Careers at Plaza + Partners
How to Apply
Our architecture, design, and urban planning office receives hundreds of applications for the hiring positions we advertise, therefore competition can be quite tough. After going through multiple applications and conducting several job interviews, these are tips we’d like to share:
1. FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
We post any specific requirements on the job listings on our website — please refer to the Careers page (click 'View Available Positions') to read up on the requirements of your position before you ask us for clarification on anything, since it is likely that your questions will have been addressed in the Careers page on our website.
At Plaza and Partners, we require a submission of your Cover Letter, CV and Portfolio in PDF Format only — links to websites will not be viewed. Multiple people in our office review your application through an internal system that does not recognize anything other than PDFs. First is our Human Resources team, then it gets passed on to the design team that we feel is appropriate to your skills then our upper management reviews it. That said, it is best you submit your application in PDF format only.
2. COVER LETTERS
Send a cover letter explaining why you stand out amongst the multiple applicants; tell us what you can bring to the table and what your goals are when working with us. It is recommended to use the cover letter as an extension of your CV.
Furthermore, we use this letter to assess your written communication skills. We like to hire applicants with an understanding of the need to be professional in written and spoken correspondence.
Send in a CV that is succinct and preferably one page long. If you’ve been working for more than five years, a two page CV is sometimes acceptable if you really cannot summarize all the important points in one page. It is highly recommended that you focus and highlight only what is important and relevant to the role you are applying for, as we have limited time to review your CV.
Since we are an architecture, interiors, and urban planning practice, you are applying for a design oriented role. Therefore, your portfolio is important to us and we often do not even go through an application if this is missing. Please be mindful of the content in your portfolio, as we are more interested in reviewing your personal work.
Show up to your interview on time and prepared. Please do not forget to bring a copy of your CV and Portfolio to your job interview. Coming prepared tells us you are eager and responsible.
Additionally, we recommend doing research on typical interview questions and before heading to the interview, reflect on possible answers to make best use of the interview period.
We are always interested in meeting talented individuals seeking to join our architecture, interior design and urban planning practice. Please send your cover letter, your CV, and concise samples of your work in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org addressed to:
The Recruitment Team
Ground Floor, Metrosquare Bldg
224 Ortigas Ave, San Juan, 1503 Metro Manila
Plaza + Partners Inc. is an equal opportunities employer and treats all job applicants equally, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or religion.