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"Abby has led seminars on effective job search techniques, teaching professionals in transition how to find their vision, focus their energies, and be effective in the job search process. Her group reviews were highly acclaimed. Motivating, inspiring, insightful."
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Dave Arnold from ABC 5 in Kent, Ohio interviewed Abby about her cross country tour and mission to educate one million job seekers. At the Kent rally, Abby shared the importance of standing out from the rest of the crowd and the goal of getting paid for your passion. To learn more about the tour, please visit AbbyAcrossAmerica.com


The 10 Deadly Sins of Networking Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

While many of strive for perfection in our job search and in our networking, we occasionally fall short of perfection. The key is to learn where changes can be made quickly to improve our odds of success.

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Rejection Resilience Print
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Last night on our Career Wake Up Call, I told a story about one of my favorite people in the world, Mark Victor Hansen. Mark is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series. I met Mark in April in Orlando at Mega Book, a seminar for authors. I learned great lessons that weekend, one of which is how to be resilient when it comes to rejection.

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Selling Your Way to Success Print
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Yesterday I was honored to have a personal phone call with Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen, the co-authors of Cash In a Flash. In our conversation, they reminded me about something that I have known for a long time and wanted to share with you. To be successful in life, you need to know how to sell. And... if you add a pinch of marketing to your job search, you'll have a recipe for success.

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Hurdles or Opportunities? Print
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I received a question for tonight's Career Wake Up Call that makes a great blog topic, so I decided to answer that question here. It is this particular job seeker's impression that companies have been taking longer to make decisions about applicants. Moreover, companies have added additional hurdles for candidates to jump through. While this can seem frustrating on the surface, there can be a silver lining in all this.

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Being a Good Sport Print
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Whether you are a sports enthusiast or simply watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, most of you have participated in a team sport in the past, even if it was just in high school gym class. Sports can play an important part in your career as leadership experience on your resume, as an interim activity while you search, or simply as an abundance of lessons learned.

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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!