Have you always dreamt of working in wildlife conservation, but don’t know where to start? Do you feel stuck in an unfulfilling job but worry that it is too late to switch careers into conservation?
2020 was a turbulent year for everyone – but it did bring some good news. Lockdowns and social distancing restrictions gave many people the chance to reconnect with nature – and nature the chance to recover from some of the damage we are inflicting on it. We’re waking up to a new era in 2021, with vaccines being rolled-out more widely, and momentum growing across the world for a green recovery.
What part do you want to play in the green recovery? No matter your age, background or career stage, if you have a passion for nature and wildlife then you could become a professional conservationist. Thankfully, there is some great support available to help you take the first steps towards the career you’ve always dreamt of.
The step-by-step guide for getting a conservation job
The Conservation Career Kick-Starter online course is a tried and trusted system to prepare for and get hired in the conservation sector from Conservation Careers – the leading careers advice centre for conservationists. Little Wild Tales is partnering with Conservation Careers to offer you a special New Year discount on the course.
The Kick-Starter is a step-by-step guide for how to get a conservation job, which has been followed by over 1,000 students (aka ‘kick stars’) to date, and run at 40 universities globally during 2020. It’s based on seven years of studying the conservation job market, and collating the experiences and careers advice of hundreds of professional conservationists.
About Conservation Careers & the Kick-Starter
The team at Conservation Careers believe that all wildlife is precious and that it deserves great conservationists working to protect it. So far they have helped 500,000 conservationists in 178 countries across the globe.
Conservation is not just about monitoring animals in the wild. The sector is far more diverse than you may think and you don’t necessarily need a science degree to work in it. For Conservation Careers, a conservation job is any role where your activities aid the conservation or enhancement of wildlife. They support people to find employment in a wide range of job areas, including fieldwork, fundraising, campaigning, press and communications, volunteer management, environmental economics and ecotourism.
Their flagship course, the Conservation Career Kick-Starter is designed to help you become a professional conservationist. Through the course you’ll get a much clearer idea of the sector, the hot (and hidden) jobs, which ones are right for you, what experience and education you need, and how to apply for them, get interviews and get hired.
After going through the course, you’ll have created a personal career plan which will give you confidence in your job hunt. You’ll also gain access to the Conservation Careers Academy, which contains the best career-boosting resources, training and support in the conservation industry. Around a third of Conservation Careers Academy members are career switchers so if you are new to the sector then you will be in good company.
Who is the Kick-Starter for?
The Conservation Career Kick-Starter is for you if you’re a:
- Career Switcher | Have you always wanted to work in conservation but don’t know where to start? You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and need some clarity on what’s needed to get going. The Conservation Careers team will reduce the uncertainty and help you to understand the conservation job landscape, where you might fit in with your transferable skills and to help you form a plan of action to make your dream career a reality.
- Job Seeker | Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? The Conservation Careers team will walk you through the process of how to craft applications that make you stand out from the crowd. They will teach you their proven system for how to create successful applications. They will also teach you how to impress in conservation interviews and how to control your nerves!
- Student | Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish? Through the course you’ll get clear about your career options nice and early. This way you can use the time before you graduate to fill any gaps and be ready to hit the ground running on your graduation day!
Kick-start your career this year
So if you dream of getting paid to help wildlife and nature to flourish then make 2021 the year you stop dreaming and kick start your career today.
Sign up for the Kick-Starter before midnight on 8th January 2021 to receive the special discounted price. It’s got a 99 percent satisfaction and recommendation rate from the past three years, and a 14-day money-back guarantee, so you’ve got nothing to lose!
Happy New Year and Good luck!