Put your best foot forward with a confident interview


Have you landed an interview, and want to ensure you’re at your best? Do you want to make sure your nerves don’t get in the way of your performance on your big day?

You’re in the right place!

We know that conservation can be a very competitive sector. Interviews can be stressful situations, no matter what stage of your career you’re at. This means that the more prepared and relaxed you are, the better you chance of success.

At Conservation Careers, we know the best ways to impress an employer in an interview. We can help you prepare for questions and manage your nerves to really showcase your value. And we don’t cost the earth.

How do we help?

At Conservation Careers we know what conservation employers are looking for, based on interviews with hiring managers and an analysis of the top skills in demand for jobs. With over 30 years’ cumulative experience in the industry, we’ve identified the top tips for an impressive, memorable interview. 

We can help you showcase yourself as a top candidate on your important day.

Conservation Careers Interview Preparation includes:

  • Practice interview questions. We’ll prepare a practice interview based on the criteria of the role you’re applying for and your successful application.
  • Detailed feedback and advice. For each practice question, we’ll let you know how well you’ve done, and how you can improve.
  • A summary of the main ways to improve. We’ll identify the key changes that can take your interview skills to the next level.
  • Practical tips to help you keep your nerves in check. We know interviews can be scary. By having a practice run beforehand, we’ll help you relax and feel more confident on their big day.
  • Open questions. You’ll have a chance to ask us any questions you have about your interview.

Who is interview preparation for?


Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish? There’s no better time to get ahead of the crowd than now. We can help you showcase your skills, even if you haven't built up tons of career experience just yet.

Job Seekers

Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? We’ll help you craft an application that makes you stand out from the crowd, based on our ten-step system for how to write successful applications.

Career Switchers

Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know how to showcase your transferrable skills? We’ll help you highlight your lovely transferrable skills so you can put them to work for wildlife.

How long does it take?

We can complete your interview preparation in just one hour, including a practice interview, time for feedback and your questions.

How much does it cost?

The total cost of interview preparation is £145, which includes a one hour call via Skype or Zoom and our preparation time. 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. You can get started for as little as £6 per month.

By investing in one interview preparation session, you’ll gain feedback that you can apply to any future interview during your career.

How do I get started?

To arrange your interview preparation, or ask any questions, simply email mail@conservation-careers.com. Please include the details of the job you’re applying for, along with your successful application and your interview date. We’ll be in touch very soon to confirm the cost and timeline. 

Our happy applicants

“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 job! 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.

“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.

“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.

“Thank you so much again for the thorough research you did on the interview process, and the useful feedback you provided on my mock interview. Again, I am very impressed by the high quality service you provided, and most importantly, I think it is really helping me: by forcing me to practice as well as to consider questions I hadn’t thought of. I already feel more confident about my interview.” Anonymous, International Agency, October 2019.

“If you are struggling to find and get a job in conservation, the secret to your success will be by using Conservation Careers! 

Following confirmation of an interview, at very short notice (24 hours), Nick and Kristi worked hard to make sure I was able to book for an interview practice session. I would highly recommend this service! Kristi asked me lots of great questions I would not have considered and helped me view interviews in a unique way. Knowledge which I will use for the rest of my professional career. Kristi was incredibly kind, supportive and a real pleasure to talk with prior to my interview.

I did not get the job, but to go from never receiving an interview offer to making it to the last 2 applicants out of 200 on an international scale was incredible! I certainly have not given up! It gave me a real confidence boost that I do have the skills and knowledge to achieve my life long goal of working in conservation!

Conservation Careers is probably one of the best things to happen to us job seekers in the conservation industry, we are very lucky to have this service!” – Belinda Laybourne, 2020.

“Great news, I got the job!!! Thank you so much for your help, your feedback was really useful and they asked similar questions to those you had prepared for me, so it was great practice for the real thing. I am so excited to get started with my new job and I couldn’t recommend the interview preparation more.” – Caitlin Quilty, UK, February 2021.


Yes. We usually help applicants prepare for real interviews and not generic ones, in order to carefully craft the questions to suit the job you’re applying for.

However, we can also create a practice interview based on a past or prospective application, if there are clear criteria for the specific type of role you’re targeting.

We can, but we strongly recommend doing the practice interview. There’s no better way to prepare for the real thing! We do our best to keep it relaxed, positive and fun. Plus, you can apply what you learn from the interview practice to any future interivew during your career.

  1. If you are currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish. There’s no better time to stand out from the crowd then when you’re starting your career.  A strong interview can give you the edge that gets your foot in the door to launch your career.
  2. If you are currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling. We’ll help you deliver an interview that is impressive and memorable.
  3. If you have always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know how to showcase your transferrable skills. We’re here to help you showcase your lovely transferrable skills to make your dream career a reality.

The cost of an interview practice is just £145 in total for non-members and £120 for Conservation Careers Academy members.

Yes! You’ll receive detailed feedback on how to best present yourself to an employer, based on the role you’re targeting, and you can apply what you learn to any interview in future.

We accept can accept payment via PayPal and electronic transfer. When you send us your information, you’ll be given options to make payment. 

If you’re a Conservation Careers Academy member, the cost of an interview practice is just £120. Conservation Careers Academy Memberships start at just £6 per month and come with many other great benefits.

Absolutely! ‘Selling yourself’ isn’t nearly as complex – or fake – as it sounds. It’s really just about how you match up your unique skills with an employer’s needs. It’s all about how you can help.

Get ready for your next interview

To arrange your interview preparation, or ask any questions, simply email jobs@conservation-careers.com. Please include the details of the job you’re applying for, along with your successful application and your interview date. We’ll be in touch very soon to confirm the cost and timeline.