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Architect

Architects are primarily responsible for designing, planning, and overseeing the physical construction of any kind of structure while ensuring its safety and collaborating with others regarding the most efficient manner for executing the project. In addition, architects are responsible for making changes in an existing building?s design and providing advice for restoration or conservation projects. While the majority of architects focus on buildings, there are other types of architect jobs that are concerned with other structures, such as the jobs of those working as landscape or naval architects.

Assessment of costs and the practicality of projects along with the alignment of purpose and aesthetics in a building are the duties of an architect. In order to obtain an architect job, one must meet several requirements. A professional degree in architecture is required, and an architect must pass an exam in order to become licensed. The architect must complete a degree in architecture through a school approved by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. It is also necessary for one to complete at least three years of on-the-job training in order to gain more experience in the field. In addition to these requirements, those applying for an architect job should be creative, possess superb drawing and visualizing skills, and be able to successfully use computer-aided design programs. Further, excellent communication skills and the ability to think abstractly are qualities essential for an architect job.

To be successful in the career of an architect, the willingness to continue taking architectural classes and attending meetings throughout one?s career is required as it is important to stay current in the field. Using www.architecturecrossing.com will be very beneficial to those looking for an architect job, as there are a wide variety of opportunities available. Many prospects using this source have been successful in finding suitable employment both quickly and easily.

When submitting a resume for an architect job, it is important to demonstrate your intelligence, ability to think abstractly and creatively, and commitment to working hard, because there is much competition for the best opportunities. Employers seek those who are driven to achieve excellence and have the skills to succeed. Primarily, a resume for an architect job should include your contact information, as well as the level of education received and the school most recently attended. Any certifications or awards should additionally be mentioned in your resume. Describe your previous architectural employment duties and employers, as well as the number of people that you were managing, if applicable. Employers favor those with strong leadership qualities. Including details on various projects that you completed, and describing how you and your company overcame specific challenges, will also be helpful. Describing ways in which you have been responsible for a company\'s increased revenue or efficiency will additionally contribute to an excellent resume. Due to the dynamic nature of architectural trends and practices, it is important that you list any meetings, seminars, or classes that you have attended to show your desire to stay current in the field. Approximately 132,000 people held an architect job in 2006 — most of those involved in an architect job worked with small teams in architectural firms. While the number of jobs is expected to increase at a rate close to the average of all occupations through 2016, the level of competition will also increase due to a greater number of applicants. In the immediate future, there will be increased interest in architects with knowledge of environment-friendly designs that focus on energy and renewable-resource efficiency.
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