Finding your way in archaeology: early career networking event

Are you looking to start a career in archaeology but not sure what options are open to you? Do you want some advice on the best training opportunities out there, how to set out your CV, and how you can access networks of archaeologists who can give you advice and support? Are you unsure about CIfA accreditation and how it can help your career?

Well, hopefully we can help! At CIfA2017 we will be holding an informal and interactive workshop on Thursday 20 April from 3-5pm where there will be members who can answer these questions and give you advice on what they have done to get on the archaeological career ladder. We'll be looking to cover topics such as

  • The various options for career entry training including NVQs and apprenticeships
  • How to get a workplace training programme and why it's useful
  • The experience you need to get your first job and what training you should look out for to add to your personal development plan
  • How to get CIfA accreditation and access to our career pathway information
  • What CIfA groups have to offer in terms of specialist networks, training courses, good practice advice, joining a committee, and getting involved with CIfA?
  • How to set out your CV and promote yourself to employers
  • What counts as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and how to record it
  • Gain some CPD straight away with our online training module

You can book your place at the conference via our Eventbrite page at

If you can't attend on the day but still want to ask a question send this to us in advance at #CIfA2017careers and we'll get it answered for you. We'll be posting responses live during the event and will collate all the answers into a handy Q&A sheet after the conference.

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