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 for a free webinar to learn how to quickly and easily start your career as
Are you searching for more meaning in your career? Do you want a job that matches your values? Join Conservation Careers Director Dr Nick Askew and Head of Engagement Kristi Foster for a free webinar to learn how to switch careers into wildlife conservation – at any age or stage of your career.
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
Evidence is the single most powerful tool you can use to land a conservation job, but fewer than 10% of conservation applicants know how to use evidence well. Join Conservation Careers Director Dr Nick Askew and Head of Engagement Kristi Foster for a free webinar to learn how to quickly and easily evidence your skills, and start
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!
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? Join us on 22 February 2022 to explore the barriers and opportunities for the women who’ve dedicated their careers to conserving ‘mother Earth’!
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
Would you like to unlock your creativity, clarity and confidence? Are you ready to increase your capability and skills in order to deliver change? From developing yourself to leading and managing others, we’re focusing on supporting present and future leaders in conservation. If you’re a student, job seeker, career switcher or professional conservationist, you’ll walk
With limited time available, and a need to have purpose and impact through our careers, how do we get the right things done well? How we choose tasks, organise our time and keep on top of busy email inboxes? Turns out saving the planet needs some serious time and task management! Joining our host Dr
Last year, Sir David Attenborough said that saving the planet is now a communications challenge. And within conservation there is a growing realisation that we need to do much more to share our messages, to encourage more support and action. As a result, conservation employers are rapidly looking for people with communications skills. They want
At Conservation Careers we have LOTS of resources to help job seekers like you get hired quicker. We know money can be super tight, and you might be finding the job hunt tough. You’re not alone – we’re here to help. In this review, we’ve hand-picked our top resources for job seekers. To help you to get
At Conservation Careers we have LOTS of resources to help students like you to get fully ‘employment-ready’ for working within the conservation sector. We know money can be tight, and you might be worried about your job hunt. In this review, we’ve hand-picked our top resources to help you to get clear about what you can
Conferences, meetings, festivals, community gatherings, networking events and more… Today there are many in-person and virtual conservation events to choose from! So how can you make the most of events for your career? In this episode we discuss how events can help your career, how to choose which event(s) to participate in, and how to
This week we welcomed five new Social Media Officers to the Conservation Careers team as part-time, remote volunteers. We know that it can be hard – and sometimes impossible – for conservationists to receive feedback from employers about their job applications (just check out our survey Conservation Job Applications | Key Stats). To help, we’re
Do you want your conservation work to have broader impact? Do people need to act or change their behaviour to ensure the success of your project? Do you need to talk to the public to engage, inform and make things happen? Do you want to share your research, with authority, to your peers? Then you
At Conservation Careers we have LOTS of resources to help career switchers like you understand what’s needed to transition your career into nature conservation. You might have a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you
Are you more at home in the water than on land? Would you like to study the life in our oceans and seas, from microscopic algae and plankton to whale sharks and blue whales? Find out how to become a marine biologist and dive into an exciting career! As a marine biologist, you could help
If professional conservationists could go back in time, what useful information would they have learnt sooner, that would have helped them in their careers? What differences are there between our expectations when starting out in conservation, and the realities of the sector? Sadly, we haven’t worked out how to time travel just yet, but we
Does this sound familiar? You’re struggling to break into the notoriously competitive conservation sector, yet you can’t get ANY feedback from employers to learn how to improve your job applications? Lack of feedback from conservation employers is one of the biggest challenges and frustrations conservationists face when applying for conservation jobs. “Often I have all
Whether your next career step is training, research, an experience or a project, we’ve reviewed some of the top conservation scholarships around the world to help you make it a reality. We know that money can be a big barrier, especially early in your career, and sometimes even prevent talented conservationists from pursuing and growing
Did you know that about 90% of conservation job applications are of ‘poor quality’, and that nearly 85% of conservationists are burnt-out from applying to conservation jobs unsuccessfully? Many barriers can stop you from landing a conservation job – but sometimes the biggest barriers are your own assumptions. Here are the 10 biggest mistakes people
Are you submitting job applications without results? Are you amidst the nearly 85% of conservationists who are experiencing job application fatigue? Would you like to stop the cycle of application burnout and start landing jobs? We’re on a mission to help conservationists achieve career success, and we want to help YOU produce a stand-out application
Are you feeling alone in your conservation job hunt? Does it seem like the job applications you’ve poured time, energy and passion into disappear into an abyss, only leading to rejection? Are you lacking support, guidance or even simple feedback from employers to know what might be going wrong? We bet that, like 85% of
Getting experience – whether volunteering, interning or even starting your own project – can do a lot for you in the early stages of your career. It can help you understand yourself, test drive different options, grow your network, demonstrate your passion and commitment to prospective employers, build your skillset and make you more employable.
Do you have the right skills and experience but you’re struggling to land an interview? Are you unsure how to showcase your skills as a student, graduate or career switcher? Do you feel hopeless or alone in your job search? We know that conservation can be a very competitive sector and that knowing how to
Have you ever been busy all day but at the end of the day when you look back and ask yourself what you got done you can’t really think of anything? Would you like to enjoy the clarity of mind of knowing at every moment exactly what you need to get done? Learn how to optimise