Entries by spowell

Let’s talk About Millennials

About a year ago I was asked to serve on a panel for a Human Resource conference at Nazareth College. Various HR professionals from around Rochester came to this conference hoping to stay up to date with the latest changes and trends. Why me? When I got there, I quickly realized it was a panel […]

Be A “Product” Employers Want to Buy

If you’ve ever had the thought: “I’ve applied to every job I see, but I don’t get called for an interview—what am I doing wrong?” or “Should I get certification in XYZ, is that what’s keeping me from getting a job?”, this article’s for you. Let’s take a step back and look at the job […]

Bragging Can Be Difficult, But Critical in a Job Search

By Melanie Szlucha, Redinc, LLC. www.redincllc.com Providing resume writing, job interview coaching and job search coaching to clients around the world. Frequently when I’m working with clients to write their resumes or prepare for job interviews, they admit that they’re not comfortable talking about their accomplishments. They were brought up not to brag, so having […]

How to Answer “Why are you looking for a new job?”

By Melanie Szlucha, Redinc, LLC, www.redincllc.com This is one of those job interview questions that will be asked by the savviest of interviewers. Although it’s positively heart-stopping to be on the answering end of this question, if you were the employer, wouldn’t you want to know how this seemingly fabulous person ended up on the […]

Job Interview Success Is in The Details—The Handshake

By Melanie Szlucha, Redinc, LLC www.redincllc.com We all know that people form impressions based on the smallest details. Perhaps when you read this message line you laughed at how improbable it would be to NOT get a job offer because your handshake was too strong or too weak. Well, you’re right, it doesn’t work quite that […]

Prepare Yourself for a Counteroffer, But Never Accept It

Over 15 years ago, I wrote an article entitled “Never Accept a Counteroffer.”  Today, I sit down to write a very similar article.  Many things have changed over the years.  Technology has changed.  The job search process has changed.  We have all gotten older and wiser.  One thing hasn’t changed, however.  My advice to Never […]

How To Prepare For A Phone Interview

Some people believe that the hardest part of the interview process is the initial phone interview. Refining your confidence and technique will help move you to the next step in the interview process. First, if you have been chosen for a phone interview feel confident in your skills and abilities. Over the course of the […]

Preparing for an interview

Preparing for an interview is as important as going through the actual interview itself.  Proper preparation and research can mean the difference in advancing through the interview process to an ultimate job offer. Know Your Audience Before walking into the interview, it is important that you do some research first. Spend time learning about the […]

Why on earth would you put your address on your resume??

From: the other side of the recruiting desk….. Over the past 9 months, I have observed a new phenomenon – candidates are submitting their resumes for posted positions without their address included on the resume. WHAT?  No address?  I’d like to make the case for how important an address is on a resume. Before I make […]

Importance Of Thank You Letters After An Interview

In the interview process, your personal brand is very important to landing a new career. Your personal brand starts with your resume, doing an introductory call, and then a physical interview. Through the entire process your brand is being evaluated to see if you are the right fit for the position and the culture of […]