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.

Time for a Resume Refresh

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time for a Resume Refresh

Don't you wish your resume had a Refresh Button? We hope you’re spending some time this summer recharging your creativity, refining your goals and planning for new experiences. Summer is a good time to get your resume out and refresh it as well. We don't have a magic button, but we did take a look at some current resume trends and wondered whether you would like to try some of these new approaches: Read more

Having an All-Star Job Search Team

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Having an All-Star Job Search Team

We are on teams at work, collaborating on projects and inspiring creativity in one another. Teams are becoming more and more important, even in academic subjects, at school. We are also on teams in our personal lives, whether we practice sports or do DIY projects at home. 

Have you ever been on a job search team? We all need people to help us along, especially when we are looking for that perfect new role. Who should you be scouting? Read more

Time: Your Greatest Asset

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Time: Your Greatest Asset

What is the one thing we all want more of, but cannot buy it, earn it, or save it? The one thing that when it passes us by, it can never ever be regained? Time!  Read more

Every Day Can Be Independence Day

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Every Day Can Be Independence Day

Most freelancers are freelancing by choice and happy about it. There is more flexibility than in a permanent job. They can choose their own schedule. It does take a lot of self-discipline, though, to be a successful freelancer and wearing your PJ’s all day isn’t part of it. If you want the independence, here are some tips to help you make it work: Read more

Boost Your Summer Creativity

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Boost Your Summer Creativity

Do you feel more or less creative in the summer months? High temperatures and humidity can seem to leach energy and productivity right out of our day. There are, however, some special things about the summer season that we can use to boost creativity if we let them: Read more

Coffee Shop Etiquette

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Coffee Shop Etiquette

Even if you work from a home office, it’s nice to get away on occasion. If you need internet access, a coffee shop with wifi is the logical choice for many freelancers. These establishments expect to have some customers bring their laptops along and stake out a claim, but some people take advantage of the conveniences and think of coffee shops as their personal space.

How can you be a great coffee shop patron while you work?  Read more

How Does Technology Impact Your Life?

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How Does Technology Impact Your Life?

I’m currently reading and implementing some of Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage Principles. One best practice is to write down your daily gratitudes.

My gratitude for today is Technology. That one thing we are all so reliant on--it does everything from opening up car doors to turning on the lights. Read more

Is Recruitment the Career for Me?

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Is Recruitment the Career for Me?

Moving from agency to recruitment

Have you ever noticed there are a lot of creative recruiters who used to work in agencies? Perhaps you’re working in AdLand and have entertained the idea of moving into recruitment? Read more