Your career.Your future.
Discover and apply your passion
“ I have no special talents. 	

I am passionately curious.”	

!
~ Albert Einstein
NEW REALITY
Your career

State of Construction
Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in construction
January 2003–...
Your career

State of Construction
Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment in professional and technical...
EMPLOYMENT	

& WAGES
Your career

Job Outlook
Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Employment of interior designers is expected to g...
Your career

Average Pay
Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Median annual wage for interior designers in archi...
!

What are you good at?
Your career

Differentiators
!

•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

graphic software knowledge
photography skills
advanced design software ...
Your career

STRENGTH FINDER

!

• Competition	

• Achiever	

• Ideation
What are you not so good at?
Your career

The Brand of You
	

• Know your brand
	

• Share your story
• Don’t sit at your desk all day
• Invest time an...
MOVING 	

YOUR BRAND
ONLINE
Your career

Online presence
- digital portfolio

~ Folio Link
Your career

Online presence
- digital portfolio

~ Behance
Your career

Online presence
- digital portfolio
Your career

Online presence
- digital resume

~ Visual CV
Your career

Online presence
- LinkedIn profile

Five essential elements !
of your LinkedIn Profile:!
•
•
•
•
•

Profession...
Your career

Why LinkedIn matters?
Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
Your career

Why LinkedIn matters?
Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
Your career

Why LinkedIn matters?
Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
Your career

Why LinkedIn matters?
Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
Your career

Why LinkedIn matters?
Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
Your career

Social Media in Recruiting
NETWORK
NETWORK
NETWORK
Your career

Knowing people
Chamber of
Commerce


ASID


www.asidwi.org

Network
IIDA


NKBA


www.iidawi.org

www.nkbawi....
QUESTIONS
GOOD
LUCK
Jenny S. Schrank	

p: 414/405-3011	

jschrank@pushpointmarketing.com

Aga Artka	

p:414/213-4218	

contactme@aga...
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How to stand out from the sea of interior design graduates just like you. Aga Artka and Jenny Schrank discuss ways to differentiate yourself, build your brand, network to success and create a long-term career of your dreams.

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Career advice for interior design students

  1. 1. Your career.Your future. Discover and apply your passion
  2. 2. “ I have no special talents. I am passionately curious.” ! ~ Albert Einstein
  3. 3. NEW REALITY
  4. 4. Your career State of Construction Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment in construction January 2003–January 2014 Seasonally adjusted, in thousands 8,500 8,000 7,500 7,000 6,500 6,000 January 2014 Level: 5,922 OTM Change: 48 5,500 5,000 4,500 Jan-03 Jan-05 Jan-07 Jan-09 Jan-11 Jan-13 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics survey, February 07, 2014. Shaded areas represent recessions as denoted by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Most recent 2 months of data are preliminary. Employment in residential the largest 1-month increase since March 2007 when “Employment in construction grew by 48,000 in January, building the industry added 80,000 jobs.” Over-the-month change, January 2011–January 2014 Seasonally adjusted, in thousands 18
  5. 5. Your career State of Construction Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment in professional and technical services “Employment edged up in accounting, and bookkeeping services, architectural and engineering services, and computer systems design services.” Over-the-month change, January 2011–January 2014 Seasonally adjusted, in thousands 60
  6. 6. EMPLOYMENT & WAGES
  7. 7. Your career Job Outlook Data obtained from Bureau of Labor Statistics “Employment of interior designers is expected to grow by 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, 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.”
  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 $47,600 in May 2012,! • • • Architectural, engineering, and related services $54,360 Specialized design services $47,090 Construction $44,320
  9. 9. ! What are you good at?
  10. 10. Your career 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 STRENGTH FINDER ! • Competition • Achiever • Ideation
  12. 12. What are you not so good at?
  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! )
  14. 14. MOVING YOUR BRAND ONLINE
  15. 15. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio ~ Folio Link
  16. 16. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio ~ Behance
  17. 17. Your career Online presence - digital portfolio
  18. 18. Your career Online presence - digital resume ~ Visual CV
  19. 19. Your career Online presence - LinkedIn profile Five essential elements ! of your LinkedIn Profile:! • • • • • Professional headshot Optimize your headline Update your experience and summary Build connections Gain and give recommendations
  20. 20. Your career Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  21. 21. Your career Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  22. 22. Your career Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  23. 23. Your career Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  24. 24. Your career Why LinkedIn matters? Data obtained from www.dashburst.com
  25. 25. Your career Social Media in Recruiting
  26. 26. NETWORK NETWORK NETWORK
  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
  28. 28. QUESTIONS
  29. 29. GOOD LUCK Jenny S. Schrank p: 414/405-3011 jschrank@pushpointmarketing.com Aga Artka p:414/213-4218 contactme@agaartka.com

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