"Does Your Workspace Say “Welcome”?"

Workplace culture has moved front and center among the factors that candidates consider when deciding where they want to work. And so has workplace design. Combined, they say a lot about your firm and what it is like to work there day in and day...

"Is Your Career Strategy a Dream or a Plan?"

I have two questions for you that may change your life. What will you accomplish this year that will move you closer to your career goals than where you are right now? Where will you be in your career five years from now? I know, they...

"Hire for the Future"

Payroll is one of the biggest expenditures in a design firm’s budget. If it tilts too far in the expense direction it can quickly eat up profits. On the other side of the balance sheet, however, is revenue. In developing their staffing plans (if, indeed,...

"Job Search Strategies in a Tepid Market"

What a difference a year makes. After an extended period of rather frantic hiring, many firms are now staffed up and focused on building their client base rather than finding sufficient personnel to keep up with growing demand. For job seekers in a number of...

"Are You Helping or Hindering Your Employees’ Productivity?"

You have a lot invested in your employees, and your firm’s success depends upon them. It’s in your interest for them to be productive and perform well. Yet, many employees feel that their bosses are more of a hindrance than a help when it comes...

"A Fault Is Not a Flaw"

Sometimes work situations do not go well. We may encounter supervisors, managers or co-workers, even clients or suppliers, who are difficult to work with. We may be assigned a task without being given adequate time or resources to carry it out to the best of...

"Job Seekers, Now Is No Time to Dawdle"

As the pool of eligible candidates shrinks, A&D firms are frantically trying to hire the best talent to keep up with the recent resurgence in business. If you are seeking a position or have been thinking of taking that next step along your career path,...

"Why Ride the Career Bus When You Can Drive?"

Job candidates, I’ve found, tend to come in one of two stripes. Those I would call active careerists have a clear picture of the kind of career they want and a fairly good idea of how to get there. When they show up for an...

"Do You Know What Employers Want?"

To get the job you want, you need to do your homework. Take some time to learn about the firm you are applying to. Of course, you want to get as much information as you can about their current capabilities, areas of focus or specialty,...

"What Interior Designers Earn"

Although the pace of hiring has slowed somewhat recently, there are still plenty of job openings for interior designers with the right credentials. According to the American Society of Interior Designers, more than one in four firms planned to hire one or more designers in...

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