Artisan Blog

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.

Freelancing and Sick Days

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Freelancing and Sick Days

Illness comes upon us all on occasion. No matter how we eat or exercise or how many times a day we wash our hands, we get sick. But for freelancers, getting sick has an added bonus: no paid sick days.

Many freelancers will work on days they would take off if they worked in corporate jobs. Missed deadlines and unhappy clients are bad for business. Here are our tips for working when you’re under the weather, without missing part of your paycheck: Read more

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Are you easily distracted? Distractions can work for us--or against us, depending on what we are trying to accomplish and what kind of distractions they are. Here are some pros and cons of distractions and some ways to use them to your advantage: Read more

Coming in Second

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Coming in Second

Does coming in second feel like failure? It shouldn’t--but sometimes it does. Psychology Today recently wrote about how people react to getting a Silver Medal in the Olympics and I spent last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee with over a hundred teenage performers who ended the weekend as First Runners Up with remarkable nonchalance. There are many people, however, who torment themselves with the “what ifs” and have a hard time with just missing that brass ring.  Read more

Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn Profile

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn Profile

Spring is here even in colder climates and it’s time to clean out your LinkedIn Profile as well as your closet. You should be revising your resume every quarter, listing new accomplishments and adding job responsibilities, volunteer experience and of course proofreading again. Your LinkedIn Profile could probably also use a fresh eye. Read more

Tax Tips for Freelancers in 2014

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tax Tips for Freelancers in 2014

More and more of us are freelancing in 2014 and the numbers are expected to go up dramatically in the next few years. Freelancing brings its own tax challenges that some may have not encountered before. We are not tax experts or CPA’s at Artisan Creative, but we do keep track of tax issues for freelancers and there have been some changes this year that might affect you. Read more

3 Tips for Odd Interview Questions

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3 Tips for Odd Interview Questions

We’ve all heard stories of strange interview questions and we’ve come up with some of our own on the Artisan Blog. Glassdoor recently published their list of 2014’s Oddest Interview Questions and some of them were definitely off the wall. Here’s our take on a few favorites: Read more

Feeling Lucky? Pass it on!

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Feeling Lucky? Pass it on!

There are probably people in your network who are on a job search and you are probably helping them. You have endorsed them on LinkedIn or even written them a recommendation, if you have worked with them in their field. You have introduced them to the people you know at their target companies. When they land, you will be part of why they were successful. Read more

Creativity Savings Time

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Creativity Savings Time

We will be turning our clocks forward this weekend and although we will have the same amount of light as before, it will land in different places. We started wondering: how does changing the light affect creativityRead more