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Close the Deal Fridays
Fridays are great days to wrap up your work week and also to learn how to land the job of your dreams, On Close The Deal Fridays you'll learn strategies and techniques that you can use to sell yourself into success and then negotiate the best offer possible.

Salary Droppings Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

This week on our Career Wake Up Call, I answered a question about salary negotiation with respect to these economic times. The caller who asked the question is currently out of work and on the cusp of financial difficulty. The question was, "How do I make the decision to compromise and take a lower paying job versus holding out for a more reasonable salary?" As I mentioned on the call, the answer depends on your own individual situation. However, there are several different scenarios where stepping down a pay grade might make good sense.

A Jitterless Journey Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

One of these days, every one of you reading my blog is going to find yourself accepting an offer and then looking forward to your first day at your new job. Don't be surprised if thoughts of your mom dropping you off at your first day of kindergarten suddenly start filling your brain. Starting a new job can be an exciting time for both you and your new manager, but can also cause a few goosebumps.

Recession Exceptions Print
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A friend of mine tipped me off to a great story for today's blog.  The media is buzzing about "the recession being over".  Maybe you saw the recent cover of Newsweek that declared  "The Recession Is Over!" with the less than helpful subtitle "…but good luck surviving the recovery".  Let's explore what this means for job seekers like you.

Unlocking the Secret to Your Success Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Brian Tracy, a motivational speaker once said, "Life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the numbers, in the right orders, so you can have anything you want." This could not be more true during your job search.

Replaying Your Commercial Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

In my blog from May 22nd called "Sneaky Thank You Notes", I reminded you how important grammar and spelling are when you are trying to close the loop and land the job of your dreams. But…proving that you were not asleep in your English classes is not enough. Your thank you note is a second chance to remind the Hiring Manager how ideal your background is for the open position he is considering you for.

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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!