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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

Unemployed with Children Print
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On last week's Career Wake Up Call, an interesting topic emerged. The question was, "How should I go about discussing my continued unemployment with my children?  It seems to be having an effect on them." Although I had an opinion on this, I opted to "Ask the Audience" in Who Wants to be a Millionaire style to get an opinion from someone who has kids.

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Back to Business Print
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A few weeks ago I wrote about the Business of Business Cards and how important they are to your networking and job search success. Like your resume, your business card is one of those items that you will be judged on, so it is critical that it represents you well. Now, we are getting back to business by looking at the back of these itty-bitty pieces of collateral.

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Salary Droppings Print
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This week on our Career Wake Up Call, I answered a question about salary negotiation with respect to these economic times. The caller who asked the question is currently out of work and on the cusp of financial difficulty. The question was, "How do I make the decision to compromise and take a lower paying job versus holding out for a more reasonable salary?" As I mentioned on the call, the answer depends on your own individual situation. However, there are several different scenarios where stepping down a pay grade might make good sense.

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Out of The Box Thinking Print
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Almost every day I remind you that your job search will be more successful once you start thinking outside the box and hunting down those "underground" job opportunities. Last week I heard two out of the box job search stories that were so far beyond the average strategy that I consider them to be "out of this world". Today, I'll share both of these with you.

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Answering The Dreaded Weakness Question Print
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People say that there are no guarantees in life. Maybe so, but I guarantee you that you are  guaranteed to be asked a question in an interview about your weaknesses. Your mission should be to be well prepared to not only answer this question, but to answer it successfully.

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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!