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Taking Control of Your Career Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

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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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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Picture Perfect Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

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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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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Take Off Your Mask Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Halloween is traditionally a holiday where people put on masks and enjoy stepping into the shoes of a character unlike themselves. Those who are angels in real life can become devils for the day and those people who are shy or timid can become a superhero. You're probably wondering how this has anything to do with job resumes. Ah… but it does, my friends.

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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!