Interactive Workshop for Green Job Seekers

Carol McClelland, author of Green Careers for Dummies, has been helping people find green jobs for almost 20 years. Through her membership website,, she is now launching a 5 week interactive boot camp. The workshop will cover how to:

* create a terrific professional network
* build and maintain relationships with confidence
* Identify opportunities to shine in a particular field
* Leverage those opportunities for the greatest gain
* and master the fine art of blending luck and skill in your green job search.

The benefit of the boot camp is that it is individual attention and mentoring (high interaction value with McClelland and her co-producer), in a group setting (makes it more affordable than one-on-one career coaching).  The boot camp begins in January.

There always seems to be a “But wait, there’s more!” offer with any of these kinds of workshops, and in this case, the add-ons are pretty nice. Attendees get 6 weeks of access to the premium content on, which includes information on networking venues and industry profiles, tips on job searching, resume building tools, and other insider information about green careers based on McClelland’s long career in the field. In addition, McClelland is doing a four teleclass “Take Charge Kick-Off Event on Friday, December 10th, which she normally charges $147 for, but is included in this boot camp. And the last add-on is that if you register before December 7th, you can bring a friend for free.

Check it out!  Any other green career services out there? I’d love to know about them.


Scott Cooney is author of Build a Green Small Business (McGraw-Hill), which he is giving away for free on his website through the holidays, and Principal of

Join Scott on TwitterFacebook’s Green Business Owner group, or the LinkedIn group by the same name.

Scott Cooney, Principal of and author of Build a Green Small Business: Profitable Ways to Become an Ecopreneur (McGraw-Hill, November 2008), is also a serial ecopreneur who has started and grown several green businesses and consulted several other green startups. He co-founded the ReDirect Guide, a green business directory, in Salt Lake City, UT. He greened his home in Salt Lake City, including xeriscaping, an organic orchard, extra natural fiber insulation, a 1.8kW solar PV array, on-demand hot water, energy star appliances, and natural paints. He is a vegetarian, an avid cyclist, ultimate frisbee player, and surfer, and currently lives in the sunny Mission district of San Francisco. Scott is working on his second book, a look at microeconomics in the green sector.In June 2010, Scott launched, a sustainability consulting firm dedicated to providing solutions to common business problems by leveraging the power of the triple bottom line. Focused exclusively on small business, GBO's mission is to facilitate the creation and success of small, green businesses.

2 responses

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