Tips for Conservation Job Applications
Any tips for applying for conservation jobs?
I graduated in 2019 and I've since had a variety of jobs, only one of them with any direct conservation/wildlife link (and it was only seasonal work). Obviously, this year has made it a bit harder to look for work, but jobs keep popping up that are relevant and suit my interests/skillset.
I think I have a good foundation of experience and skills, but hate to say that I sometimes get a bit discouraged when I've applied for a job that I meet all the criteria for and hear nothing back, even though I understand that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes.
So, the big question is to have a good shot at getting that perfect job: is it a case of relevant experience on your CV, or how well you sell yourself in your cover letter/personal statement?
I'd love to hear tips, tricks or advice from anyone to help myself and others in a similar position.
Thank you, looking forward to seeing your ideas!
PS. for some background, I'd like to get into environmental education or other similar jobs.