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Make 2018 the Year that Your Career Will Never Forget

Was 2017 a bit of a sleeper for you? Lots of change and fresh beginnings going on around you, yet you’re still stuck in a bit of a rut? For many, the end of the year is a reminder of all of the career accomplishments that have been achieved, deals that have been successfully closed and exciting projects completed. For others, however, the year is ending without much to brag about. You have managed to hang onto a mediocre job and pay off a few debts here and there, yet you are lacking the drive to truly get excited about your work. How can you give your career a jolt and look forward to the year ahead? How can you make 2018 the year that will forever change your life and your perspective? The initial step in assessing your level of career satisfaction is to make a list. Whether making a mental note or literally [...]

Make 2018 the Year that Your Career Will Never Forget 2017-12-31T21:44:40+00:00

Improve Your Work Ethic by Taking a Break

The long awaited holiday season is finally upon us, and plans to travel and gather with our loved ones are in full force. There are always unforeseen glitches in our annual traditions that are completely out of our hands, such as flight cancellations, snowstorms, or a last minute case of the flu. However, there is one black cloud that always hangs over our Christmas festivities that we can control, which is our work. Everyone admires a hard working individual, and we're all taught from an early age that good work ethic is something that we should all aspire to embody. The problem, however, is that the message gets skewed along the way, and we get confused regarding the actual definition of what hard work looks like. You can be a hard worker and achieve remarkable numbers and goals for your company while also balancing a healthy personal life outside of the office. Hard work, therefore, [...]

Improve Your Work Ethic by Taking a Break 2017-12-22T18:25:43+00:00

Tales of an Office Christmas Party… Job Satisfaction at its Finest!

Most of us in the American workforce have been invited to attend some sort of a holiday office party this Christmas season. This might be your first party at a brand new job or something that you’ve experienced for many years in a row. Some companies pull out the red carpet and require formal dress attire with a night of fancy hors d’oeuvres. Smaller businesses with fewer employees might throw together a more casual gathering at the boss’ house.   For some, this is a loose party invitation. Your coworkers might want your white elephant gift at the party or your wife’s famous chocolate fudge, but there is little care as to whether or not you actually show up. For others, the invitation might as well be referred to as a court summons because you either plan to attend or plan to pack your things come Monday morning.   Regardless of where your office environment [...]

Tales of an Office Christmas Party… Job Satisfaction at its Finest! 2017-12-16T13:03:09+00:00

New Job on the Horizon? Time to Polish Up Your Resume

There’s no better time to update your resume than when you have a new job in your sites. Of course, in a perfect world, this is something that you would keep updated on a steady basis.. ready to fire whenever the need arises. But, time gets away from all of us, and we often end up in panic mode, scrambling at the last minute to gather ourselves.   If you have a new job opportunity in view, then it is time to ensure that your resume is polished and prepared for the eyes of the potential hiring manager that awaits you. You don’t want to simply throw together the pertinent details in a haphazard fashion just to get the application in by the deadline, but you want to submit a resume that rises above your competitors. Anyone can piece together a simple resume from a free template online, but few have the wisdom to know [...]

New Job on the Horizon? Time to Polish Up Your Resume 2017-12-08T19:29:45+00:00

When Adjusting to a New Job Takes Longer than Just a Few Days

We’ve all got that friend who would be considered a “job hopper”. The new job is always quick to become the former job. The lofty expectations soon become a watered down vision of disappointment, and the hopes of career growth and success spin into feelings of frustration and failure. Starting a new job is not an easy task to take on!   The question to be asked, however, is who is failing who? Was the new hiring manager dishonest about the reality of this new position? Is the daily workload more or less than was specified in the interview? Is the working environment more harsh or stressful than it was described to be?   Many times, the typical “job hoppers” are those who feel as though they got cheated when, in fact, they were the ones who cheated themselves. Adjusting to a new job takes time, and there is no formal or specific format to [...]

