The reality is that there are a limited number of corporate jobs with “sustainability” in the job title. The good news is there are opportunities to make an impact from all roles within a company, not just from the vantage point of a dedicated department. Be open to making change from a more functional role.
- Volunteer in a way that shows your real commitment to social or environmental impact and find ways to produce real accomplishments. Hiring managers tend to be skeptical about candidates who haven't joined a relevant cause or organization. One way to do this is to join your local Net Impact chapter.
- Always use your personal life to stay up to date with news in the field of corporate impact. Then, as you network with leaders in the field of sustainability, impress them with your knowledge on current trends and research.
- Look for opportunities in your current position for corporate impact in the workplace or if you are still in school, engage in making an impact on your campus.
See our blog on Four Tips for Starting a Career in CSR
Explore available opportunities through Net Impact’s Job Board.