Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 7 pm Zurich and 8 pm Istanbul
Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
These days everyone seems to be talking about green jobs and the green economy. But most people are also confused by these new terms. What do they mean, exactly? Are green jobs the silver bullet in a bad economy? Is the green economy going to save us from ourselves? Jim Cassio, a workforce development consultant and green jobs author, will discuss the subject of green jobs and careers: what they are, where they are, and what are the resources we should know about (especially free, online resources). Join us to improve your understanding of green jobs and the green economy!
Do a web search. Find a brief history of the environmental movement. Learn how and when it started and where it is today. Look up some green career terms, such as carbon recycling, environment, green movement, green economy, green job.
Free green careers publication...
Green Careers Resource Guide
By Jim Cassio
This is Jim’s free e-book that answers basic green career questions such as: What is a green job? What is sustainability? Where are the green jobs? What occupations can lead to green jobs? What are the best online resources for people who want a green job or career? Includes links to hundreds of industry and occupation-specific resources as well as descriptions of all major green niche job boards. Also includes the most extensive list of occupations that can lead to a green job/career.
To download the Green Careers Resource Guide, visit Jim’s website at www.cassio.com.
The top selling green careers book on Amazon...
Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
By Jim Cassio and Alice Rush, MA, RPCC, MCC
People of all ages and backgrounds are seeking work in jobs that will help protect nature and save the planet, yet many people are unaware of the variety of green careers available. This unique 368-page career guidance book, based on labor market research, covers green jobs representing all areas of career interest. Included are profiles of 90 different career fields, plus Q&A with people who actually work in those careers, including green entrepreneurs!
Purchase this book from New Society Publishers online bookstore: www.newsociety.com...
Or get more information about this publication from Jim’s website at www.cassio.com
Download an excerpt from the book in PDF (profile for chemical engineer):
About Jim Cassio
Jim Cassio is a career information and workforce development consultant and author. Jim has been commissioned to conduct hundreds of labor market studies over the course of his career and has published numerous research reports, occupational resource books, and education/training directories. Jim is also a popular speaker on career and workforce topics, including the subjects of green jobs, green careers, and the green economy. Jim’s clients range from workforce investment boards to private corporations to the individual students and career explorers who attend his workshops.
Career Information and Workforce Development Consultant
Author of the Green Careers Resource Guide and co-author of Green Careers:
Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future
198 Willow Creek Drive
Folsom, CA 95630
If you have a questions, press 5* on your phone. Directly after the interview, be sure to fill out the evaluation linked to your call-in instructions, especially if you want to earn CEUs.
This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today is Jim Cassio, a career information and workforce development consultant and author. Jim has been commissioned to conduct hundreds of labor market studies over the course of his career and has published numerous research reports, occupational resource books, and education/training directories. Jim is also a popular speaker on career and workforce topics, including the subjects of green jobs, green careers, and the green economy. Jim’s clients range from workforce investment boards to private corporations to the individual students and career explorers who attend his workshops.
Jim is finishing up a live presentation and will be with us shortly. To prepare for his talk, I'd like to go over the activity that he proposed on his Careerwell page.
Find a brief history of the environmental movement. Learn how and when it started and where it is today. Here is a great link I found to learn about the history of the environmental movement: http://webecoist.com/2008/08/17/a-brief-history-of-the-modern-green-movement/
Look up some green career terms. I googled the terms this morning and jotted down one link for each term. While I was doing research, I came upon a great green job for individuals in their 60s and 70s - volunteering as a work-camper in exchange for free rent, in the American outback. View www.nytimes.com....
Here are some green career terms to explore:
Sample Interview Questions
1. What is your focus in the green career movement? (researcher, conduct labor market studies)
2. What does your free resource guide contain?
3. How do your career resources differ from O*Net's? Occupations with green career opportunities Could you give an example?
4. Could you give a few examples of green jobs and of green occupations?
5. What about a publicist who specializes in the environment?
6. Could you define "green" and define "environment"?
7. What does "being green" mean?
8. What is a "green job"?
9. What is the "green economy"?
10. Are green jobs the silver bullet in a bad economy?
11. Is the green economy going to save us from ourselves?
12. What are prospects for graduates of degree programs (BA, MA) in green careers? certificate programs?
13. How would the above enter the field? (older workers? i.e., engineer to electrician)
14. Could you describe a successful job seeker in the green career current challenging economy?
15. Do you think there are opportunities at all levels/age groups?
16. How do salaries in the green occupations compare to salaries in general?
17. What percent of young people are interested in green careers?
18. What is your view about green jobs/ renewable energy around the world?
19. Where is most of the green jobs in the U.S. (renewable energy; solar, wind, geothermal)? southwest?
20. What are some examples of green job categories (smart grid, renewable energy - define)?
Thank you Jim for your informative talk that has given us more background to support clients who are interested in green careers and in contributing to the green movement. Jim will be a panelist, along with past Careerwell speaker on green careers, Carol McClelland, and past Careerwell speakerJ ohn Krumboltz, and a third upcoming Careerwell speaker, Mike Marriner co-founder of Roadtrip Nation, at the June 29 Professional Development Institute on "What is a Sawmill Without a Forest" in San Francisco, as part of the National Career Development Association Conference
On February 25, register on careerwell.org to listen to Mary McCall speak about Cultural Values, Career and Caregiving: An International Perspective. We (Mary McCall, Gail Liebhaber, and I) have been working on a series of integral aging certificate trainings over the past several years. The Integral Aging Certificate Training will be held on July 3, directly after the NCDA conference in the SF Bay area. View integralaging.org.
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Join me next week for a conversation with Mary McCall. For Careerwell Tele-Interviews, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin.