New Year, New Image… Making Your Job Search Fruitful

Do you have all of your New Year’s resolutions ready to go? Are you anticipating great change in your life in 2017? For many of us, the coming of a new year brings hope for refining our goals with a new slate of opportunity. We look back over the past year and evaluate what went wrong and what was done well, and we are ready to hone in on specific areas that need to be further developed.   If you are without a job or are looking at making a career change, then it might be time to reevaluate your image. Is there room to amp up your marketing game? Are you representing yourself professionally on social media? Does your interview wardrobe reveal the high caliber candidate that you are?   In order to make your job search truly fruitful in 2017, it’s time to develop a new image and appeal to employers with a [...]

New Year, New Image… Making Your Job Search Fruitful 2017-09-26T16:53:18+00:00

Give Yourself the Gift of a Perfect Resume

As you consider gifts for all of your loved ones this Christmas, keep yourself in mind, as well. What is something that you need but feel as though you can’t afford? Something that will truly benefit you and your future rather than simply keep you entertained for a short while.   Giving yourself the gift of a perfect resume this Christmas is one of the smartest decisions that you’ll ever make. Opting for a professional writer to handle your resume promises more results and second glances than you could have ever managed on your own. Enduring a lengthy job search can be a brutal experience, and one should take hold of any available sage advice.   At Platinum Resumes, we assure our clients that our team of professional resume writers have the talent and experience to morph your outdated and mediocre resume into a rare jewel. We will take your career experiences and accolades and [...]

Give Yourself the Gift of a Perfect Resume 2017-09-26T16:53:54+00:00

Cut Yourself Some Slack. Job Recruiters are Human, Too!

Do you ever wonder what it’s like on the other side of the desk? As you’re stumbling over your words and thinking through what the interview should look like, would you believe that the other person might be feeling just as awkward? The job recruiters that we typically classify as being cool, calm and collected as they steer through the process of determining our futures may not always be as put together as it seems.   Despite its charms, being “the guy” or “the gal” in charge is not always easy. The individual navigating through the job search process on the other end of the spectrum is just as human as the job candidate. There are nerves involved, unanswered questions twirling around inside, and the need to please. A hiring manager may deliberate about what to wear on interview day for just as long as the interviewee. As we get all worked up and worried, [...]

Cut Yourself Some Slack. Job Recruiters are Human, Too! 2017-09-26T17:31:48+00:00

Your Office Christmas Party is Your Next Networking Opportunity!

Ready or not, here it comes. 'Tis the season for Christmas parties! You have exchanged names with friends and coworkers and are preparing the assigned tokens of merriment to bring with you to the festivities.   Maybe this comes as glorious news for some of you who have been piecing together the right outfit for weeks and dream of holiday snacks and finger foods. Others, however, might be less than thrilled to extend their holiday cheer to anyone other than their recliner after a long day's work.   Regardless of your level of joy when walking into your next holiday party, keep in mind that you can mix a little business with pleasure. Parties are for fun and relaxing, but there is great potential for networking in the midst of it all.   Whether it is digging deeper within your current network of colleagues or reaching out to new circles, parties are the perfect place [...]

Your Office Christmas Party is Your Next Networking Opportunity! 2017-09-26T17:33:21+00:00

Feeling Unhappy in Your Career? How to Suffer Through the Mundane

  Are you happy with your work? Passionate about what you do? We all have bad days, but maybe you’re having trouble differentiating between a bad day and a dead end.   Sadly, a large number of individuals are less than satisfied with their careers. They get into a rut of complacency and can’t seem to find their way out of it. Sometimes this season lasts for a few weeks or months before change is made, but with others it takes years to realize that something needs to be done. What was once exciting is now mundane.   So, what’s the solution to this predicament, you ask? Is it possible to find joy in what has become merely tolerable? There are some who need to take some time to reflect upon the fact that they are in the wrong career altogether. But, for others, it is not a matter of a poor career choice but [...]

Feeling Unhappy in Your Career? How to Suffer Through the Mundane 2017-09-26T18:30:41+00:00