Job Search Resources

 

There are so many job boards on the web now that it can be overwhelming. So which ones are the best for impact careers? Depending on the type of job you’re looking for and the location you’re targeting, some sites may be more helpful than others. To help you better navigate the terrain, I’ve provided a list of my favourite sites with most either focused on the US or UK markets.

Always remember to not only bookmark the roles that you see posted, but also, save a pdf or word version in an organised folder on your computer so that you can always reference back to them at a later date if needed. Good luck surfing!

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In December, Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard MBA program at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, opened his webinar with a simple question. “Will there still be jobs in sustainability given the results of the Presidential election?”

His answer – yes.

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If you are like many job seekers, you may feel lost negotiating the rocky terrain of impact careers. No one can deny the accessibility of a well-blazed trail like lawyers, doctors and teachers have. But have no fear! There are many exciting possibilities in mapping your own path – your dream job isn’t as far away as you think!

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If the New Year (or recent election) has got you thinking about overhauling your career – whether it’s a sideways move to a different sector, a push for a higher-level position at a new company, or a complete professional U-turn – you’ll be needing a strategy.

As I regularly tell my clients and the audiences at my speaking events, dream jobs don’t just land in your lap. It’s all very well sitting at your desk daydreaming about a new start in a perfect role, but if you want to actually make it happen, press pause on the wishful thinking and start planning to make those wishes come true.

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By Laura Baker

If you had told me two years ago that I was going to hire a “career coach” I would have laughed at you.  I consider myself a strong, determined and fiercely independent woman, so life coaches fall into the category of things that I don’t need.  If I can do something for myself, then I will, period.

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How many times have you started writing a CV or resume before you did a search for your dream job?

More than once? Every time? Neither response would surprise me. As a career coach with many years’ experience inside the HR department, I’ve seen the hallmarks of this approach arrive on my desk all too often. Which is why I’m going to give it to you straight and say: “Not so fast!”

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Net Impact London and I hosted a workshop with a group of sustainability professionals to delve into the questions that every job seeker has: how can you figure out what a potential employer is looking for? And how can you communicate your competitive advantage as a potential employee?

Today, I’m sharing key outcomes of our discussion to help you drill down on the common skills, attitudes and values practitioners share to help you land your own dream sustainability job.

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Making a career switch and searching for “the right job” can be a challenging and nebulous process. Recently, Shannon participated in Net Impact’s webinar on Making the Career Switch: How to Land an Impact Job You Love with Moving World’s CEO Mark Horoszowski. Listen below to dispel some myths about how to find a career that you truly love.

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As most of my clients will tell you, one of my first pieces of advice for job-seekers is that jobs boards are a waste of your time. Odds are that you will not find and land your dream role through a jobs board, especially since over 50 percent of open roles are never even posted publicly.

That being said, jobs boards can serve a useful purpose. They are a great way to scan the market and find out what types of roles are open in your sector as well as who is hiring. Learning about your options can spark ideas about which path you’re interested in pursuing as well as what skills/education you need to acquire along the way. Plus, since I know you cannot resist the urge to surf, you may as well get strategic about it.

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tips for navigating unemployment and finding a job you love  

By Beatrice Bernescut

So that’s it. You’ve gotten your freedom, your walking papers, your pink slip. Redundancy, dismissal, restructuring, it all amounts to the same thing: you are unemployed. So what are you going to do now? Look for another job, of course, or maybe start your own business. In either case, given today’s job market, chances are you’re going to have more than enough opportunity for reflection. So while you’re busy rewriting your resume for the nth time and scouring the job sites, here are ten simple tips that will help you make the most of your freedom and empower you to take charge of your unemployment.

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