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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.

All About Background Checks and Drug Screens

Posted by Robin Walters on May 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM


If you’re in the workforce today, it’s likely that you’ve undergone a background check and drug screen. Most companies in the United States conduct both of these tests. Are you asking yourself what this means? What's the point? Read on!

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Help! I Hate My Job

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It’s become a cliché to hate your job.

Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Recent poll numbers suggest attitudes toward work have shifted:

  • In 2010, a Deloitte survey showed 80 percent of Americans hated their jobs.
  • In 2013, a national Gallup poll reported that unhappy employees outnumbered happy by a 2-to1 margin.
  • By 2016, a Pew statistic revealed a startling finding: only 49 percent of Americans said they are happy with their job.

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Freelance or Full-Time Employee: What's right for your business?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Need to hire some help? Not sure if you want to hire full-time or freelance employees?

Outsourcing certain jobs can save money and cut down on employee expenses, but it can also limit what can be done to the task for which you've contracted. 

So which one do you choose?

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The Hottest Creative Jobs for 2018

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM

 

In an economy with only 4% unemployment, it’s getting harder to find talent. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about manufacturing, banking, or web design, finding and hiring top talent is an increasingly laborious, time- and skill-intensive process.

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Ask a Recruiter: Appreciating Projects on Behance?

Posted by Rachel Martinic on Feb 18, 2018 12:00:00 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, meet Rachel Martinic, one of our fabulous Recruiters working for our Indy office. She's a pro when it comes to almost all the verticals.

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Project-Based Creative Talent

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Blame the internet.

Freelancing continues to be the biggest disrupter of the traditional work environment since Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. It’s unclear whether the chicken or the egg came first, though. Did employers get a twinkle in their eyes about the money they’d save on benefits if they hired by project?

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Ask a Recruiter: Sending Out Resumes in 2018

Posted by Amy Hayes on Feb 2, 2018 12:36:22 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, meet Amy Hayes! Amy is a Chicago-based resume wizard with a deep knowledge base of UX and other digital roles.

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The Ultimate Guide to Freelancing in 2018

Posted by Robin Walters on Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Freelancers are the ultimate entrepreneurs. Businesses love freelancers because they bring an array of industry skills, a solid sense of self-motivation, and cost less than the traditional full-time employee.

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Top 30 Job Skills You Need for 2018

Posted by Robin Walters on Jan 9, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Trust us. Artisan Talent has been in the business of placing job seekers in new roles for decades. We’ve been searching our noggins and discussing our experiences, and we think we have the perfect list of the top 30 job skills you’re going to need in 2018.

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The Worst Resume Mistakes to Make

Posted by Robin Walters on Jan 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

A resume is a little snippet of you.

The words and style you choose reflect your attitude, skill set, and attention to detail. A well-crafted resume can mean the difference between sailing over the first hurdle to that next job or doing a belly flop right into the dirt.

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