I'm seeking to expand my perspective and possibility. Maybe you might have insight to help me?
I'm a filmmaker transitioning into the architecture field. I also have a decade's of experience in the cultural industries, creating concepts, delievering projects from concept to distribution, writing proposals and engagement projects.
There are SEVERAL transferrable skills and benefits that I bring to the architectural practice. I'm looking for work in Toronto. However, in an interdisciplinary field that claims they want new perspectives, I'm not quite crossing the threshold into a paid position.
I've vetted my portfolio - my work is strong. I've practiced my career narrative to adapt to the firm and job position needs. For 5 applications, reached the final stages of interviews yet picked over to people with at least 3+ more years experience than I do.
I've applied for work in proposal coordination, communications, intern designer, and graduate designer.
I still have tons of motivation and excitement - and I want to be smarter.
What are some tips or ideas that could help me present myself to a potential employer/recruiter and have them say "hell yes" rather than dangle me as an interesting candidate?
I'm not looking for general or readily available advice (I've been researching a ton). I'd really appreciate insights from people who are recruiters, talent acquisition folk, business leaders, and those in the creative-business fields.
As a side note, I also understand that architecture has thin profit margins, and may have a lower risk threshold in taking on an outlier hire. I want to build confidence without coming on too strong or arrogant (*sigh* annoying but is true).
Much appresh'ed in advance!