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Abby Kohut - author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”

 

Career Guru Abby Kohut to Speak:

"How to Win the Hearts and Minds of a Recruiter" January 8

 “Networking for Leaders – Building Magical Relationships” - January 15

 

St. Andrew United Methodist Church’s CareerCare group welcomes back Career Guru Abby Kohut to speak on January 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Festival Hall, 1401 Mira Vista Blvd., Plano, Texas, 75093.  The events, free and open to the public, provide job search tips and networking opportunities.

On January 8, Kohut will present “How to Win the Hearts and Minds of a Recruiter.”  A seasoned recruiter, Kohut will discuss what happens behind the scenes and provide secret insights into the human resources and recruiting process.

“It's a tough job market out there, and you have to differentiate yourself from the rest of the applicant pool,” said Kohut.

On January 15, Kohut will present “Networking for Leaders-Building Magical Relationships.”  Kohut will talk about the important role job seekers have in the networking process.  Simply attending a networking event is not enough.  It is what the job seeker does during and after that event that matters.

“You create the success of any networking event,” added Kohut.  “Don’t rely on the event itself to create the success.  You get out of the event what you put in, and that philosophy will get you so much more out of the experience.”

Kohut is the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets.”In the past 18 years, she held positions including senior director of recruiting for Kaplan; interim director of recruiting for Continuum Health Partners; and manager of global recruiting for Alpharma. Her website, AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes in 2013, teaches candidates secrets the absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters don’t share. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes.  Kohut was selected as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search" and is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine. Since 2010, she has been on a mission to help 1 million job seekers and is currently driving around the United States on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.  Visit www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

“We are delighted to welcome back Abby Kohut as she has wonderful advice for anyone seeking new employment,” added Bill Brewer, Ministry Director, CareerCare, St. Andrew UMC.  “Each time she has spoken we have heard wonderful feedback from the attendees.”

Events are free and no reservations are required.  Entrance will be on northeast 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 214-291-8011.

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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