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What do you get for the climate career seeker in your life? With the holidays already here, we’re all on a mad dash to find the perfect gift. If someone you love is partial to presents with the earth in mind (and that includes you), this list might be right up your alley. From books to courses to individual career coaching, there’s a gift for every climate conscious loved one on your list. The good news is some of these won’t require shipping so last-minute shoppers take heed. And since money might be extra tight while you’re searching for holiday gifts this year, we’re including alternative options that are free.
The holidays, constant bad news about climate change and worries about finding a climate career can put anyone in a tailspin. The solution? One of our best finds is taking time to meditate. The Ten Percent Happier app teaches you to meditate in an unfussy way. In as little time as 5 minutes, it offers listeners a chance to take...
Wondering if the holiday season is a good time to take a break from your climate career search? Hitting pause on your environmental job hunt may seem ideal, especially when companies are in holiday mode, however,taking a break may take you out of the hiring game and cause you to lose momentum. Take advantage of this time to polish your resumes and sharpen your interviewing skills. To dive into this further, we recently spoke with Natalie Lavery from the climate recruitment company, Climate People, to find out why you should power up and not down, what to expect during this time, as well as what to do and not to do to score your dream climate career before the end of the year.
The number one misconception about applying for jobs at the end of the year is that the job market stops. Countless job seekers will pause their search under the assumption that no one is hiring. Doing so could harm your...
Ever wish there was a way to make the job search easier? In this article, I will walk you through our Three Keys to Landing Your Dream Job while introducing you to a powerful tool that can significantly elevate your job hunting experience and improve your chances of success. If you’ve been following the tech world these last few months, you likely know that I’m referring to ChatGPT, a revolutionary new chatbot run by artificial intelligence (AI) that can answer almost any question you have.
Gone are the days of writing a cover letter from scratch, having a resume with typos, or feeling like you’ve got nowhere to turn. Here are the Three Keys along with suggestions for each on how to utilize ChatGPT to revolutionize your job search and how you can use it as your personal job search assistant to guide you toward success:
Key #1: Knowledge, Experience, and Interest
Knowledge, Experience, and Interest all boil down to Passion; however,...
Have you been getting interviews but not securing job offers from them? Let’s change that.
Congrats on making it to the final leg of the job search — interviewing. Although the job search is by no means a linear process, you’re likely still applying to jobs, networking, and fine-tuning your resume, At this point, one interview gone right can end your job search altogether!
Over the last 7 years, we have found that job seekers end up facing one or more of these sticking points throughout their job search: not knowing how to get started, applying to jobs but not getting interviews, and interviewing but not receiving offers. In this article, we’ll dive into that last one — where you’re so, so close to being done with the job hunt, but not quite there yet.
Usually, if you make it to this stage of the process where you are getting more than one interview, you’re likely doing nearly everything right — your resume, networking,...
It’s time to stop applying to no end and start landing interviews.
Most job seekers find themselves getting “stuck” at one point or the other throughout the job search. From our experience, there are three specific spots: when first starting the job search, when applying to jobs but not landing interviews, or when interviewing but not securing offers. When diagnosing what you need to do to improve your job search, determining which one you’re at will help identify the steps you need to take next.
In Part 1 of this email series, we focused on the first area people get stuck - when they are just getting started. Check out that article here.
In this article, we’ll turn our attention to that second area that job seekers get stuck in - the miserable place between submitting applications and getting interviews. After a few weeks of sending out applications (maybe even a few months) and hearing crickets, it can feel demoralizing and many...
Just getting started with the environmental job search? Here’s how to kick things off on the right foot.
When we speak to environmental job searchers, they usually are in one of three stages of the job search — either they’re just starting out, applying but not getting interviews, or interviewing but not receiving offers. All three positions are rather frustrating and pose their own set of problems.
But, not all hope is lost! If you find yourself in one of these three positions, there are tangible steps you can take to overcome this phase and eventually land a great role. We’ll discuss them in this series of articles on how to overcome your job search struggles.
In this article, we’ll cover what to do at the start of your job search — before you even start applying. Getting started with the environmental job search can be really confusing —whether you’re a student looking for internships for the first time, a job...
One of the biggest pieces of advice I share with career seekers is to find direction. I’m also aware that this is one of the most frustrating bits of advice for people to receive. But that doesn’t make the advice any less valuable. Read on to learn what finding direction means, why it can be so difficult, and how to do it.
If you were searching for a new home, you wouldn’t be looking at every house on the market — your real estate agent would fire you. Instead, you would have a few requirements, such as a certain location, a maximum price, number of bedrooms, etc. Then, you’d have your nice-to-have’s list: a front porch, a finished basement, and enough garage space to fit all those boxes that you’ll definitely unpack someday. Based on these specifications, you would start your search.
The same way you’d go crazy looking at houses without knowing what you want, you’d be wasting a lot of time looking at every...
Congrats to all of our Class of 2022 grads! Give yourself a pat on the back — you made it. But now, the real work begins.
Stepping out of the safety net of college with its assigned schedules and academic calendar is daunting. It may feel like you’re supposed to feel all grown up — but you don’t. Not only is the application process exhausting and your confidence not quite where you’d like it to be, you have no idea what this next phase of your life is going to be like. Questions and doubts abound in this transition phase of your life. What if you hate it? What if you accept the job but should have waited for a different one? Rest assured, every graduate has the same feelings.
If you know anyone who is job searching right now, you probably know that the job market is a bit dicey right now. In recent months, many companies have laid off employees, frozen hiring, and stopped extending return offers to interns. If you’re panicking about being on...
As environmental professionals, we fight to protect diversity in ecosystems across the globe — from our seas to the soil to the sky. And as important as diversity is in our work, it is just as important in the people we work with.
Being a part of the LGBTQIA+ community while working in STEM is no easy feat. In honor of Pride Month, we wanted to share stories of LGBTQIA+ people in the environmental field who have inspired us. If you are a queer individual interested in working with nature, know that these people have paved the path to a more inclusive environmental field. But unfortunately, the work is far from over. If you would like to support LGBTQIA+ people in the environmental field, following these environmental heroes and learning more about their stories and struggles is a great place to start.
JD Reinbott (he/him)
JD Reinbott, an openly gay marine conservationist has worked as a coral restoration practitioner, boat captain, and dive instructor for 5+ years....
This article is dedicated to Sierra Taliaferro, an outstanding environmental and social justice advocate. She has spent the past few months gathering stories from various Black environmental leaders and compiled them into a Facebook page called "The Green Obsidian". We admire her passion for raising awareness towards underrepresented conservation leaders and wanted to shed light on the inspiring work she does. The following pages are written by Sierra and linked directly to "The Green Obsidian".
"Back in 2018, I was thinking of shifting gears and considering exploring other career path options within environmental conservation. And although I saw some potential opportunities, I seemed to run into the same issue where there weren’t too many black people being represented, especially in mainstream media, in those roles and I found that frustrating.
There are a significant number of Black people that have contributed to the...