Shopping for a Resume? It’s Like Black Friday Every Day at Platinum Resumes

We are still in search of a good bargain, an opportunity to save our hard-earned money whenever we can. We continue to read reviews and seek the lesser expensive route, but we more often give up on finding it.   For those who are currently in the midst of a job search, or preparing the way for transitioning out of an existing job, then counting the costs is probably front and center on your mind. You want to score that dream job, to take a step up toward a more challenging position with better pay instead of backsliding and settling for whatever you can find first. So, what’s stopping you from reaching for the stars? Most likely it is both fear and money.   I want to get help with writing my resume, but how much does that cost? I am super rusty on my interview skills, but how in the world could I find [...]

Shopping for a Resume? It’s Like Black Friday Every Day at Platinum Resumes 2015-11-27T22:37:17+00:00

The Golden Handcuffs… Well Paid but Miserable

We have written here before about being unhappy with your job. Maybe you’ve lost the fire for your work that you once had? Or, even more disturbing, maybe you never had that passionate fire to begin with?   We are all surrounded in our careers by those who are going through the daily and weekly tasks that their job requires. Project after project is being completed, on-time and on-point. You may never hear a spoken complaint. However, how often do you see a smile on the face of such individuals? A sense of belonging and connectedness to their work? These folks that we have described are often struggling with the concept of the Golden Handcuffs. Knowingly or blinded, they are being held down to their jobs, as unhappy as they are, because their pay and benefits are too great to be lost. They fear that the loss of their job will result in the loss [...]

The Golden Handcuffs… Well Paid but Miserable 2015-11-20T21:58:35+00:00

Platinum Resumes: Once a Client…Always a Client

You know that feeling when you run into someone that you haven’t seen in a long time, and he or she seems to have forgotten your name? Maybe it was that guy who shared a cubicle with you for years several jobs back. He ran into you recently in a restaurant and acted as though he had no clue who you were. Being cared about today and forgotten about tomorrow is never a good feeling!   We understand that and always seek to do all we can to avoid that forgotten feeling with our clients. Once you have signed on with Platinum Resumes, we are with you. Even if you thought you just needed a bit of quick help with a resume, you may find that further down the road you are stuck once again.   We are constantly being approached by clients who we have helped in the past but still desire our professional [...]

Platinum Resumes: Once a Client…Always a Client 2015-11-13T21:40:46+00:00

For Those Struggling to Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance… You’re Not Alone

We are a generation of competitive overachievers. We are taught in our families and in our classrooms, from an early age, to drive ourselves to the top and work hard to gain that which we dream and hope will come our way. We seek to outrank and out-earn our neighbors, with no regard as to what those endeavors are actually costing us in the long run.   Is it wrong to have a competitive spirit? No way. Is it bad to push yourself to achieve bigger and better things? Not necessarily. Is there any real harm in pouring your time and sweat into your work? It depends.   The takeaway from all of this…is that it’s all about balance. Climb the ladder of success but stop and look down from time to time. Work hard to earn that paycheck but take a day off here and there to enjoy its benefits. Bring your passion to [...]

For Those Struggling to Maintain a Healthy Work/Life Balance… You’re Not Alone 2015-11-06T05:45:52+00:00