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Early Career Blog Series

Many of us choose to work in the environment and development sectors because we care deeply about human or animal wellbeing, sustainability, equity, and conservation. Although we are full of passion for our work, developing a career in these sectors can be challenging because there is not always an obvious career trajectory to follow.

So, how should you navigate through this confusing terrain in your early professional life? In this 5-part blog series we’re going to help you to develop a vision for your career, and arm with you some skills that can help you reach your career goals.  Each post has been co-written by professionals that have gone through their own career journeys within the environmental sector.

Early-career blog series: Finding meaningful work in the environment and development sectors
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 14:45

Many of us choose to work in the environment and development sectors because we care deeply about human or animal wellbeing, sustainability, equity, and...

Early-career blog series: Finding a job after graduation
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 15:45
Early-career scientists: Finding meaningful work in the environment and development sectors

In this second post...

Early-career blog series: Networking your way to professional opportunities
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:15

By Tali Hoffman and Zoe Boshoff

In the first blog in this series we focused on developing your career vision. Then last week we described the ins and outs of finding a job after graduation. This week we tackle that sometimes-scary but always-necessary thing called networking

Early-career blog series: To intern or not to intern, that is the question
Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:15

By Tali Hoffman and Zoe Boshoff and Kirsty Nortje

In our first blog in this series we focused on developing your career vision. In Blog 2 we described the ins and outs of finding a job after graduation, before tackling that sometimes-scary but always-necessary thing called networking in Blog 3. This week we talk about the merits of internships…should you, or shouldn’t you?

Early-career blog series: A recruiter’s guide to cracking interviews
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:15

By Bridget Berlyn

In our first blog in this series we focused on developing your career vision. In Blog 2 we described the ins and outs of finding a job after graduation, before tackling that sometimes-scary but always-necessary thing called networking in Blog 3. Last week, we talked about the merits of internships. So now, in our final blog of this series we have but one thing left to talk about before we leave you to your scintillating career journeys: interviews! This blog describes the dos and don’ts of interviews, from the perspective of an experienced recruiter in the environmental sector.

Career hacks for the anxious 20-something climate change overachiever
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:15

If you are worried that you don’t fit a mould in terms of your interests, qualifications and skills – take heart. You could have a scarce skill of the future.

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