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    The Ins & Outs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance

    7 Questions to Never Ask a New Acquaintance
    When we’re just getting to know someone—a friend, a business associate, a romantic partner—being inquisitive about the other person’s background and interests is a healthy and inevitable part of the process. But that doesn’t mean it’s appropriate to fire off just any question that pops into your mind, no matter how burning your desire to know the answer is. In the ...
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    How to Use References on ArtBistro

    How to Use References on ArtBistro
    ArtBistro has added a feature that allows our community members to request references from colleagues. The reference consists of five ratings on a 1-5 scale, four optional questions to provide more detail, and a reference summary. Reference requests can be sent to non-users via email, or to existing users on the site via personal messages and email. When you receive a ...
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    Helpful Networking Hints for Shy People

    Helpful Networking Hints for Shy People
    Network, network, network: It's the most common advice job seekers hear. And it's good advice--in a recent HotJobs poll, 58 percent of respondents said that networking had helped them land their most recent job. But for people who aren't naturally outgoing, the very idea of networking can cause a lot of anxiety. Many of us dread "schmoozing" with large groups of ...
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    How to Make Friends Inside and Out of Work

    How to Make Friends Inside and Out of Work
    When we were younger, making friends was easy. School provides us with an instant pool of people our own age that we interact with on a daily basis, who are in the same boat we are. But once we leave college and enter the real world, finding friends can be a more difficult task, especially if you have to relocate for ...
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    ArtBistro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    h4. ArtBistro These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at Art Bistro asking how to land a career as an artist or Designer. We encourage anyone interested in a visual art career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know ...
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    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact

    Step 1: Identify good contacts An effective professional network has a wide variety of types of people, including people from outside your industry. So how do you decide whether someone you meet at a cocktail party is someone you want in your circle? Career expert Liz Ryan says it's more about "feel" than logic: "You've got a certain style and ...
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    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact

    Turn a Stranger into an Art Industry Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your social circle, ...
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    The Art of Following Up with Contacts

    The Art of Following Up with Contacts
    Recently I received several interesting emails from an artist in New York City. His name is Roc Cayard. What Roc “gets” about his career and how to further it, is that he must initiate contact and follow up. He mentioned in one message how many artists fail to have a “work ethic”, and I’m afraid I must agree. However, this extends ...
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    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking

    Turn Artsy Small Talk Into Networking
    "Hello, my name is (blank). Oh, you have your own business? Need a logo?" Imagine this scenario. You're waiting in line at your local coffee shop. You look down and see a sweet pair of doodled Chucks. You tap the person in front of you on the shoulder and compliment their shoes. You get into a conversation about how she came ...
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    Build Your Creative Network, Hollywood-Style

    Build Your Creative Network, Hollywood-Style
    From Monster.com Whether you're trying to land a job or make new art business contacts, networking can be one of your most fruitful strategies. And if there's one industry in which people know the value of networking, it's entertainment. Although the entertainment industry has something others may not - like countless events offering opportunities for aspiring stars to schmooze with power ...
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    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People

    Where are all the creative people? Creative people are some the most valuable assets in business today. They drive main projects and come up with million-dollar ideas. If success is what you seek, you must find and network with your fellow creatives; It's a great way to learn and find inspiration! The character of creative people leads them to success. ...
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    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People

    10 Top Places to Meet Fellow Creative People
    Creative people are some the most valuable assets in business today. They drive main projects and come up with million-dollar ideas. If success is what you seek, you must find and network with your fellow creatives; It's a great way to learn and find inspiration! Click here to find out where all the creative people are >>
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    Include Friends in Your Creative Job Hunt

    Include Friends in Your Creative Job Hunt
    Mention being out of work to a friend and they’ll be the first to emphasize that you do have a full-time job — looking for a job, that is. And they’re right. Looking for a new job can be just as time consuming as working nine to five. But there is one major difference and that’s making the transition from working ...
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    How to Become an ArtBistro Superstar!

    How to Become an ArtBistro Superstar!
    One glance at the ArtBistro Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's an ArtBistro Superstar. Why care? Because, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and creative feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features ArtBistro has to offer, get noticed, get ahead! Next: What Else Does the Leaderboard Offer? ...
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