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HOK

If you read Inhabitat, you know that we’re big fans of architecture firm HOK. Director of Design, Todd Halamka, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, shared what the firm is looking for in a potential hire:

“We seek out candidates with a broad knowledge of and passion for sustainability, unique project experience and an interest in making a difference as an individual who is part of a global team. We’re looking for people with fresh ideas that challenge existing assumptions and who want to help us transform the built environment in order to help our clients succeed. We look for candidates who bring a range of skills, from conceptualization, to research, design and documentation, to building information modeling and the ability to use multimedia and emerging technologies. We want people who have a broad understanding of sciences and how systems work – fully integrated thinkers. The triple bottom line of environment, people and economics is very important.”

See HOK’s current job listings here >

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The Andean Collection founder Amanda Judge

THE ANDEAN COLLECTION

The Andean Collection is one of those rare companies that actually makes money while doing good and helping artisans in South America provide for their families by crafting the lively jewelry that makes the brand shine. We asked founder Amanda Judge what she’s looking for when she interviews candidates to join the AC team and here’s what she said:

Andean Collection is looking for people who want to be part of something. Working here isn’t a job for us, but instead is part of our lives, and we need new hires to share our enthusiasm. We need people who have incredible work ethics, but also want to live happy healthy and productive lives in and outside of the office. The line between work and play is blurred for us.”

See The Andean Collection’s current job openings here >

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MAPOS principals Caleb Mulvena and Colin Brice

MAPOS

New York-based MAPOS is the firm behind green renovation and architecture projects such as the Green Depot store on the Bowery and Amali restaurant on the Upper East Side. If you’d be interested in working for an innovative company like MAPOS, Principal Caleb Mulvena offers this advice about their philosophy and what they’re looking for:

“I could show you our ads if you’re interested, they’re very entertaining… you’d see there’s nothing in them about green because it’s less “what we’re about” and more the assumed way we work, regardless of the project. We look for talented, motivated people and generally find their heads are already deep into sustainability, through their school projects and through their lifestyles. So as designers, we never have to go out of our way to find greensters, they’re everywhere!”

Check out MAPOS’ Internship program here >

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Inhabitat Managing Editor Mike Chino

INHABITAT

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what Inhabitat does, and just like any other company, we need great people to help us get the job done. We recently just filled the editor position we were hiring for but we like to keep our eyes peeled for talent. Here’s what Mike Chino, our Managing Editor, described as his vision for the ideal Inhabitat candidate:

“Inhabitat is always on the lookout for passionate writers who love to write about sustainable design and the environment at large, and we offer a platform to broadcast your voice to millions of readers around the world. Our ideal candidates have fantastic writing chops, are able to keep track of breaking eco news and cutting edge green designs, and can contribute 2-5 stories each week. If you’re interested in writing for Inhabitat then send your resume, 2-3 story clips, and a cover letter explaining why you’d be an excellent addition to the Inhabitat team to editor@inhabitat.com.”

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CodeGreen’s NY Team

CODEGREEN SOLUTIONS

CodeGreen Solutions is a company that’s made a name for itself by greening existing buildings across the U.S. and Canada with its team of talented LEED-certified professionals. They’re currently hiring, so if you’re interested in the position, this advice from Managing Director Christopher Cayten might give you the upper hand:

“CodeGreen’s ideal candidate is an intelligent, driven individual who is passionate about sustainability and eager to continue to expand their knowledge of technological, operational, and behavioral methods to improve the environmental and energy performance of complex buildings. In candidates we value critical thinking and analysis skills as well as technical experience. Occasionally we may hire a candidate with less technical experience and better critical thinking skills. But expanding your technical skills never hurts. If you want to do green building work, study the LEED programs or take the LEED GA exam. An employer likes to see an established commitment to the industry you are applying for. It’s more than learning a few buzzwords.”

Check out the positions CodeGreen is currently hiring for here >