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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.

Just Busy Enough

Artisan Creative - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Just Busy Enough

“How is everything?” friends and colleagues ask. If your answer is--like mine is often--”I’m super busy!” we hope it is for the right reasons. Perhaps we should be aiming for “Just busy enough, thanks!” Read more

Don't Let the Fall Catch You Crying

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Don't Let the Fall Catch You Crying

The Autumnal Equinox has come and gone. Our eggs have fallen over once again and--hard to believe after the recent weather in Los Angeles--it’s actually chilly, at least in the mornings.

Fall is here and with it can come a burst of energy reminiscent of the start of a new school year or a bout of anticipatory seasonal depression. Are you sad when summer comes to an end? Let’s take a look at why you might be feeling a bit low now that autumn has arrived and what you might be able to do about it: Read more

5 Tips for Choosing Freelance Clients

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

5 Tips for Choosing Freelance Clients

As a freelancer, it is tempting to say “Yes!” to every opportunity that comes along, whether it's a graphic design job or a long-term marketing contract. After all, there are dry spells in every career. You don’t want to take the chance of having created one yourself. There are, however, times, when you should resist temptation and wait for the next project to come along. How can you tell what time it is? Read more

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Announcing The Artisan Creative Weekly

We are publishing a newsletter!  Read more

Labor Day or Thinking Day

Artisan Creative - Friday, August 30, 2013

Labor Day or Thinking Day

As so many of the people around me are starting a new school year, the importance of having a clean start, with clear goals and benchmarks comes to mind. I, like the students around me, love an empty notebook, new pens and a three-day weekend to take a breath before making a proper beginning. Read more

Where Are You Going?

Artisan Creative - Thursday, July 25, 2013

Where Are You Going?



When you land a new role, you want to tell everyone what it is and where. After all, it is exciting! It could be your dream job and, these days, if you are on a job search, you might have been looking for quite a while.

Although you will give proper notice at your current job, however, you probably should keep the details about your new job opportunity limited to to yourself and your family until your first day. Read more

Hiring? Job searching? Questions for Assessing Cultural Fit on Both Sides of the Table

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hiring? Job searching? Questions for Assessing Cultural Fit on Both Sides of the Table



You’ve found the perfect candidate, at least on paper, and you are scheduling an in-person interview. You hope they are indeed perfect and your search is over. Or you have been offered an interview at your target company. Your goal is within reach. Or is it the wrong fit? Whether you are hiring a new employee or searching for a new role, how do you tell if there is a true culture fit? Read more

Reflections: Desperation

Artisan Creative - Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reflections: Desperation



Someone asked me recently, “Why did you apply for this particular job?” I was glad that my answer wasn’t “Because I really need one!” 

But what do you do if that is indeed the answer deep down? And how do you keep that desperation from affecting your job search process? Here are some tips for keeping that desperation at bay: Read more