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Modernize Your Stack: What Should Experienced Developers Do to Stay Fresh?

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 19, 2019 11:19:00 AM

 

Some Developers lead "lives of quiet desperation" (thanks, Thoreau). These are the cubicle Developers that you can find near the backbone of any major corporate or governmental setting. Over time, these Developers can get into a rut, where there’s nothing but the factory-like drudge of maintaining status quo.

Tech is alive with possibilities, and computer programming is a field that positively crackles with innovation. For the mid-level or senior Developer that’s lost touch with how exciting their career should be, it might be time to change things up.

How can these skilled Developers stay on top of the latest changes in the field while still maintaining their not-as-challenging corporate or government positions?

How can employers encourage these valuable team members to keep things fresh?

Here are some tips for keeping it real while modernizing your developer stack.

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Top 10 Skills to Land a Better Job

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Marie Kondo wants to know: does your job spark joy? If not, it might be time to change something, start fresh, and get better. 

Did you make a resolution this year to enjoy your work more? Or maybe it was "New Year, New Job." If it was, you're not alone.

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Is Working from Home Really Productive?

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Everyone dreams about working from home. For the American worker still struggling with the stress of commuting and the distractions of coworkers visiting their office, working remotely sounds like cool salve on a hot sunburn.

But how many American workers could really get things done if they had the option of hanging out in their pajamas all day? It turns out, a high percentage of workers are not only more productive working remotely, but they’re also more engaged.

What are the latest statistics on the WFH craze? What trends will impact what is becoming the new normal of a distributed workforce? Is working from home a totally positive experience or are there drawbacks to consider?

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Tidying Up Your Resume

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Feb 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Think Netflix can't teach you anything about crafting a creative resume? Think again. If you've watched the series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you might be inspired to clean up and let go of a few things. Why not let that energy transfer over to your resume?

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Ask a Recruiter: Interview Advice

Posted by Emily Turner-Sherwood on Jan 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Chicago-based Recruiter Emily Turner-Sherwood is here to boost your confidence and help you get that job!

Q: I’m not great at bragging about myself. How do I make sure employers know how awesome I am in an interview without coming across as conceited?

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Ask a Recruiter: Should I Apply if I'm Not Qualified?

Posted by Suzanne Shannon on Jan 8, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Found your dream job but don't feel like you're 100% qualified? Suzanne Shannon comes to the rescue in this month's Ask a Recruiter. 

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Our Top 18 Blogs in 2018

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

2018 has been a varied, polarizing year, and our most popular blogs certainly reflect that.

From convincing a Hiring Manager you're the right one for the job to understanding millennials and being successful as a freelancer, these 18 most popular blogs of the year will help you start 2019 on the right foot.

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How to Stay Relevant in a Trend-Based Industry: Tips for "Experienced Workers"

Posted by Robin Walters on Dec 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Try Googling “age discrimination in the workplace, 2018.” You’ll get millions of hits.

At Artisan, we hear a lot of stories from "older" workers (this essentially means anyone that isn’t a millennial or a member of the new Gen Z) about working for years at a big company only to be laid off just as they were beginning that final march toward retirement. Many of these workers believe sincerely that they have been discriminated against.

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Why Freelancing is a Real Job

Posted by Robin Walters on Dec 4, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Freelancing contract jobs are definitely the new normal. That’s because the work world has shifted into an on-demand employment model that mirrors our on-demand digital lifestyles. We can work anywhere now, and we do. Freelancers can be found in every coffee shop and nerdy hangout space in our nation, and of course, at home on the couch.

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Ask A Recruiter: Do I Need a New Resume for Every Job Application?

Posted by Suzanne Shannon on Nov 14, 2018 12:01:00 PM

Welcome to our Ask a Recruiter Series, where our Creative Talent Representatives answer your burning questions related to job hunting, resume submission, portfolios, and more.

This month, Suzanne Shannon is back!

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