When Adjusting to a New Job Takes Longer than Just a Few Days 2017-12-01T17:29:42+00:00

Shopping for a New Resume? Our Bargain Lasts the Whole Year Through

As we whittle down our Christmas shopping list, taking advantage of a clearance sale here and there, we are reminded of how nice it is to get good quality items at a fair price. Particularly at a time when we are having to keep a close eye on our pocketbook, a great bargain is always exciting to stumble upon.   For those who are advancing their careers and looking for help along the way, it is nice to know that there are companies out there that are willing to help you without breaking the bank. Platinum Resumes is a company that invests in clients who are ready to make a change and take themselves to the next level of success. Our career services provide exceptional resources at a fair price.   Unlike the dozens of resume companies that are out there charging a steep price for a mediocre service, our team is comprised of trained [...]

Shopping for a New Resume? Our Bargain Lasts the Whole Year Through 2017-11-26T13:57:42+00:00

Need a Solid Resume in Record Time? Look No Further!

Platinum Resumes specializes in meeting people who are in a bind and looking for a way out. Those who are aimlessly searching for a change in their career yet unsure of where to turn or how to go about taking the first steps. We know that looking for a new job can be an overwhelming experience, and that you can suddenly find yourself in a pinch where you need to submit an application to a key company… and fast!   Our goal is to bring comfort and results to our overwhelmed clients who desire to land incredible jobs yet feel that they are inept at getting to that finish line alone. Many job seekers do well to jump online and do their research, finding potential jobs in their particular field of interest and city of choice. They quickly realize that finding the job was the easy part, though, because now they are faced with the [...]

Need a Solid Resume in Record Time? Look No Further! 2017-11-17T11:15:28+00:00

Moving to Kansas City? We’re Here to Jumpstart Your Job Search 

Of all the cities to choose from, we're pretty fond of this one. A move to Kansas City will be one of the most exciting decisions that you'll ever make! From the limitless options of entertainment to the amazing and delicious foods, KC offers an inviting and contagious atmosphere for all ages and walks of life. If you are moving to the city in search of a job and an opportunity to establish roots in this community, you are headed in the right direction.    Platinum Resumes should be your first stop on the road to employment, your first phone call and your first face-to-face. Our company is proud to have served the greater Kansas City area for many years, and we are one of the top ranked resume services of our kind! Together, our team has written thousands of high caliber resumes and has assisted in getting those resumes and cover letters into the right hands. Because of our long [...]

Moving to Kansas City? We’re Here to Jumpstart Your Job Search  2017-11-10T12:24:49+00:00

Do Your Interview Skills Feel a Bit Rusty? Here’s a Quick Review! 

At Platinum Resumes, our clients come to us from all walks of life, approaching the job search game from a variety of different angles. We see a little bit of everything along the spectrum of life, working with individuals who just graduated from college and with men and women who just recently became grandparents. There are those who have spent the better part of their career in high level executive roles, as well as those who have barely gotten their feet wet in a career.    If you are fresh out of school, then you might be feeling inexperienced yet well prepared for your first big interview. Although you don't have many interviews under your belt, your recent education has provided you with the basic how-to's of going about it all, and you feel like you are at a comfortable starting point. However, a professional reality check would remind you that you need practice to advance our game and sharpen your interview etiquette. Book [...]

Do Your Interview Skills Feel a Bit Rusty? Here’s a Quick Review!  2017-11-03T16:52:43+00:00

When A Custom Cover Letter Makes All the Difference 

There are times when it is okay to blend in and times when it is imperative that you stand out. When you are in the midst of vying for highly sought after roles in a competitive market, there is no room for doing anything half-heartedly. Every piece of your personal brand needs to be on point and intentionally unique, and copycat versions of templates found online will get you nowhere other than the bottom of the stack of interest.    If you want your resume and cover letter to stand out and draw interviews rather than waste baskets, then you need to seek someone who can help you develop a customized document that will highlight your strengths and turn heads in the process. Our talented team of job experts at Platinum Resumes have the experience it takes to know exactly what a hiring manager is looking for when he or she goes to review a new applicant. There has to be something that [...]

When A Custom Cover Letter Makes All the Difference  2017-10-27T16:34:53+00:00