Please see the links below to the example documents and helpful resources I recommend for your application process. Enjoy!

I have created a simple 7-Step Checklist to help you find your dream architecture job:

STEP 1: Create Your Resume and Cover Letter


Architecture Resume Example

Architecture Intern Resume Example

99 Architecture Action Words

Architecture Cover Letter Example

Architecture Introduction Letter Example

Keep Track Of Your Firm Applications: Excel Spreadsheet Matrix

Useful Links:

Smart Resume Pro: Resume and CV Designer

How To Write The Perfect Architecture Resume (CV)

How To Write The Perfect Architecture Cover Letter

STEP 2: Download Grammarly

The biggest mistakes I see on job applications are grammar errors. I recommend you head to Grammarly.com and sign up for their FREE Google Chrome plugin. Using Grammarly is the best way I have found to eliminate errors. 

Other programs fix simple 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, online job applications, LinkedIn, etc.

It is a great tool for perfecting all of your architecture application documents including your resume, cover letter and portfolio. 

Sign up here: Grammarly.com

STEP 3: Create Your Sample and Interview Portfolios

Two Page Portfolio Sample

Useful Links:
The Two Page Architecture Portfolio

Step 4: Print Your Portfolio

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.

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


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

Step 5: Sign up for The Architect's Guide Job Search Service

The Architect's Guide Architecture Job Search Service is a monthly subscription in which I leverage my network of recruiters and hiring managers to find great architecture jobs that are never advertised. I also dig through thousands of my weekly emails, posts and job boards to find the best architecture jobs for you.

Every Monday morning I email you this personally curated collection of architecture jobs. These will be jobs in cities across the U.S. and London ranging from 0-10 years of experience. 

In addition, since you will be an exclusive member this list, it significantly reduces your competition, increasing your chances for an interview. 

Sign up now and get a FREE 14-Day Trial.

Cancel anytime. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at: brandon@thearchitectsguide.com



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