies Paperback – January 19, 2010
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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
About the Author
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Carol is driven by three passions: guiding people to discover fulfilling careers aligned with their values, learning about innovations that enable people to live, work, and play more sustainably, and marveling at the inspiring wisdom of nature.
For more information:
www.GreenCareersForDummies.com - book tour
www.CarolMcClelland.com - media and speaking
www.GreenCareerCentral.com - main site
Top Customer Reviews
-Jim Cassio, Author of the Green Careers Resource Guide and co-author of Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
Carol McClelland, PhD has done it again. A noted author of four other wildly helpful books, McClelland has taken her passion for guiding people to discover fulfilling careers aligned with their values and turned her attention to helping people find innovative was to live, work, and play more sustainably, all while marveling at the inspiring wisdom of nature.
In Green Careers For Dummies, McClelland not only encourages you to follow your heart's passion and start-up a green career, she shows you exactly how.
Divided into six parts, Green Careers For Dummies explores the emerging green frontier and helps you, step-by-step, find your green focus; all while helping you wrap your mind around the more than 50 industries that make up the green economy. No small feat!
Part III is the heart of McClelland's book. In it, she explores the multi-faceted world of opportunities for people seeking green careers. She explores jobs for those interested in caring for the earth and managing natural resources; jobs in alternative energy, in rebuilding the infrastructure, and careers to help shape the green economy. McClelland rounds out this section by showing ways you can provide green products and services, while inspiring and motivating more sustainable action.
At the start of the 21st century, we've all become more conscious of the green movement, and what it means to go green. Some of us are taking small steps to green our lives while others are fully committed to creating a sustainable life career. For those people who really want to make a difference in the world by staring-up a sustainable green career, Green Careers For Dummies is the book for you!
Vicki Lind, MS
co-author of Portland Green Guide to Networking and Jobs
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you buy into any of this pap, I've got a bridge I'd like to sell you. REALLY good price.Published on May 30, 2012 by E. Kather
For someone who wants a good introduction to the fields of careers within the "Green" industry. Well organized,easy to read and understand.Published on December 3, 2011 by collegebob
The real strength of this book, and the reason I recommend it, is found in Chapters 7 - 13. The author provides a wonderful overview of the many jobs and careers that are being... Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by Kathleen G. Connolly
GREEN CAREERS FOR DUMMIES offers a fine survey of business opportunities in 'green' industry, reviewing examples of green economics and showing how to locate and train for a career... Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by Midwest Book Review