Archinect - Features 2015-10-08T18:20:52-04:00 Looking Hot in a Tight Market: How Firms Successfully Attract Job Applicants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T12:27:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Employers</a>, we&rsquo;re not trying to hurt your feelings, but be honest: Does your company seem like an attractive place in which to work? Thanks to a robust post-recession <a href="" target="_blank">job market</a> that favors employees, <a href="" target="_blank">job seekers</a> now have a variety of choices when it comes to finding an employer. This means that, much like going on a date, an employer who wants to attract top talent needs to put more effort into the appearance of their <a href="" target="_blank">job ads</a>. Although looks aren&rsquo;t everything, first impressions do count.</p> The Architecture Job Application Hints & Suggestions from Employers Archinect 2007-08-10T13:00:38-04:00 >2015-08-20T20:15:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A common question that frequently arises in our discussion forum is how to best apply for an architecture job. Who best to answer these questions than the employers? We have contacted some of the firms that seek talent through Archinect's job board to help provide some insight.</p> <p> The following questions were posed to the employers:</p> <ul><li> What do you like to see when reviewing a portfolio?</li> <li> How important is presentation in the portfolio?</li> <li> Should the portfolio contain a lot of work, or a smaller selection of carefully selected projects?</li> <li> Do you prefer to review applications (including portfolio) in digital or hard copy format?</li> <li> What recommendations can you give an applicant for the interview process?</li> <li> What are the most common mistakes potential employees make on their applications?</li> <li> Can you offer any other helpful information?</li> </ul><p> The following firms have been kind enough to offer their advice:</p> <p> Graft Architects , Rafael Vinoly Architects , Lettuce Office , Winter &amp; Co...</p>