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

Useful Links:

The Architect's Guide Architecture Job Search Service. (U.S. Only)

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

Creating a convincing interview 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 Creative Live.

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.

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: Prepare For Your Interview

Architecture Interview Questions

Questions To Ask In An Architecture Interview

Useful Links:

7 Things You Must Bring To An Architecture Job Interview (And 5 You Shouldn't)

What To Wear To An Architecture Job Interview

Top 5 Architecture Job Interview Questions

Stand Out in an Architecture Job Interview with The STAR Portfolio

Step 6: Post-Interview and Negotiation

Post-Interview Thank You Email

Useful Links:
How To Earn A Six Figure Architecture Salary

11 Architect Salary Negotiation Tips

Step 7: Improve Your Skills

We all have room for improvement. I strongly encourage everyone to work on their BIM skills as this is clearly the future of the architecture profession.

The leader in online training, Lynda offers thousands of great courses to improve your architecture career. There are fantastic courses on BIM, Revit, CAD, modelling, rendering and more.

I recommend checking out this great course: 

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Additional Job Resources

Need help finding a great architecture job?

Check out The Architect's Guide Architecture Job Search Service. (U.S. Only)

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: brandon@thearchitectsguide.com



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