Wednesday , 22 November 2017

Architecture CV – Everything you need to know – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of Architecture CV – Everything you need to know. If you haven’t seen Parts one, two and three – I would recommend you check them out. Click on the links below.
 Architecture CV-Part 1
Architecture CV-Part 2
Architect CV - All you need to know

Part 4 – Design

This part of the series is all about the design of your CV. As I have mentioned in previous posts on this site, design is subjective. You can never please everyone. When it comes to the design of your CV, this is also going to be the case.
So I am going to share with you a selection of CVs, some from architects, some from designers – to give you some inspiration. Hopefully they will give you a feel of the type of thing you can achieve with your CV, and you can then design your own style that reflects you.
Note that when you read generic CV advice on various websites – they discourage the use of colour and images. Of course, as architects or designers in a creative industry – some of these rules are thrown out the window. You will be expected to demonstrate a bit of flair. Obviously the content is extremely important, so make sure that you don’t get too carried away with your design of the CV and consider how the potential employer will be able to read and digest it.
I have come across some great CV and resume templates over at Creative Market so if you are struggling to set up your CV yourself, then head over to Creative Market and see if they can help you out.

CV Examples

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 Thank you to Iris for letting us use her CV as an example. Please check out her Behance portfolio.
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Thank you to Francisco for letting us use his CV as an example. Please check out his Behance portfolio.
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Thank you to Nur Farhanah Saffie for letting us use her CV as an example. Please check out her portfolio on Behance.
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Thank you to Raquel for letting me use her CV as an example. Please check out her portfolio on Behance.
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 Thank you to Anushree for letting me use her CV as an example. Please check out her portfolio on Behance
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Thank you to Angela for letting me use her CV as an example. Please check out her portfolio on Behance

The following CVs are more graphic designer focused, and are templates. I have included them just to give you an idea of colour, style, layout and so on.

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Hopefully these CVs give you a good idea of layout – particularly clarity of information. Also note that all of these CVs are one page only, clear and concise.

In the next part of the series we will be looking at frequently asked questions, hints and tips.

In the meantime, I recommend you take a moment to check out my Pinterest board dedicated to CVs, Portfolios and anything job related.

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