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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.

3 Tips for Odd Interview Questions

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3 Tips for Odd Interview Questions

We’ve all heard stories of strange interview questions and we’ve come up with some of our own on the Artisan Blog. Glassdoor recently published their list of 2014’s Oddest Interview Questions and some of them were definitely off the wall. Here’s our take on a few favorites: Read more

Feeling Lucky? Pass it on!

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Feeling Lucky? Pass it on!

There are probably people in your network who are on a job search and you are probably helping them. You have endorsed them on LinkedIn or even written them a recommendation, if you have worked with them in their field. You have introduced them to the people you know at their target companies. When they land, you will be part of why they were successful. Read more

Creativity Savings Time

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Creativity Savings Time

We will be turning our clocks forward this weekend and although we will have the same amount of light as before, it will land in different places. We started wondering: how does changing the light affect creativityRead more

Reflections: Competition

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reflections: Competition

It’s competition season all over: for actors and others in the entertainment industry, for Olympians across the globe, and even close to home as show choirs on the west coast have a contest almost every weekend for the next few months. With so many vying for honors, we have been struck with the different ways we can handle competition as creative entrepreneurs. 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

Loving the Freelance Life

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Loving the Freelance Life

As it becomes more common--and easier--to choose the freelance lifestyle, more workers are finding out why their freelance colleagues love it as much as they do. They might even be getting a little jealous. Why do we love freelancing? Read more

The Active Voice

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The Active Voice

To those of us who pay a great deal of attention to grammar, the passive voice is at least correct. It doesn’t make our antennae go up. In fact, it probably makes our antennae go down, but not necessarily in the right way. It makes us stop paying attention.

The same can be said for hiring managers. Or rather--hiring managers might say the same.

The first sentence above is in the passive voice and the second in the active voice. Do they sound different to you? Read more

Office Etiquette in Flu Season

Artisan Creative - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Office Etiquette in Flu Season

Flu season is upon us and probably someone in your office has already gone to ground this year. We hope they didn’t bring their germs to work. Many people do try to work through colds and flu, even though they probably shouldn’t. Here are some tips for keeping yourself--and your co-workers--from passing around a nasty bug: Read more


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