Tag: networking

March 9, 2019

Green Careers March: Networking Skills Workshop

Join us for a workshop on networking! Learn the tricks of the trade from professionals, and make connections of your own. We will talk about the importance of networking and practice skills.   Workshop Leader: Emily Taubenblatt Emily is a communications consultant at APCO Worldwide and lead volunteer with GreenHomeNYC. She advises clients in online networking strategies and organizes in-person networking events.   Date: March 12, 2019 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Location: GROHE, 160 Fifth Avenue (Entrance on 21st), Floor 4, New York, NY Register Here!  

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. unnamed (1)   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 as in the digital realm — such as LinkedIn and social media.   RSVP HERE!   This event will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile.   Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Location: DXV Showroom – 15 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011   For more information about John Crant, visit www.selfrecruiter.com and don’t forget to RSVP HERE! 1df4821

July 28, 2015

{Green Careers} August 2015 Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

linkedinHard 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 every rising star a platform to sell their education, experience and goals as a product. Few job seekers use their LinkedIn profile to its full potential, but GreenHomeNYC’s upcoming August Green Careers event aims to turn that profile into a true sales brochure.   Join us for a presentation lead by John Crant,  author, career coach and founder of SelfRecruiter.com with years of experience helping job seekers achieve their goals. John will be providing insight on building an online brand for a job in the sustainability industry as well as strategies and tools to grow your profile’s impact and network reach.   Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Place: DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, (between 39th & 40th) 22nd Flr, NYC Click here to register!   (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.   Green Careers NetworkingKevin Brennan, Training Specialist at the Association for Energy Affordability (AEA) kicked off the evening. AEA’s services include energy audits, retro-commissioning, and energy efficiency upgrades, as well as full line of training and education, including Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification training, Passive House certification training, and weatherization courses.   An energetic energy efficiency BPI trainer, certified passive house trades-person, and active duty FDNY Firefighter, Kevin describes himself as an “energy efficiency nerd” who enjoys “getting all the different components working together.” His passion is the Passive House building standard, which he credits with being “the pinnacle of energy efficiency.” Kevin is an expert in air barriers and insulation, and his goal is to see energy efficient buildings be “as tight as possible.” Kevin’s desire to “create comfort and leave people with a better environment than when I walked in” is his key motivator. His career advice has two key ingredients: get training and “get your hands dirty.” He recommended checking AEA’s website for a vast array of upcoming training opportunities. (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.   The first speaker was Alan Cohn, Director of Climate & Water Quality for the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP). Having initially graduated with a degree in meteorology, Alan quickly realized his interest in environmental sustainability. While attending graduate school, he began interning for the EPA where he researched greenhouse gases and their polluting effects. His work contributed to what would later be published as the Endangerment Findings Report. (more…)