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Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage people to engage in the course as early as possible. Through it you will learn which role is right for you, and what additional training/skills/experiences you might need in order to become fully employable. 

The earlier you start the more time you’ll have.

Find out more here.

We’re here to help you understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in – especially with all your lovely transferrable skills – and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.
I’d start by reading our guides aimed at Career Switchers such as yourself, especially the following two guides:
  • How to switch careers into conservation | Top ten questions answered. In this detailed guide we answer the top ten questions we get asked at Conservation Careers by career switchers. We also share the advice from some of the key figures in the industry, and provide links at the end of the piece to our free resources and ways to get support in your career journey. If you want to switch careers into conservation, you’re in the right place!
  • Switching careers into conservation | A snapshot of jobs. Many career switchers worry that it’s too late to change careers. They worry that they’ll have to retrain only to compete with recent graduates, or that their skills won’t be recognised. At the core of all these concerns is one question: Are there actually opportunities for career switchers in conservation? Is it worth it? The truth is there are more conservation jobs available for career switchers than you’ve probably imagined, and career switcher skills are often in demand. If you feel alone, overwhelmed or anxious about making a career switch, we hope this Ultimate Guide will show you that your skills and passion are needed.
On our site we also categorise jobs for career switchers now directly, to make it easier for you to see what employers are recruiting for without any background in conservation often. See here.
Finally, I’d strongly recommend you check out our online training course the Conservation Career Kick-starter. It’s designed to help career switchers like yourself to understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in (especially with all your lovely transferrable skills) and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality. You get support from us via email and monthly Zoom calls also and is a great way to get clear, get ready and get hired more quickly. See here.
We recommend exploring this list of the Top Conservation Scholarships, which include opportunities for training, experiences and projects.
We list all jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities on our Job Board and Experiences Board. These include occasional opportunities with Conservation Careers.
If you’d like an overview of the process for how to get a conservation job, you can also check out our free, three-part video series How to Get a Conservation Job.
If you’ve found a job and are ready to apply, download our free ebook Conservation Jobs | The Step-by-Step System to get Hired as a Wildlife Conservationist. This guide walks you step-by-step through how to submit a successful application.
We can help in lots of ways!
The single best place to start is with our free 3-part guide ‘How to get a Conservation Job’.
You can also explore all of the free resources available on our website, which include featured Jobs and Experiences, plus a ton of free Careers Advice like Ultimate Guides, monthly Webinars, Interviews with professional conservationists, Podcast episodes, Training opportunities, Free downloadable guides and more.
If you’d like access to additional resources, including our Job Board, Experiences Board (internships, volunteering, expeditions, etc.) and more, you can check out our Conservation Careers Academy memberships.

For Conservation Careers, a conservation job is any role where your activities aid the conservation or enhancement of wildlife.
This includes jobs which directly benefit wildlife conservation like a Project Officer for a marine protected area in Fiji. It also includes roles which indirectly benefit biodiversity conservation efforts, such as a Communications Manager role, whose job is it to raise the profile of a conservation organisation, so that staff such as their Project Officer can get to work protecting that Fijian marine reserve.
If the role aids conservation efforts, it’s a conservation job.

Much bigger than you might imagine, it’s become a professional industry offering a dizzying array of conservation job types for job seekers. For example, on Conservation Careers to date, we’ve listed 19,247 conservation jobs which cover 12,356 different job titles!

To help, we break the conservation job market into the 15 key conservation types as follows:

1 – Animal Welfare Conservation Jobs | Caring for animals
2 – Communications & Marketing Conservation Jobs | Raising the profile of conservation
3 – Community-based Conservation Jobs | Helping people to be part of the solution
4 – Countryside Management, Warden & Ranger Conservation Jobs | Saving key sites for nature
5 – Ecotourism Conservation Jobs | Helping people experience the natural world
6 – Ecological Consultancy Conservation Jobs | Ensuring ecologically-sensitive development
7 – Environmental Economics & Ecosystem Assessment Conservation Jobs | Putting a value on nature
8 – Environmental Education Conservation Jobs | Increasing awareness and support for nature
9 – Fundraising & Development Conservation Jobs | Raising money to save nature
10 – Mapping & GIS Conservation Jobs | Putting nature on the map
11 – Marine Conservation Jobs | Protecting the blue planet
12 – Photography and Film-making Conservation Jobs | Storytelling for change
13 – Policy & Advocacy Conservation Jobs | Saving wildlife through law
14 – Programme & Project Management Conservation Jobs | Saving the world one project at a time
15 – Science & Research Conservation Jobs | Answering the key questions to tackle biodiversity loss.

