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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.

Time: Your Greatest Asset

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Time: Your Greatest Asset

What is the one thing we all want more of, but cannot buy it, earn it, or save it? The one thing that when it passes us by, it can never ever be regained? Time!  Read more

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Distractions Can Be a Good Thing

Are you easily distracted? Distractions can work for us--or against us, depending on what we are trying to accomplish and what kind of distractions they are. Here are some pros and cons of distractions and some ways to use them to your advantage: Read more

Coming in Second

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Coming in Second

Does coming in second feel like failure? It shouldn’t--but sometimes it does. Psychology Today recently wrote about how people react to getting a Silver Medal in the Olympics and I spent last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee with over a hundred teenage performers who ended the weekend as First Runners Up with remarkable nonchalance. There are many people, however, who torment themselves with the “what ifs” and have a hard time with just missing that brass ring.  Read more

Leadership Lessons from Presidents

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leadership Lessons from Presidents

Not all of our mentors have to be here in the room, having lunch or networking with us. If we are open to learning, we can find mentors anywhere, even in history. This Presidents’ Week, we thought we would get a little mentoring from some past US Presidents. Turns out they have a lot to teach us about leadership. Read more

En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Artisan Creative - Thursday, December 19, 2013

En Garde! Artisan Founder Jamie Douraghy on Fencing and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs POV: The inspiration for entrepreneurship can come from a variety of places. For Jamie Douraghy, a Los Angeles entrepreneur and champion fencer, the sport of fencing has given him the tools he needs to excel in business. Here are three ways fencing has helped Jamie become a better entrepreneur. Read more

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