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Amanda peters gcc 2016

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Presentation at 2016 Massachusetts Green Careers Conference by Amanda Peters and Robin Bergstrom

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Amanda peters gcc 2016

  1. 1. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Transitioning to Your Next Job Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom
  2. 2. What transition do YOU want to make? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  3. 3. What we’ll cover Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Ways to gain practical experience to address gaps in skills, connections, credibility needed to get to YOUR next step But first,  Clarify goals  Research – what are your gaps Then, you’ll be ready to take action
  4. 4. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Want to be able to identify the impact you want to make, using what skills and experience from your background, in what types of organizations/settings Clarifying Your Goals
  5. 5. Know yourself and your preferences Work Environment Career Self Just one part of your LIFE! Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Your Personality Your Values Your InterestsOther Your Skills
  6. 6. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Who is doing that work? • Organizations • People
  7. 7. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Assess gaps in knowledge, skills, network, credibility to figure out how to get to the next step • LinkedIn: What have people done in the past, what skills do they bring? • Networking: what do you need to get where you want to go? Information, Advice, Referrals • Job description analysis: what are the roles looking for? Handout online.
  8. 8. Using LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/alumni Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  9. 9. Using LinkedIn
  10. 10. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain Build skills and credibility to fill the gaps between where you are and where you need to be
  11. 11. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain – Education: skills or topical knowledge; certifications, courses, degrees – Credibility: company affiliation or industry experience or knowledge base, etc. • Include network building/getting known – Experience (involvement; credibility); structured or unstructured (posted/unposted) • Internships/externships/fellowships • Projects, contracts • P/t or temp work • Volunteer: one time, longer term, projects, board membership Addressing the gaps
  12. 12. Internships/externships/fellowships Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  13. 13. Projects, contracts, part-time or temp work Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  14. 14. Volunteer: one time, longer term, projects, Boards Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  15. 15. Putting it into practice: an Executive Director’s perspective Robin Bergstrom Executive Director Congress for the New Urbanism – New England Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  16. 16. • CNU New England • My green career story • You: from the perspective of an employer • Things to consider • Recommendations
  17. 17. Have you ever fallen in love with a European city and wondered why we don’t have places like this back home?
  18. 18. Have you ever fallen in love with a European city and wondered why we don’t have places like this back home?
  19. 19. Have you ever fallen in love with a European city and wondered why we don’t have places like this back home?
  20. 20. Have you ever fallen in love with a European city and wondered why we don’t have places like this back home?
  21. 21. My green career story Everyone has something to offer Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain My green career story
  22. 22. My green career story Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  23. 23. Now, as an employer and recruiter... Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  24. 24. Now, as an employer... Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  25. 25. Skills / Transferrable experience •Event production? •Graphic design? •Budgeting? •Data management? •Email marketing? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain •Food service? •Starting a student club? • Copy editing? • Client management? • Fundraising?
  26. 26. Characteristics •Organized? •Detail-oriented? •Eager to help? •Energetic? • Quick learner? • Resourceful? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain •Entrepreneurial? •Sees the big picture? •Cooperative? •Creative? •Outgoing / social? • Respectful?
  27. 27. An interest in a particular subtopic •City design? •Real estate? •Regional policy? •Agriculture Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain •Sociology / anthropology / geography? Even better: an interest in a specific project.
  28. 28. Nonprofit organizations... ...are almost always understaffed and under- resourced Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  29. 29. Nonprofit organizations... ...offer you the opportunity to play an outsized role and big responsibility Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  30. 30. Nonprofit organizations... ...need a better balance of visionary and practical thinking. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  31. 31. Nonprofit organizations... ...offer you the opportunity to be entrepreneurial Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  32. 32. Nonprofit organizations... The skill most demanded and yet scarcely available? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  33. 33. Nonprofit organizations... The skill most demanded and yet scarcely available? FUNDRAISING Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  34. 34. Trying to make the leap? Find an organization in the area of your interest and... Show up and introduce yourself. Make your interest known. Offer your time. Find role models and copy them. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  35. 35. Trying to make the leap? Find an organization in the area of your interest and... Continually seek out ways to be helpful. Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  36. 36. What you can do now • Be strategic- set time aside, including time to reflect. • Begin- ideally when you walk out the door • Keep track of your progress; what have you learned, what’s the next step that can be done? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain
  37. 37. Questions? Amanda Peters | Robin Bergstrom -- Twitter: @acpeters @CNUNE #magreencareers @masustain

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