Your Career in Natural Resources
Finding employment in natural resource occupations, conservation, ecology and environmental disciplines can be a challenging adventure. Competition is stiff, even at the entry level. Just like a wolf or a lynx, you'll need endless patience to stalk the perfect job and excellent timing to pounce at the right time. Just like the carnivoires, you may not get a second chance.
Check the Newest Job Announcements frequently. Be sure to refresh or reload your browser pages for the latest list. If you don't see what you want, then widen the search with the annotated links lists organized by topic.
We've added a category for disabled job seekers. If you ever get injured, there may be adaptive gear to keep your career on track. Safety is often an overlooked topic, too. Be sure pass the information along.
Yes, good jobs are hard to find. Yes, getting hired can be difficult. But 'hard' and 'difficult' aren't the same as impossible (otherwise salmon wouldn't bother swimming upstream). Get started and don't quit until you've reached your goal.
Career Categories are at the left, starting with Newest Jobs. You should always keep in mind that most environmental jobs websites end up with a mix of listings covering multiple outdoor occupations. I've sorted the links into groups based on the most common types of jobs posted at each web site. You should check related topic categories to do a thorough job search. Bookmark the best sites for frequent visits.
Links are manually checked. However, the web is always changing. Web sites move. Domain holders change. If you follow a link and it's not what you expected to find, please e-mail me with details. Also, if you want to share a great outdoor job link, let me know.
Using Employment Tools
READ the 'Read First' article. Yes, I know you didn't read it first - so do it now! It has tips to improve your job search techniques and will hopefully inspire you, too. I've included a personal message, also, for those that are interested. That's one of the 'perks' of running your own web site!
Other topics under TOOLS will assist you in calculating moving costs, locating educational resources to improve your hiring chances, help you to find extra training and locate outdoor equipment you may need on the job.
Finding the vacancy announcement is only the start-point in getting hired. You'll need to understand how to build a good resume, how to interview for that particular job, how to follow up after the interview, and how to maximize your contacts. The RESUME topic will help you with that next step.
Get started, don't quit! Be a carnivore when it comes to hunting down a job. Patience, perseverance and determination do pay off! Even sloths need to work hard to find food, so no excuses! Bees don't sit on the couch and bemoan their fate. Time is short - get moving!
In 2015 Cyber-Sierra celebrates 18 years online. I've updated the links of the jobs web site.
In family news, my beloved mother, Betty Haumont Campbell died on April 6, 2007. My dear mother-in-law, Margaret Saffell, passed away in May 13, 2009. The world is a much lonelier place without them.
Other Sites of Interest
For those folks involved in Disaster Preparedness, We have posted the Unofficial Oak Run Wildfire Evacuation Guide. If you live in a rural mountain area this guide could be modified to suit your own community. Become prepared in 2015!
The skills involved in mountain forestry are rapidly becoming lost arts. We hope to have more information on the subject posted soon.
The Oak Run Community Library always needs volunteers!
The Conservation Grants site is terribly out of date but still has very useful information for anyone involved in writing grant proposals.