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Job Interview Tips to Increase Your Confidence

Want that next job? Get the job interview tips that will increase your confidence and prepare you “Interview invitations should come with a warning: Strong feelings of excitement changing suddenly into dread are imminent upon receiving this invitation.” This statement, made by Lily Zhang, is the summation of the feelings many have journeyed through in the job search process.  You spend weeks searching and hoping to get a call or some semblance of interest from the jobs you have applied for, but when that phone call finally comes, you suddenly find yourself with knots in your stomach.  Wait…now they are interested.  What’s next?  Now it is time to prepare for the interview and prove that you are the best candidate for this job.  Several questions are commonly asked in interviews that often leave the interviewee stumped if he or she has [...]

Job Interview Tips to Increase Your Confidence2023-01-05T17:12:24-06:00

Get help from a Resume Writer

What help from Resume Writer do I need? Founded in 2010, Platinum Resumes serves the Greater Kansas City area and clients nationwide. From our name, you likely assume we provide exceptional resumes, but that is just the beginning. Get help from a resume writer and other services we provide our clients. A Resume that Results in Interviews While we do many things well in this ever-evolving job search landscape, the resume remains the foundation. We are Certified Professional Resume Writers, and perhaps more importantly, we have created thousands of documents that optimally capture the true brand of our clients. It is much deeper than a flowery-worded list of all the places you don't work anymore. It is a marketing piece for which you are the product; highlighting your skills, achievements, values, and character. We first seek to know you, what you [...]

Get help from a Resume Writer2023-01-05T16:59:41-06:00

Overcoming Common Resume Struggles

Common Resume Struggles and How to Overcome them Writing a great resume under ideal career history conditions (several consecutive, gap-free, lengthy spans of employment which match well with what you are applying for) is challenging enough. It becomes even more difficult when you are up against one or more additional challenges, so I thought I'd address a few and offer some insights. ------------- I'm just out of school and have no real experience; how can I create a professional resume? We write for lots of college students seeking employment and internships. Begin with short paragraphs detailing your value, skill sets, and achievements. Include a list of 9-12 core skills you feel you possess which apply to what you may be applying for. Be sure to capture your degree, majors, and minors--something like this: Bachelor of Science - Business Administration, TRUMAN STATE [...]

Overcoming Common Resume Struggles2023-01-03T13:47:58-06:00

Creating a Powerful Sales Resume

Creating a Sales Resume- Three Important Tips No single approach to resume writing fits all industries. A decision maker for a financial position is looking for vastly different content than what is sought for a marketing, legal, or sales opportunity. Platinum Resumes specializes in that latter category, as sales professionals often seek better compensation and are highly competitive--making a professionally written resume a vital tool for success. Here are a few tips we employ and suggest when creating a sales resume: Numbers are key! An employer wants to know quantitatively what you have done for other companies. Dollar amounts sold, percentage of quotas, percentage change year to year, the performance of teams you have led, the specific success of a campaign, etc. Remember to include ways you have SAVED the company money or resources, as these can also be powerful figures. [...]

Creating a Powerful Sales Resume2023-01-03T14:18:57-06:00

Tips to Help Nail the Interview

Six Tips to help Nail the Interview When it comes to advancing the careers of our clients, we like to go beyond providing a top-notch resume and cover letter.  We have spent a great deal of time talking with people in various industries and naturally pay attention to trends and tips in the professional world.  Today I’d like to touch on a few thoughts regarding the step after our resume gets you in the door at your ideal employer—the interview. Be on time and dress professionally.  This seems like a no-brainer, but I hear stories of these being neglected at all levels.  Give yourself adequate time to find where you need to be, and be sure to have the phone number of someone there in case you get lost.   When it comes to clothes, a shirt and tie are a minimum.  [...]

Tips to Help Nail the Interview2023-01-03T13:39:10-06:00

Interview Attire: Your ONLY Chance at a First Impression

Regardless if you have been the one who’s waited until the night before to throw something together or have already been thinking through your outfit for a week prior, the decision still awaits you. What to wear? It’s a question we all ask ourselves every day and every occasion. But, a question that carries a lot of weight when preparing for a job interview. Knowing what to wear is half the battle of the interview itself. Whether or not you look professional or sloppy could play a huge role in determining if the hiring manager sees you as suitable for the position at hand. Why take a chance at ruining your only first impression? Why look anything but your professional best? Platinum Resumes is here to offer our services in preparing you for your dream job in many ways.  We can [...]

Interview Attire: Your ONLY Chance at a First Impression2023-01-03T13:23:53-06:00

What to Include in a Resume

What to Include in a Resume? Many people don’t know where to start when it comes to writing a resume. Some people find it hard to fill a full page with information, while others may have difficulty fitting all their information into one succinct document. No matter your situation, our resume writers are here to help you. To have an effective resume, you should include the following key information:   Your contact information should include your address, phone number, and e-mail address. This is usually at the top of the page, so it’s easy to locate and sticks out on the page. Job history – You should include relevant work or related experiences; depending on the position, you should go back around 15 years when applicable. If you are starting your career and your short job history, including any relevant sports, [...]

What to Include in a Resume2022-11-07T10:35:56-06:00

What do Professional Resume Writers Charge?

What do Professional Resume Writers Charge? The cost of hiring a resume writer may vary depending on several factors. Some key items to consider are the level of one-on-one attention you receive, the writer’s experience, and the quality of work. Be certain that what professional resume writers charge will be commensurate with several factors. When looking for a resume, you might also want to consider a few additional add-ons. Some other professionally written documents to consider are a cover letter, a LinkedIn profile revamp, career coaching, a references dossier, and more. Whatever you do, make sure to do your research on the resume business you select. Many people fall for those websites where you plug in your information, and the automated website spits out your resume. They fail to tell you that you cannot make any edits to this template in [...]

What do Professional Resume Writers Charge?2022-11-07T10:23:41-06:00

Kansas City Resume Writing Services

  Looking for Resume Writing Services in the Kansas City metro area? Look no further! Platinum Resumes serves the greater Kansas City area! Resume writing services are proven to improve your chances of getting a job! Working with a local company such as Platinum Resumes will help you find a career in the area! You also have the opportunity to speak directly with your resume writer and even the business owner! Improve your contact with recruiters with the best resume writing services in Kansas City At Platinum Resumes, our resume writers are certified by the CPRW and experienced in creating top-notch resumes! Your resume is your first opportunity to stand out against the competition–and our resume writing services can significantly improve your odds of finding the job of your dreams! We will work closely with you to ensure your resume and [...]

Kansas City Resume Writing Services2022-10-04T10:22:33-05:00

Resume Writing Services to Consider

Resume Services to Consider Resume services can help you get the attention you deserve from potential employers! You may be an entry-level candidate, or a corporate executive, or anywhere in between. Resume writing services can help you no matter where you are in your career! Resume services can help to improve your chances of getting the job you want! A certified resume writer can improve your odds of contact with a recruiter by 30-40%! At Platinum Resumes, our writers are certified and experienced in creating high-caliber resumes that will get you noticed! There are several types of professional resume services for you to consider: Resume – Our certified, professional resume writers will work closely with you to tailor your resume to reflect your best skills and qualifications. After gathering all of your relevant information and collecting examples of your preferred position, [...]

Resume Writing Services to Consider2022-10-03T15:18:34-05:00