Creating a CV for an architectural position can be different to a traditional CV in format and layout. Employers will be looking to see how you reflect your creativity and design skills in your application. Getting the balance right to create a CV which is both eye-catching and easy to read and follow is very important.
In terms of content, an architectural CV should be no different from a traditional CV:
- Make sure that the knowledge, experience and skills you include are relevant;
- Put the most relevant information first and give it the most space;
- Double check your spelling and grammar; ask a friend to read over it for you if you are unsure;
- Include examples of the project work that you have been involved with as well as skills you’ve gained from education, part time jobs and voluntary positions;
- If you are printing and posting your CV, use good quality paper.
- RIBA example architecture CV (PDF: 260.65KB)
- Graduate Architect CV from Dayjob.com (PDF: 47.2KB)
- University of the Creative Arts – links to websites with creative CV examples. Also includes a Creative CV Guide (PDF: 4.8MB) with an architecture CV example on page 38.