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7 09, 2021

Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring for Your Architecture Firm

By |2021-09-24T12:53:15-07:00September 7, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

The future success of your architecture firm is always dependent on recruiting and retaining the best talent. In order to accomplish this, you really have to understand what today’s candidates value while avoiding the major hiring mistakes. In addition to negatively impacting your profit and loss statements, there are plenty [...]

31 08, 2021

How to Hire the Best Architecture Candidates

By |2021-09-25T00:43:32-07:00August 31, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

If you make your jobs stand out from the rest, you can get the best architecture and design candidates for your firm. First, learn what employees want so you can create persuasive job ads. Then, make it a priority to remove recruiting bias and make better job offers using these [...]

24 08, 2021

Tips for Onboarding in a Hybrid Workplace

By |2021-09-13T12:40:49-07:00August 24, 2021|Blog, Job Search, Recruiting|

A recent report suggests that over 36 million Americans will be working remotely by 2025. Although there are many benefits associated with remote work, ranging from greater productivity to decreased turnover among employees, it also presents some new challenges, like shifting from in-person onboarding to remote. The question becomes how [...]

17 08, 2021

Make Your Portfolio Shine

By |2021-09-13T12:39:22-07:00August 17, 2021|Blog, Branding, Job Search, Portfolio|

According to a majority of architecture recruiters, firm owners, and hiring managers, maintaining a great portfolio is the key to marketing yourself to leading firms and achieving your long-term career goals. The portfolio is a critical part of who you are as a designer.  But how can you make it [...]

10 08, 2021

How To Handle Counteroffers

By |2021-09-13T12:38:35-07:00August 10, 2021|Blog, Branding, Job Search, Portfolio|

As an architectural design firm, you understand what’s at stake when top talent gets a wandering eye only to leave you crying in the rain because you were “out-offered.” How does a firm combat the counter offer your potential new employees a going to get? Here are a few ideas:   [...]

3 08, 2021

Crafting Your Resignation Letter Effectively

By |2021-09-13T12:37:37-07:00August 3, 2021|Blog, Employment, Job Search, Relocation|

Nothing is permanent, especially in business. If anyone can appreciate this change, it is your boss and the company. So, when the tides of change wash ashore, and it is time for you to turn in your resignation letter, keep in mind that these things happen all the time. There [...]

27 07, 2021

How to Improve Your Personal Brand

By |2021-09-13T12:41:43-07:00July 27, 2021|Blog, Branding, Portfolio|

If you want to land your dream architecture job, you have to focus more on personal branding. Earning a Bachelor of Architecture is an excellent place to start, but you have to remember that most candidates are going to have the same degree that you do. The end goal is [...]

20 07, 2021

Are Part-Time Roles Right For You?

By |2021-09-13T12:36:58-07:00July 20, 2021|Blog, Employment, Job Search, Recruiting, Trends|

From working parents to individuals going back to college, part-time design jobs are a better fit for some people. But, before you decide to accept one of these opportunities, it’s essential to learn the main differences between full- and part-time employees. Although it’s not a federal law, the Bureau of [...]

13 07, 2021

Take a Break from Work

By |2021-09-13T12:45:40-07:00July 13, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Industry Update, Trends|

With the last year’s pandemic, the work environment has changed. More people are working from home or working in a hybrid situation. This has led many employees to come to the point of fatigue, feeling overworked, and depression. The trend for Americans to be overworked is not new. Twenty percent [...]

6 07, 2021

How to Increase Trust and Psychological Safety in the Hybrid Workplace

By |2021-07-04T17:09:09-07:00July 6, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Promoting psychological safety is not a one-time effort but a process of communication and understanding, as well as responsiveness and decision making. When looking at how technology affects psychological safety in the workplace, it is important to consider the entire picture. These days, even retail design jobs are affected by [...]

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