Talent Acquisition & HR Solutions
7 In-Demand Careers in Design and Planning
Designers and planners influence practically everything we touch. They design the computer you use, the room you’re sitting in and the car you drive. They plan the layout of your city, the trees outside your building and the pattern on your shirt. They even dreamt up the Web page you're looking at right now. “As a designer or planner, you have such a big hand in shaping the future,” says Kathryn Madden, an urban planner and one of the lead faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s summer Career Discovery program. “Whether you’re an architect designing a window detail or a planner designing a city, you’re always thinking, ‘what do we have now and how can we make it better?’” Because design and planning play such an essential role in our lives, it’s no surprise employers are looking to hire in these innovative industries. Madden is optimistic about the potential for growth. “There’s a lot of work to be done,” she says. If you’ve got a creative eye and strategic mind, check out these seven top careers:
3. CartographerCartographers interpret big data and geographic information to create precise maps that help people see the world in whole new ways. In this career, you might develop a digital app that helps users navigate their neighborhoods or work for the government to create a visual illustration of the geopolitical climate of South America. Wherever you put your talents to work, your sense of scale and eye for detail are instrumental to this uncommon career. Average Salary: $55,000 Job Growth: 22 percent
5. UX DesignerAs a user experience (UX) designer, you’re like the urban planners of the Web world—but instead of developing a brick and mortar city, you develop online spaces. You’re responsible for creating a website users can interact with and navigate with ease. Everybody hates a clunky website, so your particular skills are prized by small tech startups, major corporations and everyone in between. Average Salary: $90,000 Job Growth: 30 percent Career Discovery program (June 10 - July 19), a hands-on immersion program for high school grads, college students and career changers.
The Brazen Blog
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We Analyzed the Recruitment Marketing Strategies of the Top 25 Winners of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work: Here’s What We Learned
Not too long ago, Glassdoor released their annual “Best Places to Work” awards for 2018. And while Glassdoor described some of the things that each of these top companies are doing to make their company a best place to work, one of the underlying ingredients in all the ratings and feedback is the people. For example, Facebook, the winner of this year’s award, said one of the biggest drivers for creating their great company is the employee’s belief and appreciation that they are working with smart and innovative colleagues.
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