How to Deal with an Interview at an Architect's Office

How to Deal with an Interview at an Architect's Office


Updated on 2019-01-28

In Architecture


Bagging an interview is only the easy part, if you didn't think so, I'm sorry to break your bubble. At this stage, your portfolio is done. That's what, got you a callback and you've been given a place and time slot to convince them that you're the most suitable candidate. Given below are some tips to gain those brownie points apart from your knowledge of the subject.

Appearance for an Architect's Interview

This is so important whether your interview is over Skype or in person, it does not excuse you from being presentable. Formals would be the safest option and a well-groomed face to complete it. Appearance not only refers to your physical appearance. But the way you carry yourself. Have a neat folder with your documents and a hard copy of your portfolio. That's all you need to carry, you don't want to struggle to hold too many things and appear clumsy.

Do read Top 10 Skill Set Every Architect Must have

Appearance at Interview Time

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Language for an Architect's Interview

Address them in the language you’re most comfortable with. Although, English would be a safer option. The point is, you don’t need a language holding you back while you’re explaining yourself. Be very professional with your choice of words and actions. Avoid words like ‘cool’ ‘yeah’ etc. they could be your boss after this.

Do check out 6 Best Ways to Apply for Job & Internship in Architecture

Languaga at Interview Time

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Etiquette for an Architect's Interview

This involves everything from your punctuality to the handshake post your interview. Don't ever turn up later than the time slot allotted, this is a big turn off. Greet all employees with a smile and politely ask them to guide you on the procedure. Patience is a virtue here. They might be handling a lot of interviews because of which you’ll have to wait around. Stay calm.

Etiquette at Interview Time

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Interview Tips for an Architect

Here's the trickiest part of the whole employment food chain. This part varies from office to office. While some like to assess the person's personality, others require software skills. And there are many others who want both. You ought to be well prepared to handle both. Brush up on all the software you mentioned in your portfolio. You may not have lied, but you don’t want to run blank when they ask you to take a small test.

Also, take a read to 6 Software and Their Benefits Every Architect Should Know

Drafting Skills

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If you’ve cleared up until here, the rest should go smoothly and as planned. Some basic questions they might ask you, are. ‘Why do you want to join our Studio?’ ‘What do you know about our work’ and ‘Why should we hire you?’

Do your research on the office. Have a look at their projects and their design approach. While you’re researching, pick a favorite in their projects. Use that as a reference to seem well read and interested. They’re bound to also ask you if you’ve applied anywhere else, and how many. Be safe and stick to a small number. No one wants to hire a candidate that many offices have found unfit.

Lastly, take a read of the most 8 Tips to Get a Good Raise in an Architect's Salary

And 10 Signs That you need to Find a New Architecture Job


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