This is a post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which a group of us architecture bloggers post about a common theme once a month. This month’s theme is “Mentorship.” To see what the others had to say, check out the links at the bottom of the page!
If you are going to accomplish your goals, you have to be clear with yourself about what those goals are. The Career Planning Guide I discussed in the video can really help you identify your interests and goals, your strengths and weaknesses, and set a plan for achieving them.
If you need to reference an outline of the points check it out below:
Here is the outline of the Career Planning questions I talked about in the video…
1. What are your interests?
Write down all the items or activities you believe you want to pursue in your career. This is brainstorming; write all the ideas down, items within reach or items that are a stretch.
2. Strengths and Weaknesses?
List your Architectural/Internal strengths and weaknesses (Design, Technical, Business, Presnetation…etc.)
3. How are you going to improve your skills so you can achieve your goals?
What skills do you want to focus on? How often do you schedule your task? Where will you look for more info? Libraries, magazines, journals…etc.?
Set aside some time to actually experience spaces, buildings, etc…How often do you venture out? Put it on your calendar. What is of interest?
4. Your item of interest–Planning
How are you going to make your item(s) of interest reality? Pick the one you are the most interested in and create a plan.
This is the planning you would do for one year. Next year, review your progress. How did you do? Adjust the plan, make sure you’re moving forward. Any progress is a good thing.
5. What’s your long-term plan?
How does your planning start rolling into your long term planning? Plug it into longer range plans. Details are ever evolving. You will always be adjusting, but the big picture items will stay the same and give you something to work towards.
a. 5 Year Plan
b. 10 Year Plan
c. 15 Year Plan
I hope this helps!
This is a post in a group series called #ArchiTalks in which a group of us architecture bloggers post about a common theme once a month. This month’s theme is “Mentorship.” To see what the others had to say, check out the links below:
Bob Borson – Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
This is NOT Mentorship
Marica McKeel – Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
Jeff Echols – Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
Mentors, Millennials and the Boomer Cliff
Mark R. LePage – EntreArchitect (@EntreArchitect)
Lora Teagarden – L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
Jeremiah Russell, AIA – ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
teach them the way they should go: #architalks
Eric T. Faulkner – Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Bad Mentor, Good Mentor
Stephen Ramos – BUILDINGS ARE COOL (@sramos_BAC)
Brian Paletz – The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
I’ve got a lot to learn
Emily Grandstaff-Rice – Emily Grandstaff-Rice FAIA (@egrfaia)
Gurus, Swamis, and Other Architectural Guides
Jarod Hall – di’velept (@divelept)
The Lonely Mentor
Drew Paul Bell – Drew Paul Bell (@DrewPaulBell)
Advice From My Mentor
Jeffrey Pelletier – Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Mentoring with Anecdotes vs. Creating a Culture of Trust
Samantha R. Markham – The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
Why every Aspiring Architect needs SCARs
Nisha Kandiah – ArchiDragon (@ArchiDragon)
Mentorship : mend or end ?
Keith Palma – Architect’s Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Jim Mehaffey – Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
Tim Ung – Journey of an Architect (@timothy_ung)
5 Mentors that are in my life
Mark Stephens – Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Gabriela Baierle-Atwood – Gabriela Baierle-Atwood (@gabrielabaierle)
Ilaria Marani – Creative Aptitude (@creaptitude)