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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: 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

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

Gifting to Your Network: LinkedIn Recommendations

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 05, 2013

Gifting to Your Network: LinkedIn Recommendations

Wondering what to get your favorite colleague for a holiday gift? How about an amazing LinkedIn Recommendation!

Hard to request and rather intimidating to write, a polished LinkedIn recommendation on your LinkedIn Profile can be a lot more valuable than bath oil beads to a rock star member of your network. Here are some tips on writing something your friend will appreciate for years to come: Read more

Scary Social Media Advice

Artisan Creative - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scary Social Media Advice

Ever find yourself frightened by something you see on the internet? We all do on occasion, especially at this time of year. Regrettable Facebook status updates, terrible typos, inadvertently offensive language or other content can affect people both personally and professionally. But scariest of all is really bad “expert advice.”

There are people out there who aren’t really social media experts, they just dress up as one, and not only on Halloween. Today, we hope you eschew the advice of the pretend social media gurus: Read more

Networking After Networking Events

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Networking After Networking Events

Going to networking events--or industry events where networking is appropriate--can make all of us nervous at times. We feel like we need to have the perfect elevator pitch, the perfect outfit. We need to be outgoing but not overwhelming, interesting but not self-involved. Passionate but not too intense.

If you have managed to put all of that together and meet some people, the next steps may not be clear. Here are our tips for making that ten minute conversation the beginning of a real relationship: Read more

Tweet Your Way to a New Job, Part 2: Companies

Artisan Creative - Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tweet Your Way to a New Job, Part 2: Companies

Last month we talked about using Twitter as a personal branding tool. We hope that you have set up a handle that gives people an easy way to identify and remember you and populated your profile with interesting and relevant information in case someone decides to find out more about you. We hope that you have also been Tweeting great content and engaging with people in your field.

Now it’s time to look for that perfect role. Read more

LinkedIn Is Watching You

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, August 06, 2013

LinkedIn Is Watching You


Photo by Ian Westcott via Flickr Creative Commons

We hope that you are using LinkedIn for networking and personal branding every chance you get. But you're not the only one benefiting from your presence there--LinkedIn is, too. Read more

Privacy and Facebook Graph Search

Artisan Creative - Thursday, August 01, 2013

Privacy and Facebook Graph Search



Everyone is on social media and everyone needs to be. Whether you are on a job search, networking with others in your industry or region, or trying to become more influential in your field, no one can afford to be invisible.

But since we are also using social media as a way to stay connected in a more personal way, we often need to rethink how we are using these platforms--what information we are putting out there and who can access it. Read more