Sharing 20 Tips for Success from our 20 Years

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023 ThePost

Interior Talent Celebrates 20 Years Serving the A&D Industry by Sharing 20 Tips for Success.

Interior Talent has been serving the Architecture and Design industry since 2003. In the last twenty years, we’ve learned a great deal from our experience with the various successful firms we’ve partnered with. Our experience has helped us to gather what it is that employers desire in a candidate and vice versa. All that learning has made it possible to share these gems with you now. So in Interior Talent fashion, we’d like to share valuable insight from our resourceful team. 

Here is a tip for each of the twenty years we’ve been at work in the industry!

  1. Here’s an essential piece of advice for employers…optimize candidate assessments. Candidate assessments are not only a great way to assist in the hiring process, but they also serve as an excellent tool for team building and developing career paths for your employees. Read more here.
  2. Nothing confirms to prospective employers your interest level more than a strong follow-up. Learn how to set yourself apart from a wide applicant pool by clicking here.
  3. Employee retention starts at the interview. Set your business up for success from the start. Learn how to retain top talent by clicking here
  4. Make your relocation a breeze – having a network can lead to your success. Check out our guide on how to build your network in a new city here.
  5. We may be in a post-quarantine world, but video contact is here to stay. Stay ahead of potential technical difficulties by being prepared. Here’s how to nail your video interview; leave a positive and lasting impression.
  6. Having an incomplete LinkedIn profile is just as good as having one at all. LinkedIn is a great way to connect, network, and career search. If you are searching, ensure your profile is complete. Fill out your LinkedIn profile completely. Follow our tip guide here to help you.
  7. Keep your team engaged and emotionally invested through charitable practices in the workplace. Studies show that workplace satisfaction is higher in firms that offer volunteer and charitable activities. Read more here.
  8. Plan ahead when giving notice. Navigating your resignation can be a bit tricky, but we have a guide on how to make your exit a smooth transition for both you and your current employer. Here are tips for you to help navigate giving notice.
  9. Showing your employees, you appreciate their hard work and contribution to your company is a great way to keep them around. Remember, they are your firm’s most valuable asset. Read more here.
  10.  If you are planning to leave your current company, here are a few things to consider before taking your employer’s counteroffer.
  11. Implementing behavioral questions during the interview process can prevent the burden of a costly rehiring process. The cost of a bad hire can potentially be FIVE TIMES the person’s annual salary. A hefty price that could be avoided from the start. Since it is a candidate’s market right now, we suggest making every effort to prepare your team for an efficient interview, including tailored behavioral questions for a potential candidate. Here are tips to help.  
  12. It’s a good idea to utilize all of your vacation time. Read to learn more about why taking time away from the office is beneficial to your well-being and productivity.
  13. Consider these questions before leaving your current company. Determining whether or not to leave your current position is tough and can quickly turn sour if the decision is made on a whim. Here are a few things to consider before jumping ship.
  14. Employers, benefits are part of the compensation package. Make them competitve. If you’re having trouble hiring talent, it might be time to rethink your current benefits package. We have a guide to help you cultivate a more attractive offer for potential candidates. Click the link below to learn more. 
  15. Keep building and adding to your portfolio even when you’re not looking for a job; focus on projects you’re proud of and showcase your talents.
  16. Tana Riddell, our Executive Director of Client Management, knows that flattery can go a long way. Genuinely complimenting the work you’ve seen from the company you’re interviewing for makes you a triple threat in the eyes of the interviewer. The simple act of acknowledgment displays your preparation and your excitement about the particular position and serves as a great topic of conversation. 
  17. Candidates should strongly consider keeping their social media accounts private unless their content is relevant to professional work. This minimizes the chances of an employer forming judgments based on content that doesn’t represent or correlate with your professional skills, talents, and abilities.
  18. Don’t be afraid to show your personality! While dressing professionally for an interview is expected, it’s also beneficial to showcase your own personal style. Adding a unique flare to your interview outfit is a great way to give the employer a sense of who you are and gives you the opportunity to make a lasting impression. Check out our blog for more tips on how creatives should dress for an interview.
  19. An effective way to attract the talent you want is to highlight and align your brand with people’s values.  Values of professionals vary based on generation, gender, etc. Once you figure out who you’re looking for in your workplace, analyze whether your company’s offer would be attractive to that demographic. 
  20. Consider the benefits of contract employment for your firm. Studies show notable benefits to hiring contract workers, some important ones being the reduction of costs on overhead, benefits, payroll, workers comp, and unemployment claims. To learn more, click here.

We hope these tips are useful for you. Utilize us as a resource to elevate your business or take your career to the next level.

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