Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Friends and Relatives

Different ways of obtaining work in Architecture | Professional Practice

After completing your studies you may be very eager to create fantastic architecture. But that could be possible only if some one appoints you as an architect for the work. As a professional you cannot advertise your activity. So, how would you get the work?

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

From Friends and relatives | Guide to Professional Practice

Usually you will get your early work opportunities only through people who know you, that is, your relatives, friends or acquaintances. Therefore, when you make up your mind to start your own practice, make it a point to call on all your relatives, friends and well-wishers. At the same time try to increase your number of acquaintances, more and more people should know that you are a practicising architect. You should lose no opportunity to make friends. To increase contacts and acquaintances, it is sometimes worthwhile to join clubs and hobby circles, like trekkers, nature lovers, music circles etc.

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Telephone conversation Etiquettes | Seven aspects of Personality Development

Telephone conversation Etiquettes | Professional Practice

In my previous articles, we discussed the “Importance of Personality Development for Professionals as well as students” and first six aspects of Personality Development. In this article, we will move on with our discussion on the seventh aspect of Personality Development “Conversing on a Telephone”.

Here are Seven Aspects of Personality Development

  1. Dress
  2. Address
  3. Good Language
  4. Punctuality
  5. Planning your work
  6. Habit to postpone the work
  7. Telephone conversation

How to converse on a telephone in Professional Practice?

Telephone has become a common instrument for us. Even then very few of us have a proper training to talk on the telephone. Here are few suggestions to improve your telephone talk.

A. Use of ‘Hello’ to be minimum on phone.

B. When you make a call, say who do you want to talk, rather than asking to the other end “Aap kaum?” ‘Who are you’? “Hello, Kaun Bolta hai”, this is a bad manner. Instead say, “Namaskar, Harish from Popatlal & Co.; May I talk to Chimanbhai?”

C. When you receive a call in an office, irrespective of the calling person being known or unknown to you, greet him and say where from you have received the call.

“Good morning, B. P.L.Ltd” OR “Associated Architects, Namaskar”.

If a person called is not in the office at that time, the person who receives the call shall show interest in attending the call, shall not sound indifferent to the calling person. If the calling party is unknown to you, you shall softly insist upon knowing the name of the person and where from was he calling and what was it about. The person receiving the call must show in his voice interest and concern in the business the calling party has with your office.

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Habit to Postpone the work | Seven Aspects of Personality Development

Habit to Postpone the work in Professional Practice

In my previous articles, we discussed the “Importance of Personality Development for Professionals as well as students” and first four aspects of Personality Development. In this article, we will move on with our discussion on the fifth aspect of Personality Development “Planning your work”.

Here are Seven Aspects of Personality Development

  1. Dress
  2. Address
  3. Good Language
  4. Punctuality
  5. Planning your work
  6. Habit to postpone the work
  7. Telephone conversation

Habit to Postpone the work

A father in the morning, while going to his work, asked his son to do certain work for him. The son, who was in junior college, was more interested in loitering in the college. So he thought he could attend to work of his father little later or may be in the afternoon. In the college, while gossiping with friends, he forgot the work of his father.

Obviously in the evening his father was disappointed with him. This habit of postponement of work shall not be your nature. “There is long time on hand to complete the submission work, so let us work on it little later”.

This is how you think most of the time. This habit of postponement of work is certainly unsuitable in your career.

 

 

Planning your work | Seven Aspects of Personality Development

Planning your work | Guide to Professional Practice

In my previous articles, we discussed the “Importance of Personality Development for Professionals as well as students” and first four aspects of Personality Development. In this article, we will move on with our discussion on the fifth aspect of Personality Development “Planning your work”.

Here are Seven Aspects of Personality Development

  1. Dress
  2. Address
  3. Good Language
  4. Punctuality
  5. Planning your work
  6. Habit to postpone the work
  7. Telephone conversation

Planning your work in Professional Practice

You shall develop a habit to plan your day’s work. On a piece of paper or in a small diary list up the works to be attended next day. Even before you start your vehicle, you shall have a list of visits you intend to do in a round. Towards the evening before closing the office, it must be your practice to take a ‘work audit’, works attended shall be ticked and those not attended or incomplete shall be carried over for the other day and shall be listed afresh.

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Punctuality | Seven aspects of Personality Development

Punctuality | Necessity of Personality Development in Professional Practice

In my previous articles, we discussed the “Importance of Personality Development for Professionals as well as students” and first three aspects of Personality Development. In this article, we will move on with our discussion on the fourth aspect of Personality Development “Punctuality in work”.

Here are Seven Aspects of Personality Development