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Ingenious Interview Thursdays
Make no mistake. Everyone knows how to interview but only the cream of the crop know how to interview ingeniously. You need to be ingenious to get an offer instead of your competition.  Read weekly tips on how you can stand out from the crowd, conquer your fears about interviewing and approach them with newfound confidence.

For Your Information: Informational Interviews Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

It still amazes me that in my 15 year career of corporate recruiting experience that only a handful of people have asked to have an informational interview. No matter what stage of career you are at, asking for an opportunity to meet with an expert inside the walls of a company where you might want to work someday is a tool in your toolbox worth dusting off.

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A Breath of Fresh Air Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Everyone is reminded time and time again about interview preparation which includes bringing in the perfect resume on the perfect bond paper with the perfect grammar. But there is one little detail that career coaches may forget to remind you which you ABSOLUTELY must take into consideration.

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The Best Seat in the House Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

As we learned last week, many people underestimate the importance of body language during the interview process. When you are interviewing, studies show that 55% of your communication is judged based on your body language. This suggests that an interviewer will make assumptions, based largely on your body language, as to whether you are self-assured, energetic, timid, truthful, stress prone, nice, enthusiastic, funny, etc.  Similar to your hand gestures, your position at the table and also in your seat can also affect your rate of success.

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Handy Body Language Tips Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Many people underestimate the importance of body language during the interview process. Based on your body language, an interviewer will make assumptions about whether or not you are self-assured, energetic, timid, truthful, stress prone, nice, enthusiastic, funny, etc.  The truth of the matter is that your body language often speaks louder than your actual words do.

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Suit-able Interviews Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Last year, I was searching for an Executive Assistant who would report to the CEO of a Fortune 500 firm. I received hundreds of resumes and found several candidates that seemed qualified. Then, one jumped right out of the pile – I'll call that candidate Sally.

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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!