Top Conservation Careers Advice for Professional Conservationists

At Conservation Careers we have LOTS of resources to help conservationists like you to find more happiness, impact and fulfilment in your career. You might be looking for work right now, seeking to unlock greater impact in your current role, or planning for your next career move. Whichever you are, we’re here to help. To help you navigate our content we’ve hand-picked our top resources for professional conservationists like you.

PS If you’re looking for jobs, Conservation Careers is the world’s biggest conservation job board, featuring over 12,000 conservation jobs per year from across the globe. If you’d like full access and more, check out our Conservation Careers Academy

Top Ultimate Guides for professional conservationists

Our Ultimate Guides give you in-depth answers to your top questions about working in conservation.

As a conservationist, here are our top guides to download…

Ultimate Guide | How to apply for a conservation job? Whether you’re applying for your first professional experience or switching careers into conservation, this step-by-step guide will help you write a killer application designed to get you an interview. Download.

Ultimate Guide | Top Conservation Skills. At Conservation Careers, we analysed nearly 30,000 conservation jobs, from over 100 countries, to find out what skills employers want. This Ultimate Guide can help you identify the skills that can fast track your career and create a positive impact for wildlife. Read. 

Explore our growing selection of Ultimate Guides here.

Top Podcast Episodes for professional conservationists

Every two weeks we uncover what it’s like to work as a conservationist, and how you can become one too. You can listen and subscribe to the Conservation Careers Podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher, or search for ‘conservation careers’ and you’ll find us!

As a conservationist, here are our recommended episodes to listen to…

Podcast | Making Conservation Better. In this episode we’re delving deeper into the conservation sector and exploring what conservationists need to be better at, in order to save more species, habitats and sites.  The conservation career super-team share their thoughts on where conservationists might be going wrong? And what do we need to be better at, if we’re really going to turn the tide to tackle biodiversity losses across the planet… Listen.

Podcast | Applying for Conservation Jobs. In this episode we’re delving deeper into the world of applying for jobs in the conservation sector. The conservation career super-team talk about their own experiences of applying for jobs, and share their opinions and advice on how to make your applications more successful and less painful to produce. Listen. 

Podcast | Applying for a Conservation Job – CVs and Resumes. We walk you through some steps to pulling together a successful CV or resume. If you’re applying for a conservation job, or if you’re struggling to get an interview, you’re gonna like this one. Listen. 

See all episodes of the Conservation Careers Podcast here.

Top Webinars for professional conservationists

We hold regular conservation webinars and live training events at Conservation Careers. These cover all aspects of career planning within the conservation sector from job hunting and productively, to confidence and much more. 

As a conservationist here are our hand-picked webinars to watch…

Webinar | Land more jobs you love. Do you struggle to sell yourself? Would you like to learn how to convince employers to hire you or show your current employer you can do more? Are you ready to overcome your progress killers? Discover some practical steps to set this right. Watch. 

Webinar | Confidence and Imposter Syndrome. Does fear of failure hold you back from pursuing your dreams? Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong, or weren’t worthy? Are you overly negative or critical of yourself, and worry about what others think? Discover how managing your mind can transform your performance and career. Watch.

Webinar | Postgraduate Training for Conservation Careers. Are you looking for the best postgraduate training to further your conservation career? Do you think you might need to do a Masters, Postgraduate Certificate or similar? During this live event, we spoke to leading Course Directors from Cambridge and Oxford Universities to answer your questions. Watch.

Webinar | Public Speaking for Career Success. Is anxiety around public speaking holding you back in your career? Would you like to expert tips and techniques to make your next interview, meeting or presentation a success? Master your nerves and learn to enjoy public speaking at any career stage with guest Matt Abrahams, educator and coach with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Watch.

Webinar | Professional and Personal Communications. Has this ever happened to you? You began a conversation, interview or meeting with a great outcome in mind, but left feeling like you made a bad impression or missed an opportunity? Wouldn’t it be great if you could sharpen your skills to navigate any conversation effectively? In this webinar from Conservation Careers, we spoke to Dr Stefanie Rog about Professional and Personal Communications. Watch.

Webinar | How to find career happiness? Are you struggling to find career happiness? Do you need help to get moving in the right direction? Would you love to thrive in your work? In this webinar we talk to GP, executive coach and speaker Dr Rachel Morris about How to Find Career Happiness. Watch.

Webinar | How to get things done like a CEO. Have you ever been busy all day but at the end of the day when you look back and ask yourself what you got done, you can’t really think of anything? Would you like to enjoy the clarity of mind of knowing at every moment exactly what you need to get done? Learn how to optimise your productivity and clear up your mental space – like a CEO! Watch.

See the latest webinars planned and also watch the recordings of all past events here.

Top Training for professional conservationists

Do you need our help to get to the next stage in your career? Check out our training courses and programmes below, all designed to help you understand the job market, to navigate your career options, and to accelerate your career.

Training | Communications For Conservation Projects. Conservation employers are looking for people with communications skills, with 41% of all jobs explicitly wanting people with communications skills or experience. The goal of this course is to help you confidently be able to plan and deliver effective communications activities; making you more employable, competitive and better at your job. Enrol.

Training | Conservation Project Management & Design. If you want to succeed as a professional conservationist, you need project management and design skills. Learn how to design and manage a conservation project using the widely-recognised Conservation Standards methodology. Enrol.

Training | Fundraising for Conservation Projects. Turn your ideas into reality by learning valuable skills in conservation fundraising. After completing this training you’ll understand how to secure more funding for your conservation projects. Making you more employable and impactful as an aspiring or professional conservationist. Enrol.