While reading through some of the articles on LinkedIn, I came across some of the newest thinking about how to present yourself through a resume.
In a job market where creative confidence, collaboration, and storytelling are valued across sectors, it would make sense for your first impression to be a showcase for those qualities. Rather than standard, it should be exceptional.
Below are some of the winning resumes that caught the CEO at IDEO‘s attention, and subsequently, led to hiring. Granted, IDEO is a global design consultancy company.
I especially liked the simple video resume that was submitted: clever video
How creative are you when building your resume so that stands it out from the thousands received?
In the article, Rick tries to debunk the notion that helping our environment would hurt our economy. Though transitioning would cost more, the end result would actually create new US jobs. Studies have shown that for every $1 million of investment in clean energy, the U.S. can create 16.7 jobs compared with only 5.3 jobs from fossil fuel investments.
Read the article here. Where do you weigh in with this debate? And, more importantly, do you have the expertise for one of these newly created jobs?
With the hazards of Ebola and anti-government protests and genocide being front and center in the news, we sometimes overlook the many organizations quietly operating in the background to bring assistance to those in strife or peril. I ran across this entity quite by accident as part of my work for university programming. Maybe your studies will bring you to become part of their efforts? Click on the logo below to learn more…
TIDES stands for Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support. This research project is coordinated at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) at the National Defense University (NDU), which is part of the Department of Defense.
STAR-TIDES (Sharing To Accelerate Research-Transformative Innovation for Development and Emergency Support) is a research effort that promotes sustainable support to stressed populations – post-war, post-disaster, or impoverished, in foreign or domestic contexts, for short-term or long-term (multi-year) operations. The project provides reach-back “knowledge on demand” to decision-makers and those working in the field. It uses public-private partnerships and “whole-of-government” approaches to encourage unity of action among diverse organizations where there is no unity of command, and facilitates both inter-agency and international engagement.
TIDES has three strategies that frame everything they do:
- Leverage Global Talent
- Promote Integrated Approaches
- Sustain through the Private Sector
There are internships available through the National Defense University – check it out!
Here’s a novel approach to ‘garaging’ your automobile…it’ll keep you from breaking into a sweat when you enter the vehicle. Of greater value is the eco-friendly aspect of the whole idea!
Per Jim Kliesch, research associate at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and vehicle analyst for GreenerCars.org, parking in the shade reduces evaporative emissions – gas evaporating from your tank because of the heat (a hot gas tank may result in more evaporation of fuel – which is both wasteful and potentially expensive over the long term.) Installing solar panels on the rooftop of a car-port keeps your auto cooler AND can generate energy for your home’s electrical system.
While it may take some time to convince the masses, wouldn’t all those parked cars baking in the sun be a neat way to power a mall? Or a stadium? How about the parking lots at railway stations being energy producers while the cars owners are elsewhere? Think of the possibilities – - – and use your own inventiveness to figure out other applications for solar technology!
energy-efficient technology, jobs, internships, etc!