Below are some tips from a US Architect on how to make yourself a stand-out applicant for a job or internship at a top American studio. Here are the five main points we found most interesting from their recommendations:
It’s important that you have clear expectations when jumping into the application process, and the only way to do that is by putting in the time to do research.
Touch up Your Resume and Portfolio
Remember the portfolio is the Architects’ business card! Make sure that your portfolio stands out. Keep your resume clear and concise to avoid distracting from your most important experience. The same goes for your portfolio – be sure to curate.
One of the best ways to stand out is to be yourself. So show interviewers what you’re passionate about instead of trying to conform to what you think they’re looking for.
Meet People and Learn New Skills
Look for mentors who have skills and experience in roles that you’re interested in and they can help guide you as you progress in your career.
Don’t Get Discouraged
If you don’ get the first job you apply for (or even the first ten), don’t give up! If a firm doesn’t hire you right away, they may hang onto your information and you could still be a candidate at a later date!