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Know your architects. Become familiar with the type of projects each firm specialises in and make personal contact with the principal or senior architect in a firm that interests you. Architects are generally very approachable, although often busy, and appreciate it if you have a good understanding of their practice.

You need to be able to explain succinctly what you have done and why you are approaching a particular firm. Many opportunities arise through word-of-mouth referrals, so expand your network by attending industry forums and events.

Are you prepared to work in drafting? Are your REVIT, AutoCAD or ArchiCAD skills up to scratch?