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  • Understanding recruitment from the inside…
    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?
  • Having the right skills is the key to finding your ideal position but proving you have the right skills is the key to securing the offer in the face of opposition from other applicants.
  • 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.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • 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.
  • Writing a good CV is tricky: the message must be right but so must its appearance.
  • 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.