Green Collar Careers Employee or
The first step towards opening a new business is a leap of faith
and the most valuable capital is self confidence. That takes an
"I can" attitude without fear of failure. Nearly every
successful business begins with a series of failures and rejections
from those the entrepreneur was hoping would give support in some way.
Job seekers of today experience that same type of failure with every
resume they send out with one difference; they rarely have
face-to-face rejection as most of the failures occur with emailing a
resume they never hear from which they never hear a response.
Choosing to be an employee takes less self confidence then choosing
to be an entrepreneur. While the number of failures with the
typical job hunt are much higher then entrepreneur failures, they are
much more subtle. Taking from a simple psychology lesson, job
hunters tend to diminish their own self confidence by find a comfort
with accepting these softer and more subtle failures as they send out
a litany of resumes. Entrepreneurs tend to develop the skills of
managing these failures to turn them into successes.
When an entrepreneur fails in their own successful business maybe
due to particularly down market or other reason beyond their control,
they've developed proven leadership skills that every employer wants.
In most cases the fastest rising employees in a business are those who
previously opened and ran a small business at one time.
No career is
permanent, particularly in today's business world. The most
secure career is that of an entrepreneur, and even entrepreneurs are
not 100% secure.
Green Collar business opportunities for
entrepreneurs is like a rich fertile field; the time to open a
Green business will never be better.
Green Collar workforce opportunities are just beginning to grow.
These opportunities first began to grow from larger corporations that
could afford the investments on longer term payback products &
services. Wind Turbines are a good example; early wind
power systems weren't originally cost competitive with most fossil
fuel power sources however several pioneers invested in them knowing
that they would have a lead in a growing industry. Today with
the incentives and marketing value of renewable energy those wind
turbines are quite profitable.
Leading the way for Green Collar jobs
will be the growth among the entrepreneurs followed by the corporate
and even federal workforce. Whether you choose to be an employee
or employer is a decision each person has to carefully weigh.
There are benefits to doing one the other or even both.
As you go
through the Green Collar courses, take a look at the businesses that
show up to see what the offer. Pick up the phone and call them
as a prospective customer. You can learn so much about a
business that way!
The more you can learn about the technology, business, and market
the more self confidence you'll have to make the best decision on how
to proceed down the Green Collar path. Like any new field there
is little guidance and experience - and that lack of general knowledge
inhibits all Green Collar job seekers.
If you are reading this sentence you're already a "leg up" on your
competition. Not to sound like a cliché, but if you've done some
research on the various training programs the first thing you'll
notice are the cost is in the thousands of dollars and none of them
provide any guarantees. How many others do you think are really
buying that training?
So the choice is yours, and more importantly,
the choice can be made at anytime.