“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”
I have encountered a few times when I would extend a job offer to a candidate only to have their current employer counter it with an offer of their own. Some candidates accepted the counter offer while others said, “Thanks, but no thanks.” I was always surprised (and disappointed) by those who accepted the counter […]
Looking for a job is a full-time job. It’s time-consuming and often frustrating. You can spend hours, days, or even weeks searching for a job that’s just the right fit. Then one day you find the “perfect” job. You fire off your resume. And you never hear a word. There are numerous reasons you don’t […]
Conflict can occur when an architect departs a firm but still wants to get credit for the design. About the copyright law: copyright exists when a work is put in a tangible form, such as when a design is put down on paper. You don’t have to register your work to have a copyright on […]
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When you’ve secured a job offer, you may believe your search is over. But you’re not done yet. After you receive an offer, your present employer may make a counteroffer. HR and recruitment experts feel that accepting a counteroffer is career suicide. But in the last several months, many recruiters have seen an above-average number […]
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I’m prepared to catch a lot of flak from my fellow architects for this article, and look forward to the dialogue. It is my opinion that architects should be specialists in only a couple types of projects. Many of us, especially sole proprietors or those at small firms, feel that architects are problem-solvers that can […]
After leaving Santa Barbara at the age of 18, I lived in San Francisco for about ten years, and then its antithesis, Orange County, for the subsequent ten years. Parking was impossible in San Francisco, and I quickly relinquished my car and used public transportation (which cost me $28 per month), my own two feet […]