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By Lori Tripoli, Academic Chair, Environmental Policy and Management Program
individuals embark upon their environmental career paths, they may overlook the
fact that their interests are likely to change over time. Just starting out,
people tend to be very excited simply to be working in their field. For the
first year or two on a job, every activity is new as they learn new skills and
gain greater and far more specific knowledge about their specialty.
A few years in, though, an employee may begin to wonder, what’s next? At this point, employees
are likely to appreciate the nature of their job and the possibilities for
greater responsibilities and eventual promotion. However, they may also
question whether this job a stepping stone to something greater or if they are
stuck in a position with minimal chance for greater success. Here is where
employees should begin to explore opportunities available with their current
organization as well as elsewhere.
deciding to switch employers, a junior employee might talk to his or her
supervisor about opportunities to take on additional challenges. One should
also consider looking at the career paths of current coworkers, managers, and
even managers’ supervisors. What are people with 5, 10, or 15 years of
additional experience in this particular organization doing? Does the employee
envision himself in a similar position in a few years? What are the chances
that such an opening will become available? Would the employee actually want
one of these jobs?
also be beneficial to consider job opportunities elsewhere within the
organization but in a different specialty area. These might offer different
types of responsibilities, opportunities to expand knowledge in the
environmental field, or greater potential for long-term advancement.
other hand, an employee might now consider making a lateral move to another
organization entirely. Although a new job elsewhere might offer a similar
salary and job responsibilities, the type of organization may be very
different—whether it’s a different scale or location or one that may offer greater
possibilities in the long term. For instance, an employee starting a career at
a small environmental consulting firm may soon realize that promotion to a
managerial position is unlikely unless one of the firm founders retires or
sells the company. Or an employee may realize that she prefers working on
sustainability matters for municipal governments rather than on wetlands
preservation issues in the private sector. Further, an employee might prefer to
spend more time in an office, more time traveling globally, or more time
working with stakeholders to reach consensus on environmental issues. The
possibilities are almost endless. The point is to make a considered decision
that will best serve your long-term career goals.
ponders a lateral move, whether for the same organization or to another one
entirely, it may present the opportunity to explore continued education,
whether on the job or at a university. By thinking before leaping, researching
job possibilities before jumping ship, and contemplating additional educational
needs and demands on time, an environmental employee considering a change can
make a reasoned and wise career decision.
Lori Tripoli, JD oversees the
undergraduate and graduate environmental policy and management programs at
Kaplan University online. She made her first lateral career move by
transferring from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of
Pesticides and Toxic Substances to its Office of Solid Waste and Emergency
Response, thus switching focus from pesticide registrations to cleanup of
The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and
do not represent the view of Kaplan University.
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