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Rockin’ Resume Tuesdays
Have you ever wished that you could get advice from someone who has reviewed over 200,000 resumes? Well now you can. Each Tuesday, Abby will give you absolutely awesome tips about resume content and format to help your resume "rock" the socks off your perspective employers.

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.

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.

Wall of Shame Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

In the past few weeks I have been reading more than my fair share of cover letters. What amazes me is that despite all of the information available on the internet and in the bookstores, the same mistakes are being made over and over again. I, Absolutely Abby, am hereby doing my part to rid the world of all poorly written cover letters and to restore the faith the hiring managers have in the job seeker to express themselves appropriately.

The Dreaded Online Application Print
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These days online job applications are just as common as cell phones, and they are becoming even more widespread as HR departments move farther and farther away from paper-based processing. Any day now, I'm expecting to see a company accepting applications by text message.

Accomplishment Acknowledgments Print
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Do you know how many resumes I receive when I place an ad for a Customer Service Representative? Pick a number and then double it. Disney and The Gap probably receive 1000. So how exactly am I going to decide which one of the 1000 to hire? I need your help.

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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!