Career Growth with Green & AI

๐Ÿ“ฐ In this issue

๐Ÿ”นย Opportunity: Line your pockets with Green - Jobs

๐Ÿ”นย Trends: Plotting Your Course: You Need to Harness Gen AI Skills ASAP!

๐Ÿ”นย Tools: Boosting Your Career Mojo with Personal Branding:

๐Ÿ”นย Sparks: Layoffs, Top GPTs & AI-W3 Use Cases

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Green Jobs Offer Growth and Purpose

This St. Paddy's, Go Green With Your Career!

You may be wearing green for St. Patrick's Day in a few weeks, but what if you made "going green" a year-round gig? Green-collar jobs are in demand; check this out:

โ˜˜ Rapid Growth in Green Jobs:ย A recent LinkedIn report indicates a 22.4% increase in positions requiring green skills from 2022 to 2023, with workforce talent growth lagging at 12.3%. The demand for green-skilled workers surged by 9.2% from 2018 to 2023, outpacing overall hiring trends. However, only one in eight workers possess green skills, underscoring a significant opportunity gap.

โ˜˜ Expansion Across Industries: Renewable energy, traditionally high-carbon sectors like oil and gas, and the finance industry are all experiencing significant growth in green talent. Notably, renewable energy jobs saw a net growth, with 120 workers joining for every 100 leaving. Though starting from a lower base, the finance sector shows a 14.8% annual increase in green talent concentration.

โ˜˜ Green Skills in High Demand: The three fastest-growing green skills are in renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency, and environmental engineering. With half the global population under 30, the push for green skills development is critical for engaging youth in the creation of a sustainable future.

โ˜˜ High-Paying and Accessible Green Jobs:ย Environmental engineering emerges as one of the highest-paying green careers, while roles like electrical engineers offer pathways into the green economy without the need for advanced degrees.

โ˜˜ Policy and Corporate Commitment: Initiatives like the Green New Deal in the US underscore political and economic commitments to expanding green jobs, aiming to address environmental and economic challenges through sustainable investment. Major companies like Tesla and Amazon are leading in green job postings, emphasizing sustainability in operations and innovation.

โ˜˜ Fastest Growing Green Jobs: The list of the top 10 fastest-growing green jobs, based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, highlights roles across conservation, urban planning, geosciences, agricultural and food sciences, and environmental engineering. These roles not only contribute to environmental quality but also offer diverse opportunities for career growth in the green sector.

โ˜˜ Conservation Scientists help forests grow. Median salary? $64K.

โ˜˜ Urban Planners design communities sustainably. Median pay: $80K.

โ˜˜ Environmental Engineers solve eco-issues. The median wage is almost $100K!

So raise a green beer this March 17th, then pursue an eco-friendly career. Help the planet AND pad your wallet! With abundant green job growth predicted you'll have the luck of the Irish when you skills up now. Top of the morninโ€™ and the career outlook to you!

๐Ÿ”ฅ Why You Should Care - Positive market trend for employment and the earth.
๐Ÿ”‘ Key Point - Renewables job market outpacing all other employment

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The narrative that a career in Gen AI necessitates programming expertise is becoming increasingly obsolete. As the field of AI continues to grow and evolve, so too do its roles and opportunities, many of which require diverse skill sets beyond coding. Whether you're a creative thinker, an ethical watchdog, a strategic planner, or a curious learner, there's a place for you in the Gen AI job market. The future of AI is not just about programming; it's about the myriad ways we can harness this technology to innovate, solve problems, and create value across all sectors of society.

A quick primer on roles vs. education - Do you think you can jump into an ML/AI engineer role with your charming personality and a high school diploma? Reality check: You'll need an MS or Ph.D., not just a BSโ€”because in this field, BS doesn't stand for 'Bachelor of Science' but 'Better Study'!" But, several roles have emerged that are critical to the AI ecosystem but don't require programming skills:

๐Ÿค”ย AI Strategists and Consultants: These professionals understand the potential applications of AI within various industries and help businesses implement AI solutions effectively. They bridge the gap between technical AI capabilities and business needs.

๐Ÿ˜ย Data Annotators and Curators: Essential to training AI models, data annotators provide the human insight to label and organize data, helping AI systems learn accurately from human-generated inputs.

๐Ÿคซย Ethics and Compliance Managers: As AI becomes more integral to business operations, ensuring these technologies are used responsibly and ethically is paramount. Professionals in this area focus on regulatory compliance, ethical guidelines, and social impact.

๐Ÿ˜•ย User Experience (UX) Designers for AI: The interaction between humans and AI systems is critical. UX designers specialize in creating user-friendly interfaces and experiences for AI-powered applications, making them accessible to a non-technical audience.

๐Ÿ˜คย Prompt Engineers: A newer role in AI, prompt engineers optimize how questions or commands are posed to AI systems to generate the best possible outcomes. This role requires creativity and an understanding of how AI interprets human language.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Why You Should Care - One way or the other, you need to become educated on where the market is headed
๐Ÿ”‘ Key Point - Programming is not all there is to AI and ML.

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๐Ÿ“ Tools

Enhancing Career Trajectories through Strategic Personal Branding

Personal branding is not just about securing any job; it's about finding the right opportunities that fit your career aspirations, values, and strengths. It requires effort and consistency but can significantly impact your job search success and career development. Great, so how do I go about it?

The Starting idea has some thoughts on that front, 18 ideas to be precise. Likewise, Hannah Power has some thoughts on tools that are essential in creating your brand.

Leveraging the right tools to amplify your online presence and streamline your workflow is crucial. Here's a breakdown tailored to your dynamic roles:

๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ Website Builder: The Cornerstone of Your Digital Identity

Your website serves as the epicenter of your digital persona. Platforms like WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly lead the pack. Yet, it's essential to weigh in on hosting, domain choices, security measures, and SEO optimization when picking your platform to ensure your site looks professional and ranks well.

๐Ÿ“ย Social Media Management: Streamlining Digital Conversations

Juggling various social media accounts can be a total pain in the ass. Utilize social media management tools such as Buffer, Hootsuite, Later, and Sprout Social to simplify your digital strategy. Itโ€™ll make your life significantly more manageable.

๐Ÿ“ฌ Email Marketing: Crafting Impactful Conversations

No two ways about it, you have to have an adept email marketing tool for creating, dispatching, and tracking your email campaigns. Favorites in the field include Mailchimp, ConvertKit, AWeber, and Constant Contact.

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽจย Graphic Design: Visualizing Your Brand

Visual identity is non-negotiable for establishing your brand. Tools like Canva, PicMonkey, Adobe Spark, and VistaCreate democratize design, offering an array of templates, icons, fonts, and effects to craft visually compelling content without needing a professional designer or mastering complex software.

๐ŸŽฅย Video Creation: Telling Your Story

Video content is unparalleled in conveying who you are, your essence, expertise, and value proposition. Creating your branding video can be daunting in terms of both cost and skill. Enter video creation tools like Lumen5, Animoto, InVideo, and Biteable. These platforms provide templates, stock clips, soundtracks, and editing options to produce professional-grade videos, making your narrative captivating and accessible. Donโ€™t use DALL-E!

๐Ÿ”ฅ Why You Should Care - Because this is all about you against everyone else
๐Ÿ”‘ Key Point - This is about opportunities that fit your career aspirations, values, and strengths.

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