Listen up green job seekers in San Diego, the San Diego Renewable Energy Society (SDRES) will be hosting a one day Green Career Conference on April 25. This is not a job fair but it is designed to provide “attendees with insider perspectives from industry experts, crucial tips for successful career transition, and strategic education and training options. Also, they have provided excellent opportunities to network and help you find your next great job.” Source: Solar Living Institute
Conferences are a great way to learn more about a specific topic – in this case, tailoring your job search for obtaining a new, green job. This conference isn’t just useful for those without current employment; it is also helpful for professionals desiring a switch to a green career.
Morning sessions will feature panel discussions from various industries: solar photovoltaics, solar hot water, wind energy, biomass, green building, green cleaning, education and energy efficiency. The afternoon sessions will play upon some of the panel topics but there are also sessions on energy conservation/energy audits and interview preparation. The conference closes with a keynote by Bright Green Talent founder, Paul Hannam – “What it Really Takes to Get a Green Job.”
Although this isn’t a traditional job fair, there will be several staffing agencies exhibiting during the conference and a complimentary resume review service. Registration is only $145 but if you register by April 18, you can save $50. Register online at the San Diego Green Career Conference website.
If you're in the LA area, plan on attending the Los Angeles Green Career Conference on June 7, 2009 at UCLA.
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