one-to-one careers advising

Find direction in animal advocacy with tailored one-to-one
career advice

HOW WE CAN HELP

Whether you’re changing careers, just starting out, or are already on an effective animal advocacy path but have questions or uncertainties, Martin, our careers adviser, is here to help.

Here’s what we can do on the free 1:1 call:

REVIEW YOUR OPTIONS

We can talk through the career options you're considering and might even suggest some you haven't thought about. We can help you tackle your uncertainties — what the different options are like, which seem most impactful, and the best routes into paths you're considering.

SUGGEST NEXT CAREER STEPS

We can help you work out practical next steps, such as suggesting ways to narrow down your options and make a confident decision, as well as the most promising job search and networking strategies

HOW IT WORKS

WHO WE CAN HELP

We’re most helpful for people who:

  • Take an analytical approach to social impact and career choice. Aim to use their career to do the most good in animal advocacy (You can read more about what we think it means to help others as effectively as possible on our glossary of terms page.)

  • Are interested in using your career to help animals effectively

If you’re not sure about whether to apply, we recommend that you do. It doesn’t take long and just filling out the form might help you think through your career.

 

Plus, you can always apply again in the future. We currently speak to about one in three people who apply.

If you know someone else who is interested in animal advocacy careers and could benefit from speaking with us, then we’d really appreciate it if you encouraged them to apply.

MEET MARTIN, OUR CAREERS ADVISER

  • Since 2013, Martin has been delivering practical careers advice, helping people find the most high impact and, above all, fulfilling work possible.

  • He also volunteers as an executive coach for The Humane League. He is a former HR Partner & Recruiter to fast-growth organisations and criminal law barrister.

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Martin Underwood is our Careers Adviser at Animal Advocacy Careers

SOME PEOPLE WE'VE HELPED

“The career advice is tailored, supportive and most of all, motivating. Thank you for this.”

“He listened attentively, asked thoughtful questions, and gave practical advice and resources. He was also encouraging and warm in a way that gave me more confidence to proceed with my explorations!”

“I thought that the way he matched my interests / skills to potential career paths was super helpful. And I found the info he gave on those career options to be very informative.”

 

If, however, you are looking for some more introductory content, then we recommend that you apply for our animal advocacy course instead, or just dive into reading through our skills profiles.

YOU MAY ALSO FIND THE FOLLOWING USEFUL

  • Animal Advocacy Careers’ skills profiles, a deep dive into some of the most difficult to hire roles

  • The “Overview” tab of each of Animal Charity Evaluators’ reviews of their four “top charities.”

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