Surviving and thriving and getting that professional archives position.

Welcome. If you're here, you're probably wondering how to get some job--maybe the perfect professional archives position or maybe just something you can use as a springboard--and you're seeking advice on how to do that. From searching for advertisements to writing a resume or cover letter to making it through the interview. And hopefully even beyond.

No guarantees, you probably already know a lot of this, but maybe some help from a lot of people who want to make sure that good candidates get good jobs. If you've got better advice? or need further explanation? Please share in the comments.

Sites to find jobs or jobhunting advice

In the order I receive them.  If you have any favorite professional archives job sites or listservs, send me the name and a URL and I'll post them here.

SAA Career Center: http://www.archivists.org/careers/index.asp
Archives & Archivists listserv: http://www.archivists.org/listservs/arch_listserv_terms.asp
LibJobs listserv: http://www.ifla.org/en/mailing-lists [the listservs on this page are in alpha order so you're going to be scrolling for a while til you get to this one]
SAA's Records Management Roundtable guide to effective resumes.
ArchivesGig: http://archivesgig.livejournal.com [Meredith Lowe of UW-Madison has just started this one.]
Paige Roberts' pdf on job hunting tips, handed out at the March New England Archivists meeting.
NARA's new site on applying for their jobs