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.

31 Frighteningly Helpful Job Hunting Links

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 31, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Looking for some job hunting inspiration? Just like the Sanderson sisters hunting for children? Look no further, here are 31 frighteningly helpful job links to check out when it comes to your next job hunt.

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Essential skills to include on your resume

Posted by Vince Font on Oct 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve done your homework on all of the various methods of improving your resume, you’re no doubt well aware of the importance of listing out your skills - all the better for a Hiring Manager or Human Resources Specialist to get an idea of what you’ll bring to their company in a single glance.

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Into the Crystal Ball: What the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market Future

Posted by Artisan on Oct 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What Do the Next 10 Years Hold for the Job Market?

The future isn't what it used to be. Although we’re likely not to discover the secret to weather control or flying cars in the next 24 months, there are some things we do know are headed our way in the coming decade.

How will the job market evolve over the next 10 years? What do you need to do now to ensure when that time comes, you won’t have trouble competing? Here are three predictions for the job market future.

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5 Myths About Recruiters

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

Recruiters get a bad rap. They’re often lumped in a category next to used car sales reps in the minds of the gainfully employed. We call them “headhunters” because they’re on the hunt for talent, and you're the trophy they’re seeking.

But if you don’t have a job or are desperately looking to make a change in your existing employment situation, Recruiters can help you when you need it most. How can this be bad?

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Why Freelance Workers Are The Way of The Future

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 25, 2016 10:54:00 AM

There are 53 million Americans (34% of the U.S. workforce) working as freelancers according to the Freelancers' Union. If you haven't already, chances are you'll have to hire a freelancer in the near future.


The traditional 9 to 5 work model is shifting, from full-time to free agent employment. The world is changing and your business needs to adapt with it.

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How To Make a marketing career in Chicago

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Whether you're kicking off a new marketing career or hoping to transition to the Chicago area, the marketing industry in Chicago is booming--especially if you have digital skills. Here's what you need to know to succeed.

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7 Ways Hiring is like Dating

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 18, 2016 11:13:00 AM

Finding the right match for an open job position feels a lot like finding the right match in a life partner. Here are seven ways hiring is like dating.

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The Salary Guide Cheat Sheet

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 17, 2016 1:40:46 PM

Salary guides can be an invaluable resource if you're hiring or hunting for a new job, but they can also be terribly confusing. One guide will say a Designer makes $30,000 while another says $130,000!

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What's Your Why: Artisan inspiring Better Lives

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 13, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Do you believe that life has a singular purpose or one that evolves over time? Mabbly does. They believe that businesses should have a singular purpose as well. Hank and Adam believe "some businesses are visionary and world-changing. Others are simply providing the market something it needed or wanted," but that they all can create a positive impact. Discovering the "why" of your business is all it takes to start.

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Things To Remember When Hiring Freelancers

Posted by Artisan on Oct 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Business and Hiring Managers who need to pay close attention to resource allocation and keep their expenses in line with company goals will welcome freelance opportunities as part of their repertoire of tactics to cut costs while maintaining high-quality results.

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Project Management Skills Every Professional Should Have

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 11, 2016 11:19:00 AM

We’d like to nominate a Project Manager for the presidency of the United States. 🇺🇸 A good Project Manager can really whip a team into shape – we bet even Congress.

If you’ve ever worked with a Project Manager, you understand how important they are to accomplishing a task. They are the heart and soul of a project, no matter what industry they’re in.

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Hiring Freelancers 101

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Need to Make Hiring Freelancers Easier?

Then we have the guidebook for you. If you haven't hired freelancers already, chances are you will soon. Over 53 million Americans are freelancing instead of working full-time. That's over 1/3 of the population!

In fact, many freelancers would prefer this type of work and consider it more stable than traditional 9-to-5 jobs. Freelancer Melyssa Griffin says, "with freelancing, you have the power and autonomy to change anything that doesn’t fit your vision. This also creates the potential to earn more money, since you’re in control of how you earn your income."

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7 Ways Job Hunting is Like Dating

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 5, 2016 11:42:00 AM

7 Ways Job Hunting is Like Dating

There are some striking similarities between job hunting and dating. Think about it, you use apps like LinkedIn and Bumble, if you get the job interview/first date you have to be on your best behavior, and you’re ultimately looking for the perfect match between two people!

So when it comes to job hunting, use what you know about the dating process to make the match happen.

Here are seven things these two hunts have in common:

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What's the Going Rate for Freelancers?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 4, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Calculating the going rate for freelancers and creative talent can be a bit of a challenge. What should you pay them? When it comes to freelancers, companies pay different rates for the category of services rendered. For example, a freelance Copywriter is typically on a different pay scale from a Web Designer.

But businesses also pay by project. Within each project, there are also fee variables related to the deliverable itself. You can also pay by the hour or by the day.

If you weren’t confused before, you probably are now. Let's take a moment to organize our thoughts around the freelance model. We have some concrete steps you can take to figure this one out.

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