4 Tips For Energy Efficiency Job Seekers

Looking to break into the energy efficiency industry and start a career you’re passionate about? Here are a few tips to help you position yourself to find a job in the energy field.

Add relevant skills to your resume

When applying for energy efficiency jobs, make sure you have relevant experience and skills. Not only will your experience help you stand out on paper, but it will also give you something specific to talk about in an interview. 


We offer over 20 standardized instructor-led and hands-on energy efficiency (EE) training programs recognized by the EE industry. You can find a course by selecting the type of work you are doing or would like to be doing and find relevant courses.

Adjust your resume and cover letter to highlight specific skills and job requirements

Take the time to customize your resume and cover letter to the specific job you’re seeking (or each position you apply for). If a job posting is requesting specific skills, ensure you highlight the ways you meet the criteria. Take the time and effort to showcase all the ways you are qualified for the specific position.


Network with EE industry professionals

Look for opportunities to build your network with professionals working in the energy efficiency field. Our CIET Connect networking events are a great way to meet professionals who are passionate about energy efficiency, conservation and sustainability. Sign up for our newsletter to hear about our next event.


Bonus: If you meet someone in the energy industry who inspires you, ask if they would be willing to connect one-on-one. That way, you can ask them about their own career path, how they got where they are, and ask for any advice they can offer you.


Do your research

With unlimited amounts of information at your fingertips, there is no excuse to not know about the company you’re applying to. Take the time to learn about the company, especially if you get an interview. By doing so, you’ll be able to reference key values, and even ask some specific questions or talk about how you want to help the company achieve its vision.


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CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 ... with a Twist! 

Last Updated: November 8, 2021 


CIET to Continue Virtual Real-Time Classroom Training in the First Half of 2022 … with a Twist! 


With well over 200 virtual real-time courses delivered since March 2020 and based on feedback received from more than 2,500 participants, CIET is happy to announce that all public training sessions offered between January and June 2022 will be delivered through our virtual real-time classrooms, with one exception. We’re very excited about our very first in-person course since March 13, 2020: a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) session to be held in downtown Toronto from April 4 to 8, 2022. 


Keeping our courses virtual will allow everyone to continue to access CIET training in a safe manner that protects both our participants and trainers regardless of what happens with the pandemic or public health measures. This allows you peace of mind to register for a virtual training course today, knowing that the training will be delivered with the same quality that you would expect from an in-person CIET course. Also, keeping virtual real-time training sessions will ensure that our full course calendar is available to all participants across Canada and abroad regardless of geographical location. 


That being said, we really hope to be able to deliver (1) a much broader in-person offering in the fall of 2022 (2) while still offering significant pan-Canadian virtual training.  


Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers, and partners, as well as public health recommendations. 


We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms! 


 Best regards, 

The CIET Team 


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