One estimate from the U.S. Conference of Mayors was that the “green economy” could account for up to 10% annual job growth over the next 30 years. To hit that mark, Vault.com Inc. New York City, is helping jobseekers with the release of its debut edition of the Vault Guide to Environmental Careers. The 70 page and digital-only guide ($29.95) is said to offer readers the information they need to enter the environmental career market that the federal administration is hoping to expand by 5 million jobs over the next decade.
Authors say the Vault.com Guide has:
- Information on the $4.3 billion set-aside for smart-grid technology, as part of the Economic Stimulus Package and the $7.22 billion in projects and programs managed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- An in-depth examination of the different environmental organizations, from government to the non-profit and private sectors, and the roles they play in the environment. The section includes information on what companies do within each industry, websites that might be helpful in a job search, and the types of jobs that have been available.
- A breakdown of what environmentalists do on a daily basis, offering a brief glimpse of the varying fields jobseekers have to choose from.
- An extensive list of environmental jobs including information on each position, websites that offer these environmental jobs, and in some cases, an informative look into what the future might hold for a particular environmental jobs (such as the need for hydrologists is that is expected to grow in the next decade, in response to the environmental goals of the Recovery Act of 2009).
- A glimpse into the day in the life of various environmental workers including the schedules of a policy analyst at the EPA, an ecology professor, a national park ranger, and a regional planner at a nonprofit.
- The guide also offers tips on laying the groundwork for a future job in the environment and how to get hired, complete with examples of resumes and cover letters.
“Environmental careers no longer belong only to those working on forests and water conservation projects in developing countries,” Vault.com Editor Aman Singh. “Today, environmental jobs encompass the executive suite, corporate boardrooms and almost every company, private or public, and this will only increase. This guide will help you navigate this growing field.”
Buy the guide at http://tinyurl.com/vgtec.
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