April 29, 2015

{Green Careers} April Recap: The Perfect Elevator Pitch

By Pamela Berns and Tamanna Virmani   For most of us finding a job can be tougher than doing the actual job.  We can find it hard just talking about ourselves, no less selling ourselves to others. And first impressions are lasting impressions that can end up having a greater impact on your prospects than. Read more…

April 25, 2015

{Green Careers} May 2015 – Resume Tips and Review Workshop

  Get ready for some resume tips and feedback at the upcoming GHNYC Green Careers Resume Workshop!     For May, we’re having a two part event: — First, we’ll be having a discussion with members of National Grid’s HR department regarding what they look for in resumes. — Second, we’ll break into our traditional “Speed. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

March 15, 2015

{Green Careers} April 2015 Meeting – Elevator Pitch

At the April GreenHomeNYC Green Careers meeting, we will be developing and practicing our own Elevator Pitches.   RSVP HERE!   You have about thirty seconds to convince a potential employer or client to listen to your whole story. Whether you’re a job seeker or an entrepreneur seeking new business, you need to quickly define who you. Read more…

February 22, 2015

{Green Careers} February 2015 Recap – Sustainable Career Tracks

While each of the four speakers at February’s “Sustainable Career Tracks” meet-up brought a different set of professional experiences and life stories to the program, four main themes for a successful green career emerged: passion, hands-on engagement, communication skills, and networking.   Kevin Brennan, Training Specialist at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off. Read more…

February 2, 2015

{Green Careers} February 2015 meeting – Sustainable Career Tracks

  Come hear speakers from different sectors of the sustainability and energy efficiency field discuss their professions and how they got to where they are today. The GHNYC Green Careers – Sustainable Career Tracks meetings are a great way to gain industry insight and professional development advice.   Date:  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Time:  6:30pm –. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

January 5, 2015

{Green Careers} January 2015 meeting – Resume Workshop

  Dust off your resumes because the GHNYC Green Careers group is hosting another Speed Up-Dating Your Resume Workshop!     RSVP HERE! The workshop is formatted similar to speed dating in that, as an attendee, you will be paired with a critic who will review and critique your resume. After a set amount of time,. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

August 18, 2014

{Green Careers} September 2014 meeting – Elevator Pitch

 MORE SEATS NOW AVAILABLE!   Question 1: Can you present who you are, what you do and why you’d be a perfect candidate for a potential job opportunity? Question 2: Can you do all that in just 30 seconds?!   Brush up on your verbal communication skills and join us this September when we’ll be developing. Read more…


Posted by Katie Schwamb in Blog, Green Careers Transitions

August 14, 2014

{Green Careers} July 2014 Recap – Writing Skills

Article by Louisa Chan Photos by Keith Wong   Job seekers of all types from students and recent graduates to seasoned professional looking to make a career change gathered for GreenHomeNYC’s latest Green Careers meeting to hear green industry veterans share their insight on the hiring process and written communication. Over 20 participants attended the event which. Read more…

July 20, 2014

{Green Careers} August 2014 Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

Hard work, determination and patience have always been virtues that contribute to successful careers. However, today’s job market allows for increased visibility and opportunities for personal branding that go beyond the traditional resume. How can you create a positive and effective online perception for employers and open the door to more opportunities?   LinkedIn provides. Read more…

July 3, 2014

{Green Careers} June 2014 Recap – Sustainable Career Tracks: Government Edition

For the June meeting, the GreenHomeNYC Green Careers group invited professionals with sustainability-focused experience in the government sector to present information regarding their backgrounds, their involvement in government, projects on which they’ve worked and advice they have for job seekers. The event was hosted by Skanska at their offices in the Empire State Building.  . Read more…