LMNOP Benefit & Silent Auction

We had an excellent time networking with A+D professionals at the LMNOP Benefit/Silent Auction yesterday. We’re looking forward to furthering our involvement with the organization, which was founded five years ago as a networking platform for professionals affected by the economic downturn. View the LMNOP website here!

Five Major Benefits of Contracting in Architecture and Interior Design

If you’ve never considered pursuing a project-based, contract role, it’s time to take a closer look. Contract staffing has become increasingly prevalent in Architecture and Interior Design as firms initiate new projects and have short-term needs for talented and specialized Designers. Here are some of the top benefits of temporary consulting opportunities. 

1. Flexibility. Consulting opportunities can allow you to vary your schedule and stray away from a predetermined week-to-week routine. They also give you the flexibility to test out a potential long-term employer and position before you make a serious commitment. 

2. Exposure. Top firms often have more project-based positions open than permanent ones. Accepting a consulting opportunity allows you to join a prestigious firm to get your foot in the door and show them what you can do. This is especially beneficial if you are transitioning between firm types or project types.

3. Networking. Even if you don’t feel like you have a future at the firm at hand, with every job that you take on you spin a new web of connections. As your network expands, more people will have you on their radar and will contact you about other contract or full time job opportunities that could be the right fit for you.

4. Experimentation… Though some people dwell on the lack of stability that contractors may experience, one of the most rewarding aspects of these positions is having the freedom to explore new roles and responsibilities, thrive in different types of environments, gain useful skills and interact with a diverse range of peers. 

5. …With Focus. With contract roles you don’t have to get sucked into the workplace politics of the company you are working for. Because you have been hired for a specific role on a specific project with a deadline, you can put all of your energy and time into gaining skills and producing results. This also allows you to test the work environment and see if it’s a place you see yourself staying for the long term.

So don’t be hesitant to explore the possibility of a contract role, especially if you’re not sure of the next step you want to take in your career. Consulting opportunities are fantastic ways to stimulate your creativity and propel your professional growth.

See our job board for both permanent and contract Architecture and Interior Design openings.

Five Major Benefits of Contracting in Architecture and Interior Design

If you’ve never considered pursuing a project-based, contract role, it’s time to take a closer look. Contract staffing has become increasingly prevalent in Architecture and Interior Design as firms initiate new projects and have short-term needs for talented and specialized Designers. Here are some of the top benefits of temporary consulting opportunities. 

1. Flexibility. Consulting opportunities can allow you to vary your schedule and stray away from a predetermined week-to-week routine. They also give you the flexibility to test out a potential long-term employer and position before you make a serious commitment. 

2. Exposure. Top firms often have more project-based positions open than permanent ones. Accepting a consulting opportunity allows you to join a prestigious firm to get your foot in the door and show them what you can do. This is especially beneficial if you are transitioning between firm types or project types.

3. Networking. Even if you don’t feel like you have a future at the firm at hand, with every job that you take on you spin a new web of connections. As your network expands, more people will have you on their radar and will contact you about other contract or full time job opportunities that could be the right fit for you.

4. Experimentation… Though some people dwell on the lack of stability that contractors may experience, one of the most rewarding aspects of these positions is having the freedom to explore new roles and responsibilities, thrive in different types of environments, gain useful skills and interact with a diverse range of peers. 

5. …With Focus. With contract roles you don’t have to get sucked into the workplace politics of the company you are working for. Because you have been hired for a specific role on a specific project with a deadline, you can put all of your energy and time into gaining skills and producing results. This also allows you to test the work environment and see if it’s a place you see yourself staying for the long term.

So don’t be hesitant to explore the possibility of a contract role, especially if you’re not sure of the next step you want to take in your career. Consulting opportunities are fantastic ways to stimulate your creativity and propel your professional growth.

See our job board for both permanent and contract Architecture and Interior Design openings.

Buildings We Love: the NY Public Library Flagship

The Library’s Main Branch in Midtown (5th Ave and 42nd St) is a beautiful historical landmark that merits regular visits from all New Yorkers. It was renamed after Steven A Schwarzman in 2008 upon his agreement to donate $100 million dollars toward the facility’s renovation, which is currently in progress. Above is a photo of the Rose Main Reading Room, a grand display of wooden tables and chairs and large chandeliers.The marble, brick and stone building was originally designed by Carrere and Hastings and was completed in 1911. British Architect Norman Foster (Foster and Partners) is responsible for the renovation design.

Read more about the building and its renovation here, here, here and here.

Interested in working with Parade Staffing? Take a look at our LinkedIn Page testimonials

It’s time for a little self-promotion: at Parade, we love helping professionals reach their next step and we always appreciate getting feedback in return. If you take a look at our LinkedIn Company Page, you’ll see that we’ve begun to amass some fantastic recommendations for our recruitment services. 

Here are some snippets: 

Parade has two unique qualities that helped me get where I am today. They’re patient, which meant that we waited for the right opportunity at the right time and worked carefully together to craft our message. Parade works very hard to know their placements and candidates and their success lies in the ability to make sure that they fit well together.”

“Parade has been extremely helpful to me in my job search in the past. Daniel Cloke is very hands on and takes a personalized approach in getting people placed. It is precisely this kind of service, that sets this company apart from other recruitment agencies.”

“Working with Parade Staffing got me a job I’m happy in. Dan and his team helped me get a position that worked to my strengths and goals. His knowledge of the different cultures of offices allowed me to focus on what I was looking for.”

We truly value each Architect and Interior Designer that we assist and we pride ourselves in taking a customized, proactive approach to placing candidates. 

Read the full recommendations here and drop us a note if you’ve experienced success with us as well!

Interested in working with Parade Staffing? Take a look at our LinkedIn Page testimonials

It’s time for a little self-promotion: at Parade, we love helping professionals reach their next step and we always appreciate getting feedback in return. If you take a look at our LinkedIn Company Page, you’ll see that we’ve begun to amass some fantastic recommendations for our recruitment services. 

Here are some snippets: 

Parade has two unique qualities that helped me get where I am today. They’re patient, which meant that we waited for the right opportunity at the right time and worked carefully together to craft our message. Parade works very hard to know their placements and candidates and their success lies in the ability to make sure that they fit well together.”

“Parade has been extremely helpful to me in my job search in the past. Daniel Cloke is very hands on and takes a personalized approach in getting people placed. It is precisely this kind of service, that sets this company apart from other recruitment agencies.”

“Working with Parade Staffing got me a job I’m happy in. Dan and his team helped me get a position that worked to my strengths and goals. His knowledge of the different cultures of offices allowed me to focus on what I was looking for.”

We truly value each Architect and Interior Designer that we assist and we pride ourselves in taking a customized, proactive approach to placing candidates. 

Read the full recommendations here and drop us a note if you’ve experienced success with us as well!

Connect With Us.

We thank you for your interest in working with us and we look forward to helping you in any way that we can. Please feel free to email us and let us know the nature of your inquiry and the best way to contact you. If you are a prospective candidate please include a current resume, portfolio and three professional references. If you have an immediate need or have questions about our staffing services, please give us a call and one of our representatives will be able to assist you.