Striking the right balance is a constant chore in our lives, both personally and professionally. How much is too much? When should I finish up at the office and head home? How much salad should I eat before I go for dessert? How long should I wait before I call the girl I met earlier today? We are constantly asking ourselves where to set the appropriate boundaries and limitations.

This same concept applies to the process of searching for a new job. How lengthy should your profile be? How formal should your interview attire be? How soon is too soon to follow up with your potential hiring manager? These questions should be answered intentionally and carefully. Each part of the process that goes into applying for a job is important and exists for a specific reason. The goal is to weed out the applicants that aren’t the right fit for the job and to seek and snag the candidates that are worthy of this highly sought after position.

In order to make sure that you are one of those top tier candidates, you have to follow the necessary guidelines and be sure not to overstep the boundaries. It can sometimes to be hard to find that balance if you lack experience in the job search field. Maybe you know the basics and have a nicely formatted resume and cover letter, but you also need to have a knack for navigating through the many modes of communication that are involved with a job search. Social media is a platform that can’t be ignored, and you need to make sure that you are utilizing a strong network in that regard. When you submit your application online, you want to make sure that you address your submission to the correct person and in a professional manner. But, what happens if days, even weeks, go by with no response? How should you go about following up and stating your intense interest in the position without badgering the management or appearing desperate?

It helps to have a career professional in your corner when it comes to such tricky questions and delicate situations. You want to advance your career, but you want to go about it the right way. Platinum Resumes boasts a solid team of career experts who have worked with professionals in a variety of different career fields and assisted each individual in becoming a top notch candidate for their job of choice. We know how to handle the application process with confidence and tact, and we have a creative and unique way of developing stellar resumes that draw the attention of any and all managers that view them. Call us today at 816.986.0909 to learn more about all that our career services can offer you!