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Tools for a Career Change

Practical Tools for a Career Change (Successfully!) Changing Career Paths From a young age, we set our sites on careers that are frequently not practical as adults, leaving us to contemplate a different career path. Reasons for this change can be vastly different from one person to the next, but the idea of changing your career can be intimidating.  Before choosing to switch careers, it could be helpful to evaluate your current position. What are the things you found intriguing when you first took the job, and what are your main concerns today? This process could help determine if you need to explore more options in your current career or change paths entirely. Here are a few simple tools for changing careers Understanding your current job satisfaction. It’s important to know about your current job you like and dislike. While evaluating why you dislike your job, consider whether it involves the work itself, company culture, [...]

Tools for a Career Change2023-01-05T17:29:24-06:00

Job Search Strategies- The 3 Most Effective

People are changing jobs 10-15 times during their professional careers. How can you stay ahead of the crowd with so many people transitioning from job to job?  Every person's job search strategies are different, but you could streamline your process with these three strategies to get hired faster.  Online Job Searching Most people search for jobs online using general search terms. Specific search terms provide better results. For example, if you are looking for a human resources job, use terms like "human resources coordinator St. Paul" to specify the location you are looking for. Using specific keywords like the above in Google will take you directly to posts from organizations using similar keywords, thanks to Google's job search platform.  You may also run into other platforms such as Glassdoor, Indeed, and ZipRecruiter. These sites are designed to pull together relevant job ads based on your search terms.  Some of the platforms allow you to apply [...]

Job Search Strategies- The 3 Most Effective2023-01-03T15:09:03-06:00

Submit a cover letter with a resume

Should I submit a cover letter with my resume? There is a proper way to create a cover letter with a resume. If done properly, the answer is yes! The professional resume writers at Heartland Resumes, which serves Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines, and Sioux Falls, can properly write a cover letter to send out with each of your resumes. A cover letter is vital in getting that interview and, eventually, that job you want. Let Heartland Resumes show you how valuable a cover letter can be. While a cover letter is only a few short paragraphs, it goes a long way to showing potential hiring managers who you are and what you can bring to the table. The choice of words and the layout will either make or break you when hiring managers are sorting through potential candidates. That is why you need the professional resume writers at Heartland Resumes to help guide you through this [...]

Submit a cover letter with a resume2023-01-03T15:04:00-06:00

Start the year with a new resume from Heartland Resumes

Start the New Year with a New Resume Did your New Year's Resolution list include finding a new job or starting a new career? If so, then Heartland Resumes is the place to start Heartland Resumes. Our team of professional resume writers can help job seekers in the Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines metropolitan area, along with others in Nebraska and Iowa. For many of us, the coming of a new year brings hope for refining our goals with a new slate of opportunities. We look back over the past year and evaluate what went wrong and what was done well, and we are ready to hone in on specific areas that need further development. If you are without a job or looking to make a career change, it might be time to reevaluate your image. Is there room to improve your marketing game? Are you representing yourself professionally on social media? Does your interview wardrobe [...]

Start the year with a new resume from Heartland Resumes2023-01-03T14:46:09-06:00

Changing jobs? Get Resume help from Heartland Resumes

Changing jobs? Get resume help. Do you wake up each morning dreading the fact that you have to go to work? This is no way to live your life or take care of your family. It is probably time to think about a job or career change. The first place to start is with a new resume guaranteed to get you job interviews. If you live in Omaha, Lincoln, or Des Moines, Heartland Resumes is your local team of professional resume writers that can help. We also help job searchers outside of these areas in Nebraska and Iowa. Many of us have started our careers in jobs that fell short of our expectations. The real problem is not doing anything about it. If this describes you, now is the time to call Heartland Resumes and put our team of Midwest professional resume writers to work for you, so you can make that job change that will [...]

