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Crafting CVs and Resumes for Conservation Jobs | Conservation Careers

Conservation Careers Podcast

Release Date: 10/14/2019

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Conservation Careers Podcast

In this episode we’re exploring a new format where we discuss a topic of interest in detail. We’ve assembled a super team of wildlife career gurus who have kindly agreed to share their thoughts, experience and advice.

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Helen Turnbull | The Cape Leopard Trust  show art Helen Turnbull | The Cape Leopard Trust

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How do you conserve a species which is incredibly hard to see? That’s the challenge faced by Helen Turnbull, CEO of The Cape Leopard Trust in South Africa. 

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What unique challenges do women face in conservation? Are self-sabotage and imposter syndrome more common in women? How can female conservationists gain more support in their careers? 

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Josh Powell | National Geographic Explorer & WWF Voices Presenter show art Josh Powell | National Geographic Explorer & WWF Voices Presenter

Conservation Careers Podcast

Josh Powell is a conservation biologist and presenter for the WWF Voices campaign on global biodiversity, covering conservation issues from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

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Conservation Careers Podcast

In this episode we’re speaking with Dr Stephanie Schuttler from the world of Fancy Scientist.

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Colin Speedie | Marine Conservation show art Colin Speedie | Marine Conservation

Conservation Careers Podcast

We speak with yacht skipper, author and marine conservationist Colin Speedie. Colin has had a lifelong involvement with the sea and its inhabitants. He's an expert on basking sharks in his own boat since childhood.

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Jordan Flagel | TREE show art Jordan Flagel | TREE

Conservation Careers Podcast

Jordan Flagel is the Executive Director and Founder of TREE, whose mission is to provide life changing experiences in nature and actionable change in the environment.

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André Mader | The Case for Conservation podcast show art André Mader | The Case for Conservation podcast

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André Mader is the host of The Case for Conservation Podcast and a Programme Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.

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Elliot Connor | Human Nature Projects show art Elliot Connor | Human Nature Projects

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Elliott Connor is a 17 year old Australian popular science writer, presenter, producer, and so many other things. He's best known for founding the International Environmental NGO Human Nature Projects, which supports volunteers across 104 countries and established that within just the last 15 months alone.

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Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi | Marine Stewardship Council show art Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi | Marine Stewardship Council

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Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi is Head of the Global Accessibility Program at the Marine Stewardship Council. In this podcast she shares her career story beginning in Lagos, Nigeria, to where she is now a key part of an organisation seeking to save three in ten of all fisheries within the next 10 years.

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Competition for conservation jobs can be tough. The good news is that there are more jobs available than ever before. We list over 8,000 conservation jobs on our site each year and that continues to grow.

The bad news is there are more people like you looking to work in the sector. So how do you stand out from the crowd and get an interview?

We check application forms, CVs, cover letters and resumes each week at Conservation Careers and the majority contain simple errors which are holding applicants back from getting their dream jobs. You might have all the right experiences, skills and qualifications for your chosen role but if you can’t sell yourself on paper, this could be a major hurdle to getting hired.

To help we’ve produced a free step-by-step guide ‘How To Apply For A Conservation Job’ which you can download from our website. If you’re applying for a job, download it and use it; it really works!

We’ve also started a series of live training events at Conservation Careers and in this episode of the podcast, we’re going to dive into a webinar we held recently whereby Kristi Foster, our Head of Engagement, and myself walk you through some steps to pulling together a successful CV or resume for a conservation job. If you’re applying for a job, if you’re struggling to get an interview, you’re gonna like this one. Enjoy.