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Forestry Job Spotlight: Education Technician

dsc06627As previously covered in an earlier blog, searching the USAjobs website can get confusing. There are hundreds of jobs out there and their job titles might not sound anything like what the position actually entails.  Even though you now know how to search for jobs according to their series and grade, you might be thrown off by the jobs that your search comes up with. For the next several months, I am going to be spotlighting specific starter positions within our public lands that you might not necessarily think to apply to. However, these are jobs that you should be applying to, as they offer an excellent foot into the door in the forestry field. This month’s spotlight is on the Education Technician position. While not every park or public land offers this position, it can be a great way to get your foot in the door in our nations biggest parks, especially if you like kids. Special Thanks to Ranger Joshua Contois from Great Smoky Mountains National Park for helping us out with this month’s spotlight!

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Forestry Job Spotlight: Visitor Use Assistant

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As previously covered in an earlier blog, searching the USAjobs website can get confusing. There are hundreds of jobs out there and their job titles might not sound anything like what the position actually entails.  Even though you now know how to search for jobs according to their series and grade, you might be thrown off by the jobs that your search comes up with. For the next several months, I am going to be spotlighting specific starter positions within our public lands that you might not necessarily think to apply to. However, these are jobs that you should be applying to, as they offer an excellent foot into the door in the forestry field. This week’s spotlight is on the Visitor Use Assistant position- one that is near and dear to my heart, as it was the job that gave me my foot in the door.

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Learn how you can alter the purpose of view

Learn how you can alter the purpose of view

In universities and universities we have been taught to protect his position of see, to jot down compelling textual content, build the abilities of oratory talent. However, no person ever mentioned how critical it is to discover to simply accept the point of perspective of yet another person. And out of the blue your beliefs therefore you possess the very same spoil? In this tough to believe. Since we a great deal effort and time is spent on it to produce its stance. It is for that reason actively oppose people who violently attacks our foundations and seeking to encourage.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Love for Forestry During the Winter

I am going out on a limb here and assuming that if you are pursuing a forestry degree, you are probably at least slightly interested in the outdoors. If that’s the case then maybe your winters are spent like mine, watching the rain and snow out your window, constantly being cooped up inside working on school assignments or work projects- dreaming of the day that you will be able to be out in the sun enjoying the outdoors once more-preferably in the backcountry. Maybe you’re even dreaming of the way you can be out exploring whenever you want after you have your degree. And while I’ve dreamt with you, I understand that these things take time. So, in the meantime, here are some things that can tide you over while you wait for your future life of outdoor awesomeness:

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How to Graduate With Minimal Debt

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The new year is fast approaching, and for many that means getting prepared to embark on a new stage of their life: getting their college degree. Many will start school this January, and more than a few will be seeking out practical advice from those who have been in their shoes before. While this advice abounds, with how to guides ranging from avoiding homesickness to cooking ramen noodles in 52 different ways, many of the most practical and important matters are neglected. Mainly, while there is no shortage of advice on how to get through college without becoming a social outcast, there is a dearth of information on how to ensure that when you graduate you will find yourself in a financially advantageous situation.

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How to Land a Federal Job: Part 4

IMG_3207There are many steps that one has to take to land a federal job, from figuring out how to navigate and utilize the not-so-user-friendly website, deciphering which jobs to apply to, and putting the right information into your resume, to figuring out exactly how to present yourself when and if you reach the interview stage. It can be so difficult and overwhelming that it scares off many potential applicants. But you don’t need to be one of those people. Over the next few months I will present you with a walk through of the application process and its options that should help you figure out how to navigate the website, utilize the tools, figure out which jobs you should be applying to, and show you how to tailor your resume to specific jobs. All of which should make landing a federal job that much simpler.

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How to Land a Federal Job: Part 3

There are many steps that one has to take to land a federal job, from figuring out how to navigate and utilize the not-so-user-friendly website, deciphering which jobs to apply to, putting the right information into your resume, to figuring out exactly how to present yourself when and if you reach the interview stage. It can be so difficult and overwhelming that it scares off many potential applicants. But you don’t need to be one of those people. Over the next few months I will present you with a walk through of the application process and its options that should help you figure out how to navigate the website, utilize the tools, figure out which jobs you should be applying to, and show you how to tailor your resume to specific jobs. All of which should make landing a federal job that much simpler.

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Top Three Internships for Forestry Students

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1. Pathways Internships:

Pathways Internships span across all government agencies and are helpful to any and all students looking to work for the Federal government in some capacity. However, they are particularly helpful to those looking to work in the forestry field. These internships are divided into two categories, internships for current students and internships for those that have graduated within the last two years. They offer opportunities to work in the exact position one might work in as a career and they can last as little as one month and as long as a year. The work experience gained through one of these internships is unparalleled for those hoping to work in the forestry field in any capacity.

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Our Top 12 Books on Forest Conservation

Forestry is a fascinating topic of study, particularly for readers interested in biology, ecology, conservationism or environmentalism. With so many forestry books on the market, the amount of subject matter is overwhelming. Students are best served by delving into a different types of books, such as those dealing with understanding the forested environment and those discussing the philosophy and aims of forestry. Here is a list of our top 12 to get you started!

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Top Careers in Forestry

Are you interested in working in forestry but are not sure what jobs are available in the industry? Are you a recent graduate of a forestry degree program and looking for a potential career path?

You don’t have to be a firefighter or a park ranger with a forestry degree. In fact, you have a variety of job options, and exciting ones for that matter. The forestry industry needs qualified professionals to fill a number of important positions.

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