Changing jobs? Get Resume help from Heartland Resumes2023-01-03T14:47:12-06:00

How to Set Career Goals — and Why You Should

What are your career goals? Do you know how to set career goals? There is one indisputable truth in life. If you want to accomplish something, setting goals is the best way to guarantee success.  We have numerous opportunities to set goals throughout our lives, plan a wedding, buy a house, pick furniture, and go on vacation. One of the best opportunities to set specific goals is when you're job searching. By writing it down or typing it out, you can plan each action that needs to happen to achieve your goal.  Getting a new job is simple, but the process can be difficult and overwhelming. You can make it simpler by having a plan in place.  Start by answering this, "What are my career goals?"  What is a goal? A goal is something you want the future to hold. It can be a need or a want. It can be something you want right [...]

How to Set Career Goals — and Why You Should2022-12-06T14:03:14-06:00

What Recruiters Want to See on LinkedIn

If you've been looking for a new job, I am sure you have skimmed LinkedIn. Why wouldn't you, with over 20,000 companies in the U.S, use LinkedIn for recruiting.  Not sure what recruiters are looking for? No worries, we are here to help! A well-designed LinkedIn profile can get a recruiter's attention and increase your chances of getting hired faster.  Why have a LinkedIn profile LinkedIn is all about networking. It helps make more meaningful connections and is a great way to introduce yourself to new career contacts.  Your profile should NOT look like your resume. They should complement each other. You have a chance to include all of the details of your past work history, and since it's a social platform, it's less formal than your resume. Use it to show off your personality and interests.  What recruiters want to see on LinkedIn A picture can say a thousand words, but your headshot only [...]

What Recruiters Want to See on LinkedIn2021-09-27T15:54:19-06:00

How to Achieve the Life You Want

Have you ever thought about what makes a person successful and why some achieve easier than others? Over the years, we have seen numerous success tips to help and achieve the success we all crave. With all kinds of how-to's out there, it's hard to narrow down which ones actually work for you.  When we become clear on our definition of success, it paints a clearer picture of how we view our lives. With this insight, your goals become more direct, and our desire to achieve success increases.  Have a clear version of success  Obtaining clarity on this will change your mindset positively. This is a critical part of being and feeling successful.  We all have an understanding of what success means to us. However, we know this on an unconscious level, making it challenging to understand our truth. This is why it's so important to communicate with ourselves to find those answers.  Sit in [...]

How to Achieve the Life You Want2021-08-18T22:18:31-06:00

Find Your Career With These Five Steps

With the job market on fire right now, it may be the best time to find your dream career.  Employers are starting to hire again after a steep decline during the pandemic. And they are hiring a lot. More opportunity is available in the current market, and it's a great time to start looking.  It's a job seekers' playground, and some employers are working overtime to provide incentives and bonuses to attract new employees. Now is the best time to look for your dream career, and we have put together a practical guide for anyone looking for a new job.  Quitting when you're unhappy shouldn't be your first move First, if you are feeling burned out, try finding small ways to improve your overall satisfaction at work. Making minor tweaks can make you fulfilled during the workweek.  If you are feeling unhappy, you are not alone. Over 51% of the global workforce is not engaged [...]

Find Your Career With These Five Steps2021-08-17T22:10:24-06:00

Hard vs. Soft Skills

One of the best ways to differentiate yourself in a job interview setting is to paint a picture of your skills. The way you demonstrate these skills may be different depending upon the type of skill. Let’s take a few moments to talk about two different kinds of skills, hard skills and soft skills, and how you may demonstrate these skills in a job interview.  Hard Skills:  Hard skills are often defined as concrete skills you use in job-specific situations. Hard skills are often learned formally through education, on-the-job training, or experience in using them regularly. Some examples of hard skills are things like using specific computer programs, using job-specific technical skills, speaking different languages, or sales or marketing skills.    As we have already alluded to, hard skills are job-specific, so tailoring these skills to the type of job you are applying for is important. For example, if you are applying to a marketing [...]

Hard vs. Soft Skills2021-07-09T23:30:58-06:00
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