And Become Competitive for the Job You Want!
This is a bonus episode! I recorded a webinar on Monday night to talk about my new Confusion to Clarity group. I realized that I had a Zoom audio file too and thought it would be a good addition to the podcast because even if you don’t join my group, it has valuable advice for those interested in careers in wildlife biology.
When I looked for jobs after my PhD, I found out I was overqualified, yet not specialized enough for some of the jobs I wanted most.
My network didn’t help. In four cases, I did not get jobs that I interviewed for despite knowing working with someone on the hiring committee another candidate had more experience or a skill I did not have.
I LOVED my PhD research on elephants, but when I graduated, I found out there were very few jobs I was qualified for.
The secret to success in wildlife biology careers is to reverse engineer them.
In this episode, I go over 7 steps that I believe are essential for you to become competitive and find happiness. Enjoy!
Resources and Sources Mentioned in 7 Steps to Find Your Wildlife Biology Career Path
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.