Useful publications

Where Can Ecology Take You? This leaflet details the variety of different sectors that utilise the skills of an ecologist, what those roles can involve, as well as key employers.

Rooting for a Career in Ecology or Environmental Management. This document is aimed at those at school or university to help them to decide whether a career in ecology or environmental management is for them.

What a Graduate Should Know: Survey Skills. This document illustrates the level of field survey skills expected of a new graduate.

The CIEEM Competency Framework. This document helps to identify current and required levels of competence and promotes high standards of professional practice.

Online Species Identification Resources. We have pulled together some of the many online ID resources and apps for you to help develop your skills.

In Practice Articles

‘In Practice’ is CIEEM’s quarterly membership publication. Some useful articles can be found below:

CIEEM Skills Gap Project

How You Can Make Networking Your Best Friend

New Qualifying Grade: How can we help you get where you want to go?

Stress, Structure, Sanity and the Importance of a Little Self-Care

Stress, Structure, Sanity and the Importance of a Little Self-Care #2

Get Professional on Social Media


Below are some useful webinars that you can watch for free.

Top tips on how to use social media for your career development

Top tips on applying for a job in the sector

The next generation

Your membership journey

Careers advice

Some useful websites providing career advice:

Gaining valuable work experience

What are we looking for in a graduate ecologist

Advice for Students

Eclips Online – Ecology

Eclips Online – Environmental Management

The Student Room

National Careers Service

Offseason Occupations

Plans for the summer? Build your practical ecology skills

CV tips

Below are some top tips on how to write a CV that will stand out.

Boost your CV and employability

CV and Interview Tips

How to Write a CV (Curriculum Vitae Writing Guide)

CV Format: Examples of Best Curriculum Vitae Formatting

50+ Skills to Put on Your CV (Key List of Examples)

15 of the Best CV Templates for 2021