How to Get into the Renewable Energy Industry

Jack Bishop of Portland, Oregon recently graduated from Tulane University with hopes of entering the renewable energy industry and doing his part to address environmental challenges.

While he had taken numerous courses related to the industry, he didn’t know where to start looking for a job.

Bishop is not alone in his wish to enter a field […]

Bring Your Sol to Work: Finding Career Opportunities in the Solar Industry

In a recent conversation with a young woman, I had an epiphany about why working in solar is good for the soul.  She had just returned from volunteering in Greece to help Syrian refugees receive care and assistance upon entry into the country. While listening to her, I began to think that perhaps my job […]

HS TV Ep 9: How to Attract Top Talent or Find a Job in the Renewable Energy Industry

Here is something I did not know. It has been as difficult for renewable energy companies to find amazing talent, as it has been for professionals to find a job in the renewable energy industry.

Last week, I had an enlightening conversation with Karen Biscoe of Green Search Partner about her experience recruiting in the renewable energy industry in New England. Karen is the first recruiter I’ve ever spoken with and she has an amazing perspective on the industry because she has an inside view of companies that are growing rapidly and looking for talent. She knows what companies are struggling with, why they’re hiring, what skills they are looking for, what mistakes rapidly growing companies tend to make and what they’re good at. The insights she has on a company’s hiring process also puts her in the perfect position to advise professionals looking to get into the industry. She knows what technologies are hot, skills are required and what makes candidates stand out.

If you’re a company that would like to speak with Karen about recruiting, or a professional looking for a new challenge, you can reach her at 781 523 1906 or
Here are the highlights from our conversation

 When you meet someone you really like, act quickly. The job market is picking up and talent doesn’t wait.
Just because companies are not posting jobs, doesn’t mean they’re not hiring. Some don’t want to deal with hundreds of resumes.
The balance of technology knowledge and job specific skills mix will largely depend on the company in question and what stage they are in. There is not rule.


February 10th, 2012|Categories: Solar Design & Installation|Tags: , , , |