Webinar | Switching Careers into Conservation

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 where to start, you’re in the right place.

You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to switch careers into conservation.

We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, and where you – and all your lovely transferrable skills – might fit in, and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.

Join Conservation Careers Director Dr Nick Askew and Head of Engagement Kristi Foster to learn how to switch careers into wildlife conservation – at any age or stage of your career.

During this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Do I need to start again?
  • Do I need a master’s to switch careers into conservation?
  • What jobs are there in conservation for career switchers?
  • What skills are conservation employers looking for?
  • Do I need to volunteer or intern?
  • Can I switch careers into conservation after an employment gap?
  • What is a single switchdouble switch or switch back?
  • Is age really an issue?

Plus we answer:

  • How can I make myself look better to conservation employers?
  • Is is better to get a masters in a specialised or broad subject?
  • Is it possible to do an internship while working full time?
  • How useful is LinkedIn in job hunting?

Watch the webinar | Switching Careers into Conservation

Useful Resources

Explore our growing list of Ultimate Guides, including job profiles for Marine Biologists, Ecologists, Botanists – with requirements, example salaries and much more.

Ready to switch careers? Check out the Conservation Careers Bootcamp, our unique programme of training, support community & jobs to switch your career into wildlife conservation.


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