Please see the links below to the example documents and helpful resources I recommend for your application process. Enjoy!
I have created a simple 6-Step Checklist to help you find your dream architecture job:
Step 1: Create Your Resume and 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
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.
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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: Prepare For Your Interview
Step 6: Post-Interview and Negotiation
Post-Interview Thank You Email
How To Earn A Six Figure Architecture Salary
Additional Job Resources
Need to update your skills before you start your new job?
Check out my interview with Mark LePage on the EntreArchitect Podcast to hear our tips on getting a job in architecture:
Learn how Brandon can take your architecture career to the next level and help you land your dream job.
Head over to The Architect's Guide Resources to find a package that works best for your situation.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org