The following is a guest post by Ezra Drissman of GreenCareersGuide
Looking for a green job can be overwhelming. Not knowing where to begin can be the hardest part of the whole ordeal of finding your green path. But take heart: the place to start when looking for any job is networking.
Assuming that you have all your training in order, networking in the right places with the right people can mean the difference between landing the job, and still looking.
Set time out EVERY DAY to network. Be smart about how and who you network with. Write out a plan of action. This will be your guide. Setting a schedule is vital while you are looking for a job. Taking an hour consistently every day will help you network effectively and not get burnt out.
It's also a good idea to do a Google search of the green opportunity you are looking for. See if there are online groups or local organizations that you can join. When you go to one of these meetings in person, make sure to bring your business cards. If there is someone who is in the field already, ask questions. The more knowledge you gain the better.
Working with a plan from the beginning is the key to effectively networking. You may get frustrated at times. If so, take a breather. Just remember consistency is the goal to landing your green career.
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