We’ve looked at the average number of pageviews for our 15 key conservation job types. This is from nearly 20,000 jobs and over 2,000,000 visitors in six years. And the most popular job types are … drum roll …
Marine Conservation Jobs
Science and Research Conservation Jobs
Ecological Consultancy Conservation Jobs
Animal Welfare Conservation Jobs
Photography & film-making Conservation Jobs
Warden and Ranger Conservation Jobs

It’s important to ask which conservation job types are most abundant or most frequently posted on our site. This gives you an idea of where most of the opportunities are in the sector…
Project & Programme Management Conservation Jobs
Science and Research Conservation Jobs
Warden and Ranger Conservation Jobs
Environmental Education Conservation Jobs
Communications & Marketing Conservation Jobs

The most useful analysis of all is to take into account a combination of the popularity and abundance – to find the hottest jobs where competition might be lowest.

When we run the figures we see the following as the hottest conservation jobs:

Science and Research Conservation Jobs
Communications & Marketing Conservation Jobs
Warden and Ranger Conservation Jobs
Project & Programme Management Conservation Jobs
Environmental Education Conservation Jobs
Fundraising and Development Conservation Jobs

It’s interesting to note that Science and Research come out first, and this is because although it’s very popular, there are also relatively many vacancies in this area.

Then we see some less popular roles – like Communications & Marketing, Environmental Education, and Fundraising & Development – being overlooked by conservation job seekers. If you want to increase your chances of success, it might be worth targeting your efforts towards these relatively less-competitive jobs.

Maybe because it’s so universal, it’s so common, we don’t invest the time and energy into learning the art of how to apply for jobs. We assume it’s natural, straightforward, easy.

Well, fellow conservation biologists, it’s time for a gentle lesson in biology: Applying for a conservation job is not an innate human ability.
Just like personal banking or riding a bike, we aren’t born with the skills or knowledge to apply for jobs. And, unfortunately, we rarely graduate with them, either.

While a rare few institutions provide great coaching and tools, the majority of colleges and universities are not good training grounds for applying for jobs. So even when we’ve already graduated, we have to go back to learning how to ride a bike.

We’ve spoken to hundreds of talented conservationists, and we know how tough it is to find work in conservation. That’s why we’ve poured decades of experience, lessons and proven advice into a single step-by-step guide: ‘How to apply for a conservation job’.

Written by conservationists for conservationists, the guide is designed to help you write a killer application with the highest chances of getting you an interview. Drawing on experience in communications, recruitment and the conservation sector, it focuses on crafting unique, compelling career stories that showcase you as the best candidate for the role you want.

Below we’ve outlined the guide’s 10 steps to apply for a conservation job. So, whether you’re applying for your first professional experience, or seeking to switch careers into conservation from something unrelated, this is your key to crafting stand-out applications so you can land your dream job and get about the business of protecting nature.

If you’re applying for a job, chances are that ‘CV’ and ‘resume’ refer to the same thing.

In Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the term ‘CV’ or ‘curriculum vitae’ usually refers to the document you use to apply for a job. In North America, this document was traditionally called a resume.

These documents are concise summaries of your education, experiences and competencies and are used to apply for a job, internship, work experience or networking.

In North America, CV traditionally referred to a comprehensive document that covers your whole career and includes ALL of your education, experiences and competencies, including a complete history of awards, grants, presentations, certifications, professional affiliations, etc. It’s used when applying for academic positions, post-secondary teaching positions and post-secondary study.
Today, the terms CV and resume tend to be used interchangeably. When applying for a job, you can safely assume that you should send a concise document (2-3 pages of your most relevant evidence) unless an “academic resume/CV” is specifically requested.

Knowing how to apply for a conservation job is a key part of being a professional conservationist. Unless you fully understand how to submit a successful application that stands out from the crowd, you won’t be able to be competitive in order to land your dream job and be happy and impact on your career.

A big part of this also is to understand yourself. What do you love doing? What are you great at? What are your biggest needs right now?
At Conservation Careers we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you to get clarity on your career options, to form an actionable plan of action, and to get secure your dream job.

You want to work in conservation but you’re feeling lost, disillusioned or confused?

Check out our Kick-starter training designed to help you understand the job market, to navigate your career options, and to get hired more quickly. It’s designed for students, graduates, job-seekers and career-switchers. We’re proud to say it also has 100% satisfaction and recommendation ratings. We know you’ll love it. Find out more about our Kick-Starter – Online Course.

Check out our membership packages for job seekers which provide access to the world’s biggest conservation job board – with over 6,000 conservation jobs shared each year – plus a range of other benefits.

Check out our FREE eBook – How to Apply for a Conservation Job? This is a complete guide to producing successful CVs, Resumes and Application Forms by Conservation Careers. Download your copy for free here. We can also review your applications, and provide 1:1 advice on how to improve them (and we don’t cost the earth). Check out our application support here.

We know what employers want, and have helped many people prepare for and deliver successful interviews.

All memberships of the Conservation Careers Academy come with a 7 day free trail. If you choose to become a paying member, you’ll also get a 7 day money-back guarantee. If you’re 100% not happy, we’ll give you a refund.

After this period, refunds are not eligible and it’s your responsibility to manage your membership. 

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