So Any advice on how to kick it with BIG would be great.
I'm casually searching for a firm that uses some latest tech (Rhino/GIS/Revit plzzzzzz) and has a research-centric design process (Studio Gang/SHo P/Patkau/Howler Yoon plzzzz) but I don't mind my current firm even with its quirks.
If you are out of work don’t mention it, it’s a killer. In many ways this is the whole thing, resumes get scanned too. If you get to an interview they have already judged you qualified, all the interview is for is to see if you will fit in and not be a liability. Jesus Christ we are talking about architects here…if one can’t think outside the box and do something creative who would want them.
Third – Hit the experience and capabilities with bulleted points. Also, all are correct, there are hundreds of resumes floating, you need to be creative, and they expect you to be creative. In resumes and interviews never ever, ever say anything negative about yourself, your firm, other firms, your school or your station in life, it’s a killer. I always gravitated to the better approach/presentations…hand lettering? To point, I was once advised to write or call and ask potential clients if we could meet and talk, I needed some advice.
There was a post a little while ago asking why interns were flakey and I think it has to do with the fact that most of the firms aren't doing projects in a manner that excite me to work for them.
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In school, my design process what informed by research (solar, programmatic, material, ect studies) which was an exciting problem solving activity where the form was indicative of its function.
I feel I'm just designing buildings that are a built manifestation of the Architect's ego.
(I think this is a residue of the licensing process.) This is just what I've found to work.
Recommendations from former employees also can work. Many office receive dozens of resumes, if not more, per day.
In some cases firms got back after I had taken another offer, in which case they asked for leads (where a friend ended up with the job). Courvoisier, some good advice here and there, best is short and to the point.