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  • RIBA Appointments CV and portfolio guidelines
    These guidelines are for your CV and portfolio for job interviews. Use them as a general guide when you are beginning your job search.
  • Let’s consider some thoughts on recruitment and job search during times of adversity.
  • It remains a competitive market and how to demonstrate your strengths in comparison to your competitors for those few key jobs out there is a conundrum that exercises jobseekers’ minds on a regular basis.
  • Is there anything more frustrating than going for an interview, being rejected and having no idea why?
  • Qualifying to be an architect typically involves five years at university and completing a minimum of two years’ practical experience. The RIBA is committed to supporting students by helping them develop towards becoming fully qualified architects. We link you in to the services on offer and ...
  • Make sure you have a competitive edge when you apply for a job. First impressions matter but it is also essential to have the right skills and be up-to-date on your CPD. Our experts set out the key things you should consider in order to give yourself the best possible chance to win that dream ...
  • RIBA Future Trends monitors the employment and business trends affecting the architectural profession.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.