Great news – eco-minded jobseekers who are actively educating themselves in the green arena may find that they have an advantage during the selection process. “Three in four companies say environmental knowledge and training will become an increasingly important factor in their hiring decisions, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), finds that most companies (65%) already consider environmental knowledge and training a plus in job applicants. The reason? Green-minded employees are more likely to come up with the resource-saving solutions that can also help cut costs.” Read more: http://www.sustainablelifemedia.com/content/story/strategy/green_know_how_gives_job_seekers_a_leg_up
It may not be just those who have an advanced degree in a specific environmental field who are seen as valuable. Self-education through books, seminars, trade shows, certification programs, continuing education, and hands-on field experience may be weighted heavily by future employers if you can demonstrate the knowledge you’ve acquired.
Degrees are great but that may not be the only way to capitalize on the environmental challenges and staffing demands that employers will face as the economy emerges from the current setbacks. Jump in and learn so you can be one of the problem-solvers of tomorrow.