• 25

    08, 2022

    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say
    Four Things Bosses Should Never Say

    Thursday, August 25, 2022

    Many architects will tell you they already bring a lack of confidence to their work. Even their brilliant designs have been met with criticisms like, "Why didn't you do this differently?" or "It's okay for someone with your experience level."

  • 18

    08, 2022

    Toxic Boss
    Toxic Boss

    Thursday, August 18, 2022

    A toxic work environment can affect your physical and emotional health. Employees in toxic workplaces often report sleeping poorly, having difficulty concentrating, constantly tired, and even turning to other harmful coping behaviors to soothe themselves.

  • 9

    08, 2022

    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.
    Deal with Conflict - Don't Run From It.

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    Many leaders turn the other way for a good reason when conflict arises. Conflict is unpleasant. Most people avoid disagreements at all costs because they cannot bear to be considered "that mean person," or they fear saying something they'll regret. 

  • 2

    08, 2022

    All for One and One for All
    All for One and One for All

    Tuesday, August 2, 2022

    Being a team player at your design firm is a fast-track formula for getting recognized. Becoming known as someone who values the design talent as much as they support the firm's goals can be a career booster for your soft skills portfolio.

  • 26

    07, 2022

    NEVER Say This in an Interview
    NEVER Say This in an Interview

    Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Once you land your job interview, you'll probably start thinking about everything you want to tell your potential employer -- about your experience, the skills you've learned, and your career aspirations. Here's what you should leave out.

  • 19

    07, 2022

    Stay Positive on Your Job Search
    Stay Positive on Your Job Search

    Tuesday, July 19, 2022

    Many candidates say that searching for a job is much harder than the work itself. Always upbeat, you put in hours each week scouring job postings, applying for positions that seem like they could be a match, checking your phone to see who wants to reach out for an interview, and then going to those interviews. You even follow up with a personal thank you note.

  • 12

    07, 2022

    Career in the Architecture and Design Industry  
    Career in the Architecture and Design Industry  

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    One of the many other advantages of working in this industry is that you’ll get to collaborate with other like-minded designers as you make design decisions that impact the community and the world.

  • 7

    07, 2022

    New Benefits, Who This? Architecture and Design Firms Are Improving Perks
    New Benefits, Who This? Architecture and Design Firms Are Improving Perks

    Thursday, July 7, 2022

    Securing a decent salary was once the primary goal of many designers and architects who wanted to put their creativity to good use. Architecture and Design Firms are improving perks and benefitting from the change.

  • 30

    06, 2022

    Get Promoted Already!
    Get Promoted Already!

    Thursday, June 30, 2022

    To get the promotion you're after, you'll have to prove that you've got what it takes as a high-performing employee in four essential areas: technical, architecture, communication, and talent

  • 23

    06, 2022

    Do You Know How to Leverage Recruiters?
    Do You Know How to Leverage Recruiters?

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    To land your next big job in design and architecture, try working with a professional recruiter who specializes in the same industry where you're interested in working. 

  • 16

    06, 2022

    Are You Happy in Your Job?
    Are You Happy in Your Job?

    Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Some architecture and interior design candidates assume that being content with their current role means they have reached their career goals.Is happiness the most important thing for your job? The answer is no; happiness is not enough.

  • 9

    06, 2022

    Is There a Better Architecture and Design Job?
    Is There a Better Architecture and Design Job?

    Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Do you want a more challenging job? Do you want more money, a better commute, or better co-workers? If so, now is the time to seek out the position of your dreams. Now is the time to find a better architecture and design job. And if a firm does not have it, they might create it for you.

  • 1

    06, 2022

    LinkedIn still matters, like it or not. Regardless of your job search status, your LinkedIn is a critical part of your career
    LinkedIn still matters, like it or not. Regardless of your job search status, your LinkedIn is a critical part of your career

    Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Ultimately, the benefit of using LinkedIn is that you control the narrative, and that narrative can help you change or pivot your career.LinkedIn still matters, like it or not. Regardless of your job search status, your LinkedIn could be a critical part of your career. 

  • 25

    05, 2022

    Move Up from Project Architect
    Move Up from Project Architect

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Do you know how to move up from project architect? Being ready when you're tapped to step out of your current role is the first step.

  • 20

    05, 2022

    Friday, May 20, 2022

    Is happiness enough? DBI is a global recruiting firm focused on the Architecture and Interior Design Industry.  Each year we place candidates across the globe, supporting their career growth and goals.  Of course, we love what we do and enjoy seeing our candidates flourish as they join exciting firms and […]

  • 19

    05, 2022

    Professional Development
    Professional Development

    Thursday, May 19, 2022

    Design is more than creativity. It’s about the relationships we build with each other through our chosen creative profession as we collectively build our industry. One of the best ways to build those relationships is through professional development. Learning opportunities through professional organizations encourage building and fostering relationships through various […]

  • 12

    05, 2022

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    I was recently at HD Expo, the Hospitality Design Conference of the year, listening to a panel of women leaders sharing their experiences. One thought that came from that panel was how ZOOM has been the great equalizer of the work space. Check out my Design+Dialogue and find out why.

  • 12

    05, 2022

    Create a Stellar Interior Design Portfolio
    Create a Stellar Interior Design Portfolio

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    When starting out, creating a stellar interior design portfolio can be challenging. Color swatching, mood boards, sketches, and sometimes – if you are fortunate — pictures of the final product make up your portfolio. Like many interior designers, you probably included some of your first assignments, a few sample boards, […]

  • 5

    05, 2022

    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Do you have career FOMO? FOMO (the fear of missing out) is often thought of as a bad thing but for anyone interested in a career change, in this market, FOMO could yield great rewards. Do you want a more challenging job? Do you want more money, a better commute, […]

  • 3

    05, 2022

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Strong relationships are the hallmark of good business practices. The best leaders hold relationships at a premium and invest in their relationships as aggressively as many invest in their 401ks and retirement plans. By taking a few simple steps that might not be obvious, you can boost employee and team […]

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