The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century

Compiled by the acknowledged leaders in environmental career information,The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Centuryis a completely revised and updated edition of what has become the standard reference on the subject. Organized for ease of use and fully updated to reflect ongoing changes in environmental fields, it is the most comprehensive and reliable resource available for anyone seeking information about environmental career opportunities and how to get started in one. The book presents: a thorough consideration of environmental trends for the 21st century and the likely impact of those trends on future career opportunities an overview of environmental professions including a statistical review of the private sector environmental industry, state and local government, federal government, academia, and nonprofits valuable tips on career search strategies along with information about education, volunteering, and internships case studies of representative work and individual profiles that give readers an up-close and personal look at a variety of environmental professionals, what they really do, and how they arrived at their current positions resources for further information including more than 100 of the top web sites for the environmental career seeke.

Chapters examine the entire spectrum of career fields, with each chapter providing an “at a glance” summary of the field; discussion of history and background along with current issues and trends; examination of specific career opportunities and the educational requirements for each; salary ranges by type of employer, level of experience, and responsibility; and an extensive list of resources for further information. Fields profiled include: planning, education and communications, energy management and conservation, fisheries and wildlife management, forestry, land and water conservation, and others.

Written at a broad introductory level,The Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Centuryprovides an informative and inspirational starting place from which to learn more about specific fields. For recent college graduates, students, volunteers, librarians, career counselors, or anyone interested in working to protect the environment, it is an essential reference.


College Majors & Careers

Praise for the previous editions:
“Highly recommended.” American Reference Books Annual

College Majors and Careers, Sixth Edition offers straightforward advice for high school and college students exploring their career options. Providing invaluable guidance on figuring out what to do with an English major or selecting a field of study, this practical guide covers more than 60 college majors linked to more than 350 different career paths. Each college major article includes Occupations, High School Subjects, Majors, Leisure-Time Activities, Personal Skills, Resources, and Values and Personal Attributes. These sections help students identify their strengths and skills, as well as the activities, education, and training they can pursue to help them succeed in their field of study and their career.

This edition includes new questions in the “Career-Related Questions and Answers” section, now reorganized into subcategories for easier browsing. All the major sections have been updated and revised, and a new “Fact Box” feature cites key statistical information, such as the number of grads per year or average starting salaries for jobs with a specific major. An invaluable new section helps parents, professionals, and students learn how to best use the book.

Majors covered include:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Computer science
  • English
  • History
  • Law
  • Nursing and related services
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • and more.


This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Museum professional and author N. Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession as a whole, the rewards and challenges of museum work, types of museums, and jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She discusses options for education and training, and offers suggestions on how to secure a job and move up the career ladder. Interviews with museum professionals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds demonstrate different career paths and offer unique and helpful advice. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering museums as a career choice, Schlatter’s book is an essential starting point.


Get Down to Business & You’ll Get the Job!

The best book on the market to help you successfully execute a job search and land the job you really want. Bishop breaks down the search process into simple, manageable steps. She offers practical, proven advice and the most up-to-the-minute information on everything from writing resumes and online profiles to interview techniques, networking tips and the role of social media in today’s fast-paced marketplace. A top recruiter and business leader who has been on both sides of the search and hiring process, she shares insider secrets of how organizations function to help you stay on track and keep up your confidence despite minor bumps in the road.
Named by Business Week as “one of the world’s most influential headhunters,” Bishop points out ways to stay organized and motivated, capitalize on personal strengths and accomplishments, and uncover new opportunities that will help you land a job and lead to lifelong career success.


Job Hunting Made Easy

— Essential information on the 20 key areas of basic job hunting and office skills.
— 20 quick and easy lessons, with quizzes and exercises at the end of each chapter.
— Expert advice on creating filing systems; organizing your work space; keeping flawless financial records; creating memos, reports, and letters (Office Basics Made Easy).
— Detailed strategies for assessing strengths; networking; surfing the Internet for jobs; winning over any interviewer; creating a stand-out resume; and more (Job Hunting Made Easy).

