Vault’s Digital-Only Guide Provides One-Stop Shop for Job Seekers Looking to Enter Burgeoning New Market
New York, NY, (November 18, 2009) With the U.S. Conference of Mayors estimating that the "green economy" could account for as much as 10% of job growth over the next 30 years, Vault.com, Inc. (www.vault.com) is helping jobseekers get a leg up on the competition with the release of its debut edition of the Vault Guide to Environmental Careers.
From a brief history of environmentalism in the United States to current industry trends, such as green building, retrofitting, construction of renewable power plants and the creation and installation of solar panels, wind turbines and energy storage facilities, among others, the guide offers readers the tools they need to enter the environmental career market President Barack Obama is hoping to expand by 5 million jobs over the next decade.
“Green technology may not only save our planet, but it may also save this economy,” said Vault.com CEO Erik Sorenson. “And as the web’s most complete resource for career management and job search information, Vault.com is helping jobseekers get their foot in the door of this emerging industry.”
The newest Vault.com Guide offers the following:
• Information on the $4.3 billion set aside for smart grid technology, as part of the Economic Stimulus Package and the $7.22 billion in projects and programs managed by the Environmental Protection Agency that makes up a fraction of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
• An in-depth examination of the different environmental organizations, from government to the non-profit and private sectors, and the roles they play in the environment. The section includes information on what companies do within each industry, websites that might be helpful in a job search and the types of jobs that have been available.
• A breakdown of what environmentalists do on a daily basis, offering a brief glimpse of the varying fields jobseekers have to choose from.
• An extensive list of environmental jobs to choose from, including information on each position, websites that offer these environmental jobs and in some cases an informative look into what the future might hold for a particular environmental jobs (i.e. the need for hydrologists is that is expected to grow in the next decade, in response to the environmental goals of the Recovery Act of 2009).
• A rare glimpse into the day in the life of various environmental workers including the schedules of a policy analyst at the EPA, an ecology professor, a national park ranger and a regional planner at a nonprofit.
• The guide also offers tips on laying the groundwork for a future job in the environment and succeeding in the hiring process, complete with examples of resumes and cover letters.
“Environmental careers no longer belong to those working on forests and water conservation projects in developing countries,” Aman Singh, Vault.com’s Editor for Corporate Responsibility and an IEMA Certified CSR Practitioner. “Today, environmental jobs encompass the executive suite, corporate boardrooms and almost every company, private or public, and this will only increase. This guide will help you navigate this growing field.”
The Vault Guide to Environmental Jobs has been released in conjunction with the Vault Guide to Green Programs and will following in its footsteps as a digital-only publication.
Vault is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault delivers the most comprehensive online career resource at www.vault.com , which features thousands of company and university profiles, information on hundreds of occupations and industries, articles on a multitude of workplace topics, a network of message boards for professionals with over 2,200,000 posts and jobs-related video, blogs and research tools. Vault publishes more than 120 online and print books, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing . The company’s clients include nearly 1,000 advertisers and recruiters, over 1,000 universities and graduate schools and over 7,000,000 consumers worldwide. Maintaining offices in New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong, Vault was founded in 1996.
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