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"Abby has led seminars on effective job search techniques, teaching professionals in transition how to find their vision, focus their energies, and be effective in the job search process. Her group reviews were highly acclaimed. Motivating, inspiring, insightful."
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Dave Arnold from ABC 5 in Kent, Ohio interviewed Abby about her cross country tour and mission to educate one million job seekers. At the Kent rally, Abby shared the importance of standing out from the rest of the crowd and the goal of getting paid for your passion. To learn more about the tour, please visit AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

Taking Control of Your Career Print
Written by Abby Kohut   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:42

When I graduated from college, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. Although many friends and family members had been asking me that question for the past 21 years, it was easy to laugh it off...until graduation day, when it wasn't as funny anymore.

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Why "The Unemployed Need Not Apply" Need Not Apply to You Print
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Anyone who is currently searching for a job has probably read at least one article about a company who is unwilling to hire "the unemployed." Even more interesting is the article that I recently came across about the backlash from critics against job boards like Monster saying that ads of this kind should be banned from being posted.

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Picture Perfect Print
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On one of the past Career Wake Up Calls, someone asked a question about posting their picture on LinkedIn. Given that your resume and LinkedIn profile are two major components of your personal marketing collateral, it's a good idea to give some airtime to this topic.

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Are you Unemployed or Unemployable? Print
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At a quick glance, you might mistake one word for the other – but I'm sure you'll agree that while being "unemployed", you never want to be perceived as "unemployable". Yet, I've read a growing number of articles that attach the stigma of being "unemployable" to the currently "unemployed".

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Flexibility For Success Print
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According to the Wiktionary, the word "flexible" is defined as "willing or ready to yield to the influence of others; not invincibly rigid or obstinate; tractable; manageable; easy and compliant." According to Abby, being flexible will score you all sorts of points with recruiters and hiring managers, but being too flexible can cause you trouble down the road.

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Drawn from my 18 years of experience and research in recruiting and Human Resources, my blog posts are intended to provide insight into what corporate recruiters and Human Resource professionals look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. Simply reading these blogs will not guarantee you success. However, consistently applying the strategies mentioned, as well as developing your own personal interview style, will greatly enhance your chances of victory amidst the competition. I wish you the best of luck with your search as you begin to take charge of your career!