Archinect - Features 2014-04-23T15:56:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/13016898/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-1 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 1 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:16-04:00 >2011-08-23T03:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2lmq0tsyz48fbfd.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> Finding your first architecture or design job can be a daunting experience. It is the culmination of all those years of hard work and study and the chance to go and get some real experience in the industry. Throughout my time recruiting within the design profession I have seen a lot of graduate level CV&rsquo;s and design portfolios and I have met a lot of candidates looking to take that first step into a design firm. This article hopes to provide some useful guidance on how to maximise your chances of success in securing that initial role and draws on examples that I have myself experienced both in the UK and Asia.</p> <p> As there is quite a lot to focus on so this guide will be published in 3 parts:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Part 1 (this article):</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/O4gJh6KcpMUzA00H" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/JNd2rEjBcdnqYhAb" target="_blank"><strong>Part 3:</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/13018102/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-2 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 2 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:15-04:00 >2011-07-18T15:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hhpxgrgmgtr9aty.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> Continuing our Graduate Theme, we now focus on Part 2 of our article for Architecture and Design Graduates.</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/6GonX1PB92q2xVGJ" target="_blank"><strong>Part 1:</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</a></li> <li> <strong>Part 2 (this article): </strong>Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/JNd2rEjBcdnqYhAb" target="_blank"><strong>Part 3:</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/13018104/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-3 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 3 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:14-04:00 >2013-01-23T21:47:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ng/ngod97oahad7w90c.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> In the final part of our Graduate Advice blog I look at how to interview successfully and then how to handle your first offer.</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/6GonX1PB92q2xVGJ" target="_blank"><strong>Part 1:</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/O4gJh6KcpMUzA00H" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li> <li> <strong>Part 3 (this article):</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</li> </ul>