WHY EXPRESS INTEREST IN A ROLE THROUGH ANIMAL ADVOCACY CAREERS?
YOU MIGHT GET MORE FEEDBACK
We’ve found that a common complaint about applying to animal advocacy roles (well, all roles really) is that applicants don’t get enough feedback if they’re rejected for the role. Why didn’t they make it through? What do they need to work on to become a better candidate next time?
We’ll have a look at your CV and cover letter and may get in contact with you to discuss the role. We might give you some initial feedback from our perspective; this might help you secure the role itself, or just prepare better for next time.
What’s more, we encourage our client organisations to provide feedback to all candidates sent to them via AAC who make it past the first round of their process. This might not happen if you apply directly.
YOU MIGHT GET AN EXTRA RECOMMENDATION
If we think you are a promising candidate, we will pass on your details to the client organisation (if you give us consent to). For especially promising candidates, we’ll highlight your application to the client and recommend that they consider it carefully.
IT MIGHT SAVE YOU TIME
Based on the information you send us, we’ll try to assess whether we think the role is a good fit for you. If not, we’ll recommend that you don’t apply. If you’re not a good fit, this might save you the time and stress of a full application process that only ends in disappointment.
You’ve probably already got a CV or LinkedIn lying around and can knock together a cover letter quite quickly. If you’re not sure if you want to apply or not, you don’t need to worry too much about perfecting these documents before sending them to us; we might even give you some brief feedback on how to improve it for the “real” application. That said, bear in mind that this will probably be all the information about you that we have, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s a fair representation of yourself and your abilities.
WE MIGHT HELP YOU SECURE ANOTHER ROLE
If the role isn’t a good fit for you, we’ll be able to use the information in the short expression of interest form to support you to secure other roles that help animals, if this role doesn't work out. E.g. we might occasionally recommend job opportunities to you that seem of particular interest, provide you with support relating to other roles, or pass on your contact information to hiring managers if they ask us for recommendations for these opportunities.
THERE'S NO COST
Best of all, the whole thing is free. And if we recommend you don’t apply fully, we won’t do anything to stop you applying or to hamper your chances (we just won’t recommend you).
Thank you for your interest in helping animals through your career!
If you’re wondering why we’re doing this, it’s to help animals, of course! And having talented applicants for roles is an important part of that.
If you already work at an animal advocacy organisation and would like us to work with you on identifying high-quality candidates for an upcoming role of yours, please get in touch.