Don’t Settle in Your Job Search, You Are More Qualified Than You Think!

Do you find yourself ready to give up on the job search? Are you ready to settle for the job that is your last choice? Don’t lose heart! You have worked too hard to get this far, and you owe it to yourself to keep fighting for the job you really want, the job you deserve. In her article, “You Are More Qualified Than You Think!”, LinkedIn writer, Liz Ryan, shares her personal experience with job descriptions, proper qualifications, and why, in the end, it doesn’t really matter.   Ryan writes that, “In the business we drink a lot of toxic lemonade. We hear a lot of things that are not true and we start to believe them. We think that we can't apply for a job unless we have all the qualifications and Essential Requirements listed in the job ad.” She goes on to say that, “Job ads are nonsense. I'm an HR person [...]

Don’t Settle in Your Job Search, You Are More Qualified Than You Think!2015-04-16T20:48:13-05:00

How to Create a Powerful Sales Resume

No single approach to resume writing is fitting for all industries. A decision maker for a financial position is looking for vastly different content than what is being 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 a few tips we employ and suggest when creating a sales resume:   1) Numbers are key! An employer wants to know in quantitative form 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 also to include ways you have SAVED the company money or resources as these can also be powerful figures. When you have worked with a smaller company within an industry of large players, [...]

How to Create a Powerful Sales Resume2015-03-26T20:26:39-05:00