It's amazing what a difference a few years makes.*
Back when I was in college, there was no Internet, or at least not enough of a one that regular people were using it. When we hunted for jobs, we went to the career center on campus. We did not have monster.com, or careerbuilder.com, or even Google to help us find jobs. We most certainly did not have Facebook or MySpace, wherein potential bosses could take a sneak peek at our collegiate hijinks.
We also didn't have cool job-search sites like One Day, One Job, which profiles employers offering entry-level openings. They featured the National Trust for Historic Preservation yesterday, and -- I am happy to report -- they seem to like what we're doing here, and the opportunities we have available.
The jobs get even more interesting as the experience level goes up. There are some really cool opportunities that require 3-5 years experience, which means you can either try to really impress them with your cover letter and resume or work your way up through the ranks.
They're even asking people to post comments about their favorite historic buildings on their college campuses.
There are quite a few postings open here in addition to those profiled, so if you're interested in working in Historic Preservation, take a look at our jobs page.
*OK, so it's clearly been more than a few years, but denial ain't just a river in Egypt, as the saying goes.
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Sarah Heffern is the National Trust's social media strategist. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.