Shawn Boyd
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  • Lyon Station, PA
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Getting Employed
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Hi. My name is Shawn. I've been through the whole catch-22 experience loop for far too long (since 2009) and I really need to figure something out. Anybody have any thoughts on what I need to do to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tosh K Dec 2, 2016.


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Shawn Boyd replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"I quit that job in fall 2013. I currently work full time at a battery plant right next to the town and part time as a designer for decking, patios, etc. I am trying to broaden my search but still feel like I'm having difficulty."
Oct 19, 2016
Mark Warriner replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Design / build is a good way to break in. Try Esterline Landscape in Lakeland, Florida."
Oct 15, 2016
Shawn Boyd replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Lyon Station, PA"
Oct 10, 2016
J. Robert Wainner replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Hello Shawn; When & if you do get a "job interview" with any type of company...I would highly recommend that you buy the job interview book called "HIRE ME" by Patricia Drain.  I purchased a copy for around $10.00 on…"
Oct 1, 2016
Shawn Boyd replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"I must of misread your response. I am willing to be flexible for any type of work. It's just a matter of finding the right employer who can take me in and get me started."
Sep 14, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Your response above is exactly what I was alluding to. "They were only interested in what they do"  Well, they are not in business to do what you want to do. If you want to get your foot in the door at a CE or LS office you have…"
Sep 14, 2016
Shawn Boyd replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Hi Andrew, At the moment I can only market my skill sets because I'm not officially a licensed LA. With the experience that I had with offices around here, I already marketed myself as a landscape designer not a LA. They were only interested in…"
Sep 14, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Are you marketing yourself as a landscape architect to those firms or specifically how your skill sets fit their needs for simply drafting as-built plans or whatever else they need done?  A cover letter letting them know how your…"
Sep 14, 2016
Shawn Boyd replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Thank you for your advice but I already tried local surveying and engineering jobs and didn't have much luck. I'm just becoming more annoyed and exhausted about the whole situation."
Sep 13, 2016
Tosh K replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"2nd Andrew's recommendation - I learned AutoCAD on the job in a city engineering department.  Alternatively maybe with a contractor (shop drawings)."
Sep 13, 2016
Andrew Garulay, RLA replied to Shawn Boyd's discussion 'Getting Employed'
"Look at civil engineering and surveyor offices. That is where I got my start. They don't like training future competitors any more than LAs do - advantage to you."
Sep 7, 2016
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Residential Design 1

This my most recent residential design I have done for someone during my visit to Rhode Island. I am currently in the process of adding my other designs.
Apr 25, 2013
Shawn Boyd commented on Pisit Wongpisit's album

Hand drawing Perspective

"Beautiful sketches!!! Did you trace or draw them from scratch? Also, did you use color pencil? I like to use color pencils as well for perspectives and plans. Well done!!!"
Apr 22, 2013
Shawn Boyd liked Jayson Wood's blog post 10+ Resources to Enhance your SketchUp Skills
Apr 10, 2013
Shawn Boyd is now a member of Land8
Jan 24, 2013

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