Seek Work Worth Living
By: Abby Celentano
Job searching is hard, and moving from another country to the US in pursuit of a career is even harder. However, it can be done! We interviewed two different people who successfully landed an environmental job in the States. Here are some helpful insights they have to make your transition as smooth as possible.
Our two interviewees, Fatima and Pratika, both agree that it’s crucial to build your network at the beginning of your career. Before you embark on the big move, network with environmental professionals in the United States. In our technology-centered society, we have many resources to communicate with people overseas. Use this to your advantage when connecting with potential employers for a potential job. Research companies of interest and reach out to them through social media or email.
Fatima, who moved from India to the US attests to the effectiveness of networking. Her best advice to people thinking of doing the same...
Whether you are a student thinking about entering the environmental field or a career changer hoping to land their dream job, salary is an important factor when you commence your job search.
When I went back to school for biology after having a potential high salary management position, I told myself and others I didn’t care about money. In hindsight, I was afraid to want money (and not get it) let alone say it out loud. Don’t be shamed into thinking having financial goals somehow negates your caring for the environment.
If you’re faring enough to put your financial goals front and center, here are some careers you might want to look into. Note: these aren’t entry-level, you’re going to have to make a plan and stick to it to land in one of these rewarding careers.
Median Annual Salary: $126,930
What They Do: Environmental Lawyers often work for advocacy groups, NGOs, energy...