People who are working in the field of architects in UAE need to work hard as there are changing trends in this field and they need to be updated all the time. An architect, who does not know about the latest trends, will never prosper in this field as client demands new things every time. If you have done civil engineering and now become a consultant to others then you need to ask these questions from yourself:
Am I qualified enough? Get a degree will not automatically make you eligible for becoming civil engineering consultants. You need to do more than that. There are few small courses which you can do or there are books for this purpose which you need to read and gain more knowledge every day. If you do not have exceptional knowledge about your field then no one will going to hire you because for bookish knowledge they can get it by themselves.
Do I need experience? This is a very important question. All of the people when come to a field they have no experience obviously they get it when they work so you should start with working on a low pay or for free as an internee with some experienced people in order to gain knowledge and experience. When you get required knowledge then you can get a good job with higher pay but make sure that you learn keenly through the intern period.
To whom I should offer my services? It is a question for which you need to search different companies and see who is in need of hiring a consultant. You also need to know that there are some individuals who need to have consultant for a short term so you should not leave this opportunity. Try to get to it even if he offers a small pay because you will get experience from it.
What should be my goals? This is different for different people. Engineers who are more enthusiasts at the beginning of their career have higher goals and others will have some lower ones. No matter how you set your goals, the main thing is that they should be achievable and you need to work hard till you get them and then some higher ones. If you set to be the top consultant in 6 months then it is obviously unachievable one.