5 Awesome Websites To Help With Your Architecture Job Applications

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I put together this list of websites that I think you will find helpful for your architecture job applications. From keeping your grammar in check to printing your portfolio you will find a helpful resource below. 

To help you with your architecture job search, I've created a mega-pack of free resources that includes architecture resumes, cover letters, and an extensive collection of application documents. Click for a free download:

1. Grammarly
Prevent errors

Grammarly.com

I use Grammarly every day. Whether I am writing an email or working on a new blog post it is great for eliminating mistakes. Other programs fix spelling errors but Grammarly does much more by checking contextual spelling and vocabulary.

Since it is a Chrome plugin it works anywhere you are writing online - Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn. The biggest mistakes I see on job applications are grammar errors, so this is a great tool for perfecting your resume and cover letters.

(It's FREE!) Check it out! Grammarly.com

2. Blurb
Print a professional-quality architecture portfolio

Blurb.com

Blurb is the best way I have found for creating high quality architecture portfolios.

To create a hard copy of any portfolio the whole process is fast and easy :

1. Upload your PDF to the Blurb site.
2. Select your printing preferences. 
3. Get it mailed to you.

A great solution for creating a professional, book-quality portfolio at an affordable price. 

Get started with Blurb here.

Conor Coghlan, a graduate of the Harvard GSD M.Arch program, used Blurb to create his portfolio shown here:

 
 

3. CreativeLive
Learn how to create a winning portfolio 

CreativeLive.com

Creating a convincing portfolio can be very challenging. To help you get over this hurdle and help you land the job I recommend a fantastic online class through CreativeLive.

Job-seeking architects must capture the interest of potential employers, but the elements of an attention-grabbing portfolio are far from obvious. In this class, Ram Castillo will help you through every stage of portfolio development from conceptualization to organization to dissemination.

Think of your portfolio as a sales pitch – as a designer you are selling a service the employer is buying. Learn how to sell your skills through the contents and structure of your portfolio. In this class, Ram will help you develop a clear action plan for creating a design portfolio that stands out. You’ll learn how to:

  • Filter and organize your design work
  • Choose an online portfolio structure
  • Ram will help you develop a portfolio that clearly articulates who you are as a designer and the skills, insights, vision, and potential you bring to the table.

A portfolio is your opportunity to showcase your hard work and get the credit you deserve in the form of a job offer.. Take full advantage of this opportunity and Create a Knockout Design Portfolio.

4. Weebly
Create your online portfolio 

Weebly.com

Weebly is the best site I have found for creating your online architecture portfolio. Having your work accessible to anyone in the world is essential in today's job market. 

Get started using this FREE drag and job builder to create your architecture portfolio quickly and easily.

Start your free portfolio here.  

5. Jobscan
Optimize your resume

Jobscan.com

Jobscan automatically optimizes your resume keywords against the job description. Just paste your resume into the first box, the job description into the second and hit scan. 

Jobscan will then give you a detailed report on your matches for hard and soft skills, along with other keywords and skills. And it's FREE! Check it out here.

I hope you found these resources helpful for your architecture job applications. If there is a site you have found particularly useful let me know in the comments below.

This page may contain affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally or have helped others in my audience. 

To help you with your architecture job search, I've created a mega-pack of free resources that includes architecture resumes, cover letters, and an extensive collection of application documents. Click for a free download:

Thanks for reading, see also my posts on:

How To Write The Perfect Architecture Resume (CV)

The Top 5 Architecture Interview Questions

Where To Apply For Architecture Jobs Online

Good luck!

Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

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