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    From Graduation to Career: How to Write a Resume with No Experience

From Graduation to Career: How to Write a Resume with No Experience

For many, these next few weeks cannot pass quickly enough. You have poured so much of your time and hard work into your degree, and graduation is finally almost here! You’re saying goodbye to the world of endless research papers and exams.

 

But, as you say farewell to your life as an academic, what exactly are you saying hello to? What is waiting to greet you on the other side of graduation? For some, you’ve already got a job in place. For others, you’re taking a long summer off and figuring out the rest after some much needed vacay time. Yet, for many of you, the future resembles a rather bold and ominous question mark.

 

You keep thinking to yourself… “How am I supposed to land a good job without the necessary experience in the field?” “How can I get started right away by using my wealth of knowledge without having to settle for something less than ideal?” “Will I have to allow my degree to get dusty while I find a more attainable avenue of work?”

 

These questions can and should be answered with hope! The process may not be easy, and you will likely not be handed your dream job on a silver platter. However, it is very possible to find a good job within your field without having years of experience. Much of this opportunity comes down to just one word: resume.

 

Creating a solid resume is the key to getting yourself noticed by hiring managers and being raised to the same level, if not above, as that of your more experienced peers. What you lack in experience can be made up for in content and delivery with a well-written, professional resume. Platinum Resumes is comprised of a team of Professional Resume Writers whose job is to come alongside those such as yourself and use carefully chosen words in a creatively constructed format to accentuate all that you have to offer as a prospective job candidate.

 

Moving from graduation into a career is an option that you have at your fingertips if you go about it the right way. Hiring our team to help navigate you through this process will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made, and you will have greatly increased your chances of being hired by a good company in a tolerable amount of time. Don’t drag your feet and just sit and wait for something decent to come along. Give us a call today at 816.986.0909 and get on track to securing the career you’ve been waiting to embark upon!

April 29th, 2016|Blog|
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    Your Long Lost Friend on Facebook Could Lead You to Your Next Job

Your Long Lost Friend on Facebook Could Lead You to Your Next Job

We all know what a huge tool networking is these days! Staying connected with your friends and coworkers from years past is always a helpful resource to have at your disposal. In the past, if one was reaching out to an old friend to inquire about a potential job opportunity, it would have taken weeks of time to get writing correspondence back and forth between the two parties. Now, within seconds, at the touch of a button or two, the same type of correspondence can be initiated. Why not take full advantage of such an amazing job search tool?!

 

As great as LinkedIn can be at getting your profile information out into the right hands and keeping you connected within the right circles in your particular field, there can still be holes in the system. Not everyone has made it over to LinkedIn quite yet, but everyone and their grandfather has found their way to Facebook. Therefore, although LinkedIn offers you professional avenues of employment opportunity within an easy-to-use interface, Facebook offers a network that goes one step further, unearthing the folks that you haven’t seen or spoken to in ages.

 

You might ask, why bother to add people that you have no current relationship with? If you have zero interest in following the newsfeed of your first grade pen pal, we understand. If you don’t really desire to rekindle a friendship with the guy you worked with for like three weeks at camp one summer, we don’t blame you. However, take a minute to rethink the potential power of adding these seemingly insignificant long lost friends.

 

Studies in this arena have shown that these weak ties to Facebook friends are actually more valuable than strong connections to those with whom you maintain current relationships. The reason for this is that you pay little attention to these friends with which you are loosely tied. Those friends who you would consider to have strong connections with often bombard your newsfeed with redundant information, the same song and dance you looked at last week. However, the friends with weak ties seem to pop up less frequently, you pay less attention to the daily happenings of their life. Thus, there is a better chance that they will introduce you to new information or new opportunities.

 

So, when you run across an old acquaintance and are debating on hitting that “Add Friend” button, consider the unexpected job opportunities it might one day bring your way. When you are on the hunt for a new job, you will want to open as many doors as possible, so get connected!

 

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April 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Negotiating a Job Offer… Are You Prepared?

Whether you are on the job hunt fresh out of the university or have decades of experience under your belt, the process can be tricky. As you advance in your job search, the questions and concerns swimming around in your head become less about resumes and cover letters and more about interviews and the details of a potential job offer.

 

There are so many angles to be considered when looking at a potential job and the package that it entails. You plan to be dedicated to your work but want an adequate number of days off. You want to experience all of the perks that you’ve heard this company offers (after all, that’s part of the reason that you even pursued them to begin with), yet you don’t want to appear greedy. You want a decent salary but don’t want to be laughed out of the office when you offer too high of a figure. What, after all, is a fair offer?

 

For most, the negotiating part of the process is the most dreaded. Sure, it took you a while to produce a good-looking resume. And, yes, you spent a good deal of time picking out the right outfit and the right set of questions for your interview. However, none of the previous steps seem to cause you as much anxiety as the negotiation process can. You need to be on your game, sure of yourself and where you stand, yet willing to listen to the reasoning of your future employer…willing to flex but not to break.

 

There are many different opinions when it comes to what exactly needs to be said when negotiating your new job offer. If you feel unsure of how to approach this impending scenario, it’s best to consult a professional in the job search field. Platinum Resumes is a unique company in that the clients we serve are our forever clients. We generally take on clients to help them in creating a stellar resume, one which is guaranteed to gather 40%+ more attention from hiring managers than you would have likely gotten on your own.

