We’ve helped hundreds of people from across the globe to find work, staff, interns and more. Here’s some of the kind words they have shared with Conservation Careers. Thanks guys!
“Thanks so much for the interview practice! It’s such a fantastic service that you offer, with really useful tips. I am recommending it to other people! I’m pleased to say that I got an offer and have accepted it!” Chloe Hardman, UK.
“Conservation Careers has helped me a lot. Thanks to you, I have decided to follow the conservation path and I am currently preparing an exam to join the environmental department at the Government in Spain as a conservation specialist. I am really looking forward to pass the test and join the conservation team!” Marina Pecellin, Germany.
“Thank you for the assistance you’ve given to advertise our recent internship, Conservation Careers continues to be a great resource for us” Sam Craven – Zoox and Reef-World.
“Thank you for our successful posting on Conservation Careers. We received some great candidates” Charlie Wiseman – Reef World Foundation.
“Your advice is great, especially to emphasize what I achieved during my positions and study – such a “duh”moment! It gives my CV much more value :)” Stefanie Roy, Australia.
“Thank you, again, for all your help the last two years, you have really provided me with some great opportunities and I have no doubt this has helped me get into my current role.” Emma Ackerley, UK.
“I’m currently job hunting and Conservation Careers is invaluable to me at the moment – I’m so grateful for such a wonderful resource!” Jo Alexander, UK
“The Wildlife For All Trust has used Conservation Careers repeatedly as it is a great recruitment website with a wide global audience.” Jonathan – Wildlife For All.
“Thanks and congratulations on such a great website. I found it extremely useful when writing my CV after uni and getting advice for job applications!” Claire Underhill – UK
“This is wonderful and a very inspiring e-book. Thank you very much for passing on the link to the career toolkit. I intend to make good use of it!” Amanda Stornebrink – South Africa.
“Your comments have been much appreciated. I can see now why I was struggling to get interviews with the CV that I was using before.” Will Crowther – UK.
“I came across the Conservation Careers website online while assessing my career possibilities in conservation. I have been working for over 20 years in an IT infrastructure support role and had always been actively engaging in voluntary work but there was still a yearning to do more, I just didn’t know how. I became a member of the Conservation Careers website and completed the “boot camp” course which was extremely helpful to get an idea of what type of area I’d like to work in and also got some personal advice by email. Due to this, I have now started a Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques in Oxford which I’m really excited about. This was the bridge I needed to move from a career in IT to a career in conservation and I know that I’ll be working in conservation by next year! Thanks to conservation careers for helping me make the right decision for my life!” Maureen Doyle – Ireland.
“I moved to the UK from Australia upon finishing my Masters at the end of 2015 to pursue my career in conservation. Conservation Careers has been such a beacon of hope and opportunity for not only myself, but my classmates. It’s provided an amazing point of reference for the opportunities available out there, and I know many of my peers (myself included) consult it regularly, and have had job successes through it. Thank you for providing this service to early career job seekers like us!” Ruby Finlen – Australia.
“Conservation Careers has undoubtedly been the number one resource in my own job search and it does so within what feels like an inclusive community, which is fantastic, especially when you’re job hunting!” Bryn Morgan – England.
“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 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.
“I have been extremely happy with the service that Conservation Careers has provided, and I have already managed to acquire one job through using the site”. Craig Turley – England.
“Thank you for the great idea you gave me regarding my wildlife photography career, it was exactly the kind of insight into a niche that I was searching for and I will be trying to get it into motion in the coming years”. Alex May – England.
“We’ve had a lot of traffic from your site – thank you Conservation Careers!” Samantha Craven – Zoox – Philippines.
“Conservation Careers has been a great help as I sought to make a career switch into conservation, and I used it extensively in the past few months. It’s a fantastic portal for anyone looking to start or further their career in conservation who might need a little help. I’ve found the career tips very helpful and thanks to Conservation Careers I have also located a post-graduate course that will give me some field experience and the skills I need for the future. It has also been a pleasure contributing articles to the blog, and I am constantly impressed by Nick’s dedication and ambition for Conservation Careers! What a boon for potential conservationists! And the best thing? With the support and encouragement of the Conservation Careers community, I have now found an exciting job in conservation!” Karen Sim Clerk – Singapore.
“Conservation Careers has brought me a step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a wildlife journalist. It has given me the chance to learn and share the stories of some truly amazing and inspirational conservationists, benefit from honest and detailed career tips and join a network of supportive, passionate and like-minded individuals from across the world. Thanks to Conservation Careers, I’ve developed key contacts in the conservation, publishing and voluntary sectors, gained wider exposure for my work and, best of all,begun to recognise myself as a conservationist too”. Charlotte Rixon – England.
“Conservation Careers now accounts for about 40% of our referrals, so it’s definitely a good thing for us.” Chris Merkord – Ornithology Exchange – USA.
“Dear Conservation Careers, I have cancelled my membership because I got full-time work. Yay!! Thank you for being such a great resource for all of us who have the dream and passion to work in conservation :)” Jacki Smith – England.
“I’ve worked with Conservation Careers over the past few years and have found them to be supportive in offering students and recent graduates expert advice and information to embark on successful careers in the environment sector. Conservation Careers’ online resources provide in-depth support on career paths and ways to find employment in the environment sector”. Richard Carruthers, Careers Consultant – Imperial College London.
What people said about our Kick-starter for early careers conservationists
- “Incredibly thought-provoking, empowering, helpful!”
- “It set my mind at ease about the upcoming job search. I certainly feel less intimidated by the process.”
- “It gives you all the info you need about applying for conservation jobs, and most importantly which ones you are best suited for/which ones will make you happiest!”
- “Conservation-focussed, interactive and really pertinent information.”
- “Good tips for the job hunt.”
- “Engaging, particularly in the methods finding the ideal jobs – The mind map creation and involvement/contribution from other people really made potential ideas previously overlooked seem a real potential!”
- “Overall, reigniting my enthusiasm for searching for a conservation job.”
- “The encouragement to pursue a career suited to each individual.”
- “Having support staff directly available, networking opportunities, filling big gaps in knowledge, super helpful with CV & interview improvement.”
- “It’s a great way to learn more the conservation sector and gain valuable skills.”
- “I thought the self-reflection approach was really useful in help us gain a clearer idea about what career we are suited for and encouraged us to consider things we had not previously thought of.”
- “Structured clear and concise advice. Resources shown. Real world examples and good interactive sessions.”
- “Informative about the industry and applicable to the whole audience. Really loved the personal exploration exercises. Some useful tips for job hunting that I will definitely use in the future.”
- “It was a clearly laid out and well-paced progression through the process of gaining employment.”
Thanks so much guys xx