A career in interior design

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What you need to know to succeed in the interior design industry. As an up and coming professional, you should know where the industry has been, where it's heading, what you can expect to make in wages and where best employment opportunities are; you should also understand how business is done, found, nurtured; how to market, sell and build a long term, ever changing career.

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A career in interior design

  1. 1. Your career.Your future. Discover and apply your passion Monday, October 21, 13
  2. 2. “ I have no special talents. I am passionately curious.” ~ Albert Einstein Monday, October 21, 13
  3. 3. NEW REALITY Monday, October 21, 13
  4. 4. Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment in construction Over-the-month change, January 2009–August 2013 Seasonally adjusted, in thousands -150 -3 -7 -1 0 10 48 16 38 7 5 3 3 -21 -4 -4 1 -7 -1 24 16 24 35 17 15 17 27 -29 -33 -162 -142 -101 -100 -20 -50 -27 -15 -15 -46 -95 -80 -77 -66 -61 -31 -43 -69 -59 -4 0 6 2 7 12 22 20 12 50 37 43 100 -147 Your career State of Construction -200 -250 Jan-09 Jul-09 Jan-10 Jul-10 Jan-11 Jul-11 Jan-12 Jul-12 Jan-13 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey, September 06, 2013. Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary. “Construction employment remains 1.9 million below the most recent peak in April 2006.” Monday, October 21, 13 Jul-13
  5. 5. -64 -137 -152 -143 State of Construction -200 -177 Your career -150 -105 -100 -250 Jan-09 Jul-09 Jan-10 Jul-10 Jan-11 Jul-11 Jan-12 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey, September 06, 2013. Data obtained Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary. Jan-13 Jul-13 from Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment in selected professional and business services Professional and business services: 23 Over-the-month change, August 2013 Seasonally adjusted, in thousands Professional and technical° 10.9 - Accounting and bookkeeping 2.4 - Architectural and engineering -0.4 - Computer systems design 2.4 - Management and technical consulting 1.7 Management of companies -1.5 Administrative and waste services° 13.4 - Employment services 9.1 - Services to buildings 4.2 -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey, September 06, 2013. Data are preliminary. ˚Includes  additional   component   industries  not   shown  separately. * denotes significance. Monday, October 21, 13 Jul-12
  6. 6. EMPLOYMENT & WAGES Monday, October 21, 13
  7. 7. Your career Job Outlook Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics “Employment of interior designers is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Designers will be needed to respond to consumer expectations that the interiors of homes and offices meet certain conditions, such as being environmentally friendly or more easily accessible.” Monday, October 21, 13
  8. 8. Your career Average Pay Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics Median annual wage for interior designers in architectural, engineering, and related services was $46,280 in May 2010, • • • • • Monday, October 21, 13 Architectural, engineering, and related services $51,990 Specialized design services $45,280 Construction $44,350 Furniture and home furnishings stores $40,320 Building material and supplies dealers $38,720
  9. 9. What are you good at? Monday, October 21, 13
  10. 10. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Differentiators • • • • • • • • • graphic software knowledge photography skills advanced design software skills social media understanding and applicable experience reliable team member writing/communications skills task-oriented drive sales-driven personality business acumen
  11. 11. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 STRENGTH FINDER • Competition • Achiever • Ideation
  12. 12. What are you not so good at? Monday, October 21, 13
  13. 13. Your career The Brand of You • Know your brand • Share your story • Don’t sit at your desk all day • Invest time and money in your brand (Passion, values, strengths, story) (Tell everyone you know) (Interact, build a brand) (“I see you everywhere” effect) • Leverage social media and networking (We all have the same amount of time – time is no excuse! ) Monday, October 21, 13
  14. 14. MOVING YOUR BRAND ONLINE Monday, October 21, 13
  15. 15. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio ~ Folio Link Monday, October 21, 13
  16. 16. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio ~ Behance Monday, October 21, 13
  17. 17. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Online presence - digital portfolio
  18. 18. Your career Online presence - digital resume ~ Visual CV Monday, October 21, 13
  19. 19. Your career Online presence - LinkedIn profile Five essential elements of your LinkedIn Profile: • • • • • Monday, October 21, 13 Professional headshot Optimize your headline Update your experience and summary Build connections Gain and give recommendations
  20. 20. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  21. 21. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  22. 22. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  23. 23. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  24. 24. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  25. 25. Your career Monday, October 21, 13 Social Media in Recruiting
  26. 26. NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK Monday, October 21, 13
  27. 27. Your career Knowing people Chamber of Commerce ASID www.asidwi.org Network IIDA NKBA www.iidawi.org www.nkbawi.org WGBA www.wgba.org Monday, October 21, 13
  28. 28. QUESTIONS Monday, October 21, 13
  29. 29. GOOD LUCK Jenny S. Schrank p: 414/405-3011 jschrank@pushpointmarketing.com Monday, October 21, 13 Aga Artka p:414/213-4218 contactme@agaartka.com

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