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Abby Kohut of AbsolutelyAbby.com, one of Forbes.com's "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" to speak at St. Andrew UMC April 28 - free

 

NATIONALLY KNOWN ABBY KOHUT TO SPEAK ON “SECRETS RECRUITERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW” AT ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH’S CAREERCARE MEETING –

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Kohut is known for her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of Forbes.com’s

“Top 100 Websites for Your Career” in 2013

 St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the public to come hear Abby Kohut speak on “Secrets Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know,” on Monday, April 28, from 7 p.m. –

9 p.m., as part of the Career Care program, in St. Andrew’s Festival Hall, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas.  Kohut is widely known for her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of Forbes.com’s  “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” in 2013. The site tells candidates the absolute truth about the job search process – secrets that other recruiters do not share.

“During Kahout’s presentation, attendees will gain insight into what HR recruiters look for when evaluating qualifications,” said Bill Brewer, Ministry Director, CareerCare, St. Andrew UMC.  “Kahout has spoken to our group before, and when we heard she was going to be in Dallas, we were thrilled to schedule her a second time.  We saw this as something that could be helpful to the broader community so we have secured a larger room at the church and opened it up to the public at no charge.  This will, without a doubt, be a great program, and we hope a lot of people can join us.”

“In 2014, job seekers must do more than applying on job boards,” said Kahout.  “There are far more candidates applying for the same positions so you have to differentiate yourself.  I will share what to write in your cover letter, why keywords really matter and how to choose them, secrets about thank you letters, and what to say during a phone screen to get a ‘yes.’  Understanding how to master each of these job search components is the key to your success in 2014.”

Kohut was rated by Fast Company magazine as one of the Top 100 Influential People Online and was one of the “Monster 11” according to Monster.com in 2011.  She has been highlighted as a job search expert on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and now Forbes. She is also the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets.”

Kohut and her husband and business manager, Ken, ditched their home and possessions in New Jersey to embark on an 8,000-mile trek across America to reach and teach one million jobseekers how to stand out in a crowd of more than 14 million unemployed.   Having once recruited over 800 teachers in 90 days for Kaplan Educational Centers, Kohut tells all of her recruiter secrets on her blog, which also includes articles as well as radio and television clips. She is credited with recruiting more than 10,000 people in the past 18 years.

“Abby humanized the role of a recruiter that is painted as insensitive and process-driven,” said Sheila Reed of Pensacola, Florida. “The information she shared was simple, straight-forward and practical.”

Kohut exposes secrets on how more than 150,000 recruiters use LinkedIn to find candidates, and teaches jobseekers LinkedIn features most users have no clue about. There are more than four million jobs available out there, and Kohut is determined to teach the unemployed how to use LinkedIn to connect with them.

Absolutely Abby is on a crusade to tell the truth – the Absolute Truth – about the most effective ways to get employed sharing her secrets on what recruiters know and won’t tell candidates. 

“We hope the community will take advantage of this unique opportunity and come learn from Kahout’s wisdom,” added Brewer. 

Event is free and no reservations are required.  Entrance will be on east side of the church directly off of Mira Vista.  Park in the north parking lot and enter the double doors facing the north lot.  For more information, visit the CareerCare Website at http://www.standrewumc.org/connect/ministries/learning/career-care/ or call the church office at 214-291-8082.

CareerCare is a free, weekly support/coaching group helping those who are out of work or “mis-employed” and seeking a career change. Career Care provides comprehensive support: job postings; networking to build job leads/contacts, including LinkedIn group; speakers teaching search skills (resumé, interviewing, etc.); free, volunteer coaches to assist one-on-one with resumés, etc. (by appointment for those attending our weekly meetings, and who don't have professional outplacement package); career assessment testing; private budget/debt counseling at no charge.  Over 500 jobs were landed within this group from 2010 to 2013.

 

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St. Andrew United Methodist Church is a vibrant, growing, intergenerational church.  Begun in 1986, St. Andrew is located on a 21.214 acre campus at the corner of Plano Parkway and Mira Vista and includes a sanctuary, education, music and nursery wing, completed in 2003.  Nearly 2,000 come together every weekend through six different worship services: Saturday Night Alive!-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Early Service-8:00 a.m.; Teaching Service-9:30 a.m.; and progressive traditional Service-11:00 a.m.; The Well contemporary worship at 9:09 a.m. and 10:39 a.m.  St. Andrew is an outward-focused church striving to lift the world around us toward God and provides a number of local and global mission opportunities including the Seven Loaves Community Center, which provides a myriad of services to qualifying residents of all Collin County zip codes directed at improving lives and breaking the poverty cycle.  A number of caring ministries are in place to support members in all phases of life from support groups to career care in addition to ministries focused on each age group.  Additional ministries include a strong music program with choirs, instrumental groups, as well as the Academy of Music, offering private lessons.  St. Andrew provides each individual with opportunities to connect to the community and contribute their unique gifts to the congregation's spirit. St. Andrew United Methodist Church is located at 5801 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX  75093.  Additional information can be found at www.standrewumc.org

 

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