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"Abby's genuine interest in others, coupled with her ability to be creative and think "outside the box" make her a valuable asset to the management team of any company."
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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


Seize the Day Print
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September 11th is the day that changed the lives of so many people. So many lessons can be gleaned from that day – lessons that are right in front of us all the time but we may not see them.

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Skeletons in your Closet Print
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This week I received two questions about how to explain prior convictions (i.e., felonies or misdemeanors) during interviews. While the answer depends on many different factors, the good news is that like any other hurdle, a conviction can be overcome in many cases.

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Contention for your Attention Print
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Lately I have been receiving a variety of questions about specific job posting sites, especially sites that require an investment, and whether or not they are worth the expense. So now seems like a good time to focus our attention on some of these sites.

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Dedication to Education Print
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This week I received an interesting question from a job seeker about furthering his education. His question was about whether to pursue a higher level of certification in his field in order to get into management. My answer to this question is not as obvious as it might appear.

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A Labor of Love Print
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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. This year, I propose that we salute the true laborers in our country, the ones whose labor pushed us into the world in the first place…our moms.

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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!