The knowledge part is a no brainer. One must research the facts and figures related to his or her field. For example, if one were to work in the field of green and renewable energy management, the knowledge needed would include the types of energy systems that are available, among other things. As far as abilities, one must be able to take that information and apply it to the specific field that he or she has chosen.
These factors will be important to the path of one’s career. The utilization of knowledge and ability of one’s field can make or break a career. Many successful people, such as Donald Trump have used research and the application of the knowledge gleaned from that research to further their careers.
The organization I chose for an example in this paper, considering my career choice of managing green and sustainable energy companies, is one called Green-e. This organization is a kind of clearing house for green energy companies. The website has a statement of purpose that reads “Green-e certifies environmental commodities and products that mitigate climate change and build a sustainable energy future” (Green-e. org 2010).
They also help the public understand what alternate energy products are available to the public and help the purveyors of these nonpolluting products to deliver their energy to the customers. This is a very helpful site for those who are trying to sell energy that does not have an impact on the environment in a drastically harmful way.
They have a logo that they hope to make recognizable on a national and global scale. Considering the problems in the Gulf of Mexico recently, people may be more willing to pay for this kind of energy. This website has many articles about how people are developing and selling green energy as well as forums for these people to contact each other about strategies for success. This is a tool I could use to enhance both my knowledge and abilities. If one is a member, there are advertising benefits that would help someone who wants to get the word out about an energy product.
This is something I could bring into my career to impress my employers as well as the investors in the company. There are so many tools on this website that I could use to enhance my career, both professionally and personally that I did not have time to explore it entirely. But I will keep this page bookmarked for future reference. It may even come in handy in future classes. In conclusion, this website and many others are valuable tools for the professional who wants to enhance his or her career.