If you’re on the lookout for a new job, have you considered the green sector? With the world’s green economy worth £3,000 billion a year and growing fast, this is the ideal time to become a green collar worker.
But how do you get a job in this rapidly growing industry?
As with any job search, networking and making industry contacts will improve your chances of landing a job in the green sector. Try joining LinkedIn groups advertising green collar jobs to speed up your search.
You can also research green sector companies and draw up a list of companies you would like to work for. This will allow you to target your job search and tailor your CV and covering letter specifically to the company you are applying to.
There are also niche online job boards for serving the green / environmental industries, so ensure to research the market and see what’s available.
Many jobs in the environmental sector are engineering and construction-related, but what if your skill-set is office based? The ability to manage projects or analyse data is just as important in the green sector as any other. Architects, botanists and even software developers, can all find green collar jobs.
Not only is this sector rapidly growing, it’s evolving too. As new technology and processes are developed, it’s important to stay informed of the latest industry news. Demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of the green sector will impress potential employers.