It's hard to believe we are close to the end of 2020! Now is the perfect time to self-evaluate your own performance and create a new individual growth plan for the upcoming new year! Self-evaluations can be overwhelming. It's a delicate balance not to brag, keep it honest, and represent 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 that go 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 [...]
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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 what your taxes will be 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 commission? 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 valuable insight into the [...]
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 some great opportunities! Here are some features you can start using now to help you in your career! 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, tricks of the trade, develop a name for yourself, and so much more. This is a great way [...]
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 need to prove to potential employers that you're still working even though you're not employed. Staying up to date with new trends in your field will show you are as qualified as someone who is 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're waiting for your dream job and it's been more than six months, it's time to change tactics and consider positions you would not have before. Be willing to look [...]
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 not sure if you want to take it. What can you do? Below are some helpful tips to turn down a job offer. Is calling, emailing, or sending a letter the best way to turn down 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. The best way to handle turning down a job is with a phone call. However, if you cannot reach the hiring manager or recruiter, a letter is a way to go. 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 [...]
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. If you hire us at Heartland Resumes, we are confident in the results that we guarantee your satisfaction. Job searching is stressful and time-consuming. 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 researching and attending networking events and practicing interview questions takes away valuable time that could be used for anything else. By hiring a professional to do all the heavy lifting, you will spend time doing what you want and getting a complete and effective professional profile. A professional resume writer is certified and up-to-date on the [...]
Do you want a new job but worried about changing paths during a pandemic? Your perfect career is out there, even during these uncertain times. Below are some fundamental steps you can take to get started. These steps will help you weed out all the noise and get you to your career faster. Search for jobs that suit you The first step is to identify your skills, knowledge, and experience. Write out all the things you're good at and support them with examples from your past employment. Once you've completed the list, look online, and search for job listings. Job board platforms like LinkedIn and Glassdoor allow you to search using keywords to find a job that matches your skillset. Fine-tune your resume Once you've found an ideal match, the next step is to refresh your resume. Add your most recent job experience and reference your critical responsibilities within that position to bring value to [...]
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 very own marketing tool. It allows potential employers and recruiters to get to know you 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 on what you can do [...]
Work takes up the majority 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 for ourselves? The attitude we take to work plays a significant role for the people around you in the workplace. The suggestions below can help improve overall workplace behavior by influencing others to make positive changes from 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 really great at… Show appreciation Thanking a colleague for something they did is a great way to boost people's moods. Be specific why you are thanking them, and be sure to copy their boss as well. Spread kindness Smiling and say "Hello" to [...]
Are you ready to move on to a new chapter in your life? Whether it’s 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 on what to write, don’t stress, we are here to help guide you on how to write a professional resignation letter. Stay professional 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 it 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 employer with a reason, do [...]