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Evaluating Your Own Performance

Another month has passed. Today is the perfect time for evaluating your performance and creating a new individual growth plan! Self-evaluations can be overwhelming. It's a delicate balance between not bragging, keeping it honest, and representing your true self. Below are some tips to help you master the end-of-year self-evaluation process! Toot Your Horn A self-evaluation is your chance to show your company that you take your career growth seriously. Use this time to reflect on all that you accomplished this year! Think about things you could have executed better and what skills you could expand on to do better next year. Take ownership of your performance. You probably perform job duties above and beyond, and your boss doesn't even know you do! Now is the one time a year when you should tell your supervisor everything you do to help the company achieve more! Shine a spotlight on all of your achievements so your [...]

Evaluating Your Own Performance2024-03-11T10:56:18-06:00

End Long-Term Unemployment

Long-term unemployment can potentially wreck a person's sense of self-worth and happiness. Unfortunately, some recruiters and employers discredit job seekers who have been out of work for a while, assuming something must be wrong and viewed as undesirable.  Here are some tools to end long-term unemployment. Stay Up To Date With Your Industry. You must prove to potential employers that you're still working even though you're not employed. Staying current with new trends in your field will show you are as qualified as someone currently employed. Take an online course, enroll in school, or volunteer. Be sure to use the additional education to your advantage during your interview to explain your long-term unemployment gaps.  Be Open To Change. If you've been waiting for your dream job for over six months, it's time to change tactics and consider positions you would not have had. Be willing to look outside your city for jobs, even if this [...]

End Long-Term Unemployment2024-03-11T10:48:48-06:00

Choosing the Right Job for You

Choosing the right job means so much more than obtaining a paycheck. Here are some top tips on choosing the right job for you. Compensation is more than the base salary. The base salary is precisely how it sounds: the very base. On top of that, there is total compensation and benefits. Make sure to think about these all together. You may need to consider your taxes if you’re working out of state. Calculate the total time and gas spent commuting. Is there a 401k match? Are you eligible for bonuses or commissions? Is there capacity for career advancement opportunities; do you have a chance to receive more considerable compensation in the future? Is the work-life balance fitting for your lifestyle? How many hours of paid time off will you be eligible for? Does the company offer tuition reimbursement for continued education? Company culture is important. Reading employer reviews will provide you with valuable insight [...]

Choosing the Right Job for You2024-03-07T10:08:48-06:00

How To Turn Down A Job Offer

You have spent countless hours searching for a job, messaging recruiters, preparing for interviews, and finally, it happened! You were offered a job! But it's not your dream job, and you are unsure if you want to take it. What can you do? Below are some helpful tips for turning down a job offer.  Is calling, emailing, or sending a letter the best way to reject a job offer? The easiest way to refuse a job is by email. It's convenient and straightforward, but it's not the most professional. A phone call is the best way to handle turning down a job. However, a letter is the way to go if you cannot reach the hiring manager or recruiter. Timing is key After reviewing the job offer, you realize that the position is not for you, or maybe you received a better offer from another company. It's always better to reach out immediately once you [...]

How To Turn Down A Job Offer2024-02-06T10:23:18-06:00

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Career

Are You Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Career? Are you using all that LinkedIn has to offer? LinkedIn is more than just another social networking website. It’s not just for career seekers. LinkedIn can help you grow your career in numerous ways. You can use it to meet like-minded people in your industry, attract recruiters, find potential business partners, connect with former co-workers, locate a mentor, establish your personal brand, gain notoriety, and so much more.  If you’re not using LinkedIn to grow your career, you miss out on great opportunities! Here are some features you can start using now to help you in your career! Join LinkedIn Groups You can join an existing group or create a brand-new one! Using groups is a great way to connect with other like-minded professionals. You can share tips and tricks of the trade, develop a name for yourself, and more. This is a great way to share, [...]