The Volunteer Project

As a church or nonprofit leader who relies on volunteer teams to get the job done each week, you know how difficult it can be to keep all of your volunteer roles filled. You feel overworked and understaffed, with a budget smaller than your vision. Sometimes your ministry can feel like it has a revolving door, simultaneously bringing in new volunteers as current ones leave. The cycle of volunteer recruitment and turnover can be overwhelming, leading to frustration and distracting from the mission. In The Volunteer Project, we will introduce you to 4 Strategies that, when applied, will launch your church or nonprofit ministry into what we call a zero recruitment model of volunteerism. Formulated from the authors’ research, combined 50+ years of experience in leading volunteer teams, and the feedback of hundreds of volunteers, these 4 Strategies are designed to provide individuals with such satisfying volunteer experiences that they are motivated to continue volunteering, and even invite their friends to join them. Packed with comprehensive research, an online assessment tool for measuring volunteer satisfaction, and real-life stories, The Volunteer Project is designed to help you stop recruiting and start retaining.


The Ultimate Job Hunter’s Guidebook

Offering concise coverage of essential job-hunting and career strategies, this flexible guidebook can supplement any business course or serve as the foundation for a career development class. The Seventh Edition focuses on real-world applications through experiential exercises and hands-on activities that provide a comprehensive how-to for anyone beginning a job search. It delivers practical advice in a straightforward style along with action-oriented examples that can easily be followed. Students are taught to look beyond traditional resources like classified ads to find potential employers. For example, this edition includes a new, information-packed chapter on using social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter in the job search. As in previous editions, the text offers many samples of job hunting tools, such as resumes and cover letters from a wide variety of career fields. Students can use these samples as virtual templates, substituting their own information into the established format. Throughout each chapter is heavy emphasis on employing the latest technologies and online tools at every phase of the job hunt. The techniques covered in The Ultimate Job Hunter’s Guidebook will prove useful to students as they embark on their new career and in years to come as they progress in their chosen profession.
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Getting a Job Abroad

With over 1100 websites, hundreds of recruitment agencies, and lots of useful contacts, this book tells readers where there are overseas jobs available, how to apply for them, and how to weigh up the risks and rewards of expatriot living, whether on a temporary or permanent basis. CONTENTS: PART I – Working abroad – an option for you? PART II – Finding a job 1 The search for a job 2 The recruitment process 3 Coming to a decision PART III – Preparation and acclimatisation 4 Preparing to leave 5 Settling in PART IV – Surveying the opportunities 6 Working holidays and work experience 7 Contract work 8 Permanent jobs and self-employment PART IV – The Regions of the World 9 Europe 10 The Arab World 11 Asia 12 Africa 13 North America 14 Latin America and the Caribbean 15 Australasia and the Pacific PART VI – Reference About the author ROGER JONES has worked in a number of overseas countries and now writes extensively on careers and education as well as on living and working abroad. Quotes Practical advice on finding the country where you can make the most of your skills. – ‘The Guardian’ – highly informative – lots of hard information and a first-class reference section. – ‘Outbound Newspapers’ Do your research thoroughly. Check out GETTING A JOB ABROAD. – ‘Cosmopolitan’

Winning Cover Letters

“Robin Ryan is the hottest career expert in America today.”
–Susan Cowden, TV anchor, NW Cable News


With the expert advice of Robin Ryan, one of America’s top career coaches, thousands of job hunters have beaten the competition and landed their ideal jobs. Her innovative and simple step-by-step plan incorporates the results of an extensive, nationwide survey of hiring managers and human resources personnel to offer proven, world-class job hunting techniques and strategies.

You’ll create powerful, attention-grabbing letters, avoid costly mistakes, and learn to sell yourself and your skills to the employers you want to work for. With Ryan’s popular and highly effective Power Impact Technique(TM), you’ll have employers hunting you. This newly updated Second Edition features even more Winning Cover Letters, examples of what not to do, and new chapters on using the Internet, marketing yourself, and much more:
* Fatal mistakes to avoid as viewed by human resources professionals who’ve seen it all
* World-class cover letters that landed interviews and jobs
* Exercises to help you assess your skills and accomplishments
* The writing technique selected by 96% of hiring managers as their preferred style
* A new, special section for top executives-including CEOs, presidents, and vice presidents
* New advice for those in the creative arts, new graduates, volunteers, and career changers
* Tips on writing target letters to catch the eye of the employers you want to work for

“This book is a major breakthrough,teaching you how to easily write effective cover letters that employers will respond to.”
-Mark Tranter, founder, America4Hire

“By far, this is the best book ever written on writing cover letters.”
-Sandy Dehan, HR Manager, Fortune 500 company

“My dream job called after I mailed my first cover letter. I landed the job and owe it all to Robin Ryan’s effective techniques.”
-Marianne Jones, client