One of the best ways to “get a job” has always been to demonstrate your expertise. These days it’s not enough anymore to have deep knowledge of just your own industry. You must be able to see, discuss, and extrapolate how various issues impact your industry and vice versa.
Imagine you are in an interview, a conversation with an influential contact or a team meeting with your colleagues. The conversation suddenly shifts to the extreme weather that’s hit the region lately and whether it’s related to climate change. You are asked a specific question that requires a specific answer….
- Do you know how to respond?
- Is your response based on your opinion? On the party line? Or on science?
- What kind of impression will you leave as a result of your answer?
Will your response…
- Win you the job?
- Earn you the respect of your contact?
- Build your credibility within your team?
It’s for these reasons that I’m a firm believer that we must all have a broad science-based understanding of environmental issues and the tenets of sustainability.
Click here to read the rest of this article.