Mastering the Job Interview: Your Key to Career Success with Platinum Resumes
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by Social Managed
3d ago
  In today’s competitive job market, securing an interview is just the first step towards landing your dream job. Once you’ve caught the employer’s attention with your polished resume and engaging cover letter, it’s time to prepare for the interview process. This crucial phase can make or break your chances of getting hired, but fear not! With the expert guidance of Platinum Resumes, you can confidently navigate the interview landscape and leave a lasting impression on potential employers. As an expert on interview coaching in Kansas City, we’re here to outline the strategies and tips th ..read more
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The ABC’s of Cover Letter Writing
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by Steve Hankins
2M ago
Finding yourself looking for a job can sometimes be a pretty tricky place to be, right? So many details to consider, and each company is probably asking you to go about providing those details in different ways. Whether you are on the job, searching fresh out of school, or looking for something new after years in your current job, pulling together documents and resources for a hiring manager can be a daunting task. Over the years, we have discovered that many of our clients have gotten stuck along the job search path when it comes to writing a cover letter. Resumes tend to carry more of a ..read more
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The Golden Handcuffs- Well Paid but Miserable.
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by Steve Hankins
3M ago
Are you unhappy with your job? Maybe you’ve lost the fire for the 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? You may have Golden Handcuffs. Golden Handcuffs can hold you down profession ..read more
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Struggling to Maintain a Work Life Balance? You’re Not Alone
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by Steve Hankins
4M ago
We are a generation of competitive overachievers. From an early age, we are taught in our families and classrooms to drive ourselves to the top and work hard to gain what we dream and hope will come our way. We seek to outrank and out-earn our neighbors with no regard for what those endeavors cost 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. Do you have a work-life balance? It’s all about balance. The takeawa ..read more
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Resume Preparation Service- Ditch the online template.
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by Steve Hankins
4M ago
With everything so quickly and easily accessible online, we, as a society, are finding ourselves more and more self-sufficient. Why buy laundry detergent when Pinterest can tell you how to make your own? Why take your car to the mechanic when a YouTube video will walk you through the necessary steps yourself? And, to hone in on our specific interest, why hire a resume preparation service to create a resume for you when you can spend a few seconds grabbing a free template yourself? The Best Resume Preparation Service is a local business, and you talk to the owner. The principle of the matter se ..read more
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Writing a Resume for the Self-Employed Entrepreneur
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by Steve Hankins
6M ago
Getting yourself organized and put together for a job search is a job in and of itself. Trying to reword your outdated resume and write a proper cover letter can be daunting, especially for someone who needs a resume, such as if you’re self-employed and haven’t looked for a new job in a long time. Moreover, there’s the interview process to consider and think through! This ordeal can be overwhelming, especially if you are stepping out of self-employment and back into the job market. As you make this transition, there will be many adjustments, such as answering to another person rather than bein ..read more
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How is the Job Search Going? How to Answer that Question.
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by Steve Hankins
6M ago
Have you ever been dating someone for a long time and had to answer the frequently asked, “So, are you two ever going to get married?” That question gets old after a while.  Or, maybe you took the marriage plunge and faced the ever-popular and incessant, “So, when are you going to have a baby?” (insert…nudge, nudge, poke in the ribs, big grin.) We’re an inquisitive culture, aren’t we? Always wanting to be ‘in the know’ and asking questions that may seem harmless at its root but then start to feel intrusive and quite annoying as they’re asked repeatedly, especially by the same person. Thes ..read more
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What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?
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by Steve Hankins
7M ago
If you’re in the midst of a job search, trying to get your resume to the top of the list and your foot in the door of that big interview, then you know how taxing the process can be. If you’re serious about landing that dream job, then you understand how much hard work should go into getting your act together and developing yourself as a future employee. Many people mistakenly believe that getting a nice-looking resume together is all there is to prepare yourself for your big break. Others understand that you need to have a good resume along with a legitimate cover letter and some killer inter ..read more
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5 Reasons to Seek Resume Advice from a Professional
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by Steve Hankins
7M ago
At first glance, a resume seems like a pretty simple and straightforward document. It grabs the details and hits a few of the high points regarding your background and aptitude as an employee. It is fairly concise, usually a page or so in length. So, all things considered, it should take only about 20-30 minutes to knock one out and get it circulating, right? Wrong. There is a finesse to the art of resume writing that takes time and precision, and your stellar job offers will likely be more plentiful if the writer has some experience in the field. A professional resume writer will have a knack ..read more
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Helpful Hints to Strengthen a Thin Resume
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by Steve Hankins
9M ago
So, your resume is looking a little thinner than you think it should. You are probably struggling with the work history section, wondering how to further expound on the fact that you’ve got only a few positions to work with here. Maybe it’s because you’ve been at the same job for decades, and listing a previous job in the career section of your resume would be dated back to what you were doing twenty years ago, carrying little comparison to the caliber of work you are doing today. Or alternatively, maybe you are newer to the job market and have only had your current job for several months. How ..read more
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