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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.

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

What Are You Doing for National Volunteer Week?

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What Are You Doing for National Volunteer Week?



Having spent more hours volunteering than at work last week, I think I have probably done my bit, but it’s still a great time to talk about the benefits of volunteering—not for the organizations for which you volunteer, but for you. Read more

Your Last Word: Tips for a Successful Resignation

Artisan Creative - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Your Last Word: Tips for a Successful Resignation



You did it! You landed a new role and get to move forward in your career and reach new goals. It’s an exciting time and you deserve to enjoy it. Don’t spoil it by making a mistake on the way out the door: Read more

Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Resume!

Artisan Creative - Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Resume!



If you’re like me, you spent some time this weekend putting winter clothes away and checking to see if last year’s shorts still fit. Maybe you’re going through the things you put in the garage to deal with later or pulling out last year’s tomato plants. 

Spring is also a great time to refresh your resume, whether you are on a job search or not. Here are some housekeeping tips: Read more