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The Coach

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The Coach: ‘Very little of my work involves designing’Subscription

Careers expert Matthew Turner advises an architect who only spends a few hours a year developing designs they are proud of

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The Coach: ‘A partner at my practice keeps employing his untalented family’Subscription

Careers expert Matthew Turner advises an architect frustrated that nepotism is foisting poor-quality staff on his workplace

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The Coach: ‘How does a Part 1 get a foot in the door of a practice?’Subscription

Getting noticed isn’t only about presenting a perfect CV, says Matthew Turner

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The Coach: ‘We can’t afford to give our staff big pay rises’Subscription

If someone can demonstrate their worth really well, they will also be able to do this to other prospective employers, says Matthew Turner

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The Coach: ‘Should we employ someone solely to compile bids?’Subscription

Should a practice hire someone to take care of bidding for business or can existing employees do the job in their slack time? Matthew Turner gives his opinion

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The Coach: ‘How do I negotiate a better wage?’Subscription

Matthew Turner offers advice on the tricky issue of successfully asking for a salary increase