RIBA Mock Interviews ….it’s all happening!!

Good News. In true SoAD spirit the RIBA Mock Interviews will still go ahead this year for BA Architecture and M’Arc students , but obviously these will be a bit different to normal.  As with everything else during lockdown, we will utilise MS Teams to conduct mock Job interviews for you all. You will have the opportunity to has as many 20 minute interviews as you can pack in.

The interviews will run from 2pm-5pm on Thursday July 2nd. RIBA Architects will have their own MS Teams Channel and you will all have 20 minute slots over a three hour session.

You will need to book an interview in advance. You will also need to prepare your CV and portfolio so that you can share it just like you have been sharing work with your tutors all term.

We are expecting about 20 architects to take part, and each of them will conduct about 7-8 interviews. So there will be plenty of opportunities for everybody to get 4-5 interviews each.

So why should you bother to take part? Mock interviews are a great way to learn about and refine your job interview techniques. During thr mock interviews Architects will give you instant feedback on your CV, your portfolio, as well as how you presented yourself during the interview. This is invaluable experience for when you have real job interviews….. and obviously you will all have to do interviews via MS Teams, Zoom etc., for the foreseeable future.

One other point to consider is that believe it or not there are jobs out there to get. The construction industry is waking up after lockdown, building sites are working again, and a number of architecture practices are getting very busy.

Watch out for Duncan’s next announcement in a week or so where he will confirm how you can book your mock interview slots.