Risto_Uuk comments on Hi, I'm Holden Karnofsky. AMA about jobs at Open Philanthropy - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Risto_Uuk 26 March 2018 05:28:47PM 8 points [-]

If someone can't apply right now due to other commitments, do you expect there to be new roles for generalist research analysts next year as well? What are the best ways one could make oneself a better candidate meanwhile?

Comment author: HoldenKarnofsky 26 March 2018 06:35:50PM 4 points [-]

There will probably be similar roles in the future, though I can't guarantee that. To become a better candidate, one can accomplish objectively impressive things (especially if they're relevant to effective altruism); create public content that gives a sense for how they think (e.g., a blog); or get to know people in the effective altruism community to increase the odds that one gets a positive & meaningful referral.