"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...

"Older Workers Have Much to Offer"

How is it that firms that value their experienced, loyal staff are reluctant to hire professionals past a certain age? I’m often surprised at how quickly employers will eliminate a candidate from consideration because of their age, without giving due consideration to their experience and...

"Age Is Not a Barrier to Excellence"

What qualities do you value most in a new hire? I’m often surprised at how quickly employers will eliminate a candidate from consideration because of their age, without giving due consideration to their experience and abilities. Even though they know there is no guarantee how...

"How Senior Is Too Senior?"

You’ve seen the postings: such-and-such a firm seeks Senior Interior Designer, with an emphasis on experience, management ability and proven track record of satisfied clients. Over the past couple of years I have seen a good number of older independent designers who have successfully operated...

"Job Seekers Are Ready Now. Are You?"

Timing can be crucial when bringing on new staff. As the job market tightens, it’s taking longer for firms to find and onboard the right personnel. Perhaps that’s why lately I have seen more firms putting out feelers for eligible candidates well before they are...

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