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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

Are you a LION? Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

LinkedIn is a trusted online network of more than 44 million experienced professionals from 200 countries representing 170 industries. After signing up for LinkedIn, you create a profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments. You can then form networking connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you. Your network consists of your connections, your connections' connections, and the people they know, linking you to a vast number of qualified professionals. Your professional network of trusted contacts is one of your most valuable assets. Through your network you can discover inside connections that can help you with your job search.

Today, I'll walk you through some important things to consider while building your LinkedIn profile.

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The Painting Paralegal Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

My very first blog was about The Never Ending Interview. I explained that when you are in job search mode, you are being evaluated wherever you go. It's like having mini interviews all day long…the problem is that you never know which conversations are interviews in disguise and which ones are just friendly banter. Therefore, you always need to be on your toes - just in case.

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Overqualified Overture Print
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Last week on our Career Wake Up Call, a job seeker asked me what to do when someone calls you "overqualified" during an interview. In a weird way, this can actually be a blessing in disguise.

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Recession Exceptions Print
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A friend of mine tipped me off to a great story for today's blog.  The media is buzzing about "the recession being over".  Maybe you saw the recent cover of Newsweek that declared  "The Recession Is Over!" with the less than helpful subtitle "…but good luck surviving the recovery".  Let's explore what this means for job seekers like you.

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Expectation Realizations Print
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Lately I have been receiving many questions around the topic of how to stay motivated during a seemingly endless job search. In my blog, "Squashing the Job Search Blues" I talked about how important it is to maintain a positive attitude. The trick is to really believe that although you have not yet crossed the finish line, you are on the right track.

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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!