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Back to Basics: Social Media and Job Hunting

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jul 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Starting a job search after some time away from the hunt? Re-entering the search for the first time since social media dawned? 

Here are some things you need to know. Let's go back to the basics — consider this social media + job hunting 101. 

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The Biggest Interview Red Flags

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Since Artisan Talent works equally well with companies and their potential talent, we thought we'd explore both sides of the coin — from the candidate’s perspective and the employer's perspective — when it comes to interview red flags.

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Ask a Recruiter: Contract Work After College

Posted by Meggie Thomas on Jun 23, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Wondering how to get work right out of college if you're not one of the lucky few to land a permanent full-time gig?

This month, our Chicago Recruiter Meggie Thomas walks you through starting out with contract jobs. 

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Expert Advice: Salary Negotiation

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Hoping to get a big raise at your year-end review? Want to negotiate a bigger package at your new job? "Salary negotiations can be anxiety-filled on both sides but they shouldn't be," Thomas Neubauer, a managing partner with The Gap Partnership (a firm providing negotiation training), told Entrepreneur Magazine. So turn that frown upside down and learn how to negotiate with the best of them.

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Hiring Buzzwords Defined

Posted by Robin Walters on Jun 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM



Every culture has its own lingo. In addition to native language, there are buzzwords and lexicons that involve a kind of vernacular shorthand. Industries are ripe with acronyms, slang is rampant across cultures, and popular activities have their own vocabularies. 

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How to Make Your Job Postings Mobile Friendly

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 5, 2018 12:01:00 PM

 

According to Glassdoor, 89% of applicants look for employment on their phone.

It’s a sign of the times — mobile recruiting is one of the best ways to reach applicants in any field. How candidates view your job posting and the ease with which they can apply are important factors to consider when you’re trying to reach an audience via a mobile device. While this phenomenon isn’t new, many HR departments still have an unwieldy application process that isn’t mobile friendly. How can human resource departments adapt their application processes to this “new” venue?

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How To Network When You Hate Networking Events

Posted by Robin Walters on May 29, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Here’s a secret: Almost everyone hates networking events. That may be because they bring back memories of our eighth-grade spring dance where the boys and girls split down the middle like the parting of the Red Sea. Adults at networking events tend to cluster together in groups, which automatically forces some people into the outsider role. Before you know it, you may be sitting in a chair on the sideline while everyone else is dancing.

As adults, networking events are the kind of forced-fun events that tend to feel less like fun and more like work. Many of us simply are not comfortable in an artificial environment designed to bring people together. Despite the yummy finger food and the open bar, networking events are often viewed as a necessary evil.

This article will help you understand why networking events can be so hard — and give you some pointers on how to make them better.

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Copyeditor vs. Copywriter: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Robin Walters on May 22, 2018 12:01:00 PM

All Writers are not created equal. Not only are there differences in skill sets, there are also different kinds of copy that need to be written and edited. It’s true that finding a good writer is hard, but trust us, finding a good editor is also tough. While writing copy is an art (and a science for technical writers), editing is all about the science of grammar, sentence structure, and the weight and meaning of the content.

Copyeditors are both similar to and different from Copywriters. In fact, you can’t have strong copy without both a Copywriter and a Copyeditor. (Also, a Proofreader.)

This article will clear up any confusion you might have about these jobs.

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All About Background Checks and Drug Screens

Posted by Robin Walters on May 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM


If you’re in the workforce today, it’s likely that you’ve undergone a background check and drug screen. Most companies in the United States conduct both of these tests. Are you asking yourself what this means? What's the point? Read on!

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Guest Blog: How to Write An Effective Freelance Job Post

Posted by Artisan on May 10, 2018 12:01:00 PM

Freelancers are a great resource to tap, because they're skilled in their field and will get the job done without requiring you to hire a full-time employee. However, working with freelancers, whether remote or onsite, can create many recruitment challenges that you’re going to need to overcome.

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