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7 reasons why working with a recruiter is a good idea

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 29, 2016 11:12:00 AM

In this day of fast-paced applicant tracking systems and online job applications, getting feedback about your qualifications or input on the job is often a challenge. Frankly, it’s hard to know if anyone has even had a chance to review your submission.

This has become frustrating for many. Job and resumé feedback can help you guide your search and is encouraging. No one likes sending their resumé into a black hole.

If you're looking for a little more feedback and a lot more love, you may want to consider working with a Recruiter in your job search. Here are some of our favorite reasons...

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10 Steps to the Perfect Hire

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

Finding the perfect fit job candidate with the right set of in-demand skills is getting harder and harder. CIO says, "According to a recent study on hiring trends, the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase."

How can you make sure you're hiring the best in this new gig economy? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Dealing with Digital Talent: Remote Workers

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 17, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Considering going remote with your business? Already embracing offsite workers? Good for you! You're on trend. There are many tools that have made digital talent teams more and more popular as of late, and many more businesses are on their way to embracing this concept.

Collaborative software, videoconferencing and web-based tools have removed the barriers that required workers to be onsite, Entrepreneur Magazine points out. "As a result, more and more workers are choosing the distributed team option. Forrester Research predicts that by 2016 some 43 percent of the U.S. workforce, or 63 million people, will telecommute." 

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Our 1st Ever Holiday Bazaar ☃️

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

You're invited to our first ever “Holiday Bazaar” this December!

Artisan Talent and General Assembly Chicago are proud to announce the first ever “Holiday Bazaar” featuring local artisans on December 1, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This holiday themed shopping event will be supporting local Chicago artists and designers.

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How to Work with a Temp Agency

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Statistics show that at some point in your life, you’ll find work thanks to a temp agency. The American Staffing Agency tells us these firms annually employ more than 16 million Americans. These contract and temporary jobs are actually on the upswing.

The increase in temp staffing may correlate to the rise in Millennials that seem to prefer a job setting completely opposite of their Baby Boomer parents. Baby Boomers want a steady job, with full-time benefits. Their children are seeking the flexibility of contract work. In fact, Upwork says 55 million Americans are currently freelancing.

So the chances are high that, if you haven’t yet, you will someday end up working with one. Here's a basics guide on how to work with a temp agency.

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Graphic Designer or Visual Designer? Which One Do I Need?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 1, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Creative design takes many forms. Today there are several jobs that use the word "Designer" but have wide task and skill requirements that are needed to to do the job. There are Graphic and Visual Designers, as well as User Experience (UX) Designers, Web Designers, and User Interface (UI) Designers.

Are we having fun yet?

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