All this advice seems realy good, and I want to particularly echo this bit:
It might be worth reframing how you think about this as “how can I find a job that has the biggest impact”, rather than “how can I get an EA job”.
Thanks for the advice!
Yes, I agree. Looking for a job that has the biggest impact is a better goal. There are a lot of helpful questions here for me to go away and think about.
Seems quite a daunting process so far, many jobs I have applied for have come back with responses of “700 people applied for these 5 positions” etc.
Can either of you point me in the direction of useful job boards apart from 80k hours?
There’s the EA jobs facebook group, and I’ll pm you a discord link.
It’s worth noting that 80k has a lot of useful advice on how to think about career impact, and also the option to apply for advising, as well as the jobs board. There’s also Probably Good (search for their forum post) and Animal Advocacy careers.