Careers in the environment by Michael Fasulo

By Michael Fasulo

Presents details for choosing the right profession in components together with air caliber administration, forestry, open air sport, organic sciences, animal sciences, and waste administration.

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Environmental Science Trends The vast majority of environmental jobs require some kind of science background. A recent study by Hazmat World magazine found that most companies searching for environmental managers list a technical background, particularly in the field of engineering, as their major hiring criteria. Yet, for all the job openings in the environmental sciences each year, thousands go unfilled because applicants do not possess the necessary training or educa- Page 24 tion. The complaint most often heard by companies and government officials in the environmental field is the lack of qualified applicants to fill their science and technical positions.

It is most likely to be the person who will actually supervise you after you start work. Call the company to make sure you have the right name. And spell it correctly. Opening The opening should appeal to the reader. Cover letters are sales letters. Sales are made after you capture a person's attention. You capture the reader's attention most easily by talking about the company rather than yourself. Mention projects under development, recent awards, or favorable comments recently published about the company.

What is the greatest challenge of this position? · What plans does the company have with regard to. .? ) · Is the company growing? After you ask such questions, listen to the interviewer's answers and then, if at all possible, point to something in your education or experience related to it. You might notice that questions about salary and fringe benefits are not included in the above list. Your focus at a first interview should be the company and what you will do for it, not what it will pay you.

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