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Looking to learn about freelancing tips and tricks? Wondering how to hire top talent? You’ve come to the right place! The Artisan blog offers a captivating look at the creative industry from those who know the business best.

Ask a Recruiter: Freelancing During The Holidays

Posted by Lauren Friesen on Nov 9, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Don’t freak out! Prepare!

This month our Denver, Colorado Recruiter Superstar Lauren Friesen talks about what happens during the holidays when you're a freelancer. 

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The 5 Most Common Types of Remote Employees 

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Remote is the new black, right? Today, flexible work arrangements are everywhere, from the part-time worker sitting next to you to the freelancer writing your corporate blogs. But not all of these remote workers operate under the same types of arrangements. Today, there is a lovely rainbow of diversity in the way we employ our workforce.

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Should I Work for a Startup?

Posted by Artisan on Sep 7, 2017 11:02:00 AM

When looking for new opportunities, you may find yourself considering the call of a startup. Startups are extremely alluring — they're often innovative and different, and they promise an exciting and dramatic atmosphere. But they aren't for everyone.

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To Behance or not Behance - Your Online Portfolio

Posted by Artisan on Aug 29, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you work in a creative field, it’s important to share your work. That’s why Photographers, Graphic Designers, and Copywriters all develop portfolios to showcase their talent. If you’re looking for the next gig, or even if you’re an employer searching for the right talent, an online portfolio is very important to help you decide your next steps.

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How to Succeed on Indeed: Job Seekers

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jul 27, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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?

Posted by Lauren Friesen on Jul 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

This month Recruiter Lauren Friesen 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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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

Posted by Artisan on Jul 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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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Math Matters: Adding Quantifiable Statistics to Make Your Resume Pop

Posted by Artisan on Jun 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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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Guest Blog:10 Pieces of Chicago Freelance Advice

Posted by Julia Thiel on Jun 15, 2017 11:01:00 AM

If you're a freelancer, you're not just an employee...you're the CEO of your own organization, the president of your own brand! And even scarier, you're the entire PR department for your business.

So how do you succeed in all these roles AND manage to work on projects you love? Copy from the professionals! Meet Julia Thiel, one of Artisan's talented, successful freelancers who has been working in Chicago for years. She's managed to meld passion and project using these 10 pieces of advice.

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