Thursday 16th April, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Leaders in Energy and LEVICK,a leading public relations firm with offices in DC and NYC, will co-host a professional networking Happy Hour to help millennials, mid-career, and seasoned job seekers build their career strategies to land or create a bright green job in a dull gray economy. The event will be held at LEVICK, 1900 M Street NW, Washington DC 20036, on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6 - 8 pm.
Despite the rosier employment statistics being reported in the media, many job seekers are still finding it hard to tap into green jobs and the growing green economy.
Our speakers will discuss strategies on how to land or create a bright green new job, talk about what companies such as SolarCity are looking for in their hires, and also hear the stories of several Leaders in Energy members who found their current positions through networking in the Leaders group.
Dan Smolen, Executive Director of The Green Suits, LLC, an executive search and career empowerment firm and author of "Tailoring the Green Suit: Empowering Yourself for an Executive Career in the New Green Economy," will discuss 10 strategies to land or create a bright green job!
Dan states:"Every week, we speak to great talent whose advanced degrees in business, engineering, IT, or other fields don't guarantee easy entry into the New Green Economy. So, we counsel them to identify their gaps, then acquire the skill, accreditation, and experience they need to pivot successfully into our growing clean and green space."
Jack Levenson, Senior Field Consultant/Mentor with SolarCity (pictured standing on left with his other team members) will talk about how his local and international networking helped him, how SolarCity is hiring over 5,000 people in 2015, and what SolarCity is looking for in job candidates.
Jack says, "I joined SolarCity just 1.5 years ago in an entry level sales role working out of 6 Home Depots in MD while living in Reston. I have been promoted 4 times and have never felt more passionate and fulfilled than in any other job (including being a middle school teacher and Peace Corps Volunteer). I couldn't agree more that good networking and preparation pay exponential dividends in any career search!"
Testimonials from Leaders in Energy members who have landed jobs via networking and contacts that they made in the Leaders group:
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