So you think you want to establish a career where you get to work with reptiles and amphibians. If that is the case, this article is for you. Why did I write an article about getting what seems to be an easy-to-obtain job? First, there are a lot of people who contact zoos, museums, and websites asking just that question. While there are some pamphlets available that briefly address the question (ASIH, no date; SSAR, 1985), there are few other published resources available (Barthel (2004); Sprackland and McKeown, 1995, 1997; Sprackland, 2000). There are some guides to entering the academic

Jim, a department manager you depended on highly, just announced he’s changing careers to become a zoologist. You are desperate to fill his position and are doing everything you can to ensure you bring in someone equally talented (although perhaps with a slightly lower love of animals). You’ve sifted through a stack of resumes higher than the Burj Dubai. You had someone do a quick phone screen to eliminate obvious “oops” candidates. You cleared your schedule (that was a painful chore), and you are ready to being interviewing. In walks Candidate A. You shake hands, introduce yourself (wondering silently what