• Social media and the all-important name game

    4/22/14

    If clients or potential clients are having difficulty finding you on a social network like Twitter, or trouble recalling your username, survey says you need a new name. While being social has become almost mandatory for businesses, it makes little difference to join the party if other revelers can’t find you. An online name is …

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  • The Perils of Mobile App Bloat

    4/21/14

    Keeping trim isn’t just a commandment of fitness buffs – it’s also a goal for many mobile developers as they work on the latest apps. As you develop your next mobile app, it’s important to keep in mind the dangers of bloat and how you can work to prevent it from happening. Where Bloat Comes …

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  • Mastering the Interview: 12 steps to take before you meet with your interviewer

    Everyone dreads the interview process. It’s nerve racking and brings out new levels of anxiety and stress. You have to impress someone with years of work you have done while telling them that you are right for their company, all in a short period of time. Interviews can make or break whether you get your …

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  • Outdated Web Design Trends You Should Dump Now

    4/20/14

    Sitting down in front of a design program with all those tools and fancy styles at hand, many people often forget the first rule of web design. It can be so tempting to play, to create a page that’s an experience when you really just need a page that gets the job done. The number …

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  • ARTISAN INSIDER: HOW TO STAND OUT AT A JOB FAIR

    4/18/14

    Hello everyone! As a college student I have been to quite a few job fairs. Whether you are in college, about to graduate, or looking for a new job, job fairs are one of the best ways to find out about a company you could work for and network with recruiters and people in the …

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  • Easter Egg Bonus: Making the User Experience Fun

    4/17/14

    While the internet is seen as being full of wonderful and quirky things to gawk at in awe, it’s really quite the opposite. Most times, the average user is stuck seeing tedious, boring things, whether it’s waiting for a page or a video to load or filling out form after tedious form. Fortunately, a clever …

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  • Is Searching for Employment in Social Media a Struggle for You?

    4/16/14

    The New York Times reports that social media-based business collaboration and communication will boost the economy by anywhere from $900 billion to $1.3 trillion in the next few years. So why is LinkedIn reporting that growth in “social media manager” hires has slowed by 50% over the last year? The numbers seem counterintuitive in the extreme, …

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  • Tips for Discovering the Better Designer in You

    4/15/14

    As a graphic designer hoping to improve your design abilities, you’re probably taking a conventional approach by keeping up with the latest software and reading magazines like “Communication Arts” and “Advanced Photoshop.” These methods are effective, but there’s another side to design that needs to be nurtured as well. You could say that art is …

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  • ARTISAN INSIDER: TOP 10 JOB HUNTING TIPS FROM RECRUITERS

    Happy Tuesday! Tuesdays at Artisan Talent are dedicated to helping you find a job. We give you interview advice, career tips, industry articles to read, and post the latest hot jobs we are hiring for. I sat down with the four amazing Artisan Talent Recruiters who place people in jobs for web design, graphic design, …

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  • Nailing the One-shot Cover Letter

    4/14/14

    For many job seekers, writing a cover letter is the most painful part of beginning any job search. As a result, many job seekers skimp on the cover letter or make sloppy mistakes in their cover letters that hurt their chances of getting the job. Your cover letter is half of your application, and therefore, a …

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