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Career Tips - Supersonic Searching Mondays
Written by Abby Kohut   

Looking back at your life, can you think of an experience that, at the time, left you feeling sad, depressed , or hopeless, yet which ended up being a blessing in disguise? I know I can. And, in my case it happened twice.

It was December 1996. I was working for a software company and thought I had it all. I had somehow managed to land my first job in recruiting with barely any experience under my belt. I had achieved the title of Recruiting Manager, had an office with a window and a yummy cafeteria in the building with a heaping salad bar. I was interviewing 10 people a day and had hired 525 of them, effectively doubling the size of the company. I was on cloud ten.

Then one day…BOOM! The world came crashing down. This wonderful company with its fast-paced entrepreneurial culture was swallowed up by a giant in the industry. Life as I knew it was over. Jobs were eliminated and reorganized as the BIG company moved in. In short, what used to be a happy place turned completely upside down. I left through the open door with only my memories.

Rather than dwelling on what could have been, I thought about my next career move and what it should be. I loved helping to make people's dreams come true by not just finding them a job, but finding them the "right" job. This was the inspiration for my first company, Career Dreams, whose mission was to help people discover what they really wanted to do.

Eventually I decided to go back to corporate America to gain more experience and to add to my skill set. There was yet another BOOM in 2005 when the second company I thought I would retire with sent my whole department packing. At the time, I didn't realize that what seemed like a swift kick was actually a Career Wake Up Call.

I answered the call and today I am finally living my Career Dream. Through my blog, I have the opportunity to reach hundreds of people like you, in various stages of career transitions. The people I have met while networking and the stories I have heard have enhanced my ability to help people find the right job. I answered my call and now I'm ready again to help other people answer theirs.

Take a step back and look at your current circumstance. Are you answering the call? Are you really doing what you love to do, or are in you in a job or career that just happened to you? Are you ready to show the world your talents like never before? Is there a business you've secretly wanted to start? Is there a product you've wanted to market?

Join me for a series of motivational teleconferences I affectionately named Career Wake Up Calls. Don't miss out! Sign up now at CareerWakeupCalls.com. This may just be the best call you've ever made.

Absolutely Abby’s Advice:
Instead of just searching for jobs, search for career opportunities that make you jump out of bed in the morning. Apply for positions that will inspire you to produce great work, whether your boss is watching you or not. Seek to find a job that engulfs you in passion. Answer your Call today.
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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!