I interviewed for a playground designer position.If I make it through to the next round, I will have to go through a 30 min. technical interview.I have no idea what to expect.Does anyone have any…Continue
"In retrospect, I really should have asked for more information about the technical interview, but it was mentioned during a 15 minute phone interview and he wanted "to quickly go over the time line of the hiring process."
He mentioned that…"
"Why don't you ask them?
"I'd really like this position and want to be well prepared for the technical exam. Can you recommend any areas that I should concentrate on? Is it technical in a software sense or in a…"
"Know you fall zone heights for the different play surfaces, resilient, sand, chips, etc. Know the different types play and be familiar with the universal accessible play requirements (ADA).
I work for the city of los angeles department…"
"This position is actually based in california.
Based just off of the 6 step hiring process, I can see how this might be an intense position.
My last position as a sales and marketing associate for a landscape contractor really helped me…"
"Thanks for the advice!
CPSI was actually mentioned in the job listing. I am definitely going to look into that website.
If I had known this existed and only took a few days to accomplish, I would have had it done already!"
"Go and observe and even play in as many as possible. Ask kids what they like about each one and what they don't. So much gets installed and never used, but you see the same thing everywhere. While there are standards to follow, innovation will…"
"Are these guys out on Long Island, a place that designs and builds wooden play structures? That was a really fast paced job, I interviewed for years ago - the designer needed to be a real director, it was a very intense position - felt I…"
"Get to know the Consumer Product Safety Commission's playground safety standards.http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/325.pdf
Safety is a HUGE factor when it comes to playground design. I doubt they're going to ask you how well you know…"
"I don't know if this will help you Jo-Anmarie but I thought I would pass it along. There is such a thing as a Certified Payground Safety Inspector (CPSI). Who knew right?! A useful website for review materials could be this…"
I interviewed for a playground designer position.If I make it through to the next round, I will have to go through a 30 min. technical interview.I have no idea what to expect.Does anyone have any tips on how I can prepare?I'm pretty sure they are autoCAD based...See More
Hey Jo!! How are you doing??? I first tried looking for entry level jobs at firms, but no one was really hiring... or they're looking for ppl with more experience...as you probably already know. haha So I tried emailing firms to ask if they were interested in adding an intern to their office. I'm interning at a firm in Berkeley. Its not paid at the moment, but its a good experience. I get to brush up on my CAD drafting and work on some nice projects.
It is to great hearing from you!!!! How have you been? What are you doing lately? The last rumor I heard is that you were probably the one that got a job working for a real landscape firm. I myself have been working in the landscape construction for the past year, but recently had to changed departments within the same company. Now I run the maintenance department for some areas. I do not like it but it is a job. aI am actively looking for any open position as an entry level landscape architect. Do not be a stranger stay in touch.
It sounds great and yes I think all your points are very relevant. I need help with speed, efficiency and workflows. Also there is lot of information out there for 3ds max which is very expensive software that I cannot afford. It would be…"