32,000 active BPI certifications = how many real jobs?

32,000 is a lot of certifications. HOW MANY REAL JOBS WERE ADDED? Training for a new and exciting career in Energy Efficiency might not be the best way to get a job. With 88 people per day getting certified there is a glut of "certified professionals" without any hope of finding a job. Look it up for yourself. Google Building Analyst jobs in your part of the country and let me know how many jobs you can apply for with this Certification. Better tweak that resume. In Chicago we have Zero openings for actual Auditors.There are ads for salesmen though. Can we get certified as salesmen? How much will the training cost?

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Many sales jobs "certifications" is a matter of passing a background check and drug test.. I'd love to get into the industry, but as you stated there a lot more people looking than actual job opportunities.

A job is not the only foundation for work.  We're conditioned and receive reinforcements to want/hold one, but very often leaders find more authentic and satisfying ways to get valued work done.

Aim to innovate and relate.

once certified you can conduct your own audits or look at conservation service group

they are partnered with local utilities and doing audits

then wx-programs across the country etc

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