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Guest Blog: Filing Taxes as a Freelancer

Posted by Artisan on Mar 31, 2016 7:23:36 AM

You probably have the same dirty secret as many other newly minted freelancers, you probably didn’t file quarterly taxes as a freelancer and are feeling kind of dumb as we move closer and closer to April 15th - the last day that you can file taxes for the previous year’s earnings.

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Back to Basics: The Art of the Upsell

Posted by Artisan on Mar 29, 2016 7:01:06 AM

Our "Back to Basics" series revisits some tried and true marketing techniques! Read on for basic pointers of classic advice paired with new tips and tricks. Today's topic...

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A Day in the Life of a Recruiter

Posted by Artisan on Mar 27, 2016 7:00:07 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Recruiter? What do they do all day? What does an external Recruiter do?

The best part about working with an external recruiter is that you both usually have the same goal — getting you placed with the employer. If you have gaps or other issues, they may be able to help you strategize a way to present yourself in the best light. Don’t expect them to help you figure out what you want to do, but do expect them to provide you with some insight into what is going on inside the employer’s organization - what the “hot” issues are, who are apt to be your allies in the hiring process, and who the real decision makers are.

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How To Make Sure Deadlines Are Kept

Posted by Artisan on Mar 24, 2016 6:00:54 AM

Deadlines are a way of life for many. If you've added to your team to help get the work done and are still struggling, outsourcing work to freelancers is a way to get the work done, but how can you be sure that the work is going to be done on time?

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A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

Posted by Artisan on Mar 22, 2016 6:04:11 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to work in social media? What does a day in the life of a Social Media Manager look like? What do they do all day?

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Should I Be Live Streaming Video for Business?

Posted by Artisan on Mar 20, 2016 7:00:15 AM

We’d like you to put a sticky note on your computer that says, “Get the business into video ASAP.”

Live streaming video is becoming the latest marketing/communications tool adopted by businesses seeking a competitive edge with consumers. Companies now have an inexpensive and easy way to interact with potential customers in this real-time medium, allowing access to live events and creating feeds that include communications with employees that are dispersed across the globe.

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Back to Basics: Reaching Your Digital Target Audience

Posted by Artisan on Mar 17, 2016 5:01:23 AM

The basics of utilizing online marketing include the ability of your business to actually cut through the digital clutter to make a lasting impression with your target audience. (Not sure who your target audience is? Click here to read that "Back to Basics" blog). There is so much information at everyone’s fingertips each day, figuring out where to start this process will be daunting – but only if you start at the wrong place.

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How To Answer Job Interview Questions Wisely

Posted by Artisan on Mar 16, 2016 12:12:06 AM

Congratulations should be in order when you have been invited for a job interview. The recruiter has seen something special in your job application and deemed you worthy for the all-important first interview. You have grounded the ball and safely made it to first base. Celebrate this small victory because your attention will now shift to a tougher challenge: how to answer job interview questions in the best way possible?

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Expert Advice: The Art of Instagram

Posted by Artisan on Mar 15, 2016 7:01:43 AM

Last week Artisan Talent was proud to co-host The Art of Instagram with AIGA Chicago. Three local Instagramers: Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft, Social Strategist/Photographer Nathan Michael, and Mike Salvatore, Owner of Heritage Bicycles, along with Lauren Brady, Senior Web Marketing Coordinator of CBRE spoke on our panel moderated by Victoria Pater of Braintree. They talked on the ins and outs of using Instagram to promote your business and gave some great advice on building a brand. Here were some of their best tips.

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Take The Stress Out Of Seasonal Hiring

Posted by Artisan on Mar 13, 2016 7:13:34 AM

No matter what type of business you run, hiring is part of your life. And, there are likely times of the year where seasonal hiring is a fact of life. For many businesses, things ramp up in the spring and summer months, and if you aren't adequately prepared, can cause a real headache.

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The New Rules of Office Dressing

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 10, 2016 5:00:09 AM

We've all heard the old adage, "dress for the job you want," but how do we do that in 2010s? Striking a balance between looking good and feeling good while remaining professional and fashionable is not easy.

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Artisan Instagram Contest

Posted by Artisan on Mar 9, 2016 5:17:54 AM

Artisan Talent is pleased to announce its first ever Instagram contest!

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Back to Basics: Old School Marketing Techniques

Posted by Artisan on Mar 8, 2016 4:05:05 AM

Spending Less = Making More

Marketing has gotten increasingly sophisticated. Demographics allow you to divide and conquer your target audience by segments. Pay per click and complicated algorithms increase search engine optimization. The science and technology of the digital era have changed the way many companies do marketing.

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5 Resume Skills To Add This Year

Posted by Artisan on Mar 6, 2016 6:05:10 AM

Whether you are just out of college and looking for your first position, or you have been in the game for decades, one of the most important things you can do for yourself is to keep learning, keep growing, and constantly acquire new skills. This not only enriches your life, but it keeps you fresh and marketable in an increasingly competitive job market. So what skills do you need right now?

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Back to Basics: Who is Your Target Audience?

Posted by Artisan on Mar 3, 2016 6:19:55 AM

Let's revisit the marketing basics of the target audience. In today's digitized speed-of-light world, marketing has become increasingly complex, personalized, and micro-managed down to the tiniest algorithm. But imagine what the art of marketing would be like if we narrowed our attention by focusing in on the basics.

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National Old Stuff Day: Making the Old New Again

Posted by Artisan on Mar 1, 2016 5:00:16 AM

That’s right. There’s actually an unofficial holiday designed to make us reflect on whatever we define as “old.” March 2nd is National Old Stuff Day. The calendar tells us that, instead of worshiping the old or outdated, the day was created as a way to jump-start the old into something different and new.

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