Start with our Climate Career Portal, but when you want to widen your job search here are some options.
If you’re reading this post, then you likely already know that the Climate Career Portal has an awesome, Cleantech-specific job board. We think it’s the best place to find Cleantech roles, but we also recognize that when looking for a new role you’ll want to cast a wide net. To help you decide what other sites might be most useful in your search, I’ve created a mini-review of some of the top places to find Cleantech roles.
GoodWork.ca posts full time, part time, gig and volunteer opportunities with organizations focused on sustainability. While you can find technical roles here, the majority of roles are non-technical. It can be a great place to learn the names of some of the companies and organizations in Canada who might be working on projects you care about.
One excellent feature of the GoodWork site is the ability to sort jobs by a variety of terms including: location, job level (e.g. intern, junior, senior), remote, and outdoors. Most sites are limited to just the location and key words for your search. GoodWork also provides the option for receiving a weekly or monthly job alert email - or, you can select the “custom digest” option and you’ll be able to curate which jobs are sent to your inbox, which is one of the best features of the site.
As a heavy LinkedIn user, I am a bit biased towards using their job board. The biggest benefit I see to browsing the job postings on LinkedIn, is that you can see when you have a connection at a company hiring in a role that interests you. I’ll talk more about networking in another post, but creating a network is a key piece to finding a new role - LinkedIn is a great tool for building that network.
The job board itself is fairly similar to other large platforms. You can create job alerts for specific roles, regions or companies. You can upload a resume so that you can easily apply through the LinkedIn job platform - though many times you will simply be redirected to the company’s job site. They also have a resume builder tool and an interview prep module. With a premium subscription you can unlock even more tools, but I don’t think that is necessary. You can find nearly every resume or interviewing tip online for free - and better yet, utilize a mentor at the Climate Career Portal for personalized advice.
Again, Glassdoor as a job site isn’t that much different than LinkedIn, Monster or Indeed. The great feature of Glassdoor is the ability to read reviews about a company, role, or the interview process. I always advise folks to check out a company on Glassdoor when preparing to apply and interview. However, this can be less useful for very small or niche companies as they may not have enough reviews to be useful. Like all internet reviews, take what you read with a grain of salt. It can be a great place to find out typical interview questions, or learn the salary for a role if it isn’t posted. I don’t generally go to Glassdoor to apply for jobs, but I do use it as a research tool in my job search and application process.
If you’re between roles or looking to bolster your Canadian work experience - volunteer experience can be extremely valuable. It is a great way to develop new skills and to give back to your local community. One great place to find volunteer opportunities is through VolunteerMatch. You can search for opportunities in your region that are in-person or remote, and you can choose specific causes that you want to support.
But we like to think that our own Climate Career Portal should be at the top of your list. We added 342 new jobs this week and our Climate Career Blueprint can’t be found anywhere else.
Good luck in our job search and don’t forget our free one-on-one Mentorship when you need an extra boost.
Post by freelance writer Anna Kobb
Iron & Earth’s training programs are funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.