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.

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