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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

What Goes on a Resume

What Goes on a Resume You may be ready for a job change and have no idea where to start. It may have been several years since you looked at your last resume. It's probably been even longer since you needed to update your resume. Now you're ready to jump into the job market once again. Have the items Human Resources managers are looking for changed? What do you still need on a resume? What items should you include that make you a viable candidate (besides the right skill sets, educational background and/or experience.) What information should you make sure to include on your resume? Not quite sure what to include or leave out of your resume? And how do you showcase decades of experience on one or two pages? Or, how do you fill a page with no experience? Let [...]

What Goes on a Resume2022-09-12T13:14:15-05:00

Do Resume Writing Services Work?

Do Resume Writing Services Work? As you may have realized, the resume creation process can be stressful! Many looking to change jobs or prepare themselves for something better will spend hours and hours pouring over a resume. They may stress over formatting or debate with themselves over which words to choose. You experience all these emotions because you know your resume is key to getting your foot in the door. Studies show that hiring a Certified Professional Resume Writer improves your chances of contact from recruiters by 30-40%. So yes, quality resume writing services do work. And, of course, hiring a local writer is an added bonus. If you are looking for a professional resume writer, beware of resume factories that are not personal and just spit out resumes from an electronic template. Hiring a certified, professional resume writer is the [...]

Do Resume Writing Services Work?2022-09-12T13:42:28-05:00

How Far Back Should a Resume Go?

How Far Back Should a Resume Go? Contrary to what you may guess, including every single position you've ever held on your resume, could actually work against you. Many people use a chronological approach to writing their resume, with pages of experience and achievements going all the way back to their experience as a part-timer working in high school. This often makes the resume far too long, making the applicant appear indecisive or lacking direction. How far back is too far back? So, how far back should a resume go? Generally speaking, your resume should include the past 10-15 years of experience. However, our professional resume writers will help tailor your resume according to the position you are applying for. In some cases, you may want to include an older position if it directly correlates to the position to which you're [...]

How Far Back Should a Resume Go?2022-08-08T10:10:04-05:00

Four Things You Should Never to do in an Interview

Four Things You Should Never do in an Interview We spend a lot of time talking about things we should be doing in an interview like show up on time, bring a resume, dress the part, etc. but what you don't do is just as important as what you do. Let's talk about some things you should never do in an interview. Never Say Something Bad About Your Current Boss Never complain about your current leadership, no matter how much you dislike them. If you badmouth your current boss, it will only reflect poorly on you. This is a major red flag for the interviewer because it makes you look negative, judgmental, and immature. Never Lie About Your Work History  Employers often fact-check your resume and work history. You will only be hurting yourself if you lie about your work history [...]

Four Things You Should Never to do in an Interview2022-08-08T10:26:34-05:00

What to Expect During the Interview Process

For many, the interview process is daunting and scary. At Platinum Resumes, it's our goal to help you feel prepped and ready for the Interview Process. The more you know and understand how the process works, the better prepared you will be. The first thing you need to prepare is your resume and cover letter. Our experienced and certified resume writers will assist you in putting together a top-notch professional profile to assist you with the first step. Second, you will need to start applying to jobs for which you qualify. You can use several career search websites in addition to visiting Career Fairs and finding recruiters on LinkedIn. Interview Process- phone screening, in-person and panel interview The next step in the interview process is phone screening. This first step is usually the recruiter or hiring manager's way of weeding out [...]

What to Expect During the Interview Process2022-07-13T11:27:31-05:00

Resume Tips for long-term employees

As a long-term employee, you might not know where to begin. You may have stayed with one company for so long that you haven’t updated your resume in decades. You may have taken some time off work to raise kids but have plenty of past experiences. There are many scenarios where job seekers are worried about keeping up with fresh-out-of-college job seekers who may accept a lower salary or have more recent certifications. Here are four tips to help you stay relevant and marketable as a seasoned job hunter. 4 Resume Tips for attracting the job you want Emphasize your skills and experience. Some people automatically create their resumes in chronological order; however, this may not be the most effective way to showcase your marketability in many cases. Ditch the dates and chronological order of jobs and focus on your qualifications [...]

Resume Tips for long-term employees2022-12-14T09:57:22-06:00