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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.

Try Something New This Summer

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Try Something New This Summer



If you are finding yourself with some extra free time this summer, it could be a great opportunity to bring some of your skills up to date or learn something new. We found some fun User Experience events coming up in the Los Angeles area you might want to try: Read more

Maximizing LinkedIn: Adding Files and Videos

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Maximizing LinkedIn: Adding Files and Videos



LinkedIn has developed into an essential social media platform for anyone in business and especially anyone who is now or will ever be on a job search. Nowhere is it easier to connect with colleagues, share business goals and perfect your personal branding.

Earlier in its life, LinkedIn was pretty simple. It offered a place to put the information on your resume and a way to build a professional network. However, LinkedIn’s features have grown and just recently in a very interesting way: the ability to add files and videos to your profile. Read more

Response vs. Reaction

Artisan Creative - Thursday, May 30, 2013

Response vs. Reaction



No one is perfect. We all have good days and bad days (at home and at work). There are days when our emotional intelligence is at its peak and days when it is at a low ebb. 

Unfortunately, sometimes those low days are also days when we are less productive or under a lot of stress from our bosses, colleagues or selves. It’s how we react or respond to that stress that determines whether we rise above the bad day or become a victim to it. Read more

Taking the Summer Off?

Artisan Creative - Thursday, May 23, 2013

Taking the Summer Off?



It’s easy to get lackadaisical about your job search in the summer. Hiring managers are on vacation, everyone’s taking casual Fridays and business just seems to move slower. Many feel like September is a better time to start a new project or job – much like we used to start a new grade with new clothes and new teachers.

But to start a new job in September, you have to be out there doing your searching and interviewing in—you guessed it—the summer. Read more

Are You Driving Your Co-workers Crazy?

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Are You Driving Your Co-workers Crazy?

 

Most of us spend 80% of our time at work. Even when you like the people you work with, sometimes it’s the little things they do that can get on your last nerve. Or maybe you, too, could use a reminder of preferred office etiquette.  Read more

Reflections: Charlie Brown

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Reflections: Charlie Brown



I was privileged recently to see a middle school production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” I say privileged because not only were the performers adorable (of course), confident and committed, but they really brought home the simple but important themes of the show that we could all stand to be reminded of: Read more

Job Posting Red Flags

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Job Posting Red Flags

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Reflections: Appreciation

Artisan Creative - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reflections: Appreciation



After an odd experience with someone in my network last week, I found myself thinking about appreciation--both as a recipient of the generosity of others and as I try to be helpful myself.  Read more