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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.

The Mystery of the Six Month Review Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

While each recruiter's primary objective is to hire good talent, they are also expected to protect their company's bottom line. This is why negotiations are complicated. You are trying to get the highest possible salary and they are trying to save the company as much money as they can. Enter the 6-month review.

Start Your Own Fan Club Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

These days companies will not hire you simply because you answered their interview questions effectively, handed them a well laid out resume, and wore a sharp suit. More and more these days, hiring managers and HR departments want proof that you can actually do what you say you can do. That is, they want to speak to your greatest fans.

Time is on your Side Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Closing the deal on a job offer is like negotiating a good price on a car; that is, you should rarely accept on the spot, even in this economy.

Sneaky Thank You Notes Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Thank you notes are the most underestimated steps of the job search process and really should be taken more seriously.

While you may look forward to receiving a thank you note from your best friend whose wedding party you were in, recruiters look forward to your thank you note for a very different reason. For us, these are a sneaky way to see the real you. Through these a recruiter sees your true spelling and grammar abilities. Recruiters know that career coaches help candidates write their cover letters and resumes, but rarely does anyone seek advice for a thank you note. Having grammatical and spelling mistakes in a thank you note WILL cost you your job offer if the job requires those skills. The worst part is that you’ll never know that that’s what did you in, especially if you knocked them dead in the interview.

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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!