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"Abby has the unique ability to wrap me up in professional knowledge, install enthusiasm, and convey a clear path to proceed at the same time."
-LW

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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


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.

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Industry Daydreaming Print
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This week I had conversations with three different people about employment in various industries. As important as it is to choose the ideal job, it is also important to choose the ideal industry that is a match for your personality and work ethic.

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Be The Captain of Your Own Ship Print
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Recently I attended a networking event for job seeking HR professionals. One of the topics that came up was the variety of opinions from different recruiters surrounding each detail of a job search. With all these choices, whose opinion is correct? The answer is "Yours".

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Interviewing Your Next Boss Print
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Many of you probably think that the tile of my blog is bizarre. You probably believe that the sole purpose of an interview is to help a company decide whether or not to hire you. While that may be true, the more important thing happening during an interview is your decision about whether or not to go work for the prospective boss.

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Wall of Shame Print
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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.

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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!