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Green Careers for Dummies

Just as with any career path, green careers are not all created equally. If you're committed to finding employment in an environmentally conscious field and atmosphere, it's just as important to find a field that matches your skills and interests. If you really have your heart set on working in the clean technology, you have to soul-search and decide whether you're looking for a hands-on job in development or if you're more inclined towards research or marketing.

While the green economy career path is still young in comparison to other fields, it's definitely growing in importance and new positions and industries are being developed and filled. If you want to get your hands on a green job, you have to know where to start and how to suss out what exactly is the right field for you.

One of the simplest places to start is Green Careers for Dummies by Carol L. McClelland. Like other guides in the For Dummies series, it's chock full of tips, tricks advice and oodles of information on anything and everything you need to know about the subject and is presented in a fun, user-friendly way.

You'll find everything from finding out if the green career path is truly for you and where your strengths and interests lie to interview and resume advice that will help you appeal to green industries and employers. There are also sections on industry definitions and terminology, using the Internet to find job prospects and how to make your current job more eco-friendly.