Hi everybody! A slippery slope from 80,000 hours podcasts has led me to this lovely community. Probably like a lot of people here I’ve been EA-sympathetic for a long time before realising that the EA community was a thing.
I’m not in a very ‘EA-adjacent’ job (if that’s the term!) at the moment and am starting to think about areas in which I might enjoy working, where I would value the work being done and feel that I was really contributing value myself.
Very excited to start my journey of engaging more directly with all of you and the discussions being had here :)
Welcome to the EA Forum!
Thank you Khorton!
Welcome Lowry! I’m Brian from EA Philippines. I love 80,000 Hours’ content and podcast too. I was in a similar position to you last year, in that I was in a non-EA job and wanted to see how I could have a more EA-aligned and more enjoyable career. Thankfully I now do EA-aligned work full-time (mainly through EA Philippines), but it does take a while before that can happen for a lot of people. And I think if people broaden the scope of what they consider to be “EA-adjacent” jobs, it’s much more likely they’ll get one (because we have a lot of EAs and too few jobs at EA orgs).
You or others new to the EA community can feel free to message me about your cause interests, skills, and career interests, and I may have useful advice to give or resources/organizations to point you two. I’ve read up a lot on EA and its various concepts and causes, such as global health and development, animal welfare, and some longtermist causes, so I can give some advice/resources there. :)