1 6 Networking Forestry

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1 6 Networking Forestry

  1. 1. Natural Resources Careers Career: Forester Term: Networking
  2. 2. Networking <ul><li>Connecting with a group of people with whom you have something in common. </li></ul><ul><li>Most jobs are found through networking rather than through advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Called “the hidden job market” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Networking <ul><li>Go to www.monster.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Under Advice, go to job hunting strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look up the articles on networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can you use networking to find jobs? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Forester <ul><li>Manage forest areas as an economically viable enterprise or social community area with due regard for the protection of the forest environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge for modern forestry is to establish a balance between competing economic and social demands for forest and land use. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Working Conditions <ul><li>helping a landowner decide how to best meet his or her goals through the development of a forest stewardship management plan </li></ul><ul><li>extinguishing a forest fire </li></ul><ul><li>helping a logger implement best management practices in order to protect the quality of our water </li></ul><ul><li>working with a planting crew involved in reforestation efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>conducting research to ensure that we don’t experience an outbreak of bark beetle infestation </li></ul><ul><li>helping Smokey Bear teach children about forest fire prevention. In times of crises, </li></ul><ul><li>delivering food and water to victims of hurricanes or helping people rebuild their lives and their homes after a flood. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Forestry Jobs <ul><li>Most forestry jobs are for the state or federal government </li></ul><ul><li>Also forestry consultants – will hire lumber companies and manage harvests for landowners </li></ul><ul><li>Forestry technicians – associates degree in Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Forester – Bachelors degree in Forestry </li></ul>
  7. 7. Forestry Pay <ul><li>Average salary: $53,750 </li></ul><ul><li>Range: 35,300 – 75,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Forecast for slow growth </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  8. 8. SAE <ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Where to start </li></ul><ul><li>Proficiency Awards </li></ul><ul><li>State Degrees </li></ul>

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