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Who else is doing it?

As you’ve heard, there are many people who are involved in heritage conservation, from those who have made it their career, to others who volunteer.

One way to identify skills, competencies and knowledge areas that are key for a heritage practitioner is to look at resumes and/or CVs of existing heritage practitioners. A resume or CV tells the story of how individuals got to their current position and it highlights the sorts of projects they have worked on.

With the internet, we now have access to an international collection of resumes and CVs. All you have to do is search online. You may find LinkedIn a useful resource in sourcing this information and in building your own professional portfolio.

Your task

Create your dream CV

Search online for resumes or CVs of people working in heritage related fields, such as, building and materials conservation, heritage architects, heritage advisors, cultural heritage, historians or archaeologists.

Select the people whose positions are most relevant to your interests and take note of their career path, skills, competencies and knowledge.

Compile an ideal dream CV that plots a possible pathway for you to realise in 5 to 10 years from now. For tips on crafting a resume, take a look at the Applying for jobs webpage from Griffith University.

In the comments include a link to your dream CV (on Google Drive, OneDrive, etc) or share with us the highlights.

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This article is from the free online course:

Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Why Heritage Conservation Matters

Griffith University

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