Tag: career-advice

December 1, 2016

It Pays to Volunteer! Meet the Winners of the 2016 GreenHomeNYC Scholarship

By Pamela Berns  As an educational non-profit, GreenHomeNYC is committed to the advancement of people in the energy efficiency and renewable energy fields, especially those GreenHomeNYC volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the organization.   Says Board President Jim Henderson, “Our partnership with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) creates a great opportunity for. Read more…

August 24, 2016

{Green Careers} August 2016 Recap: Sustainable Career Tracks – Corporate Social Responsibility

By Dean Yeh   In recent years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a rising phenomenon in companies, which have begun to integrate sustainability into previously established business models.  Broadly defined as a business initiative that monitors a company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing, CSR has proven to be a beneficial practice in business. Read more…

July 29, 2016

{Green Careers} July 2016 Recap: Interview Skills- Discussion/Workshop

By Thomas Storck     On July 12, a diverse group of experts joined GreenHomeNYC Careerists to offer advice to job seekers in both the private and public sectors. While the focus was on the job interview, the speakers also addressed pre- and post-interview strategies to help applicants strengthen their prospects at all stages of. Read more…

June 6, 2016

{Green Careers} June 14th: Networking with John Crant – Discussion/Workshop

  NETWORKING is often the key to having a successful and impactful career.   Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by career coach and subject matter expert, John Crant on effective networking strategies that you can use in real life, interpersonal situations — such as industry events and informational interviews — as well. Read more…

March 28, 2016

Diversity in Green: A Panel Discussion with Green Professionals and Diversity Experts

Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse — but although great strides have been made in the past few years, there are still many barriers and additional hurdles that traditionally underrepresented populations may face when searching for employment.   Join green professionals and diversity experts for a panel discussion on diversity in today’s green workforce. This. Read more…

February 24, 2016

{Green Careers} February 2016 Recap – Green Financing & Incentives

By Keith Wong   With the increasing demand in the green building industry for professionals who know how to make use of tax credits, grants, and unique financing options, green financing has become an important and viable career path. February’s Green Careers meet-up, held at Steven Winter Associates, focused on the green financing and incentives. Read more…

January 26, 2016

{Green Careers} January 2016 Recap: Professional Certifications & Exams

by Kimberly Stempien   You’ve targeted a career in the green building industry – now what do you need to know about professional certifications to further your career?   The Green Careers Group started off 2016 with an informative discussion on industry accreditations.  Students, practicing engineers, and other sustainability professionals gathered at DORMA Design Center to. Read more…

September 10, 2015

Sustainability Degrees

        So you think green becomes you and you’d like to explore a career in sustainability?  The first step may be getting a degree from a leading college or university.   Sustainability is a fast-growing field with many specializations to pursue in science, design, business, public policy and technology.  Get an overview of career. Read more…

July 28, 2015

{Green Careers} August 2015 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…

June 22, 2015

{Green Careers} June 2015 Recap: Sustainability is a Squishy Word

Sustainability is a Squishy Word:  Career Advice Across the Green Spectrum By Pamela Berns   The turnout of jobseekers and professionals for the June GHNYC Green Careers meet-up at Facebook’s New York offices was as varied the sustainability field itself.   Said our generous Facebook host Sunil Chatlani, “I thoroughly enjoyed your unique insights to a. Read more…