Archinect - Features 2017-08-24T06:51:28-04:00 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="650" height="462" 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> 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="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</p> The Architecture Job Application Hints & Suggestions from Employers Archinect 2007-08-10T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-02-13T00:51:48-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="453" 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; Company , Mihai Radu Architects , Karin Payson ...</p>