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  • Is now the right time to recruit or to change jobs in architecture?

    • 4 Apr 2023
    • Helen Castle, Director of Publishing and Learning Content

    RIBA Jobs Sales Manager Rupesh Vara responds to some pressing questions about current jobs market in architecture.

  • RIBA Chartered Practices to adjust salaries in line with significant rise in the Real Living Wage

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • Helen Castle, Publishing Director

    RIBA Chartered Practices are required to pay all staff, including freelance staff, apprentices and students at least the Real Living Wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

  • Tips for CV's aimed at Part 1 roles

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • RIBA Jobs team

    Read our top tips and download our free architectural CV template to help you stand out from the crowd with your architecture CV.

  • 5 Pointers for Inclusive Recruitment in Architectu

    5 Pointers for Inclusive Recruitment in Architecture

    • 25 May 2022
    • Marsha Ramroop

    How can you start recruiting inclusively? As Marsha Ramroop, Director of Inclusion & Diversity at RIBA, explains, there are no quick wins for effectively hiring and then retaining people from a variety of backgrounds. It takes effort and investment in time and resources. Here, she provides some key guidance.

  • How to prepare for your first job in an architectural practice?

    • 23 Sep 2020

    Rupesh Vara, Sales Manager at RIBA Jobs shares insights for students on how to prepare when you are job-seeking. In the video, Rupesh covers tips on preparing your CV and portfolio as well as getting ready for interviews.

  • How recruitment can help close the gender pay gap in architecture

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • Pamela Buxton

    Whilst more women are entering the architectural profession than ever before, progression into more senior roles is still a challenge, with women making up just 20% of these roles. How can recruitment change this?

  • Small practice recruitment

    Attracting talent for small practices

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • Pamela Buxton

    Here are our top tips to help you attract and recruit the best people in the architectural market when you have a small practice. Review the kind of candidate you want. Develop your company culture. Clearly define the job role. Specifically, target potential candidates. Be upfront about salary.

  • Practical guidance for posting an advert on RIBA Jobs

    • 28 Jun 2021

    Do you want to get the best performance out of your advert and attract the right candidates? Read RIBA Jobs’ practical advice on posting a role.

  • 7 design tips from architects for compiling your Part 1 portfolio

    • 3 Mar 2020

    Úna Breathnach HIfearnáin, Senior Urban Designer at McGregor Coxall, and Angela Dapper, Principal at Grimshaw give their design tips for compiling your Part 1 portfolio

  • How to nail that interview

    • 7 Jan 2019
    • Pamela Buxton

    How to impress at an interview and get hired.

  • How to read a CV

    • 10 Dec 2018

    How can recruiters and prospective employers efficiently read through a CV to find what they are really looking for?

  • How to write your CV

    • 10 Dec 2018

    Advice for job seekers looking to write their CV.

  • How to analyse a covering letter

    • 5 Nov 2018
    • Pamela Buxton

    How can recruiters or prospective employers get the most insight out of a covering letter?

  • Writing a successful covering letter

    • 5 Nov 2018
    • Pamela Buxton

    How to write a successful covering letter to a prospective employer.

  • Interviews and feedback

    • 5 Jun 2017
    • Kate Marks, Founder and Director of EvolutionHR

    Is there anything more frustrating than going for an interview, being rejected and having no idea why?

  • Negotiating the best starting salary

    Negotiating the best starting salary

    • 5 Jan 2016

    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.