OCCUPATION THESAURUS

ANTIQUES DEALER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
In a nutshell, antiques dealers purchase vintage items and re-sell them. This requires extensive knowledge in the field, including the ability to tell true antiques from fakes, knowing how much certain items are worth, and being able to sell them. Dealers may own their own shop or work with other dealers. They may work with general antiques or be specialized in certain areas, like particular items (art, furniture, coins, jewelry, etc.), a specific time period or setting (Egyptian antiques, Victorian era items, Hollywood nostalgia, etc.), or certain hobbies and interests (car racing, stamp collecting, fishing and hunting, etc.).

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Most up-and-comers in this field start out in an apprentice-like position, such as being an assistant to a successful dealer or an intern in an auction house. Higher education isn’t required, though some courses (such as art appreciation, history, and business basics) can supplement one’s knowledge and skills.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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