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 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

Revise Your Resume Now

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Revise Your Resume Now

How long has it been since you read your own resume? A month? Three months? Since you got your current job? Unless you have revised your resume since the end of the summer, you have waited long enough. 

Why revise your resume if you’re not looking for a new job? Here are some of our reasons for spending time tweaking your resume even if you are happy where you are working: Read more

Bilbo Baggins, Entrepreneur

Artisan Creative - Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bilbo Baggins, Entrepreneur

We recently came across an article about how starting a business is like The Hunger Games. We hope that is not the experience most people have. That book is pretty brutal.

At Artisan Creative, we think a lot about entrepreneurship and we think starting a business is more like The Hobbit. At least when it works. Further in and further up... Read more

Sincerely Yours: Cover Letter Closers

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Sincerely Yours: Cover Letter Closers

You’ve introduced yourself and told the hiring manager why you are a great fit for her job opening. You have used keywords from the job description so that computer screeners will flag you for further review. You have been personable and professional--and brief. Now to tie it all up with a bow. 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

The Savant

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Savant

Whether you’re a hiring manager, a recruiter or simply tasked with hiring new talent, there are various conclusions that we draw in order to determine if someone should be hired for a particular position. Do they have the relevant qualifications? Are they the right cultural fit? Can they lead a team or take direction from a higher authority? It’s important to understand different personality types so that management styles can be tailored in order to get the best out of the person or if you simply just want to hire more people exactly like them. Read more