Everywhere you look, you’re seeing people forking over their money. Buying gifts, booking airline tickets, reserving a lodge in the mountains…everyone is preparing for the holidays. This can be a difficult time of year for those who are keeping a close eye on their dwindling cash flow. After all, you planned to have a job by now. Who would’ve ever thought that it would take this long to find new employment?


As the year draws to a close, at a time when so many are bursting with cheer and merriment, others are suffering from a heavy weight on their shoulders. Maybe you’ve done well at saving your money over the years and aren’t feeling too burdensome of a strain on your finances. Or, on the other hand, you might be having to say ‘no’ a lot more than you’re accustomed to over the holidays. Not as many gifts under the tree, not too extravagant of a menu at your annual parties and dinners, or the loss of a traditional holiday family vacation to visit loved ones.


Your sense of hope and confidence in your job search may have become a distant memory, a glimmer of that silver lining at the end of this seemingly endless wait. Ending the year down in the dumps is not an ideal situation, but, thankfully, it is not your only option! There is, in fact, still hope.


With a new year comes a fresh start. You can bitterly hang on to what was lost or unaccomplished in 2015, or you can buckle down and do your very best to make sure that 2016 finishes differently for you. You can stop focusing on the closed doors and, rather, follow hard after the open ones. At Platinum Resumes, we love to see clients with confidence and hope. Job seekers who are ready to claim the prize for which they have been working so hard, a job. And, if we have things our way, it will not be just any job that you will claim, but a job that is beyond what you were planning to settle on.


Preparing your resume, updating your LinkedIn profile, and determining your target companies are a few ways in which you can best organize yourself to get off on your best foot for your 2016 job search. If you find yourself needing some expert advice in your planning, then don’t hesitate to give Platinum Resumes a call. We can assist you in spiffing up your resume and cover letter while also getting you ready to nail a job interview. Call 816.986.0909 to get your new year started right!