As a preface to this article, I wanted to say that the employees that came through my business and went to architecture firms to become designers are still gainfully employed despite the multiple haircuts sic. layoffs the industry has gone through. I can attribute that to my acute acumen and hiring skills, although I always believed these individulas were exceptional. Or we can look at the skills they needed in our environment which was always to build, draft and think in 3D, so they both came out of our shop with refined Revit skills which I think is becoming one of the most important skills on your resume, or at least a skill that anyone in the profession is developing.
The AIA in Portland, Ore has put together a Revit Rumble for both employed and unemployed designers to show their chops.