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Tips for finding an interior design or decorating job in Fargo, ND

If you are trying, with no luck, to find an interior design or decorating job in Fargo, I can relate. Times are tough and – I’ll be honest – not that many people are hiring right now. In fact, a few decorating companies have even gone out of business. But there is hope. I may end up taking a job that is indirectly related to the design industry in order to get my foot in the door. If only I can find one…

Where to look:

Look for interior design jobs in the yellow pages.

The yellow pages have listings of Interior Design companies, cabinet makers, paint suppliers, etc. Call to find out if these places are hiring and to learn how to apply there. Begin by calling the companies you are most interested in then move on to the others.

Look for interior design jobs online.

You can find job listings all over the internet. One design firm I called (that wasn’t hiring) recommended the website to me, which has listings from various job sites, including listings from Use different keywords, including ‘Interior Design’, ‘Interior Decorating’, ‘Home Improvement’, and more. Also, Google these keywords along with the words ‘Fargo, ND’ to find listings of design related companies in Fargo. If they have websites, check them out. You may even be able to apply online or email a resume to them.

Drive around and drop off resumes.

I’ve done this a few times already. Dress professionally and print off a few copies of your professional resume. If you see a business you may be interested in working for, stop and drop off a resume. Even if they aren’t hiring now, they may hold onto your resume and call when they do need someone.

Even though most of the interior design firms in Fargo may not be hiring right now, you can get your foot in the door by applying at related companies in the area. For example, you may try Sherwin-Williams, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lowe’s, Scheel’s, Slumberland, and other interior design related companies. I wish you the best of luck in your job search!


  • The SDP 5 years ago

    It's true times are tough, however, think outside the box! What you have listed is traditional and will not get you much luck. Your focus should be your online presence, social networks, youtube, presentations, join online groups such as linkedin. In today's market no-one will come to you. How can you spread the word with little investment? How can you let people know they need you? There are plenty of ways and resources. Hold a Free workshop! The most important thing is to get noticed. Traditional marketing is over. Join an association that will help your marketing efforts and credibility. I speak first hand as a decorator in Detroit. If I can remain steady here anyone can make it... just think outside the box. Oh, one more thing, you don't need a design firm to make it. Why share your glory? Get out there and get your game on.

  • Jenny Wagner - Charlotte Interior Improvement Exam 5 years ago

    Many people right now just don't have the extra funds. It will pass though, it always does!

  • Lisa Carey-Houston Family Examiner 5 years ago

    Great points - professionalism, consistency and refusing to give up. You never know what call may come from saying hello.

    Lisa Carey (by way of Ac and Houston-Family Examiner)

  • Nashville Healthy Food Examiner 5 years ago

    Useful in this economy. Plus, some folks just need the confidence boost --hope you give it to them!

    -Liz Kelly