As architects, interior designers and environmental brand designers, we collaborate with clients to dream big and maximize the opportunity of place. From four offices, we enrich life and achieve powerful results through the places we design.
How to Get Hired
We asked Kahler Slater, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
A collaborative nature; Openness to exploration of new ideas (generated with / by others); Willingness to pitch in at a moment’s notice to help others to succeed; Sensibility to see that the whole is greater than their individual contributions; Ability to communicate complex ideas with clarity; Passion for craft, balanced with an appreciation for efficiency; Desire to seek the right solution (rather than the expedient one).
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Be yourself…be authentic!; Be persistent, and respectful; Share tangible experiences relevant to our posting(s); Present your best work; Treat us like you would a client (at least, that’s what we’re assuming you’re doing); Be curious and ask intentional questions that are relevant to advancing the discussion; Present a stellar portfolio!; Be informed about us and our work; Observe basic professional courtesies.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Ours are apprenticed professions: architecture, interior design and environmental branding. We are always seeking depth in the ranks of our “sages;” those people who are able to effectively lead others: Project Managers; Sr. Project Architects; Sr. Designers; Team Leaders; Market Leaders. In this way, our investments to bring in new talent will also help drive the growth of our existing talent.
In this particular year we are also seeking strong technicians; whether an architect, interior designer or environmental brand designer. These are the people who love working on a team and putting projects together, as a Designer, a Project Architect or a pre-licensed professional.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Please see the Careers section of our website, www.kahlerslater.com, for the current list of open positions in our firm.