 

We work hard to represent our clients well and help them to put an accurate and professional image together that translates to their potential employer all that they are capable of achieving. After the resume is polished and the interview prep has been discussed, there are often still those clients with questions as to how to approach the next phase of the hiring process. We are happy to work with those interested clients and assist in readying you for the negotiating process. Give us a call today at 816.986.0909 and find help in this stage of your journey!

April 15th, 2016|Blog|
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    Struggling to Write Your Resume? We’ll Transform Your Trash into Opportunity

Struggling to Write Your Resume? We’ll Transform Your Trash into Opportunity

For many, the task of writing a resume can seem like a never-ending cycle of writing a rough draft, shaking your head in disapproval, wadding it up and throwing it in the trash, and then starting all over again. You just can’t seem to get the right words together. You just can’t seem to take the wealth of experience and knowledge that you have in your field and make it shine on this very important piece of paper.

 

As if searching for a new job isn’t already exhausting and emotional enough, nobody wants to endure the added pressure of throwing together a well-written resume in a short amount of time. Oftentimes, this is something that we put off longer than we should. We think, “Well, I don’t have any legitimate prospects at this time, so I’ll just mess with tweaking my resume later this week.” Or, the ever popular, “It will only take me a few minutes to put something together. I’ll just google a random template and plug my info in. That will be professional enough, right?”

 

Although job candidates go about resume writing in many different ways, there comes a point at which you want to separate yourself from “everyone else”. Just because your resume was good enough to land you your previous job doesn’t mean that it’s still up to par. And, just because your roommate, with wicked grammar skills, took a minute to proofread it for you, that doesn’t necessarily mean that your resume is now ready to knock the socks off of any hiring manager who sets his or her eyes upon it.

 

Writing your resume is something to take seriously. Putting yourself out there on paper is a huge risk, and you have to be well-equipped for taking that risk. You don’t want to submit your interest in a particular position if you are not prepared to represent yourself professionally. This is why putting all you’ve got into this very important document can mean the difference in being heavily considered for your dream job or being disregarded altogether.

 

At Platinum Resumes, we work with clients , we work with clients who are pursuing careers in all corners of the country and in many different lines of work. Whether you’re applying for the position of CEO or an entry-level position right out of college, you need to have a well-written and concise resume that causes you to stand out among your peers. Our team of Professional Resume Writers strives to really get to know our clients and what they’re about, and then translate that professional imagery onto paper. Within approximately 7 business days, we will have taken your bare bones resume and basic information and transformed it into the job opportunity that you’ve been waiting for! Call us today at 816.986.0909 and let us offer you that same transformation!

April 8th, 2016|Blog|
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    Looking For a Job in Education? Here Are a Few Tips to Perfect Your Resume

Looking For a Job in Education? Here Are a Few Tips to Perfect Your Resume

As the end of the school year is rolling around, there are typically two areas which a teacher is focused upon: summer break and the renewal of contracts. Maybe you’re settled into a classroom where you plan to teach for years and years to come. Or, alternatively, maybe you’re ready to switch gears a bit.

 

Within the education system, there is always a lot of movement to be seen at this time of year. As concrete plans are being put into place for the 2016-2017 school year, decisions are being made, from preschool to PhD level teaching, regarding who will teach what and where for the next term. Maybe you’re looking to relocate to the other side of the country? Or maybe you’ve been teaching the same subject material for decades and are looking for a new challenge?

 

Regardless of where you find yourself in the world of education, now is always a good time to ensure that your resume is in tip-top shape. You want to have your documents ready to send out at any time, knowing that there are a lot of other well-qualified and talented teachers out there.  You must keep in mind that your resume needs to shine brighter than the others in order to guarantee yourself an interview and the attention of the hiring faculty.

 

So, what can you do to make sure that, as an educator, your resume is the cream of the crop?

 

Relay Your Passion… Be sure that the language of your resume reveals the passion you have for what you do. Don’t over-dramatize the situation but be true to who you are and why you have so devoutly pursued this career.

 

Don’t Hide Your Credentials… While credentials aren’t everything, they do mean a lot. Many schools and universities won’t give you a moment’s consideration if you do not have the proper credentials, so proudly highlight what you have worked hard to accomplish.

 

Key Contributions… What you have contributed to the lives of your pupils has made a lasting impact, and you will continue to be impactful in future jobs. Be sure to list the key ways in which you have made a footprint in your teaching career thus far.

 

Choose Your Words Wisely… Make sure to use terminology that is industry-specific, keywords that really define what you do on a day-to-day basis. You will want to implement these terms in order to really showcase your expertise and the knowledge you have of your art. Again, you are seeking to prove that you are a better candidate for the potential job than any other contenders, and you must show that you already know the detailed ins and outs of what is expected of you as an educator.

 

After hearing this advice and tweaking your resume, you may still find yourself less than pleased with the finished product. If that’s the case, we, at Platinum Resumes, are here to intervene! Our team of Professional Resume Writers will take your resume and add our touch of expertise to create a document that will guarantee you recognition from your potential employer. Our work is proven to increase your chances by 40% or more of online response, interview requests, and job offers. Give us a call today at 816.986.0909!

April 1st, 2016|Blog|
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