Now published: CJS Focus on Employability in association with Lantra.

Find out how you can make yourself more employable with 9 articles and lots of courses, events and organisations to help you.

21 pages in total the lead is from Lantra and outlines how important practical training is at every point in a countryside career. The Countryside Management Association is a great organisation to join to find out more about the sector and network. What could be better than meeting potential employers and getting the chance to sell yourself? Our Bright Future is led by The Wildlife Trusts and aims to provide a stepping stone to employment for young people. Anna Maggs provides an update at the halfway stage along with case studies of some of the young people who’ve gone through the programme. CJS fields a lot of enquiries from people looking to break in to the sector. As you all know it’s not an easy job! We provide some pointers about how to get yourself noticed. Ben Deed from Merseyside Biobank reminds us not to overlook transferable skills when entering the conservation sector. His skills picked up during bar & hotel work helped him land a paid job. Groundwork runs through some of the dos and don’ts when applying for jobs including completing an application form, a skill that, according to employers, is very much lacking. James Common from New Nature magazine provides details on how to get your writing noticed; he’s well placed to advise after securing a job off the back of his published work. From employer Oonagh Nelson of Contract Ecology a great insight in to what she is looking for in an interviewee, suggestions on how to prepare and get yourself through the interview and hopefully get the job. Richard Crompton has been self-employed for many years, now running Ecology on Demand Richard gives us his tips on how to make the leap and succeed with your own business.    
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