Here is a checklist of what you need to do to help you find a job in the green sector.
- Use the support available.
Many schools and colleges have careers services with expertise in the green careers sector that often goes unused.
- Make a checklist of your strenths.
You probably have more knowledge and skills than you realize. Often these are not tangible: soft skills like being a good communicator can be more valuable than you realize.
- Look into grants and funding
If you need to develop new skills, you will find help from somewhere. Many of the big utilities fund apprenticeship and further education programs. You may be eligible for government support.
- Engage with a careers coach.
Working one to one with a careers coach can be a great way to help you clarify your goals, and build the motivation to implement them.
- Be open and optimistic
Probably the most important key to success is attitude. Don’t let the job of finding a job get you down. Many of us put things off because they feel a hard slog, but that’s normal. Take action and don’t worry if there are headwinds.
Where to Begin
Chossing a career is never easy. While the green transition offers opoortunities, reading the jobs boards can feel like walking through a maze. Do you have the right skills? If not, what do you need to do to get them?