Powering Your Potential Through LinkedIn

Now, more than ever, our online presence matters. Using technology to communicate with one another, both professionally and personally, has become the natural way in which we operate. Greeting cards and postage stamps are gathering dust on the retail shelves, and no one actually remembers a phone number anymore. Everything is programmed into our devices, and we use those devices to connect with one another at the touch of a button in a matter of seconds.


With this current atmosphere in mind, your job search should be changing accordingly. Gone are the days when attending job fairs and rubbing elbows with CEOs were the most influential forms of networking. Although such opportunities still exist, they are greatly overshadowed by the power and ease of online outreach strategies. You can now get your foot in the door of your companies of choice with just one email. Better still, LinkedIn provides you with the chance to connect with dozens of legitimate potential job opportunities in just a few clicks.


LinkedIn is stronger than it has ever been, and it has totally revolutionized the job market and the many processes involved. Instead of the job seeker bearing all of the responsibility of assembling their portfolio and sending it out to various parties, the hiring manager actually does some of the work, too. The job candidate might pour as much time into their LinkedIn profile as they previously would have into their resume and cover letter combined. Keeping a thorough and current record of your work potential and pertinent accolades can pique the interest of a curious recruiter and bring job potential that was virtually invisible before.


The power of your potential through LinkedIn, however, can only be as successful as you allow it to be. If you do not put the time and effort into developing yourself appropriately, then you will not reap the benefits of being noticed and pursued by the key hiring managers in your field. At Platinum Resumes, we work with many clients, such as yourself, who are ready to get serious about amping up their job game. In addition to writing resumes and conducting interview coaching, we enjoy working with clients to perfect their presence on LinkedIn.


We know that having a solid and refined profile will help attract more job potential, and we want to use our expertise to portray the best and most marketable version of yourself. Give us a call today!

March 31st, 2017|Blog|

Need a Flawless Resume in a Flash? Give Us a Call!

There are times in life when we have ample notice to prepare for upcoming situations, and there are other times when we are thrown into the mix without any chance to properly ready ourselves. For this reason, it is important for any professional to always have a current and quality resume on hand. It’s one thing to have a running list of recent accolades and outstanding skills in your mind or on your phone, but gathering all of those scattered ideas and formulating them into a solid resume takes more time than most realize.


If your job takes an unexpected turn for the worst or that dream job you’ve been eyeing for years suddenly becomes available, you have no time to hesitate. You need to be ready to pounce on an opportunity right away, and you need to have a flawless resume ready to send out to the appropriate persons of interest.


Platinum Resumes is the company to have on speed dial in such an event. Not only does our talented team of writers have reputable experience in producing quality work, but we do so in record time. Most companies will take a few weeks to look over your info and work up a rough draft for you to evaluate, or they will decline to give you a time frame altogether. We, however, will gather all necessary information from you and produce a stellar resume in just 7 days!


We have a long list of satisfied clients, and we take pride in our work and in our relationships. We want to see our clients succeed and draw much more attention from potential employers than they would have received on their own. Call us today at 816.986.0909 to find out how to get this process started!

March 24th, 2017|Blog|

Establishing Career Connections that Last

Do you have the right friends in the right places? Are you the person who always seems to have a former friend or colleague in your back pocket at a crucial time? Or, rather, are you the person who is always watching the “other guy” gain ground with the appropriate connections while you watch and wait?


Having the right connections within your career field is a huge player in determining which jobs are within your grasp. Having a knockout resume and a fiery passion for your work will get you far but sometimes not far enough. There are times when knowing the appropriate person who can open the right door will secure an opportunity that would have otherwise been beyond your means.


A recent article by The Muse states that the odds of being hired for a particular position are 15% higher if you were referred by someone, rather than coming in as a lone wolf. Having another professional vouch for your aptitude and skill set is a measure of security that will set you above the other candidates being considered.


So, rather than watching the “other guy” get his foot in the door of companies that should be looking at you instead, start making things happen! Get out your calendar and start filling in any 30-minute gaps with conversations over coffee. Comb through your contacts, going back 5 years further than you might think, and reach out to all of those lost and forgotten coworkers and employers. You never know what sort of gold mine you might be sitting on, and all it takes is reaching out and establishing or re-establishing professional connections.


For further reading on referrals… https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-times-being-super-passionate-isnt-enough-to-land-you-the-job




March 17th, 2017|Blog|

Interview Coaching That Will Elevate You to the Next Level

Is it time to amp up your job search game? Are you ready to see better results when it comes to interviews and call backs? Over the years, we have seen countless individuals walking in your same shoes, job seekers who have pushed themselves and made a lot of right decisions. Yet, despite those right decisions, doors still remain closed and opportunities seem beyond your reach.


It is at this point of your stressed-out, wiped-out job search that you need to seek help. You need a wing man who can hear you out and steer you in a more fruitful direction. If you were a contestant on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, it would be the crucial moment in which you decide to “phone a friend.”


Platinum Resumes is that friend, and we provide a series of services that work together to assist our clients in reaching the next level of success in their respective job search. Once you have a flawless resume pieced together and a solid cover letter and presence on LinkedIn, then it’s time to proceed to the next step, the interview. Whether you are new to the world of interviewing or have conquered it long ago, we have tips and tactics that will help you assume a greater presence and confidence in your next interview.


We understand how important an interview is in helping you get your foot in the door of that dream company, and we can give you the appropriate tools to do so. Call us today at 816.986.0909, and we will coach you on how to answer the tough questions so that you can articulate your brand well and score the perfect job!

March 10th, 2017|Blog|

Your List of References… Do They Help or Hinder?

Most of us were schooled on job references long ago, and we know to pick those that will make the best professional impression on our behalf. Remember that first miserable job you had? The one where you realized you were obviously in the wrong line of work? That job probably didn’t bring about your best efforts or proudest moments. We choose former employers, coworkers and protégés that have, in contrast, witnessed our strongest work ethic and would do well to articulate our skill set.


What you may not have been told, however, is that choosing those references is only half the battle. Once the right individuals are in place, then you have to create a document that strongly links the two of you together. Most job applicants come to the table with the same, dry formatting for all of their representation, and it could be that their intentions regarding references are actually more of a hindrance to their cause than a help. Their resume, cover letter and references all run together because they look so similar.


At Platinum Resumes, we have been struck by this realization and urge our clients to take a different route. We believe that your list of references should stand apart from your resume, thus bringing forth a fresh and creative way to describe your professional connections. This tactic will capture the attention of a hiring manager. In order to do this, you’ll want to approach these connections with pertinent details, and some can speak to different seasons of your career better than others.


In order to make sure that your references are serving you well, make it a priority to creatively display the capacity in which they will vouch for you. By laying out these details in such a way, your references will amp up your game rather than merely keeping you aligned with everyone else. Our aim is to help you to rise above the competition and land the job of your dreams, so give us a call today and let’s discuss how your references dossier will make that happen!

March 3rd, 2017|Blog|
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