The Local Career Advice Network is a group of local organisers working on meta-level career advice research and projects in the EA community.
We are addressing a gap in a lack of support and knowledge for local group organisers who want to help their members pursue high impact career paths. This gap wasn't explicitly identified by 80K, but we think it's important because of the gaps identified in advising and our thinking that group organisers are the best positioned to fill those gaps.
Group organisers are often advising people who fall outside of 80K's target audience including those outside the US/UK, interested in different cause areas, and who are older.
We are directly addressing the following gap identified by 80,000 Hours:
Career advice specific to non-US and non-UK countries & job board
- We are developing a guide with a group of local organisers from around the world to conduct research to identify the most promising causes within their countries, find promising local jobs and organisations.
- One possible outcome from this research could be the creation of a jobs board, but we are not certain of this outcome at this stage.
- We are also more cause-incusive, in large part because different countries have different promising cause areas.
We also help EAs working on similar projects to be connected to others working on such projects, or to existing resources on topics. Please contact me if you have any questions at vaidehiagarwalla [at] gmail dot com.