Archinect - Features 2016-09-28T01:19:15-04:00 An expert's thoughts on how to negotiate, at any point in your career Julia Ingalls 2016-09-06T11:59:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T12:26:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After a few intense years of late nights and long days, you&rsquo;re now ready to embark on even more years of late nights and long days in the form of your next job. However, you do have some say in your working conditions. How should an architect negotiate the terms of their new position to create the ideal environment?</p> The Architecture Job Application Hints & Suggestions from Employers: Part II Julia Ingalls 2015-09-04T11:14:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T23:14:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the best way to apply for an <a href="" target="_blank">architecture job</a>? We <a href="" target="_blank">once again</a> asked <a href="" target="_blank">employers</a> on Archinect to tell us what they look for in <a href="" target="_blank">job candidates</a>, including portfolio tips, desired software skills, and the best way to impress during an in-person interview.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what&nbsp;we asked employers:</strong></p><ol><li>How important is it for applicants to grasp/articulate the underlying philosophy of the firm in their cover letter/application materials?</li><li>What software skills do you wish applicants to have?</li><li>How much work should an applicant include in their portfolio? Should that work be tailored to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes, or is it important to see a broad range of what the applicant can do?</li><li>How should an applicant prepare for the in-person interview process?</li><li>How important are references?</li><li>How important is your website, and the applicant's knowledge of your website, to the interview process?</li><li>What are the most common mistakes potential employees make on their applications?</li><li>Can you offer any other ...</li></ol> 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>