Explaining Gaps in Employment

Explaining Gaps in Employment

Today, I’m answering a reader question. Lenishka emailed and asked, “How do I explain gaps in employment and being in school for over a decade without sounding like I don't have my stuff together.” She explained that she has started a family and earned a couple degrees in the past 14 years, but is questioning how to explain gaps in employment.

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End-of-Project Survey

End-of-Project Survey

I’m a huge fan of creating an on-boarding process for new clients. It makes attracting and signing new clients so much easier, efficient, and professional. A large part of my system involves a detailed client questionnaire. This helps me get to know the client before work begins. But, what happens after the work is complete? Do you have a process with an end-of-project survey?

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Finding Value in Skills

Finding Value in Skills

Do you ever feel like the public doesn’t place much value in interior design anymore?

YES!

I know. It’s what everyone says.

The funny thing is when I was at a marketing conference in April, an accountant stood up and said, “No one values accountants anymore.” And someone else stood up and said, “No one sees the value in custom dresses and clothing anymore.”

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

I don’t have enough experience to take that project.

Why would clients listen to my advice?

I’m charging too much and client’s won’t pay me for my time.

Imposter syndrome rears its ugly head pretty regularly. I see it in other designers and more potently, I notice it in myself. Why would anyone listen to me? I battle it pretty regularly. I’m pretty sure most of us do.

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