We’ve written before about the importance of a cover letter when applying for a job. It’s a great way to set yourself apart from other candidates, highlight interesting experience that you might have, and show some of your communication skills that resumes do not convey. Email cover letters are just as important as their paper counterparts.
But a bad email cover letter is worse than none at all. Read more
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.
You’ve landed your dream job, congratulations!
The first year of a new job is not unlike the first year of a marriage, except in the obvious ways, of course. You know you love the job, the company is a good fit, and your skills fit the job responsibilities. You are compatible. But you’ve never spent every day together or figured out your routine together. Read more
Creatives are not known for their love of business meetings. Give them a project and let them run with it, don’t make them sit and talk about it.
However, since clear communication between designers, marketing experts, developers and their clients is essential to happy and successful results, business meetings are a necessary evil.
But they don’t have to be! Evil, I mean. Read more
I used to think that a one page resume is always the goal. Fit it all on there, and if you can’t, cut something or use a smaller font.
In the business world, however, there are times for a one page resume and times for a two pager. Most recruiters generally like one better than the other, but since you don’t know who is reading your resume, here are a few general guidelines: Read more
As I roam the internet, over and over again I come across articles about how unhappy people are in their jobs. I’ve written some blog posts about it before myself:
Is it time to quit your job?
Eliminate the Negative
No one is happy all the time, even if they are in their dream job. But there are ways to make happiness more frequent, more likely and more accessible if you can put aside fear and seize that happiness. Here are a few ways that work for me: Read more
Many people have had the experience of being fired. Hopefully it was a long time ago, like mine. But maybe it was your last job and, as you’re interviewing for a new one, you are asked “Why did you leave your last job?”
What on earth do you say? Read more
“We are looking for…”
Hiring Managers - do you really know what you are looking for? Read more
We could all use more money. And if you have been earning the same salary for a long period of time, you might be thinking about asking for a bump. Here are some tips on what to do - and what not to do - when you decide it's time for a raise: Read more
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