Watching the Olympics the last couple of weeks has had us all experiencing--if vicariously--the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Will you ever forget Usain Bolt's gold medal sprint? Or Oscar Pistorius' finish in the Semifinal of the 400 meters? You have to admit that was thrilling! The Semifinal!
We read a lot about the need to fail and what to learn from failure, but what can we learn from success? Read more
The Artisan blog explores creativity, staffing & recruitment, resume & interview tips for job seekers, freelancing & entrepreneurship. Artisan Creative is a premier source for creative & marketing talent, specializing in temp staffing, direct hire & turnkey project solutions.
When I asked our Recruiters at Artisan Creative for a couple of rules of thumb for job seekers, their answers were more comprehensive than I expected. Turns out they have had a lot of candidates do a lot of odd things—things you should avoid in your job search process. Read more
When I first saw an article in Forbes that distills all of the dozens (hundreds? thousands?) of possible job interview questions down to only three, I was skeptical.
I could give you twenty without thinking at all and probably fifty given a half an hour.
So what are the three questions? Read more
We’ve written before about the importance of a cover letter when applying for a job. It’s a great way to set yourself apart from other candidates, highlight interesting experience that you might have, and show some of your communication skills that resumes do not convey. Email cover letters are just as important as their paper counterparts.
But a bad email cover letter is worse than none at all. Read more
You’ve landed your dream job, congratulations!
The first year of a new job is not unlike the first year of a marriage, except in the obvious ways, of course. You know you love the job, the company is a good fit, and your skills fit the job responsibilities. You are compatible. But you’ve never spent every day together or figured out your routine together. Read more
I used to think that a one page resume is always the goal. Fit it all on there, and if you can’t, cut something or use a smaller font.
In the business world, however, there are times for a one page resume and times for a two pager. Most recruiters generally like one better than the other, but since you don’t know who is reading your resume, here are a few general guidelines: Read more
As I roam the internet, over and over again I come across articles about how unhappy people are in their jobs. I’ve written some blog posts about it before myself:
Is it time to quit your job?
Eliminate the Negative
No one is happy all the time, even if they are in their dream job. But there are ways to make happiness more frequent, more likely and more accessible if you can put aside fear and seize that happiness. Here are a few ways that work for me: Read more
Many people have had the experience of being fired. Hopefully it was a long time ago, like mine. But maybe it was your last job and, as you’re interviewing for a new one, you are asked “Why did you leave your last job?”
What on earth do you say? Read more
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