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"Abby looks for ways to make others successful in their career paths and aspirations - she demonstrates both competence and integrity. She is very knowledgeable and always willing to extend herself to help others."
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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


Don't Let Your Dog Eat Your Homework Print
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Although you may believe right now that any job will do, I am here to tell you that thinking that way may lead to more trouble for you than you deserve. The last thing that you want to be doing a year from now is searching for a job because you made a hasty decision without doing your homework. To avoid these missteps, pretend you are a journalist writing an article about the company you will be interviewing with. Do the research beforehand and then ask questions during the interview to complete the story.

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Unemployed with Children Part Deux Print
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In a post last week I discussed one of the great questions I discussed on a recent Career Wake Up Call. The question was, "How should I go about discussing my continued unemployment with my children?  It seems to be having an effect on them." I recently received two new answers to this question from parents that I feel are absolutely fantastic so naturally I have to share them with you.

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Network Easy Print
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This past week's Career Wake Up Call (link) included rich ponderings on social networking from our job seekers. Since everyone, including me, is recommending that you network like crazy nowadays, the question is, how do you keep up with all of it, especially if networking does not come naturally for you?

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Social Insecurity Card Print
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On my Career Wake Up Call last week, I received an interesting question, which tends to come up every so often. That is, how revealing do you really have to be to an employer that barely knows you?

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Mirroring Without Mocking Print
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Similar to the fact that customers typically buy from sales people they like, interviewers also tend to hire people they like. Assuming you are qualified for the job, getting a "yes" vote depends on whether or not the interviewer finds you engaging, and feels comfortable with you. For this reason, it is critical to establish rapport quickly with him or her. Besides using words to find common ground, you also may find success using a technique called mirroring.

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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!