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.

Why You Should Hire New Talent from a Referral

Posted by Artisan on Sep 29, 2016 11:13:00 AM

It really is “who you know.”

Hiring Managers and Recruiters peruse resumes all day long looking for the right fit for their companies, but even the most rigorous of hiring processes can miss important nuances of the person behind the resume. Behavioral characteristics and personality are hard to quantify in the interview process.

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How to Fit Your Resume on One Page

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Does your resume make you look like a job jumper? If you’re riding the wave of the new “normal” -- part-time, freelance, or contract work, and you try to capture that in written format for future employers, pretty soon your resume is going to start to resemble War and Peace.

Human resource managers still suggest that you keep your resume succinct. So how will you capture all that experience on a resume? Here's how to fit your resume on one page.

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5 Reasons We Love Denver

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 22, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Denver, Colorado is booming for many reasons. If you are already there then you know why, but if you are searching for a place to land and call home, then the Mile-High City is worth a serious look. 

When looking for a new city to call home each individual has their own list of must-haves. What's the weather like? What about jobs? Let's see how Denver stacks up when it comes to quality of life.

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The 7 Best Cities for Creatives

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 20, 2016 11:22:42 AM

Being creative can be all about your environment: you need to be in a city that really sings to you if you're going to focus on your art. While there are artistic communities all across the nation, there are certain cities that are just better for those within the creative industry.

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10 Tips for Hiring the Best Talent

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

You’ve probably hired well – and hired poorly. Hiring mistakes can be expensive, no matter what industry you’re in. We’ve compiled our top ten suggestions for finding the right talent. These tips will help you avoid some of the pitfalls common to an employer based job search.

Here are ten tips for hiring the best talent!

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A Day in the Life of a Lead Talent Representative

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Ever wondered what it's like to be a Recruiter? What do they do all day? What does a Lead Recruiter at a staffing agency do?

The Lead Recruiter is a contributing manager and will be responsible for managing a team of Recruiters and Resource Specialists. The purpose of the role is to ensure that client positions are filled with high-quality candidates and that the candidate pipeline is continuously growing and reflects the talent that clients are requesting.

Meet Lucas Frisbie, the newest member of Artisan Talent's staff and Lead Talent Representative.

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Call For Entries: Artisan Holiday Bazaar

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 12, 2016 11:59:56 AM

It's time to show off your talent outside of work! Artisan is looking for artists, artisans, illustrators, photographers, and more wishing to help us make our first ever Holiday Bazaar a success.

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Secret Ways To Optimize Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 8, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Modern resumes aren't just intended for Hiring Managers and Recruiters. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and other resume filters are used by many major companies to automatically match applicants to positions. If your resume isn't optimized for them, it may never even be seen by human eyes.

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The 5 Types of Freelancers

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Sep 6, 2016 12:44:46 PM

American freelancers have become a force to be reckoned with. If you've read the new report by the Freelancers Union you'll understand one startling statistic: 34% of the entire U.S. workforce is now made up of freelance contractors. That's 53 million Americans.

Freelancers, or I-9 contractors (the name comes from the tax form these workers use), can be found in jobs ranging from home health care to writers, Graphic Designers to Uber drivers. Platforms like Task Rabbit and Flex Jobs have helped this mobile, innovative workforce thrive and expand.

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