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.
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.