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July 9, 2020

How To Be Optimistic, Even When You’re Feeling Pain And Despair

33% of people are medially optimistic only 13% highly optimistic. All outcomes are improved when people are optimistic…two techniques to increase optimism 1. When possible and to feel less intense emotional and physical reactions. Replay negative experiences from a self distance 3rd person “as a fly on the wall. 2. Increase your time spent with

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July 1, 2020

This week, architects and designers responded to racial inequality

Removal of statues is an opportunity to acknowledge slave trading of the past with an appropriate memorial…like a statue of protesters taking down a slave trader. Other opinions include Architects choosing to stop working on spaces that imprison and treat people inhumanly. The week on Dezeen, graffiti artist Banksy sketched a memorial to slavery, architects and designers created

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July 1, 2020

It’s on us: How TPG is joining the fight for equality and justice

Evaluating your current hiring practices to join the fight for equality and justice. See 6 actions TPG is taking to walk their talk: Give, Grow, Support, Donate, Emphasize, and Next Steps- see resources for everyone in the link below. The Points Guy came to life 10 years ago as a community centered around a mutual

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June 17, 2020

Architecture Community Experiences a Noticeable Impact on Mental Health Since Pandemic

Uncertainty about the future was top of the list of what is impacting Architecture Communities mental health. A loss of social life and/or work culture had the highest number of responders. Of 122 responses 87 reported they had not received mental health assistance and/or resources from their employers or schools. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for

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June 17, 2020

The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice

Uncertainty about the future was top of the list of what is impacting Architecture Communities mental health. A loss of social life and/or work culture had the highest number of responders. Of 122 responses 87 reported they had not received mental health assistance and/or resources from their employers or schools. In the wake of the

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June 1, 2020

An Open Letter to Graduating Landscape Architecture Students

Landscape Architects are uniquely talented designing systems for both people and nature at all scales. Land8 is encouraging you to pursue your dreams of being a Landscape Architect. A “growing” field! Dear graduating landscape architecture student, I am thinking of you all as you graduate—Congratulations and well done! You have spent a lot of time

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June 1, 2020

How Job Seekers Can Create Win-Win Hiring Outcomes

It is important to focus on performance expectations rather than compensation and years experience in the interview. As not knowing exactly what type of work you will be doing leads to dissatisfaction. If a candidate accepts an offer largely based on the title, compensation and location, a Win-Win Hiring outcome is unlikely. Win-Win Hiring means the hiring manager

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June 1, 2020

Pandemic-Induced Hiring Freezes Strain New Grads

We would be happy to help you identify the candidates you are looking for. You may also use our website to post a job. www.archipro.com, I can be reached 866-966-2488. We can arrange a time to talk. With commencementin the rearview mirror, recent graduates of architecture programs are feeling the consequences of COVID-19 on their

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May 22, 2020

Best Practices For Virtual Presentations: 15 Expert Tips That Work For Everyone

15 Tips on virtual interviewing using Zoom and the like. Know your technology, do a practice run and put on your best News Anchor impression and have fun! In today’s COVID-19 world, virtual meetings and presentations have become the norm. While many presentation skills and best practices apply to both in-person and virtual presentations, expert virtual

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May 18, 2020

9 Secrets To Stay Visible When You Work Remotely

It is in your best interest to Raise your energy and your Professional Profile. Ways include: Get it on video what your team is working on ? Let everyone know what your team does. Meet with other teams. Promote team members and your own good work. Weekly newsletter..Volunteer to sit in others your “boss” team

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May 18, 2020

COVID-19: What Should Employers Consider As They Draft A Return To Work Policy?

Employers are being encouraged to help flatten the curb by creating a culture that actively encourages and supports a policy requesting that sick workers stay at home. With the White House unveiling its guidelines for opening up America again, responsibility has been placed on states and local officials to assess their preparedness to stay ahead of

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April 29, 2020

7 Ways To Prepare For A Major Career Boost When COVID-19 Is Behind Us

Some things you can do now to boost your career! Reflect on the big picture you know life purpose whats next… and tie one goal to this. Grow your social media connections, master zoom, build relationships, show your leadership skills and reduce to make room for new more valuable activities. Despite all the challenges faced

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