Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice
In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “Importance of Telephone and Computer Networking”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Importance of Regularly attending the Office”.
Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:
- From Friends and relatives
- By your work
- By specialization
- By Luck
- By Winning architectural competition
- Through Chartered accountants and advocates
- Before setting up your practice
- Waiting period
- Setting up your office
- Computer Networking
- Regular attendance
Regular attendance | Professional Practice
You must be regular in opening the office and shall be present there at the appointed time whether there is work or no work. During the office hours, there has to be someone present in the office to answer the phone calls or to receive the visitors, in case you are gone out for work. Unanswered telephone calls during office hours make a bad impression. Be particular in attending telephone messages. Electronic answering machines can replace an attendant. You can virtually run one-man office with the help of a computer. Remember regularity in work is a virtue.
Unlike share market, architect’s office is a very quite place, everyone is busy on his work desk. This quietude shall not tend to a dead or dull atmosphere. To keep atmosphere of the office lively and cheerful, it helps to play a soft music at a very low tone, particularly in the drawing office.
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