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Looking for job opportunities in environment and development

This page provides some key links for using the Internet to track down job vacancies and volunteering programmes in the fields of environment and development.

Whatever your reason, if you've decided you want a job in this area, and you have access to the Internet then you can take advantage of a wide variety of employment-related information and resources you'll need to start, change or further your career. The following pages on this site provide links to a wide range of career opportunities.

If you get that job you want, but it's in another country, then there are a number of good sites to prepare you for international travel. Escape Artist is a guide to overseas living that includes country and regional guides - as well as moving overseas information. Transitions Abroad provides the alternative travel community access to the information essential to successful international experiences. The Expat Exchange is yet another good site for this sort of information. Sojourners to another country: The psychological roller-coaster of cultural transitions is an interesting article in which Nan Sussman explores the psychological aspects of the cultural transition cycle experienced by the sojourner.

Many sustainable development, natural resource and public health jobs can be found internationally, and the Internet also provides some useful general resources to help you here. For example, Sussex University provides a short guide to Career Paths in International Development which includes links to both training opportunities and jobs. If you are not sure whether development jobs are right for you have a look at George Monbiot's career advice - Choose life!

Aptitude tests are structured systematic ways of evaluating how people perform on tasks or react to different situations. They have standardised methods of administration and scoring with the results quantified and compared with how others have done at the same tests. Practice tests are available from the following sites: University of Kent aptitude tests (with answers); PracticeTests.co.uk; a personality test; Kogan Page - Team Focus psychometric testing page.

If you have other sites that could be useful here please let me know.