Mrim Boutla

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9 years 7 months ago

Currently, renewable energy career choices are growing both in demand and in supply.  Growth in the demand for renewable energy career choices stems from the desire of professionals to contribute to the change in energy consumption they want to see.  Whether it was watching the BP spill catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico, or learning more about...


9 years 8 months ago

A sound piece of career advice is to gain exposure to a variety of tasks and experiences so that you can make better decisions about the types of careers that get business done better while maximizing the presence of tasks you like and skills you enjoy using.  But in industrialized countries, careers are increasingly synonym with 24/7 on-call jobs that leave us with little time to devote to anything but your day job. Of course, if you work for a...


9 years 8 months ago

By most, career choices are driven by getting the biggest pay check possible. Often though making money is a smoke screen, we believe that making more money will bring us happiness, and earn us the respect or admiration we want from people whose opinion we care about.   But recent evidence establishes that higher income does not always translate into higher levels of happiness.  When pursuing career choices that get business done better, financial...


9 years 8 months ago

As professionals who want to get business done better, you are surely reading our blog to learn more about job hunting tips that will enable you to turn your values into a good salary while getting business done better.  If you have not done so already, I would highly recommend that you read 'Profession and Purpose:  A Resource Guide for MBA Careers in Sustainability' by Katie Kross.  Note that you can benefit from this outstanding resource guide whether or not you have or are considering earning an MBA.  Indeed, this book provides a wealth of...


9 years 8 months ago

Too often do emerging and established professionals (as well as students) believe that there are two career choices out there:  Either they sell their souls for money by working for companies that make the rich richer, or they can go for a meager salary and a high risk of burnout by working for a nonprofit.  Other students and professionals believe that a career in corporate social responsibility (CSR) provides the answer 'working for good' within a traditional company.  After all CSR professionals make good money and they are...


9 years 8 months ago

For management professionals and MBA students looking for career advice on how to get business done better, the North America Net Impact Conference remains a major annual event.  This year did not disappoint.  The 2010 Net Impact Conference was hosted by the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) in Ann Arbor, MI.  Over the past two days, over 2,500 participants have had unique opportunities to learn from 90 panels and workshops across eight program tracks. The conference program also included 5 keynote sessions, and more...


9 years 8 months ago

When it comes to career choices, it would seem that more is better.  Indeed, the more career choices, the more likely it is for you to find a career choice that is a perfect fit for your unique career goals.  The same reasoning can apply to other areas of life.  For example, the more car choices, the more likely it is for you to find a car that is a perfect fit for your unique set of needs and wants. In contrast to these assumptions, there is accumulating evidence establishing that more choices might actually be bad for us.  For a review of the evidence, see...


9 years 8 months ago

The Great Global Recession has left many professionals of all ages struggling and looking for career advice on how to avoid long-term unemployment.  This is a real concern, especially given the worrisome statistics from the Department of Labor data showing that long-term unemployment (i.e. remaining unemployed for over 6 months) has increased by over 400 percent, from 1.3 million from the start of the recession in December 2007, to 6.8 million this June 2010.  Career advice that are generally provided to unemployed workers generally include...


9 years 8 months ago

As an emerging or an established responsible leader dedicated to getting business done better, you surely are always looking for sound career advice on create work environments that motivate co-workers to perform at their best.  Indeed, we all know that organizations that employ workers who understand why they work and how their jobs matter to the organization will exceed expectations and initiate action that will make the whole organization better (and more profitable).  Furthermore, these employees will better serve customers who, in turn, will want to do more business with...


9 years 8 months ago

At the heart of your responsible career planning is your desire to bring your values to work.  How can you use your skills to advance a cause you believe in?  While watching Melinda Gates' TED Talk on what can international development learn from Coca-Cola, I realized that her insights are not only applicable to international development organizations, but also to anyone's responsible career planning strategy.  Indeed, on the job market, you are the product.  As a job seeker, you need to learn how you can best leverage your values and skills so that you can be as visible and desirable as possible to...


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