Succinct Research 2013 Review and 2014 Prospectus

Tweet Last month, Doug Rocks-MacQueen asked the archaeology blogospere why we all decided to start blogs. In case you didn’t’ read my response, I started this blog as a way to help other archaeologists find and keep jobs in cultural resource management, historic preservation, and heritage conservation. I felt like […]


How to Get a Job in Archaeology, Part 4 2

Tweet (This is the final installment in my series chronicling how a former co-worker and friend of mine found a job in CRM archaeology in a new town. I wanted to provide a transparent narrative of his job search and how/if my suggestions helped.) My friend, Garrett Trask, finally got […]

Paths to Professionalism on

Tweet In the last few weeks, I’ve been contributing to course materials for a new online class on called “Paths to Professionalism.” This is the class I wish I had taken in college; and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the teachers. Tweet


What crappy résumés and toilet paper have in common

Tweet Here is a section from Résumé-Writing for Archaeologists explaining the similarities between the most of the résumés archaeologists write and toilet paper. Enjoy. What would our lives be like without toilet paper? We don’t think about it most of the time, but toilet paper is an absolute must in […]

Resume-Writing via Slideshare

Tweet This week I finished addressing the comments from my editor on my newest eBook, Résumé-Writing for Archaeologists. It’s an upgraded version of Résumé-Writing for Scientists that focuses entirely on the job search issues faced by archaeologists, historic preservationists, and heritage conservation specialists. I never thought I’d be saying this, […]



Archaeology Job Search Aides

Tweet “No man was ever wise by chance” Lucius Annaeus Seneca Finding a job in archaeology can be tough. Because there are so few of us, CRM archaeology is a tightly knit field where, in order to find a job, you have to know something, know how to network, and […]

How to get a job in Archaeology, Part 3 2

Tweet In case you didn’t already know, I’ve been helping a friend find a job in archaeology. Writing a résumé was covered in Part 1. Targeted online networking was covered in Part 2 of the series. Here’s what happened in the first 6 weeks of the search: Since I hadn’t […]


Are cultural resource management archaeologists just like Wall Street bankers?

How to Get a Job in Archaeology, Part 2

Tweet Ever since I scored high enough on my ASVAB to qualify for military intelligence, I’ve been a fan of spy movies. I’m a really big fan of the Jason Bourne movies. I love the suspense and, second to killer fight scenes, I really love how the movies build to […]

How to Get a Job in Archaeology: A Case Study, Part I

Tweet (This is the first part of a case study about how I helped a co-worker land a new job in archaeology. The names and people involved in this case study will remain anonymous until the end.) Recently, I received the email highlighted in the photo below: Tweet


Crafting a killer resume

Tweet There are a number of people that would tell you resumes are dead. Especially for those of us looking for cultural resource, heritage conservation, or historic preservation employment. Your networking, skills, experience, and personality play a huge role in getting hired and impressing your future boss in an interview. […]