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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.

Staying Productive During the Holidays

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Staying Productive During the Holidays

If you’re like everyone I know, this is your busiest time of the year. Not only are we all doing our year-end assessments and strategy sessions for 2014, we are spending time outside of work preparing for celebrations, houseguests and gift-giving.

You might feel like you have something filling up every waking moment already, but unless you are functioning at a high level all the time, there is still room for you to get more done quicker and maybe even reduce your stress. After all, there’s almost nothing as relaxing as checking that last item off your to-do list. 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

5 Tips for a Great Office Holiday Party

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, December 03, 2013

5 Tips for a Great Office Holiday Party

The holidays have arrived and office parties are looming on our calendars. Artisan’s annual holiday luncheon is today, as a matter of fact. As much as we want everyone to have a great time at these festive events, we all know someone who has embarrassed themselves by making some unfortunate choices. Instead of sending a wish list to Santa this year, we would like to send you our list of ways to make your holiday office party what it should be--fun and successful. Read more

From Our Table to Yours...

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 28, 2013

From Our Table to Yours...


Happy Thanksgiving! Read more

Imagine: 50 Years of Giving

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Imagine: 50 Years of Giving

Our Founder Jamie Douraghy gave this short interview for Entrepreneurs Organization about entrepreneurship and giving back and we wanted to share it with you this Thanksgiving week.  Read more

Time Off from a New Job

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time Off from a New Job

With the short Thanksgiving work week coming up, we have some advice about what to do when you want to take some time off from your a new job. If you have been on the job less than 3 months, you are still getting settled and might not want to ask for any time off, but you might need a little breather--onboarding is stressful. A holiday is a great excuse. Here are our tips for success: Read more

Being Your Own Mentor

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Being Your Own Mentor

At Artisan Creative, we are big fans of mentorship. Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy is passionate about mentoring and being mentored. There are times, however, when we find ourselves without a mentor for a situation we are trying to navigate. Can you be your own mentor?  Read more

How to Get the Best out of Your Recruiter

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 14, 2013

How to Get the Best out of Your Recruiter

For some job seekers, recruiters are a necessity in their job search. If you’re working full-time, new to a city or generally unsure of how to approach prospective employers, a recruiter can turn what could be a long and daunting process into a pain-free and simple one. But how do you get the best out of your recruiter and how can you make the recruiting process an easy one? Read more


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