A common question is how to find a job in the wind energy industry through networking. Networking is probably one of the best ways to learn more about the industry and its players and a great way to get involved in the wind energy sector.
Attending seminars, conferences and workshops - this is by far the best way to hear about current events in the field, network and meet other professionals in teh wind industry. You will also be able to see the scope of what companies are doing today. Presentations at seminar sessions are usually given by top experts, so take note of their names and backgrounds. You can get the latest Community Wind Proceedings on CD through Windustry to help you get started. Check out our previous and upcoming Conferences as well.
Exhibit Hall - Walking through the exhibit hall is a great way to get a feel for who the primary players are in the field and the type of work they are involved in. Usually browsing the exhibit floor is no or low cost, and is a perfect time to talk with companies, which is the reason they are there. Don't be shy if you have a resume you would like to share with them, or exchange business cards. The list of exhibitors and sponsors is usually made available (in print or on the website), which can be a great source of names and/or contact information.
Windustry Events Calendar - Check out this resource to learn about upcoming seminars and conferences.
Women of Wind Energy - This is a group of individuals who support and encourage the participation and advancement of professional women in the wind energy industry. Learn about their meetings or join the mentoring program to help your knowledge of the field grow.
Follow the links for additional information about working in the wind industry.