There are so many books out there for jobseekers, career changers and ‘what should I do with my life’-ers that it can feel overwhelming. Throw a sustainability, social impact, or corporate responsibility lens into the mix, and it’s even tougher to know where to start. Below are my reviews of two books that anyone asking themselves ‘What should I do when I want to do everything?’ should put on their wish-list!
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There are so many books out there for jobseekers, career changers and ‘what should I do with my life’-ers that it can feel overwhelming! Throw a green, sustainability, social impact, or corporate responsibility lens into the mix, and it’s even tougher. In today’s blog, the theme is ‘What should I do when I want to do everything?’ Below are my reviews of two books for anyone asking this question.
This “comprehensive career resource from the leading nonprofit jobs website” does exactly what it says on the tin. Aimed squarely at recent-graduates who aspire to change the world, this guide to working in nonprofits breaks down the traditional job search tips and tricks, but with an impact-edge.
Written by sustainability pros for sustainability pros, the Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook is a brilliant collection of essays by thought leaders on the mechanics of embedding sustainability. In 300+ pages, it seeks to do three key things: increase understanding and awareness of sustainability on conceptual, practical and personal levels, energise and expand commitment to building sustainable enterprises, and provide the tools and techniques needed. And it does just that, taking a realistic and strictly hands-on approach to the challenge of sustainable
This exceptionally user-friendly book from the Dummies series will help you navigate your path to a green job, no matter what your starting point. Carol McClelland dissects the green sector with the deft hand of a brain surgeon, lays the component parts out systematically on the operating table and proceeds to offer an encyclopedic analysis of each bit in a friendly, matter of fact style.
If you’re studying environmental issues at university or looking to switch from your core function into a greener role and want to know what environment-related jobs are out there, then this is your bible! With 69 in-depth green career profiles and a host of Q&As with professionals in each role, Cassio and Rush’s ‘Green Careers’ guide is an indispensible resource.
This insightful book is billed as a guide for wannabe entrepreneurs to finding where your gifts, passions and purpose intersect – and using them to build a new career.
Are you fascinated by a new thing every week? Do you find it impossible to choose just one career when there are so many exciting things to do out there? Do you start lots of projects, but finish far fewer? If you answered yes to these questions, you might just be a ‘Scanner’, and if you are – this book’s for you.