Archinect - Features 2017-06-23T22:03:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m0/m0n0mrhus24q4bit.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job application</a> is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/13016898/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-1-writing-your-cv-writing-a-cover-letter Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 1: Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T14:07:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/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/13018102/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-2" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/13018104/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-3" 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-assembling-a-portfolio-applying-for-positions Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 2: Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T14:08:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/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/13016898/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-1" 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/13018104/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-3" 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-interviewing-successfully-accepting-an-offer Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 3: Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T14:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/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/13016898/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-1-writing-your-cv-writing-a-cover-letter" target="_blank"><strong>Part 1:</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/13018102/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-2" 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>