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January 8, 2021

Out With The Old, In With The New: 20 New Career Rules To Follow In 2020 And Beyond

20 new career rules. My favorites include connecting to your purpose your reason for doing the work you do. Filter Feedback if it is not a true reflection of you are discard it, if it is learn from it and move forward. Take the Zone of Genius quiz to identify the way you think best

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October 19, 2020

Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing

Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing – referrals from existing staff. This again disproportionately affects those already under-represented in the industry, with 98 per cent of referrals matching the racial profile of the person doing the referring.who tend to be

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July 25, 2020

Design Census 2019

The Design Census is an open and collaborative resource for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today. Learn more at https://designcensus.org Section I — Who is designing in 2019? A wide-angle view of the backgrounds of designers practicing in the field today. Section II — How do designers work?

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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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October 26, 2020

Masks? Commute? Office life in 2020 sparks debate across generations

What will the future of Architectural education be? A special discussion not to miss this Monday featuring leaders of Architectural education. Deans and faculty will be addressing change and challenges facing the Architectural Profession. It’s time to wear shoes to work again. Time to get back in step with a commuter’s routine. Work from home

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October 1, 2020

Leaders must commit to change if diversity efforts are to work

Diversity Inc: The Fight For Racial Justice in the Workplace” by: Pamela NewkirkPeople hire from their own small networks we live in segregated worlds and the work place reflects this. It requires intentional interventions to conquer lack of diversity. First step change hiring practices to implement change by broadening your networks and out reach. Also,

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July 24, 2020

6 Critical Hiring Updates For Virtual Jobs

How to assess the candidates character and cultural fit with out meeting in person-6 updates includes: Clearly labeling position as WFH, Define boundaries of search by geo-targeting by zip code, Screen for relevant qualifications by adding target questions, assess soft skills and emotional intelligence, Interact based on workflows to simulate work conditions, engage virtual culture

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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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October 19, 2020

Architecture risks losing a whole diverse generation

What are the main concerns of professionals working onsite right now — and how have those shifted since earlier in the summer? According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, the main concern was and continues to be exposure to others. Concerns also differ by generation. Millennials-(22-38 yrs) working back onsite are the most concerned overall, while

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September 16, 2020

5 Tips To Grow Professionally While Working From Home

How to grow professionally while working from home includes; Advocate for yourself, keep your network alive, invest in learning, become a time management guru, step up and seize the opportunity. It can seem challenging to focus on career development while working remotely. Especially during COVID-19, when you might have the kids, pets and even extended

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July 24, 2020

7 Top Tips To Help You Start Your New Remote Job

How to start your new Remote job 7 tips inculdes: Understand your role ask alot of questions. Know how your managers and coworkers communicate (phone, video, email, text). Establish relationships start with casual conversations introducing yourself. Ask valuable questions and reach out to your mangers and coworker for clarification. Create a routine, a structure and

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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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