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Artisan Talent Wins Best of Staffing® 2017

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We are thrilled to announce we have won Inavero's Best of Staffing® awards in both categories, Client and Talent Satisfaction, for the fourth year in a row!!!

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Meet Larry: A Day in a Life of a Sales Professional

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 23, 2017 11:01:00 AM


Ever wondered what it's like to be a sales and new business professional?

We asked our very own Chicago Account Manager and New Business Development hire Larry Newquist II to shed some light on his daily inspirations.

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What to Know Before You Go: Transitioning From Full-time to Freelance

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Doesn’t being your own boss and working when you want to sound like a dream job? How about working from home in your pajamas? All these perks can be yours if you dump your full-time job to start freelancing.

How does having to sell yourself to get more gigs sound? Can you stay organized enough to juggle billing along with the work itself? What if you get sick? How will you get paid? Do you know how much to put away to prepare for taxes?

In a nutshell, these are some of the pros and cons of freelancing. Before you leave your full-time job and go full-time to freelance, let’s delve into more detail about the biggest benefits and challenges of the freelance lifestyle and figure out what you can do to prepare to take the plunge.

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Artisan Denver to Sponsor: Please Define ..... User Experience Design

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 20, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Artisan's newest office location, Artisan Denver, is proud to be sponsoring its first event with General Assembly Denver! On March 1, 2017, join GA for an evening all about UX.

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Chicago Salaries: Does Your Pay Stack Up?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Wondering if you're being paid what you should? Look to your city and region. Chicago sits happily in the middle of our salary guide market's friends with cities like Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California.

What's the current job climate in these cities? Good!

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How to Make Money as a Freelancer

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

According to the Freelancers Union, one in three Americans will earn their living as a freelancer. That’s a powerful, and expanding, population currently cataloged at around 55 million U.S. residents.

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Work

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 9, 2017 12:15:00 PM

If you heart your coworkers, let them know it. Not in a stalker kind of way – no HR policy violations, please. But February brings Valentine’s Day, which is a great opportunity to show your work colleagues your appreciation.

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What's the Difference Between a Headhunter and a Recruiter?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 7, 2017 11:01:00 AM


Headhunters vs. Recruiters. Which one do you need? What's the difference and who will get you to the top of "you're hired" mountain?

Both titles have grown fairly interchangeable over time. While there are probably more similarities than differences between these two professions, you may not realize it, but the roles are not the same. Both of these staffing professionals will help you find work. In fact, Recruiters and Headhunters will be your biggest asset if you’re in the thick of a job search; networking with these professionals should be your first step when seeking a new career.

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