Some interesting things have come out of my post on ‘What Did you Do in the Recession’, asking for experiences, context and advice for people experiencing a recession in the construction industry for the first time.
I’ve been contacted by more unemployed architects and graduates, and discussed their plight in person, on the phone and online with them and others. Many of these conversations have highlighted what a fantastic resource of creative potential is to be found in our industry, just waiting there to be tapped. I wouldn’t be surprised if a flurry of new ventures emerges from this experience.
One of the interesting outcomes of these conversations is an article by Marjanne Pearson, who I would describe at a strategist for design firms. Frank Gehry was one of her first clients, that’s how much she knows about talent based design practices. Marjanne has years of experience helping designers think and act strategically, and she has applied this wealth of knowledge to answer my question, “What practical advice and encouragement can you offer now?”
The article Marjanne wrote has been published by archnewsnow.com and is called “When your New Job is your Next Job”. Take a look at the seven areas to consider, and seven excellent tips on how to land your next job.
Alex Morris says
Really interesting article that applies equally well to companies searcing for business as well as architects who find themselves out of work.
Thanks Alex, with that in mind I’m planning some things about finding new leads.
In the meantime for jobhunters everywhere, if you don’t know about Richard Bolles book ‘What colour is your Parachute‘ then you’re missing out. It helped me find my last job and get some really interesting interviews too.
Richard’s book is now accompanied by an excellent online resource called the Jobhunter’s Bible.
Read reviews of the 2009 edition of the book on Amazon’s UK website here and the accompanying workbook here.