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Careers with a conscience: how to make corporate social by Elaine Appleton Grant, WetFeet

By Elaine Appleton Grant, WetFeet

Careers with a moral sense is the final word advisor for locating jobs that contain company social responsibility-CSR. no matter if it comprises a brand new type of awareness to the surroundings, human rights, operating stipulations, or company transparency, loads of businesses are taking a look past the base line and developing positions for CSR pros. CSR is turning up in all industries and in all sizes of businesses, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune one thousand giants. Careers with a judgment of right and wrong provides you with the lowdown on CSR activity opportunities-and the place to discover them.

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Even the most admirable companies have their weak points. Timberland has one of the best CSR reputations of any company around. However, its use of third party manufacturing in China has at NETWORK AND LEARN Real People Profiles A key step in homing in on a CSR career is to figure out just exactly what you hope to accomplish. It’s a matter of clarifying your values. ” He writes, “You’ll need to consider how your work will fit into your life. ” What are your skills? Where does your experience lie?

It’s not nearly enough to go into a company and say you care about the environment, if the most you can claim is that you recycle your soda cans. Volunteering—in a way that shows real commitment and produces real accomplishments—goes a long way. Hiring managers tend to be skeptical about candidates who haven’t joined a relevant cause or organization. “What I look for in a job candidate is a well-rounded skill set, balancing academics with relevant real-world job experience, plus outside activities and some sort of a social agenda,” says Steve French, managing partner at the Natural Marketing Institute in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, a marketing consultancy specializing in the health and wellness marketplace.

Whether it involves a new kind of attention to the environment, human rights, working conditions, or corporate transparency, a lot of companies are looking beyond the bottom line and creating positions for CSR professionals. CSR is popping up in all industries and in all sizes of companies, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 1000 giants. Careers with a Conscience will give you the lowdown on CSR job opportunities—and where to find them. TURN TO THIS WETFEET INSIDER GUIDE TO LEARN ★ WHERE THE CSR JOBS ARE AND HOW TO FIND THEM ★ WHY CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A HOT-BUTTON ISSUE ★ WHAT SOME LEADING COMPANIES ARE DOING TO “GIVE BACK” ★ IF YOU NEED AN MBA AND THE BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS FOR A CAREER IN CSR ★ WHAT IT MEANS FOR COMPANIES TO BE SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE—AND HOW TO SEE THROUGH CORPORATE SPIN ★ HOW TO USE NETWORKING TO YOUR ADVANTAGE ★ THE JOBS THAT BEST FIT YOUR EDUCATION ★ INSIGHTS FROM THE INSIDERS: HOW REAL PEOPLE HAVE FORGED CAREERS IN CSR WetFeet has earned a strong reputation among college graduates and career professionals for its series of highly credible, no-holds-barred Insider Guides.

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