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Career2024-01-08T13:17:20-06:00

3 Reasons to Hire a Resume Writing Expert

Have you ever tried to do something on your own and then had to hire a professional? By enlisting an expert from the beginning, you save yourself time and energy and be much happier with the results. Choose a Resume Writing Expert at Heartland Resumes. You can be confident in their skills, and they guarantee their results. Job searching is stressful and time-consuming. A resume writing expert helps.  Spending hours every day searching for a job is not ideal. That is only the beginning of the process. Have you ever thought about the time it takes to prepare for job hunting? Getting the outfit just right to research, attend networking events, and practice interview questions takes away valuable time that could be used for anything else. By hiring a resume professional to do all the heavy lifting, you will spend time doing what you want and getting a complete and effective professional resume.  A professional [...]

3 Reasons to Hire a Resume Writing Expert2024-01-08T13:08:24-06:00

5 Ways To Create A More Positive Work Environment

Work takes up most of our daily lives, causing more challenges and stress. Some companies have taken notice and increased company morale by offering more perks. But not every business is equal, so how can we create a positive work environment? Our attitude at work plays a significant role in the people around us. The suggestions below can help improve workplace behavior by influencing others to make positive changes by modeling the behavior we want to see. Here are 5 Ways to Create A More Positive Work Environment Give lots of encouragement I truly appreciate the way you… I'm so impressed with… You're great at… Show appreciation Thanking a colleague for something they did is a great way to boost people's moods. Be specific about why you are thanking them, and be sure to copy their boss as well.  Spread kindness Smiling and saying "Hello" to twice as many people as usual will instantly brighten [...]

5 Ways To Create A More Positive Work Environment2023-12-05T17:45:57-06:00

Does Your Resume Represent You?

A first impression is everything when searching for a job. Does your resume represent who you are to employers? A professional resume should reflect your experience, areas of expertise, education, ambition, and purpose.  No matter what type of position you are applying for, entry-level, executive, or anywhere in between, your resume needs to stand out from the crowd. Our certified resume writers will create a resume that accurately represents you and everything you have to offer.  Your Resume is your Marketing Tool! Your resume is your very own marketing tool. It allows potential employers and recruiters to get to know and feel who you are. Trying to summarize all your years of experience and accomplishments in a couple of pages can be difficult; however, it's an essential part of getting hired for your dream job. On the other hand, if you are newly out of college and have limited professional experience, your resume should focus [...]

Does Your Resume Represent You?2023-12-05T17:55:00-06:00

What Should I Include In A Resignation Letter?

Are you ready to move on to a new chapter in your life? Whether climbing the career ladder or taking time away from work, you should write a professional resignation letter. It’s always best to inform your employer that you’re resigning, ensuring you leave positively and professionally. Writing down your reasons for why you are leaving can be stressful. If you’re struggling with what to write, don’t stress, we are here to help guide you on how to write a professional resignation letter. Stay professional when writing a Resignation Letter.  Even if your current company is exceptionally informal and you’re on excellent terms with your boss, your resignation letter should be acknowledged. Use professional language and a formal tone when writing your resignation letter. Keep your letter short and sweet.  A resignation letter is not the place for in-depth explanations as to why you’re leaving the role. If you want to provide your supervisor or [...]

What Should I Include In A Resignation Letter?2023-11-02T13:47:27-06:00

Career Advice We Wish We Had Sooner

Have you ever thought about being able to give your younger professional self career advice? Many of us have. We can’t go back in time, but you can pay it forward. Hindsight is 20/20, and some of the best insights come from past experiences. Here is some advice from well-established professionals on what they didn’t know then and what they’d pass on to their younger selves now. The Best Career Advice is to Love What You Do You will be more successful if you like what you do. Your passion will show through your work, and you will inevitably be more engaged in your career. Start Saving Your Pay Immediately When you start your career, Saving consistently will offer you more financial freedom in the future.  Never Work For Horrible Bosses Life is way too short to tolerate terrible bosses. If you find yourself working for one unless you are starving or desperate, start looking [...]

Career Advice We Wish We Had Sooner2023-11-02T12:37:10-06:00
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