man on a mountain topHave you found your dream job and need to submit a killer application? Do you have all of the right skills, experience and qualifications but you’re still struggling to land an interview? Have you got an interview, and want to ensure you’re ready to shine?

Don’t worry, you’re in the right place!

We know that conservation is a very competitive field. Employers can easily receive tens or even hundreds of applications, with very little time to review, which means that you need to sell yourself to stand out from the crowd.

At Conservation Careers, we know the key steps to writing CVs, cover letters and application forms, as well as doing interviews, and we can help you with each step of the application process. We know what employers are looking for and we can help you showcase yourself as a top candidate. And we don’t cost the earth.

We’ll help you get hired so that you can get on with the important business of saving the planet.

“When I saw my dream job come up I knew I couldn’t miss my chance! I decided to get the help and advice from Conservation Careers and, guess what, it paid off: I got the jobThey really took the time to review my application in detail and provided me with invaluable feedback. Not only the common advice you get to hear everywhere, but a very personal, challenging but encouraging, positive analysis and comments. They made me see the application process differently, as an opportunity more than an obstacle to overcome. The “dummy” interview was, in my opinion, hard and thought-provoking, with questions I never thought could be asked, but which is exactly what you need to prepare yourself. Finally, what really made a difference was the overall confidence it gave me about the value of my competencies and experiences, and the fact I felt able and willing to share my enthusiasm about them! I would recommend anyone who seeks to evolve or define themselves professionally to use their advice, whether in the context of an application or not!” Lise Goudeseune, Brussels.

“Having a practice interview with Conservation Careers really boosted my confidence. I was eased into the interview with some friendly chat, and then asked some challenging and very relevant questions. At the end I was given personalised feedback which was very helpful. The process of talking more about the role and my experience made me feel more confident at the real interview. There’s no substitute for real practice when it comes to vocalising answers to difficult questions. Putting the effort into developing good interview technique is well worth it, so that when that golden opportunity comes along, you can give it your absolute best. I’m very happy to say that I got the job!” Chloe Hardman – England.

“This was such a great experience! I’ve received high quality advice and support! During my application process I felt as if I have my own team supporting me. Following received guidance I have learned much more than I would on my own. Total recommendation.” Karolina Kass, Edinburgh.

CV/Resume, Cover Letter and Application Form Support

writing a cover letterHow does it work? When you decide to apply for a job simply send us the form(s) you’d like us to check, together with the job description, and we’ll give you an estimate of how much time we’ll need. If you’re happy with the quote, we’ll get to work to meet your deadline.

What will you receive? We provide feedback in three forms: 1) comments in your application document(s), 2) a detailed review of your application against the employer’s criteria, and 3) a summary of the main points to consider or change. We don’t re-write text for you, but we do point out spelling and grammar problems.

What kind of applications do you check? We check job applications and not generic CVs or resumes. To provide a useful review, each document needs to be carefully crafted to suit each job you’re applying for.

How long does it take? We aim to provide our feedback within five working days of payment being agreed and are often much quicker than this. However, we recommend getting in touch with us as early as possible to ensure we can meet your deadline. If you need urgent help, please flag this when you get in touch and we’ll do our best to support you.

How much does it cost? A typical application costs just £150 in total. More detailed applications might take longer. There are no hidden costs – the price agreed at the start is the price paid. If for any reason you’re not happy, we’re happy to consider a refund.

We also offer a discounted rate of £120 for Conservation Careers Academy (CCA) members.

If you’re not already a member, learn more about the benefits of joining the Conservation Careers Academy.

How to get in touch? To get your CV/Resume, cover letter and/or application form checked, or ask any questions, simply email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch very soon.

Interview Practice

practice interviewHow does it work? When you land an interview, send us the details of the job you’re applying for along with your successful application and your interview date. We’ll prepare a practice interview based on this information at an agreed time and date. The interview will be held over Skype and will last about an hour. During the interview we’ll provide you with feedback and advice to give you the best chance of being hired.

We know interviews can be scary. By having a practice run beforehand, we’ve found people can relax and feel more confident on their big day. We’ll also give you some practical tips to help you to keep your nerves in check.

How much does it cost? The total cost of a practice interview is £150, which includes a one hour Skype and our preparation time. We also offer a discounted rate of £120 for Conservation Careers Academy (CCA) members.

If you’re not already a member, learn more about the benefits of joining the Conservation Careers Academy.

How to get in touch? To arrange your practice interview, or ask any questions, simply email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch very soon.