Catch 22, or Reality Working Green
I look forward to continue this discussion as it may help others to do what is necessary to get into the Green sector.
Here is the rub:
I have started to score the ends of the earth. (WEB) for Green / Renewable positions.
There seem to be thousands of jobs out there with hundreds of companies across tens of industries.
They all seem to need the new work force; however they all seem to be asking for non-transferring prospects.
I want to hear from all of you regarding:
Is this is incorrect, or do the companies need to change their hiring / recruitments patterns?
Are there that many unemployed experienced and narrow disciplined Green potential employees out there?
How does one take steps to find immediate employment in the Green industry with many transferable skills without the years of previous experience?
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Cut to the chase,
I read and see actual numbers of the booming Renewable Wind / Solar industries in the U.S. and world.
I am looking to transition and get working in the industry immediately.
I am willing to work and gain further knowledge, through work, training, education, trade organizations and conferences, etc. I understand and know that one never should or can afford to stop educating oneself. I understand that due to the economy, that it is hiring market. (I.e. Companies have plenty of candidates to choose from)
How does one get the experience in the Green industry if the industry does not let you in without years of previous experience?
I am a 20+ year professional, that is open to change and very flexible.
I have worked in a number of high tech industries and companies of all sizes. I have worked in numerous departments, held many positions at various levels. I have a 4 year engineering degree and other management and industry certificates. I am extremely excited about sharing my talents in the Green / Renewable energy field; I would like to focus on Wind, but will be just as happy working in Solar. I live in a U.S. solar belt city with some wind activity. I am able to travel and open to possibilities of relocation. I have cut my salary requirements in half from my previous positions and am eager to join a great team.
Examples of my Do’s and Don’ts
I do have common sense, great work ethics, and the energy and excitement to launch a new and exciting career that is beneficial to the world.
I do have Bachelors engineering degrees and various management certificates.
I do have 20+ years experience mix of: technical sales, engineering support, marketing, project and management, customer support.
I do have a can do attitude and the excitement and ability to learn and grasp new tasks and technologies extremely fast.
I do have the experience to understand the bottom line, the big picture and not afraid to roll up my sleeves and get the job done.
I don’t have 5 years of experience installing or managing wind farms or large PV sites.
I don’t have 10 years experience working for a large utility company managing their smart grid systems.
I do not have 5 years experience designing gear boxes, or designing SCADA networks, or the latest monolithic crystal design for PV cells.
I don’t have a masters or PhD in fluid dynamics, or environmental study.