With so many different green jobs available these days, anyone who might be interested in these opportunities needs to hone their skills. This also includes going over your resume to up date it. Part of this means that you have to make sure your education experience as well as your work experience is up to date. If you have recently graduated from a green field, it is important that you include these programs so that potential employers know that you have the right knowledge they are looking for.
This also includes and job experience you have. Just because some work experience may not seem valid, doesn't mean it isn't. Many different businesses and companies need green accountants, marketing people who are familiar with green products and services, as well as technicians, secretaries, and more. Any transferable skills should be highlighted as well. If you have recently been involved with any green work, from voluntary help with reforestation, to maybe making your own wind turbines or solar panels, this may be important information that needs to be included.
You can do other things that help you out and that can be put on a resume as well. Get involved with community programs whether it is recycling, conservation, or redevelopment of over grown parks etc. These are all things that can be interesting to an employer, and let them know you are not all talk when it comes to wanting to change the environment.
If you are not email wise, you need to do so, because many Eco related employers want you to send your resume online to them. If an employer does ask for a printed resume, then practice what you preach and use recycled paper. If you are using email, it is a good idea to consult online resources to make sure that your resume is geared for easy reading, with key phrases used in the industry, like sustainability, zero-energy, green washing and others that relate to the job you are seeking. For an example, if you have some experience in conservation, helping to reintegrate wild animals into their native habitats, then using the term re-wilding is appropriate, and shorter.
This aspect of a resume is important whether you are looking for green jobs or not. Employers may see dozens or even hundreds of resumes each day, so you not only have to include terminology they recognize, but also you can't get so bogged down in details. Be precise and to the point. Usually an employer is interested within the first 100 words or so, either they will look closer, or move on to the next one within this time. Have a good, short cover letter included that highlights your areas of education, the green experience you have, and what you may have done your own life to be more environmentally friendly. You can go into more details within the resume itself. Make sure that you also include things like volunteering in your past jobs to help with the recycling of not just common items like bottles and cans, but also any other things like E-cycling, the recycling of ITT equipment, computers, etc, to dispose of them properly through recycling agencies.