Following the money isn’t just a great way to track corruption to its source. It’s also a solid job search strategy.
And it can be a particularly effective way to find a job in industries, like clean tech, where most companies are somewhere in the start-up phase.
Who’s Getting the Dough
Green media sites like Greentech Media, CleanEdge, and CleanTechies regularly publish articles about who’s investing in whom. When a venture capital firm puts money into a start-up, some of that dough will pay people’s salaries. So by tracking venture capital investments, you can get a pretty good idea about companies in your focus area that are likely to be opening job requisitions soon. Then you can target your networking to try to get to know some people at that company.