Archinect - Features 2016-09-26T13:33:48-04:00 How To Get A Job At: Studio Link-Arc Archinect 2016-09-19T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-09-21T04:44:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="482" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Navigating the unpredictable landscape of job hunting is an arduous task that demands unrelenting patience.&nbsp;When you're at your wit's end, it's tempting to throw caution to the wind and send the same exact resume to multiple design firms. But no two firms are identical. Although certain technical skills are required across the industry,&nbsp;there are particular essential qualities &mdash; and red flags &mdash; that aren't always listed on a firm's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">job ad</a>. In Archinect's <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game Robert Urquhart 2016-01-14T05:48:00-05:00 >2016-01-16T22:40:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's that time again &ndash; the fresh slate of a new year, the bloat of holidays past and the intent to make good on promises to oneself. Evolution through resolution. Before Christmas, I'd attended a talk organised by London&rsquo;s Museum of Architecture&nbsp;entitled &ldquo;Alternative Careers in Architecture,&rdquo; with guest speakers Chris Romer-Lee, director and co-founder of Studio Octopi&nbsp;and Carl Turner of <a href="" target="_blank">Carl Turner Architects</a>. The event was a perfect opportunity for reflection on career progress, work-life management and future ambitions &ndash; the main points of which are served up here, in three parts.</p> Op-Ed: Millennials and Opportunity: Embracing Intentional vs Spontaneous Change in the Workforce archiadventures 2013-11-07T15:37:00-05:00 >2013-11-12T08:17:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It seems I can&rsquo;t have a conversation these days without someone invoking the ever-popular saying, &ldquo;the only constant is change.&rdquo;&nbsp; As a young professional with friends in a wide cross-section of demanding fields, the truth behind this statement is highly apparent in their various professional lives. All this change has made me wonder whether or not there are exceptions to the new professional rule, and whether or not change has in fact become the &ldquo;safer&rdquo; option than digging in and embracing the abstract notion of something &ldquo;long-term.&rdquo;</p> How to Use Archinect to Get a Job; Part 1: Optimizing your Profile Paul Petrunia 2012-08-30T12:57:00-04:00 >2012-12-04T21:27:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It goes without saying that the job market for architects is really tough right now. It <em>does</em> need to be said, however, that there is much more that job seekers can do to improve their chances of getting hired. Naturally, Archinect is the best place to start.</p> <p> Archinect currently hosts over 10,000 <a href="" target="_blank">active job seekers</a> within our huge directory of <a href="" target="_blank">architecture portfolios and profiles</a>! And Archinect also has <a href="" target="_blank">LOTS of firms</a> that are using this website to find new employees. The problem, as we've heard from many <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a>, is that too many job seekers are doing a less-than-stellar job at marketing themselves.</p> <p> But fear not, we're here to help! We've compiled the feedback from our <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a>, and studied our huge database of job seeker profiles, to put together a simple guide to help you optimize your profile to increase your chances of getting employed.</p> Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 1 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:00-04:00 >2016-08-19T13:47:49-04:00 <img src="" 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="" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Part 3:</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</a></li></ul>