Find a high-impact career

Career planning can be tough to do by yourself. If you’d like to use your career to help others as much as possible, we’d like to help you.

Over the last decade, we’ve spoken to over 2,000 people.

We can help you choose your focus, make connections, and find a fulfilling job to tackle one of the world’s most important problems.

Apply to speak with us

How we can help

Whether you’re changing careers, just starting out, or are already on an impactful path but have questions or uncertainties, our advisors are here to help. Here’s what we can do:

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Review your options

We can talk through the problems you’re hoping to work on and the career options you’re considering — both in the long and short term. We might even suggest some you haven’t thought about. We can help you tackle your uncertainties — what the different options are like, which seem most impactful, and the best routes into paths you’re considering.

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Make introductions

We can introduce you to experts and hiring managers in relevant fields. Advisees have found these connections particularly valuable in learning more and progressing in their chosen career path.

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Suggest next career steps

We can help you work out practical next steps, such as suggesting promising job opportunities and supporting you to get funding.

For more on what speaking with us is like and how we can help, listen to this podcast with one of our advisors.

How it works

1. Apply

Fill in our brief application form. Tell us your current thoughts on career options so we can work out how to help best.

2.Prepare

If we think we can help, we’ll send you a link to book your call and ask for some extra information.

3.Have a one-on-one call

You’ll have a video call to talk through your career with one of our advisors and work out next steps.

4.Stay in touch

In some cases, your advisor will stay in touch with you after the call if they can continue supporting your career.

Who we can help

We’re most helpful for people who:

  • Take an analytical approach to social impact and career choice.
  • Aim to use their career to do the most good, and take seriously the idea of promoting welfare over the long term. (You can read more about what we think it means to help others as effectively as possible on our key ideas page.)
  • Are interested in the problems we think are most pressing, which you can read about in our problem profiles.

If you’re not sure about whether to apply, we recommend that you do. It doesn’t take long and just filling out the form might help you think through your career. Plus, you can always apply again in the future.

We currently speak to about one in three people who apply.

If it doesn’t seem like we’re the best people for you to talk to, we might be able to put you in touch with someone else instead of us or offer you some resources that we think will help. We offer most people we don’t speak to an introduction to someone else or a free book.

If you know someone else who is interested in 80,000 Hours and could benefit from speaking with us, then we’d really appreciate it if you encouraged them to apply.

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