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Have you ever wished that you could get advice from someone who has reviewed over 200,000 resumes? Well now you can. Each Tuesday, Abby will give you absolutely awesome tips about resume content and format to help your resume "rock" the socks off your perspective employers.

The Snail Mail Tale Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

These days there are many new ways of forwarding your resume to a company – most of which involve a computer. We have the online application, the online resume and the online networking methodologies. Sometimes differentiating yourself is as easy as turning back the clock.

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Truth or Consequences Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

Peter Brady wanted to go on a camping trip more than anything else in the world. He had all of his gear packed, and couldn't wait to experience the calm of the great outdoors with all of his friends. And then it happened…he broke mom's favorite vase while he was playing ball in the house. Those of you who are devout Brady Bunch fans know the moral of this story…although Peter lied and claimed innocence, he eventually confessed and paid the consequences. Lying during your job search process can have disastrous consequences.

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Your Ten Seconds of Fame Print
Written by Abby Kohut   

At some point in your job search you may have wondered why so many career coaches spend lots of time talking about how to write the perfect resume, when you may have also heard that recruiters spend very little time reviewing it. The absolute truth is that your resume has only about 10 seconds to really impress a recruiter, or it's likely to just go unnoticed.

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Shattering the One Page Rule Print
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Probably one of the greatest debates between HR professionals, headhunters, and hiring managers is that of the one page resume. Some believe it is absolutely essential and others believe it is an old wife's tale. Now before I give you my opinion, let me tell you when a one page resume is typically the right choice…

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Dashing to Perfection Print
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I read an interesting post this week from David Silverman on the Harvard Business Publishing site entitled, "How to Write a Résumé That Doesn't Annoy People". David writes, "Personally, I look at the width of the dashes. Microsoft Word will helpfully attempt to make a hyphen, n-dash, or m-dash based on the spacing you use when writing. Many people don't know this, and they don't notice that their dashes are all different lengths." (– versus — for example). David continues to say, "If you don't know that your own résumé is inconsistent, how can you be expected to supervise a multi-million dollar project?"

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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!