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Artisan Talent’s designers blog offers a captivating look at the freelance creative and digital marketing industries—with blogs written by insiders who know the business.

How to Hire Great Talent in a Week

08/22/2017

Hiring is tough these days. When you have an opening, the pressure to hire great people can be intense and stressful.

It takes time to find people. It takes time to check out their references. It takes time to figure out if they are a good fit for your team. After all that, you have to negotiate a financial package that works for both of you. The process can take a lot of your precious time. If you don’t act quickly enough, it’s easy to lose top talent to your competitors.

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4 Non-Scary Ways to Find a New Friend in a New City

08/17/2017

Did you move for work? Moving with your partner and looking for work? Wondering where to start to make yourself at home and find new friends? Read these four tips and get ready to get networking!

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What You Can Learn About Being an Intern from Samwell Tarly

08/15/2017

Being an intern can be an exciting first step on your road to career success. Of course you hope to gain valuable experience and exposure to help lay the foundation for a long and flourishing career, but often interns find themselves wondering how they can make their internship as successful as possible. Whether you've worked in a professional role before or not, internships are unique and have their own standards to follow. 

If you're about to embark on your own internship, do yourself a favor and take a lesson from Game of Thrones' least likely White Walker slayer: Samwell Tarly.

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How to Ace a Job Fair

08/08/2017

Job fairs aren't everyone's favorite thing, but they can be a necessary evil. Whether you're in college or looking for a brand-new job, job fairs can be one of the best ways to find out about potential employers, meet people in your industry, and network with Recruiters. 

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How to Succeed on Indeed: Job Seekers

07/27/2017

Indeed is, indeed, a big deal in the job world. That’s because, when it comes to hired candidates, they over deliver. A 2016 study by the Society for Human Resource Management showed:

  • Indeed yielded six times the number of interviews as the next biggest online job site.
  • The job board boasted two and a half times the number of hired candidates as the nearest competitor.

Clearly, your resume should make its way to the Indeed platform. But how will you separate yourself from the thousands of other candidates on the site? Here are our top tricks and best advice for putting your resume on Indeed.

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Ask a Recruiter: Do I Need a Degree in Graphic Design?

07/18/2017

This month Recruiter Lauren Ray tackles the tough question of college degrees. Do you need a college degree to become a Graphic Designer?

The long-winded answer is: it depends. It depends on the industry, it depends on the company, and it depends on the niche - UX positions won't necessarily require the types of degrees that traditional Graphic Designer jobs do. A huge, conservative financial company might want to see that B.A. while a small start up agency might not.

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Why You Should Be Self-Publishing on LinkedIn

07/13/2017

Building your corporate or personal brand means interacting with businesses and people. Whether trying to close more deals or find a job, LinkedIn Pulse is a great venue to help you reach your target audience.

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How to Help Your Team When You Don't Have a Project Manager

07/06/2017

Sometimes to get things done, you have to do it yourself. In the instance of a small, medium, or big project, this philosophy means you might feel compelled to lead and motivate your team. This means, in effect, that you will become a Project Manager. The Project Management Institute says that PM is a discipline that applies "...knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements."

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The Rules of Power Seating at Corporate Meetings

06/27/2017

Where you sit matters.

The corporate world is rife with rules about what you can and can’t say in meetings and how you should or shouldn't behave with co-workers. But it turns out, there are also some rules governing the most basic activity in business—where you sit.

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Math Matters: Adding Quantifiable Statistics to Make Your Resume Pop

06/22/2017

It’s all about the numbers. If you’re looking for the best way to make your resume stand out, highlighting your accomplishments by quantifying them with statistics will help.

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At Artisan Talent, we know that our clients and our freelancers are busy professionals who do not have enough time in the workday. As such, we wanted to create a blog where it is possible to get the scoop on all aspects of hiring web design, development, content creation and digital marketing in one place. We do not stop at that; we go the extra mile to make sure every post is useful, easy-to-understand and even enjoyable to read.

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world of design and marketing and learn how each innovation impacts the way companies, employees, and freelancers work together. Check out the latest posts and follow Artisan’s designers blog. Our talented bloggers scour the web to keep you up to date with the latest techniques and happenings in all areas of digital marketing and design. Plus, Artisan provides winning strategies to help clients and freelancers connect and work together for the common good.

We are proud to offer timely and information that benefits our clients, designers, marketers and anyone else who needs to stay on top of what’s happening out there in the design and marketing world. Check out our latest thought-provoking blog posts and leave a comment or two. We want you to join the conversation and engage with others about the latest happenings in today’s ever-changing digital world.