Choose Resume Words to Attract the Hiring Manager

Imagine a hiring manager with a long day ahead. He or she desperately needs to fill the open position in the company but wants to find the right person for the job. There are piles of resumes on the desk. And not enough time to give each document his or her attention. Therefore, the manager must resort to sifting more rapidly through the resumes, stopping only when a particular word, phrase or style catches their attention. How do you guarantee that your resume will be an attention-grabber?  The one that causes the hiring manager to pause and consider you, your talents, your reputation, and your potential as a company employee. Get professional help for your resume and choose the words that will attract the hiring manager! We’re seasoned at helping our clients do just that! We have studied and researched how [...]

Choose Resume Words to Attract the Hiring Manager2023-03-06T10:19:26-06:00

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 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 matter. Don't settle in your job search, and don't drink the lemonade! Ryan writes, “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 we can't apply for a job unless we have all the qualifications and Essential [...]

Don’t Settle in Your Job Search, You Are More Qualified Than You Think!2023-03-02T12:28:52-06:00

Are you guilty of Cover Letter Neglect?

Have you ever zipped quickly through a stack of books, ditching the ones that didn’t seem appealing?  Or perused the bookshelf looking specifically for words or titles that jumped out to you?  Judging a book by its cover.  It’s the token “no-no” that we are all taught while growing up, yet how many times daily do we do just that?  Whether it’s a literal book or a surface glance toward whatever we think about, we are all guilty of falling for first impressions.  An employer seeking out a new employee is no different.  Stacks of paper cluttering his or her desk, little time to get the necessary work done, and a ton of applicants waiting to be considered.  Whether you want to admit it or not, you, as the job seeker, will be quickly judged and must stand out in the [...]

Are you guilty of Cover Letter Neglect?2023-02-08T09:46:54-06:00

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