Dear Platinum Recruiting, How do you recommend a candidate communicate with their recruiter? It can be tricky to determine. I don’t want to check in too often but I haven’t heard from them in a while. Check Out Facebook Live Video Response! (Be sure to ‘like’ our page while you visit) Hi Jane, Thank you […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #6: Why Haven’t I Heard Back From My Recruiter?"
Dear Platinum Recruiting, What is the best way to approach your current employer about accepting an offer with another company and how do you best handle what could come up when you resign, such as a counter offer? Check out the video version: Facebook Live Video! Dear Jon Doe, Time for some tough love: If your […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #5: Resignations & Counter Offers!"
10 Words/Information to Remove From Your Resume! Several words are included for being painfully obvious and/or overused. They lose meaning when an employer reads them on every resume. We also suggest removing portions of your resume that can do more harm than good. For more detailed resume tips, read here: Resume Tips and Template We created a fun […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #3: 10 Resume Do NOTS!"
Dear Platinum Recruiting, I’ve been asked about salary during several interviews recently. Both current salary and salary expectations. How do you suggest handling these questions? I don’t want to be difficult but also don’t want to lose leverage if we get to the offer stage. Thanks for your help! Dear Joe, You know it’s a […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #2: What Is Your Current Salary?"
NEW HIRE CHECKLIST Congratulations, the offer you extended was accepted! That’s great. Enjoy the moment. Now shift to on-boarding. A Lot Can Happen Between Accepted Offer & Start Date. Print the PDF Version: New Hire Checklist The time between accepted offer and start date is tricky. Your new hire is often hearing from everyone but […]Read more "Offer Accepted: Make Day 1 Great Again!"
Dear Platinum, What are your thoughts on networking? Most people do it when they’re out of work, which makes sense. It seems impossible to find the time while employed. Is it worth it? Any advice? Hi Jane, Great lead-off topic for Platinum Unplugged! I chose to start with ‘networking’ because it’s something everyone can benefit […]Read more "Platinum Unplugged #1 – NETWORKING"
The end of any year is a time to look forward and establish new goals. It’s also a time to reflect. I shared my first blog on January 3rd, 2016. I wrote 27 columns (28 counting this) in 2016. Important Lessons Learned, Stats and Thank Yous! 2016 was a busy year with social media initiatives. […]Read more "Lessons Learned, Stats & Thank You!"