Green Jobs

bicycle-on-the-green-1559601A green job, also called a green-collar job is, according to the United Nations Environment Program, “work in agricultural, manufacturing, research and development (R&D), administrative, and service activities that contribute(s) substantially to preserving or restoring environmental quality. Specifically, but not exclusively, this includes jobs that help to protect ecosystems and biodiversity; reduce energy, materials, and water consumption through high efficiency strategies; de-carbonize the economy; and decrease or altogether avoid generation of all forms of waste and pollution.”[1]

Here are some links to where you can find some Green Jobs in BC and beyond. Check out this link for National Geographic’s slide show of 11 of the fastest growing green jobs. April is Earth Month, and we will publish several ‘green job’ posts then as well.

Remember that Career Link’s website has a great and always updated list of links here:


Listen to your Career Future

We came across a few of these really useful (and free) downloadable podcasts that you can listen to on your computer or devices that handle mp3 audio files. All may be subscribed to, so you get the latest podcast in your player, and all contain archives so you can select and download older podcasts that might contain material that interests you. Flexjobs’ Adrianne Bibby does a great job of running down what each podcast has to offer.

8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers

originally published on 15 Apr, 2015

8 Job Search Podcasts for Job Seekers

Podcasts with a focus on job searching can be inspiring and insightful resources if you’re in the market for flexible work. Finding job search podcasts that strike just the right note at just the right moment can make a huge difference in your job search success.

There’s a plethora of job search podcasts out there, and to help you in your search for part-time jobs, remote positions, and other flexible scheduling options, we’ve surveyed the landscape. We’ve come up with a few job search podcasts that may be useful to you as you plot your career strategy.

Check out these eight job search podcasts for job seekers:

The Voice of Job Seekers

Dedicated to helping “unemployed, under-employed, and under-appreciated job seekers,” The Voice of Job Seekers focuses on trending career areas and trying to help users manage the minutiae that comes with looking for work. Mark Anthony Dyson is host, producer, and career consultant behind this podcast.

Job Search Boot Camp Show

Hosted by career consultants Michael Kranes, Angela Loeb, and Jay Markunas, Job Search Boot Camp Show focuses on salary negotiations, interviews, effective resumes, and other job search techniques. Offered live from Austin, Texas, Job Search Boot Camp Show broadcasts on the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Accidental Creative

Weekly podcasts at Accidental Creative have focused on topics like getting things done, defining excellence, the power of small actions, and making work matter. Focused on helping creative professionals be “brilliant,” Accidental Creative was founded by Todd Henry, an author who specializes in helping people “exploit” creative insight.

48 Days

With a mission to help job seekers find “their true calling and path,” 48 Days tries to help listeners find their path within…48 days! Host Dan Miller focuses on offering a “creative thinking” approach to help people find purposeful, profitable daily work.


CareerCloud aims to use technology, including mobile platforms and social media, to benefit both job seekers and employers. Founder Chris Russell has worked since 1999 to use technology to connect companies that are hiring and people seeking work.

Happen to Your Career

With a focus on career changers, Happen to Your Career aims to help users find the work that they were meant to do. Founded by Scott Barlow, Happen to Your Career works to help people identify their strengths and passions as a basis for finding meaningful careers.


The fundamental philosophy of CareerJoy podcasts is that the work you do is an investment that brings wealth to all areas of your life. Based in Canada, CareerJoy is led by founder Alan Kearns, a career coach and author.

Well Kept Wallet

Taking a somewhat broader approach, Well Kept Wallet works to help users focus not just on their career path, but on money and lifestyle issues. Typical podcasts include conversations with successful people who love what they do. Deacon Hayes, the founder of Well Kept Wallet, has a background as a financial coach.

Social Anxiety Disorder – Workshop

Source: Social Anxiety Disorder – Workshop

Social Anxiety Disorder – Workshop

imageChris Drummond has more than 25 years of experience in the helping field, and she has been offering counselling services to individuals, couples, families and youth in Powell River for the past six years.

Starting in February, Chris is offering two 8-week programs, one group for Anxiety and one group forDepression. All groups will take place during the evening to accommodate daytime work schedules.

To learn more about the Anxiety and Depression Support

Joel has struggled with being in social settings for most of his life, and he has always been very self-conscious and he turns red and sweats if he has to speak to others. The more he thinks that people notice that he is flushed and his face is red, the redder his face would get. Joel felt like he was like a light bulb, burning brightly whenever someone looked at him.

Joel has learned to tolerate his condition and find ways of getting around the worst of it, until recently when he wanted to interview for a new job. Although Joel was good at his work as an engineer, he though he would not get this new job if the interviewer noticed he was sweating and turning red.

Joel is typical of many people with Social Anxiety Disorder – he had been a shy child, he shied away from playing sports and he did not want to stray far from home. Joel was good at school and had one or two friends but not many acquaintances. His parents worried about his shyness and sent him to summer camp after the sixth grade. For three weeks, Joel was teased by his peers and he began stammering, turning red, and never for a moment being ignored when he blushed, which he did constantly because he did not know anyone at the camp. Any encounter with a new person and Joel would turn red. After returning from summer camp, Joel vowed never to put himself in that kind of situation again.

Sadly, the same type of situation struck in high school, when he was required to take a speech class. When he stood up in front of the class to speak he felt frozen. His legs trembled, his voice shook, and he worked his way through the required 3-minute speech in only 45 seconds. Joel felt traumatized by his having to do public speaking and being looked at by his peers was terrifying to him. As he got older, his shyness became a stumbling block to dating. As a young adult it was very difficult for Joel to meet women, because of his social anxiety condition.

Joel found it challenging to go out to a restaurant for a meal because the thought of turning red in public was terrifying for him, and what finally brought him to therapy was his desire to overcome his debilitating social anxiety as it was greatly interfering with his ability to live a normal life. The powerful drive to avoid anxiety that had held Joel back for many years, was also preventing him from enjoying new experiences.


The treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder addresses three areas:

  1. An individual’s faulty thoughts and beliefs and correcting cognitive errors as well as changing faulty beliefs;
  2. Eliminating or reducing reactivity to the environment, especially to the faces of other people through learning relaxation and how to manage physiological responses such as shaking, voice tremors, freezing up, etc.; and
  3. Identify an individual’s avoidance behaviours and eliminate them and learn a variety of social skills.

The upcoming Anxiety Workshop starting Tuesday, February 16th will provide participants with a variety of helpful skills. For more information, call Chris at 604-483-6337.

Coastal Postings January 2016

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Accommodations 9
Administration/business support 1
Agriculture, animals, aquaculture 3
Arts 1
Construction 14
Food services 29
Forestry 1
Health care 19
Information/Culture 3
Manufacturing 1
Mining/Quarrying 4
Other services non-gov’t 7
Public Administration 19
Recreation and Sports 1
Retail Trade 20
Social Assistance 11
Transportation 5
Utilities 1
 Total # of postings in Jan 2016  86
 Total # positions offered in Jan 2016 149

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