What are our happiest times as conservationists? At Conservation Careers we help thousands of people start or switch their careers into conservation, but we rarely talk about the fun side of the conservation movement. If you’re aspiring to work in conservation, we thought you might enjoy a little inspiration… Joining our host Dr Nick Askew
Are you searching for more meaning in your career? Do you want a job that matches your values? Today, over one third of Conservation Careers members are career switchers – professionals (and graduates) who are switching careers into conservation from different job sectors. If you’ve always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know
Would you like to receive a grant to support your conservation projects as well as gain opportunities to build connections with peers, access expert mentorship and participate in training courses? The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) – a 35 year-old capacity-building partnership between BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society – will
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How can we tackle some of the biggest challenges facing us as a global society, for the betterment of people and wildlife? Can we rebuild and transform economic systems in favour of human and ecological wellbeing, and what does the future look like for protected areas? This forms part of the energetic discussion with today’s
Start your career in wildlife conservation with our unique programme of training, support community & jobs. Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife to flourish, but are feeling a little lost, confused or disillusioned? If you’re a student, job-seeker or career-switcher, getting started as a professional conservationist can be hard. But what if you
Did you know that Orangutans are the most intelligent beings on the planet after humans? Perfectly adapted to their environment, they pass on their knowledge and culture through each generation, in order to help future generations to thrive. As self-aware being – as intelligent as a six-year-old child – their drive to extinction is an
Transform your career by learning to speak like a TEDTalker, for greater confidence, employability and conservation impact. Do you worry about public speaking? When you speak in meetings, conferences, or interviews – large and small – do you sometimes feel: Anxious about making a good impression? Maybe you want to be seen as capable or credible
Would you like to get noticed by potential employers, make new connections and grow your professional conservation network? LinkedIn is a great place to network professionally, but it can seem mysterious at the start! Find out how to get linked IN! Join Conservation Careers’ Head of Community, Dr Fernando Mateos-González, for a free webinar to learn how to use LinkedIN
Do you have an overzealous case of wanderlust AND a burning passion for conservation? Why not fuse them in an ecotourism career that offers the best of both worlds? In many ways, careers in ecotourism have it all: the opportunity to make a difference for wildlife, habitats and local communities; the adventure and excitement of
Conservation is about protecting the diversity of life on Earth – or ‘biodiversity’. But is protection enough? At Conservation Careers we believe that conservation should go beyond protection, to restoring and enhancing diversity. This form of ‘progressive conservation’ focusses on how to help ecosystems and landscapes recover after they’ve been degraded, damaged or destroyed. It
Which conservation job is right for me? Should I volunteer or intern? As a career switcher, do I need to start again? What skills do employers want? You have questions, and we have answers! Join Conservation Careers Director Dr Nick Askew and Head of Engagement Kristi Foster to learn how to quickly and easily start your career as a professional wildlife
Many barriers can prevent you from landing a conservation job – but sometimes the biggest barriers are your own assumptions! Here are the top 10 mistakes people make when applying for conservation jobs, and what to do instead.
In recent years business leaders and board rooms across the globe have put sustainability and environmental towards the very top of their priorities. In response an industry is forming rapidly to service their needs, both in house or as consultants. With generalist and specialist roles evolving all the time to keep up with the growing
Does it feel like you need to be a superhuman to land a conservation job? If you’re among the 85% of conservation job seekers suffering from application burn-out without seeing results, chances are you’re not using evidence to your advantage. Evidence is the single most powerful tool you can use to land a conservation job, but fewer than 10%
To master… or not to master? If you’re starting or switching your career into conservation, we know it can be a tough question! That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide with information, answers and advice to help guide you through your decision. Download your copy to get started!
We’re excited to announce that enrollment is OPEN for all our courses at Conservation Careers, and we’re offering 33% discounts for early sign-ups. If you choose to sign up early, not only will you secure your special discount, you’ll also enjoy instant access to over 1,000 live jobs listed on Conservation Careers. So don’t hang
Could a single moment change the entire course of your conservation career? At Conservation Careers, we often talk about what steps to take for a successful career helping wildlife. In this episode we switch things up and reflect back on pivotal moments that changed our careers for the better. Joining our host Dr Nick Askew
What unique challenges do women in conservation face? How can women better manage ‘imposter syndrome’? Is perfectionism a form of self-sabotage? Can women have it ALL – career, personal and family life? Explore the barriers and opportunities for the women who’ve dedicated their careers to conserving ‘mother Earth’! Join us for Women in Conservation Part
What’s worse than a rejection when applying for a conservation job? Silence. It’s waiting days (or weeks or months) in limbo without knowing… If your application was received? If you were competitive? If small changes could help your chances? One of the biggest challenges conservation job seekers report is lack of response and feedback from
In this episode we’re revisiting an important discussion within conservation, and something which may affect you. Namely, barriers to entry which make it difficult to pursue careers for women, people of colour, indigenous people, and other under-represented groups. To discuss this in detail today is Lynn Mento, the CEO of new organisation Conservation Nation. Conservation
Are you intrigued by how living things interact with each other and their environment? Would you like to study these interactions at the level of individual beings, groups or ecosystems? Find out how to become an ecologist and start your wild career! As an ecologist, you could help advance conservation biology; manage natural resources through
As we start a new year, we’re incredibly excited to officially welcome a new member to our team at Conservation Careers, Dr Fernando Mateos-González! Fernando, or Nando as he’s often known, is our new Head of Community, who’ll be leading our growing online community of aspiring and professional conservationists. Read on to get to know
The media is full of images and stories of the wonderful side of conservation, including field work, research, travel, being outdoors and working closely with wildlife. But what is working in conservation really like? Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Head of Community, Dr Fernando Mateos-González – or Nando he’s often known – and
We know that carbon in the atmosphere is increasing at an unsustainable rate, and that half of all native tress on earth have been felled. This is having impacts on our lives, and on wildlife globally. Recent studies have also shown that we have nearly a billion hectares of land suitable for ecosystem restoration. That’s space for one TRILLION trees capturing around 30% of the excess carbon in
Getting started can be hard. Don’t go it alone. Start your career in wildlife conservation with our unique programme of training, support community & jobs!
In 2021, Conservation Careers celebrated its eighth year helping conservationists achieve career success. We’re proud to say that we supported nearly 700,000 conservationists this year on their path to helping wildlife thrive. 2021 has been quite a ride, but we’ve seen lots of momentum building. Many aspiring conservationists, career switchers and professional conservationists have used
Most professional conservationists recommend conservation internships and volunteering when starting or switching careers into conservation. But how can you choose a high quality, career-boosting experience, especially if you have limited time or money? Get your copy of our latest free downloadable guide to find the right internship or volunteering opportunity for you!
Conservation Careers is a huge team effort involving nearly 50 people including writers, researchers, teachers, communicators, editors and many more. It’s thanks to this team that we’ve been able to support nearly 700,000 conservationists in 2021 on their path to helping wildlife thrive.
What is the diversity deficit in conservation, and how can we tackle it? In this episode, we speak to Cade London, Diversity Joint Venture Program Manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Cade is a 5th generation Hawaiian, with a passion for conservation programs both in and out of government. Cade currently serves as
At Conservation Careers we have LOTS of resources to help conservationists like you to find more happiness, impact and fulfilment in your career. You might be looking for work right now, seeking to unlock greater impact in your current role, or planning for your next career move. Whichever you are, we’re here to help. To help you