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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Secrets Recruiters Don't Want You To Know with ABBY KOHUT

  • Mon, July 11, 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Back by Popular Demand!

During this presentation, you will gain insight into what corporate and agency recruiters look for when they are evaluating your qualifications.

These days, you must do more than applying on job boards. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself.

You will learn what recruiters like and don’t like, what teeny tiny corrections make a huge difference, and the best strategies for moving past your competition in 2016.

Some of the topics you’ll learn are.


  • Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how to choose them
  • What to say during a phone screen to get a “yes”
  • When you should and should not mention the Tampa Bay Rays during an interview
  • Secrets about thank you letters and how they can make or break your success




Abby Kohut,

who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing  Symphony, LLC and author of "Absolutely Abby" 101 Job Search Secrets; In the past 22 years, Abby held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000  people get hired. Her website, which was selected as one of the “Top 100  Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. was also mentioned on  CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential  People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby"; on LinkedIn. She  has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg  Radio, and Forbes. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby “One of the Top 25 Women for your  Job Search” and Business News Daily rated @Absolutely_Abby as One of Top 10 Twitter Accounts  Every Jobseeker Should Follow." Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently driving around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.






Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby Brookings Institution.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

Near the DuPont Circle Metro Station
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40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036



Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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