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:   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 06, 2021

Get Past Your Creative Block

By |2021-06-25T08:51:50-07:00June 29, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Every creative has experienced some degree of a creative block. Creative blocks are not limited to only traditional visual artists and writers. All creatives, including designers in interior design jobs and architecture jobs, look for ways to tap into creative ideas when they've hit a wall. There are different reasons [...]

22 06, 2021

How to Make a Great Impression at Your New Firm

By |2021-06-25T08:44:04-07:00June 22, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Making a great first impression at your new firm can be fun, exciting, and a little unnerving. So naturally, you want to connect with your coworkers and feel comfortable in your work environment. If you’re a naturally outgoing person that possesses a lot of confidence, meeting people may be more [...]

9 06, 2021

Have You Worked With an Industry Specific Recruiter?

By |2021-06-30T13:25:27-07:00June 9, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

For many of the same reasons that professional athletes, actors, and authors hire agents, when it comes to finding the best talent on the market for design jobs, partnering with industry-specific recruiters is your best bet. In addition to already having access to a roster of qualified candidates, here are [...]

3 06, 2021

What Architecture Firms Look for When Hiring

By |2021-06-03T13:48:32-07:00June 3, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

There were over 6,000 people that graduated with architecture degrees in 2019.  As this talent enters the job market, how does one stand out over the other?  What do architecture firms look for when hiring? Since architecture firms receive hundreds of resumes per posted job listing and usually interview only [...]

18 05, 2021

Get More Done Using Chunking

By |2021-05-19T10:51:00-07:00May 18, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

Effective time management is getting even more difficult with all of the new technological distractions we’re constantly surrounded by. One of the keys to getting more done in less time is planning, prioritizing, and streamlining your work. Then, it’s about promoting more efficiency in your life by focusing on the [...]

11 05, 2021

Why Relocating Might Be Worth It

By |2021-05-11T11:39:23-07:00May 11, 2021|Architecture, Blog, Employment, Interior Design, Leadership, Portfolio, Trends|

DBI has seen a marked increase in relocating in recent months. The pandemic has driven people to new places, with or without a job.  If you’re ready for a lifestyle change, career growth, lower cost of living, to be closer to family, or really any reason then relocating might be [...]

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