I am a Venture Partner with Climate Avengers, a climate tech investing group with a syndicate and rolling fund, both based on AngelList.
Climate Avengers was started by Kyle Cherrick, and with my fellow venture partner Nico Johnson, we wanted to start a podcast as a resource for the climate tech community.
Podcast tag line:
Can climate tech save the world while still making money? Hear from successful founders & investors who are proving it’s possible.
Our working description:
The world needs technological breakthroughs that preserve our planet. But nothing changes until $1 moves, and venture capital enables dollars to deploy into the most scalable solutions quickly.
Join Climate Tech founder & investor, Elena Foukes, every week as she engages leaders in the climate tech ecosystem. Together, we seek to demystify the world of climate tech venture capital and unlock gigatons of carbon reduction and resource sustainability. We are an angel investment group which deploys capital to climate solutions, generating personal returns and making the world a better place. Climate Avengers is here to find & fund these breakthroughs.
I am finalizing an online course to show people how to start a climate career, especially if they’re coming from tech and have
Part of the course is the practicalities of the job search, including making a resume that is ATS readable, and a cover letter.
Cover letters have always been hard for me, since it’s taking what I’ve already communicated via my resume, linkedin, and website. With Chat GPT I never have to worry about a cover letter again. <mind blown>
I was first hoping that I could link to the job and my LinkedIn and then chat. GPT would generate a cover letter based off of both of those, but that didn’t seem to work. I started thinking about other way to approach this, and section by section in a couple of the letter is seeming like the best way to go, and then i realized that I can include all the queries in the same request.
Result… a little generic, but I could add more about my experience into the request. I would also want to be really explicit about why I want to work at the company, so to add something about company culture, and also why I want to work on climate. “The wildfires were too much for me this year.” “My mom lost electricity for days during winter storms and I was worried.“ “My kid asked me about climate change.”
ChatGPT does a good job at getting the formalities out of the way, so I can focus on what makes a candidate truly special for a specific role. I’m also going to thoroughly read through the result so ensure it work for me.
There are some articles about using ChatGPT to write a cover letter (this one from FastCompany), however they had ChatGPT make a cover letter for a made up role. I wanted to know how it would do for specific parameters within a climate career.
“Write a full cover letter for a Product Manager role at SunRun, and i have 10 years experience in product management at Twitter. I also want to work at SunRun because i realized that i wanted to do something about climate change?
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to express my interest in the Product Manager position at SunRun. With 10 years of experience in product management at Twitter, I believe I have the skills, experience, and passion to contribute to SunRun's mission of creating a planet run by the sun.
While I have enjoyed my time at Twitter, I have come to realize that my true passion lies in finding solutions to address climate change. I am inspired by SunRun's commitment to creating a more sustainable future, and I believe that my experience in product management can be leveraged to help achieve that goal.
Throughout my career, I have been responsible for managing the end-to-end lifecycle of complex products, from conception to launch and beyond. I have a track record of working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, including engineering, design, marketing, and sales, to deliver innovative products that meet customer needs and business objectives.
In my previous roles, I have been responsible for conducting user research, analyzing data, and working closely with customers to understand their needs and identify opportunities for growth. I have also been responsible for developing product roadmaps, prioritizing features, and working with engineering teams to deliver products on time and on budget.
What particularly draws me to SunRun is the opportunity to work on products that have a real impact on the environment. I am passionate about finding solutions to address climate change, and I believe that working at SunRun would enable me to make a meaningful contribution towards that goal.
I am excited about the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to SunRun and to work with a team that is committed to creating a more sustainable future. Thank you for considering my application, and I look forward to discussing my qualifications further.
Stay in touch. I send out an email once in awhile.