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Finding a New Job During Coronavirus or a Recession

Posted on 30 Oct, 2020

Whether it’s Coronavirus or a recession, we’ve all had to find a job during troubled times. Even though finding work during a global pandemic may seem impossible, there are still jobs available and employers actively hiring new staff. If you are seeking a new job whether it be within the interior, furniture or product design sectors and want to increase your chances of success, we’ve put together some useful tips to help you reach your full potential.  Update your CV Firstly, it’s time to show off your skills in a new, possibly remote, work environment. As you may no longer need to live in commuting distance of an office, you need to show what makes you an exceptional and trustworthy candidate. Emphasise your ability to work independe... Continue reading >

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Staying Motivated and Organised During Your Job Hunt

Posted on 29 Jul, 2020

In the current climate, searching for a job can often be disheartening. With the recent lockdown and current safety measures in place thanks to COVID-19, job-hunting is a different experience to what it once was. In face of the challenges in front of you, it’s easy to become dejected and demotivated.

However, that can soon become a slippery slope towards self-doubt and even depression. At Careers in Design, we have seen the job market at its best and worst over many years and know how important it is to keep searching and trying. Here are some simple hints and tips to keep yourself motivated during your job search.

Eyes on the prize

Always remember, no matter how long your job search takes, there is a role out there that i... Continue reading >

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5 Ways to Boost Your Design Career in Lockdown

Posted on 30 Apr, 2020

With the whole nation under lockdown and many of us either working from home or sat at home with nothing to do, it can be so easy to let things stagnate. However, the current situation is no reason to neglect your design career. There are plenty of ways that you can improve your skills and boost your design career, even during a national lockdown.

Here are five of the best… Online courses There are dozens of short-form design courses available online. The free online learning resource OpenLearn has several of them, ranging from introductory sessions clocking in at a couple of hours, to week-long advanced cour... Continue reading >

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Pre Job Hunt Preparation – Ready for the Job of your Dreams?

Posted on 25 Nov, 2019

Blending creative passions with ingenious purpose, a designer (whether Interior, Furniture or Product) crafts beautiful spaces, great furniture or products for the workplace, for the home and for play. Here at Careers in Design, our passion is finding candidates the design jobs of their dreams.

Any job hunt is intimidating, whether you are taking the first steps of your career with us or returning to the field, and so here are some key tasks to check off before beginning applications:

- It’s important that your CV is up to date and has all of your latest, most relevant experience on it, particularly current industry key words so that hiring managers and app... Continue reading >

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Signs you're Ready for a New Position

Posted on 03 Sep, 2019

Searching for and obtaining a brand new job can be an exciting project to process. From creating mind maps and lists, researching opportunities and potential educational courses, it can be quite the adventure!

But, what are the signs you should be aware of when it is time to start something new in your life?

In this blog, we will guide you through the most common signals that will advise you that it may be time to look for a new opportunity. 

You are no longer enjoying your job 

It can be a daunting process to go to work if the passion and drive are no longer sustaining your interest, particularly in the design sector. By simply taking a step back and analysing your current skills and aligning them with your desired goals and role, you will be... Continue reading >

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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 >

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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

Land Your Dream Design Job in 2019

Posted on 07 Jan, 2019

The end of one year and the beginning of another is a great time to take stock of what you have achieved and what your goals are for the future. As 2018 has ended, it’s worth pausing to reassess where you are on your career journey and start looking at how you’d like to progress this year.

If you’re thinking about pushing your career forward in 2019, it can help to assess your current situation and future goals. Identifying and leveraging your skills to employers is key, so try writing a list of your skills and areas where you excel. It can be difficult to recognise your own strengths as they are often qualities you take for granted, so try to identify examples of tasks you enjoyed or found easy, as well as abilities that helped you achieve notable goals.

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Redecorate Your Social Media Profile for Job Hunting

Posted on 23 Nov, 2018

In the digital age, your first impression is made long before you enter the interview room.

The first seven seconds of a meeting used to be seen as the crucial window to make an impression. While seven seconds might seem an impossibly tiny window (and some research suggests even this is too long), you can make an impression long before the interview, and use this to clinch the job you want.

How? By getting your social media profile perfect.

Clean Up Your Social Media CV

92% of companies use social media for recruiting, and those numbers are only climbing. Looking up a candidate online is now a common step in the recruitment process, and recruiters can use any information they find about you online as grounds to cast your application aside.

Dodge... Continue reading >

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