Career Consultation

HISTPRES provides specialized professional services to connect enthusiastic emerging professionals with purposeful preservation careers. We want to work with you to maximize your preservation resume by highlighting your skills that are most desirable to employers and set you apart from other applicants. Based on your skills, interests and goals, we research custom opportunities for you; open employment and internship positions, a list of companies and organizations based on your needs, and additional training or professional development opportunities.

A Career Consultation package includes:

  1. Meticulous review of your resume and cover letter resulting in suggestions tailored to your goals
  2. A list of companies and organizations that fit your career interests and location preferences
  3. Custom current job openings that meet your criteria, interests and qualifications

Here’s our credentials + why you should team up with us:

We have dozens of satisfied Career Consultation customers across the country, many of whom have gone on to find exciting preservation jobs. While it is great to have your classmates and friends look over your resume, we can provide feedback on your materials from a different perspective. Meagan and Laura at HISTPRES have read thousands of historic preservation job descriptions. We know what employers are looking for. We have also had the opportunity to review almost 50 historic preservation resumes from our Career Consultation clients, so we know who you’re up against. Meagan and Laura have Master’s degrees in Historic Preservation and have both successfully attained full-time positions in the historic preservation field. Our knowledge is particular to the field of historic preservation, unlike other resume consultation services. If you tell us what area of preservation you are interested in, we can tell you exactly where to look to find a job doing what you love.

We work with you for two to three weeks, it goes like this:

  1. Purchase the Career Consultation through PayPal below
  2. Complete the Questionnaire with your skill and goals
  3. Upload your resume and cover letter
  4. Meagan gets editing your materials
  5. Laura starts job hunting on your behalf
  6. We return your application materials with notes
  7. We email you all of our suggestions and a list of jobs

Selected client quotes:

After reading your review and comments, I am certain I can compose a strong and impressive cover letter and confidently apply to jobs in the historic preservation field…your service is unique, professional and extremely useful. – Lindsay, New York City

This was extremely helpful. Both the resume comments and internship suggestions were exactly what I was looking for. It can be somewhat daunting to step outside of the traditional academic job search, and now I feel like I’m standing on solid ground again. – Katherine, Paris

Disclaimer:

Obviously we can’t guarantee that you’ll be offered a job after our consultation. We also can’t promise that the jobs we suggest will fit your criteria to a tee, especially if you have geographic constraints.  Because we post as many jobs as possible on HISTPRES, it is likely that the jobs we suggest will already have been posted to our site. We will search beyond the usual places we find jobs for HISTPRES, but we cannot guarantee that any of the jobs we suggest will not have already been posted on HISTPRES.

The Career Consultation Questionnaire

  • Upload Sample Application Materials

  • Price: $75.00
    Payments are processed securely through Paypal.

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