Tag Archives: impact sector

Guest Post: Want a career in sustainability & CSR? This is for you.

Sustainability or CSR is an evolving, diverse and growing field. There are no prerequisite profiles or qualifications to enter this field, which makes it more challenging because there is no clear path. The good news is that our Salterbaxter North America team sat down to discuss key traits that successful sustainability and corporate social responsibility professionals share. Enjoy! Know your niche Sustainability and CSR is a broad field and professionals often come from different backgrounds – whether from law, finance,

Plan to crank up your impact sector job search in 30-days

It’s always a great time to treat yourself to that new job you have been dreaming about.  The only way to make it happen is to get organised and make a specific plan! Here is my 30-day plan to help you crank up your job search… Week 1: Soul searching Spend some time figuring out who you really are and what you really want in your dream job.  It is important to map out what your key skills are, what

Throwback: Business can save the world

People are business and people are what can and should ‘save the world’. That was my message at the Cambridge International Development Conference where we discussed the ethics of international development and business. In my speech on responsible business I put forward the five key skills that champions for sustainable development will need to be the change: People skills outside of silos Change leadership Systems thinking Partnership building Innovation Watch my video below and let me know if you agree.

Be an impact sector comeback kid (with kids)

Balancing home and career can be a challenge – particularly so for mums and dads. Many of my clients have found that the flexibility they need can be hard to come by in a competitive global economy. What’s more, if you took time off to be at home with the kids, the market will have moved on in the time you were away. So how can a former CSR employee bridge the gap and find a high-level role that will

Promoting leadership in the age of Trump

In the weeks following the presidential inauguration, many of us have been concerned about what a Trump presidency means for our families, our security, our basic rights as humans and our planet. Now, more than ever, we need to make positive change a priority for our businesses and as leaders, we need to put our good intentions into action. With Trump in the White House, we no longer can rely on government regulations to help propel our agendas forward. It

The resolution you’ll want to keep in 2017

Every January, millions of people lay out goals and resolutions for the new year. But by February or March, they’ve almost always forgotten them. Resolutions to lose 10 pounds or call your parents more often are good ones, but I wonder if they are so easily breakable because of how rooted they are in routine. If you are unhappy with your day-to-day routine, sometimes you need to make a much bigger change to shake things up. So this year, why

Video blog: Targeting your dream job, layer by layer

What I call ‘peeling the sustainability onion’ is about clarifying the layers of sustainability so that you gain clarity about what you want and in what context. Let me walk you through this simple exercise so you can start targeting your dream job. Please let me know if I can help you convert your dream job into reality step-by-step. Photo credit: Unsplash via Pexels

Job boards to help you find your dream sustainability job

There are so many job boards on the web now that it can be overwhelming. So which ones are the best for impact careers? Depending on the type of job you’re looking for and the location you’re targeting, some sites may be more helpful than others. To help you better navigate the terrain, I’ve provided a list of my favourite sites with most either focused on the US or UK markets. Always remember to not only bookmark the roles that

Make and keep your career resolution

Almost every time I speak to a new client about why they want to move into an impact-driven career, they say, “I want to make a difference.” Sound familiar? As you think about your 2017 resolutions, why not set a goal to finally make that difference: to find a job that will empower you to do the work you really want to do and make an impact. You already may have a sense of what it is you really want,