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What is a Cover Letter and Why is it Needed?

Posted on 17 May, 2022

Many job applications – including those for our interior, furniture and product design jobs – often require a cover letter to accompany your CV or resume. A lot of applicants wonder about the purpose of such a letter, since all the pertinent information regarding their skills, experience and qualifications are contained in the accompanying CV.
In this article, we’re going to discuss what is meant by a cover letter, and what purpose it serves as part of the job application process. What is a Cover Letter? A cover letter is a single-page document addressed to the recruiter, hiring manager or whomever is interviewing you at the company. It is a summation of your CV, briefly explaining who you are, why you are interested the role, an... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

Posted on 26 Apr, 2022

When we talk about interior design it’s easy to overlook the fact that some interior design roles involve projects outside. Outdoor spaces that adjoin the house or building – patios, terraces, balconies, front and back gardens are all important spaces to take into consideration when designing.

Outdoor living has been a popular design trait for some time now – thanks in part to the pandemic keeping so many of us at home for extended periods of time. It only makes sense to make the most of your outdoor space by transforming it into a functional extension of your home.

We have researched here some of the top outdoor living trends you can expect in 2022.

Bring the Indoors Outdoors

During lockdown, the nearest many of us got to a summer bre... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Spring and Easter Inspired Decorating Ideas

Posted on 12 Apr, 2022

Decorating homes for the season is nothing new. Most of us do it at Christmas, with many also adding macabre touches for Halloween, or hearts and shades of red for Valentine’s Day. Easter gives you another opportunity to mix things up in the home. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, much of the imagery and colours associated with Easter work just as well for a general springtime theme.

These are some simple steps you can take to get your home ready for the spring and Easter season.

Use temporary tattoos to decorate your eggs

Traditionally, eggs were decorated for Easter using watercolour paints, but you might not have the time, patience or skill to try that yourself. Not to worry – temporary tattoos let you do the same job with a fraction of th... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

What Is Maximalism And Why Is It So Popular?

Posted on 29 Mar, 2022

Maximalism is an aesthetic of excess – the direct counterpart to minimalism, where rooms are stripped down to the bare essentials. It’s a way to display your treasured possessions for your own pleasure and to impress visitors. Here in the office, we've been discussing which of us would like to introduce this into our homes. This has in turn led to the question of what it actually was and why it's so popular at the moment.

Maximalism in Design

There is more to maximalism than just putting everything you own into a room. That’s called hoarding and is generally frowned upon. Maximalism is about highlighting the best of the material goods you have in your life. Whilst the examples we have from the past might have been an exercise in enumerating one’... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

How to respond to Counteroffers when handing in your Notice

Posted on 15 Mar, 2022

Here at Careers in Design, we are all about finding the right job for the right individual. Of course, accepting your new job means leaving your old one. Usually this is a straightforward affair. You submit your formal resignation letter, work however many weeks’ notice are required by your contract, complete an exit interview with your line manager, and walk out the door with no hard feelings.

On occasion, however, your manager (or their manager, depending on the corporate structure at your current job) may make a counteroffer to the one you have on the table in an effort to entice you to stay. This might involve more money, more benefits, promotion to a more prominent role in the company, or a combination of the three.

Should I accept the counteroffer?

... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

What Can Companies be Doing to Promote Self-Care in the Workplace?

Posted on 24 Feb, 2022

If the last two years of living with a global pandemic have taught us nothing else, they have demonstrated the importance of self-care, both at home and in the workplace. While working from home both during and after lockdown, many of us took the time to look after our mental health and well-being, as well as performing our work duties in trying circumstances.   Now that many of us are back in the office, self-care has become no less important. In this article we take a look at some simple ways companies can promote self-care among their staff.   Turn self-care into a habit
Encourage your team to make time for their own self-care every day. If they need to take a couple of minutes for themselves &... Continue reading >

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