Building a career in Ocean Conservation is getting more and more complex compared to 30 years ago. People back then use to get jobs straight out of University and be with an employer for the next 30 years until they retire. However, today’s job market is completely different.
Ocean Conservation Careers
Imagine you’ve spent the last 4 or 5 years in college/university busting your butt to learn as much as you can to begin a career in Ocean Conservation…or you were working in another career (business, marketing, tech industry, engineering) and you want to switch to a more meaningful career path. This is an exciting time for you…I get it…I’ve been there. You graduated or you quit your less meaningful job…NOW WHAT?!?!?!
Last week I guided you through the different parts of the profile on LinkedIn and told you how to build your profile with keywords so people, with similar interests and perhaps in the same career path, can connect with you. This week I’m going to show you how you can go out and hand pick your Ocean Conservation Online Network.
Shark conservation is often pictured when you think of Ocean Conservation. We love sharks, we fear them, and we respect them all at the same time. And one thing is for sure, we want to live out our passion to protect them from harm.
Ocean Conservation networking could mean you could get a job in your career path by possibly bypassing the application process.
Imagine you are sitting around one day and you get an email from a colleagues, in your network, who makes you aware of an upcoming job at his/her organization and thinks you would make a great fit. So you can just send them a resume and they will interview you without looking at other applicants first because they know you through their network. Sounds great doesn’t it?
So you want to know about a marine science PhD? You want to know what to expect when you do a PhD in Ocean Conservation…well look no further because the video interview below is something you will want to see and take notes!!!
I’ve never done a PhD. I did a Master’s degree and I always wanted to do a PhD, but I never did (or haven’t yet). There is always an excuse like “not the right time” or “I can’t afford to be a student again because I have a mortgage and two kids.” Valid excuses, but none the less…excuses.
People are hired for an Ocean Conservation Job because they are qualified for the position.
The statement above is true…to a certain degree, but what happens when a hiring manager comes across two or three people who have the same qualifications for a job? They could only choose one, but which one should they choose?
Ocean Conservation Careers Membership site was created by me, Andrew Lewin. You’ve seen me host videos on SpeakUpForBlue.com’s You Tube Channel and you’ve seen me host OCC TV – Tips and OCC TV – Interviews. You’ve even seen me promote the new Ocean Conservation Careers Membership program where I talk about helping people build a long and successful career in Ocean Conservation.
Marine Biology job searching SUCKS! Or I hate searching for Jobs! Or There are no Ocean Conservation Jobs out there!
I hear these statements all the time. True, searching for jobs is not fun and the economy is still not where it should be…BUT, it doesn’t mean there are only a few jobs available!
Ever dream about becoming a professor, teaching young impressionable students, and conducting cutting edge research in Ocean Conservation? Well, you’re not the only one.
I know a number of people who dreamed to work in academia and be a professor at a top notch university/college, but when they got to where they wanted to go, they did not expect what happened next.
Ocean Conservation Job hunting could be really frustrating at times. Many of us visit the same websites everyday (sometimes multiples times per day) to see if there were any new job opportunities that matched our interests. If there were any, then you would start would go get all excited (see next weeks OCC TV – Tips episode!) and figure out what to do.
But, if you didn’t find the job you want then you have to wait until the next time you check…which sucks because there really isn’t much you can do…or is there?
Do you think you need a job to have a successful career in Ocean Conservation…guess again!!!
Imagine you have the freedom to do Ocean Conservation the way you think it should be done. You have the power to call all the shots, plan your own projects, and get funded to do them without having to get approval from a boss or the organization for which you work…
My number 1 question that people ask me about Ocean Conservation Jobs is:
“How do I switch from my non rewarding career to a career in Ocean Conservation that will give me more satisfaction in my life?”
I can’t stress how important Ocean Conservation communication is to protecting the Ocean.
Communication of Ocean Awareness, Education, and Calls to Action targeted at the general public is a vital role in Ocean Conservation.
In Today’s episode, we are going to talk about taking a sensible approach to applying for jobs.
But before we get into the thick of things, I want to know the first thing that comes to mind when you come across a job ad in Ocean Conservation that interests you. Do you get excited at the possibility of working for a particular organization or a certain job, or do you feel a low confidence because you don’t think that you will get a call back for an interview (if you feel this way, then click here to sign up sheet below to get access to my FREE short course on how to Convert Ocean Conservation Job Applications to Interviews!).
Samantha Whitcraft works in a career that saves sharks. I know, right? That’s the kind of work we all want. So how do we get a job like Samantha’s? Well, Samantha was kind enough to spill the beans on how she ended up in a kick ass career. Find out what how she launched a rewarding career in Ocean Conservation Read More
Why don’t I hear back from a job I applied to for an interview? This is THE question that everyone has who is building a career in Ocean Conservation. It’s the perfect way to kick off OCC TV! Do you find you are asking the same question even though you qualify for the position to which you are applying? Then you need to watch the video in this article
Is there such thing as bad work experience in Ocean Conservation?
Not really, but some experience can lead to a career path you don’t want, which can stop you from getting your dream career in Ocean Conservation.
Finding jobs in Marine Biology or Marine Science within the Conservation field is HARD! I can’t tell you how much time I put in to finding a job in marine and/or freshwater science, especially in the conservation field.
A career in Ocean Conservation requires more than just a PhD. In fact, sometimes you don’t need a PhD at all as you do not need to be a scientist for a career in Ocean Conservation. Each Ocean Conservation career type requires its own set of specialized skills. For instance, a scientist will know statistics, a planner will know Geographic Information Systems, and a marketer will know how to get reach the appropriate audience. However, there is a certain set of skills that will help you in Ocean Conservation, no matter which career type you choose.