STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD

WITH A KILLER APPLICATION

WE’LL HELP YOU GET HIRED SO THAT YOU CAN
GET ON WITH THE IMPORTANT BUSINESS
OF SAVING THE PLANET 

Stand out from the crowd with a killer application

 

Have you found your dream job and need to submit a killer application? Do you have all the right skills and experience but you’re still struggling to land an interview? Are you switching careers and wondering how to showcase your transferrable skills?

You’re in the right place!

We know that conservation can be a very competitive sector. Employers can easily receive tens or even hundreds of applications, especially for early career roles, with very little time to review. This means that you need to stand out from the crowd at a glance.

How do we help?

At Conservation Careers we know what conservation employers are looking for, based on interviews with hiring managers and an analysis of the top skills in demand for jobs. With over 30 years’ cumulative experience in the industry, we’ve identified the key steps to writing applications that get interviews. 

We can help you showcase yourself as a top candidate in your CV/resume, cover letter and/or application form.

A Conservation Careers Application Review includes:

  • Comments in your application documents. You’ll receive specific comments in your CV/resume, cover letter and/or application form, so you can see exactly which aspects of your application can be improved.
  • A detailed review of your application against the employer’s criteria. For each of the employer’s essential and desirable criteria, we’ll let you know how well you’ve done, and how you can improve.
  • A summary of the main points to consider or change. We’ll identify the key changes that can take your application to the next level.
  • Spelling and grammar check. We don’t re-write text for you, but we do point out any spelling and grammar problems.

Who are application reviews for?

Students

Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish? There’s no better time to get ahead of the crowd than now. We can help you showcase your skills, even if you haven't built up tons of career experience just yet.

Job Seekers

Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? We’ll help you craft an application that makes you stand out from the crowd, based on our ten-step system for how to write successful applications.

Career Switchers

Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know how to showcase your transferrable skills? We’ll help you highlight your lovely transferrable skills so you can put them to work for wildlife.


How long does it take?

We aim to provide our feedback within five working days of payment being agreed and are often much quicker than this. However, we recommend getting in touch as early as possible to ensure we can meet your deadline. If you need urgent help, please let us know when you get in touch and we’ll do our best to support you.

How much does it cost?

A typical application review costs just £145 in total. More detailed applications might take longer. There are no hidden costs – the price agreed at the start is the price paid. If for any reason you’re not happy, we’re happy to consider a refund.

We also offer a discounted rate of £120 for Conservation Careers Academy (CCA) members. If you’re not already a member, learn more about the benefits of joining the Conservation Careers Academy. You can get started for as little as £6 per month.

By investing in one application review, you’ll gain feedback that you can apply to any future application during your career.

How do I get started?

To get your CV/resume, cover letter and/or application form reviewed, or ask any questions, simply email [email protected]. Please include the form(s) you’d like us to check, a copy of the job description and your timeline. We’ll be in touch very soon to confirm the cost and timeline. 
 

Our happy applicants

“When I saw my dream job come up I knew I couldn’t miss my chance! I decided to get the help and advice from Conservation Careers and, guess what, it paid off: I got the job! They really took the time to review my application in detail and provided me with invaluable feedback. Not only the common advice you get to hear everywhere, but a very personal, challenging but encouraging, positive analysis and comments. They made me see the application process differently, as an opportunity more than an obstacle to overcome.” Lise Goudeseune, Brussels.

“This was such a great experience! I’ve received high quality advice and support! During my application process I felt as if I have my own team supporting me. Following received guidance I have learned much more than I would on my own. Total recommendation.” Karolina Kass, Edinburgh.

“Thank you very much for the expeditious help and support that you have provided for my application. In particular, Conservation Careers’ review was very thoughtful, comprehensive and clear – I was impressed, despite the fast turn-around time that we had! It’s exactly the feedback I was hoping to get when I first subscribed as a member. Together with the guide, what you provided was great support to ensure a quality application!” – Anonymous, International Agency, October 2019.

 

FAQs

We check job applications and not generic CVs or resumes. This is because each document needs to be carefully crafted to suit each job you’re applying for, to provide a useful review.

In some cases we can review a past application, or a prospective application, if there are clear criteria for the specific type of role you’re targeting.

Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut to an effective application review. Just like writing a strong CV and cover letter, it takes time to review an application and ensure it’s competitive for the role you’re applying for. The good news is that you can apply what you learn from the review to any future application during your career.

  1. If you are currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish. There’s no better time to stand out from the crowd then when you’re starting your career.  A strong application can give you the edge that gets your foot in the door to launch your career.
  2. If you are currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling. We’ll help you craft an application that makes you stand out from the crowd.
  3. If you have always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in nature conservation, but don’t know how to showcase your transferrable skills. We’re here to help you showcase your lovely transferrable skills to make your dream career a reality.

The cost of an application review is just £145 in total for non-members and £120 for Conservation Careers Academy members.

Yes! You’ll receive detailed feedback on how to best present yourself against an employer’s criteria, and you can apply what you learn to any application in future.

We accept can accept payment via PayPal and electronic transfer. When you send us your documents, you’ll be given options to make payment. 

If you’re a Conservation Careers Academy member, the cost of an application review is just £120. Conservation Careers Academy Memberships start at just £6 per month and come with many other great benefits.

Absolutely! ‘Selling yourself’ isn’t nearly as complex – or fake – as it sounds. It’s really just about how you match up your unique skills with an employer’s needs. It’s all about how you can help.

Make your application stand out

To get your CV/resume, cover letter and/or application form reviewed, or ask any questions, simply email [email protected]. Please include the form(s) you’d like us to check, a copy of the job description and your timeline. We’ll be in touch very soon to confirm the cost and timeline.