Outdoor Jobs

My overwhelming most popular post of the blog was a post from last year on the best outdoor jobs in outdoor magazine.  That leads me to conclude that many of us long to shed the confines of the cubicle for the friendly outdoors.  I’ve put together this list of other website that will help you in your quest!
http://www.oapn.net/ – blog about various outdoor jobs
http://www.outdoorindustry.org/careercenter.html – premier outdoor jobs recruiter
http://www.nps.gov/personnel/ – national park service permanant, temporary & seasonal jobs
http://www.rockclimbingjobs.com/ – rock climbing jobs
http://www.transitionsabroad.com – work abroad link
I hope this makes your online quest shorter so that you may enter the great wild outdoor workplace soon.

Green Job Listings

Trees Instead is a company based in Miami, Florida, that is hiring for several positions including web designer and accountant.  Basically peopl e donate a tree to be planted in the name of an event.  They have pledged to plant over 200.000 trees in 2009. According to their website “Our Goal is to be the largest tree dedication project in the world for 2009, please support  our efforts by dedicating a tree for any occasion. So far we had manage tobecome the #1 Private tree dedication Co. in the US*, #2 in Canada,  #2 in  Israel # 2 in Colombia & # 4 in Brazil by volume of trees planted and internet traffic.”
 If you’re looking for a job with purpose, this career might be for you!  Click to to submit your resume.

Twitter Up A Job

In recent months I’ve become more and more fond of the micro-blogging platform Twitter. So for those of you who are still reading blogs like this please check it out although I’m warning you now it is addictive!
Now for the point of this post. There are some great job opportunities on twitter! How can you get started? You don’t have to even sign up for an account to view some of these options. I’ve put together a brief list of some of the best job listing “Tweeters” right here for your convenience:
TECH
@HoustonTechJob
@Web_Design_Jobs
@authenticjobs a blend of nationwide tech jobs
CUSTOMER SERVICE/SALES
@tmgjobs a CUSO that works with financial institutions nationwide
@Libgig_Jobs – Library jobs
@publishingjobs
@usmusicjobs – jobs and advice for the music industry

INTERNATIONAL
@dconstruction – want a construction job in beautiful Dubai? Here you are!
@juicyjobs – UK based green jobs
@ukseojobs
@ScottishJobs
MISC IMPORTANT PEOPLE / WEBSITES
@skydiver – always has great opportunities to share!
@smartbriefjobs
@NYTImesCareers

Your Personal Brand

Twitter is a great example of personal branding.  There are thousands of individuals with personal websites that feature their interests along with their career accomplishments.
I remember hearing a seminar a while back in which the speaker speculated that in the future we would all have our own personal website based on our personal name, perhaps even being assigned at birth.  His dream was that this would be the way we would communicate with each other in the future.
Our personal brand is evolving daily, increasing in value as we continue to educate ourselves and gain experience.  Part of adding value to that brand is marketing it to the world.  What better way to do this than through our own blog, website, or networking medium.
Perhaps the future will feature employers searching the web for candidates instead of applicants searching for the right employer.

Job Star

The public library has long been a sactuary for those in need of professional services.  You can read, listen to music, print & use public computers.  Now they’ve put together a website designed to help with your job search.  It’s called Job Star and it’s simple but nice.
Probably the most useful part of the website is the salary guide.  Clicking through a few of the industries, it seemed to provide fairly accurate and beneficial information on a large variety of career fields.

Great Intership Opportunities

A great way to get a headstart while still in school is with internships.  This gives you the chance to find out what a career field might be like before taking the big plunge of making it your permanent career.  It is also a great way to meet contacts that will be benificial in the future.
There are some absolutely amazing internship opportunities out there.  Many are available at the Quarterlife.com website.  Some are paid and some aren’t but all offer valuable experience that you can’t put a price tag on.  Besides, who wouldn’t want to work at Nickelodeon?
P.S  if you tweet follow their opportunities daily.

Vocation Vacations

Browsing through ways to spend my Hilton Honors points accumulated on the road this year I stumbled across an intriguing concept.  Vocation vacations are offered to individuals who want to take a spend in a new career field.  Some options available are:  Actor, Book Store Owner, Bike Shop Owner,  Fishing Guide, Guitar Maker, a Pro Wrestler Commentator, and a TV producer, just to name a few.
You can pick your “dream job” and, for a modest fee, be mentored by an authority in the industry.  So browse away and pick your favorite career!

Free Alumni Job Placement Services

You probably know that nearly every college and almost every high school has its own job placement office.  They will do everything from preparing your resume to giving you a referral to find a job.  What you may not know is that you can use these services even if you’re out of school.  It’s called Alumni services and it is a great opportunity to take advantage of in today’s job market.
Here is one example of a college program through USC.  All USC gradutaes are entitled to one complimentary advising session.  Many universities offer further assistance.
If you’re not a college grad another great resource is your high school guidance counselor.  Even if you are a few years removed, they may be able to help you with referals and advice in your job hunt.
Check with your high school or college to see what benefits await you for all your past hard work!