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A Work Experience Guide for Design Students

Posted on 25 Jun, 2019

Interior design is an exciting industry with a range of varied jobs available. When it comes to securing a role, relevant experience is invaluable and is something anyone intending to embark on a design career should look into.

Formal qualifications have an important place in finding a design job, and most courses will contain a degree of practical work to help students build up a portfolio. Any design job will also provide experience, however, it can be difficult to break into the job market to gain experience in the first place. To bridge the gap, at Careers in Design we strongly recommend students to seek placements while they are still studying. Read our tips to find out ho... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting | Tagged: work experience interior design

Different Routes into Interior Design

Posted on 19 Jun, 2019

The field of interior design blends creativity and business. Designers aim to create spaces that are both beautiful and functional and can work with clients from all sorts of industries. As a creative vocation, interior designers may come to their position through different avenues, picking up skills and experience over a period of years.

There is no one definitive way to approach getting a job within the interior design field, so here we talk about some common routes that a candidate interested in the industry can look at. It also highlights important things to be aware of, no matter what stage of your career you are at.

There are two main components to any route:

Formal qualifications
Work experience

Any candidate se... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design | Tagged: interior design

Designer Tableware for the Ultimate Dinner Party

Posted on 07 May, 2019

Dinner parties are back in style this year, but don't rush off for the antique napkin rings or start polishing the family silver just yet. These modern soirees are different to the stilted, stuffy affairs of the past.

The quintessential 2019 dinner party is an opportunity to bring friends and family together for food and conversation. Once you've compiled the guests list and finalised the menu, the next thing to do is consider the decor. 

Furniture

The table is always going to be the main focus of a dinner party. Glass and wood-topped tables are best as the natural material creates a lovely backdrop. If you have a feature table like this, don't cover it up with a table cloth. There is another option!

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Posted in: Interior Design

How Can LinkedIn Boost Your Career?

Posted on 29 Apr, 2019

Finding a job can be difficult, especially in the competitive field of design. With so many applications per position these days, you might think that modern job hunters are at a disadvantage, but you actually hold a great trump card, if you know how to use it

It's no secret that technology has revolutionised the job search process. The internet is the first place to start looking for a job, but it has also made the job application process seem colder in some ways. You may not ever speak to a person until the interview, and the number of applications where you never receive a response seems to climb.

So what is the secret benefit that technology brings to balance the automated application process? Social media!

We've discussed how to get your social media account... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting | Tagged: Linkedin job hunting social media

Spotlight on Household Designer Names

Posted on 03 Apr, 2019

The design world exists and impacts on so many aspects of our lives, from the mobile phones we use to the clothes we wear. Most of the time this is done so unobtrusively that we are not aware of the amount of thought, effort and skill that has gone into it.

An example is when visiting a hotel lobby, a guest may be impressed by the opulence, but we might not consider how this has been achieved. The mixture of textures, use of colour and carefully structured layout may well go over their head, but the experience that the designer wishes to create is conveyed all the same. In this way, designers are not often known outside the industry, though they may be very successful.

At Careers in Design, we love matching up clients and candidates to form long-... Continue reading >

Posted in: Designers | Tagged: designers modern households homeware bathroom products kitchen products interior design furnishings interior decor

Design Career Resources with Careers in Design

Posted on 14 Mar, 2019

How many recruitment companies have you sent your CV to or vacancies applied for and not heard anything back. You have uploaded your CV and attached a Portfolio, but then, silence? Careers in Design are a recruitment company with a difference. We work hard to match people wanting a job in design with the right companies. Finding long term matches that benefit both parties is what we always aspire to. We seek to help potential candidates at every stage of the application process, happy to give advice freely and the Careers in Design website offers many tips on how to get your foot on the career ladder or climb it even further.

CV Building

One of the great resources ava... Continue reading >

Posted in: Careers in Design | Tagged: cv tips design career resources design portfilio dressing for interviews interview advice interview do's and don'ts interview tips interviewing job interviews what to wear for an interview

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