Articles by Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle is the president of Green Economy, a Boston-based firm offering consulting, training, facilitation, and strategic planning help to the public and private institutions building a more sustainable economy. He is the co-author of The ECO Guide to Careers That Make a Difference: Environmental Work for a Sustainable World, and is at work on a new book about climate change careers.
How far has the movement come in the last 20 years?
Quick, name a historic moment from 1987. I’ll wait. Well, yeeessss, that was the year that gave us timeless songs like “I Want Your Sex,” “Shake Your Love,” and with a somewhat different message, “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” (by the immortal Georgia Satellites). They just don’t write songs like those anymore. Or let’s hope […]
I thought the green job market was hot!
“If the green job market’s so hot, why can’t I find a job?” I’ve been talking up the rising eco-job market so much that I should have known there would be a backlash. It came most recently from an exasperated job seeker who’s failed to land a decent job, let alone get an interview — […]
Dealing with the generation gap in the eco-workplace
As director of program development at The Environmental Careers Organization, Kevin Doyle knows a thing or two about job searching. In this recurring column for Grist, he explores the green job market and offers advice to eco-job-seekers looking to jumpstart their careers. Environmental employers are losing their ‘boomers, and some are worried sick about it. […]
A thorough job search reveals skills in high demand
As director of program development at The Environmental Careers Organization, Kevin Doyle knows a thing or two about job searching. In this recurring column for Grist, he explores the green job market and offers advice to eco-job-seekers looking to jumpstart their careers.
Is it hot out there, or is it just me? Lately, I've been hearing from employers who can't find the talent they need and more than a few lucky job seekers who have multiple offers. Are these just random anecdotes, or is the environmental job market heating up along with the summer thermometer?
In an effort to track down the story (and spend some paid time surfing the 'net), my crackerjack research staff devoted a day to searching government, nonprofit, "green business," and consulting websites for job postings. Here's what we found: