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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  During the COVID-19 emergency, 40Plus of Greater Washington will be conducting our Monday morning meetings and all other events VIRTUALLY.  Please do NOT come to our office.

Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of the Recruiting World with ABBY KOHUT

  • Mon, October 08, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC


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Monday Morning Speaker: Abby Kohut  

Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of The Recruiting World  

Conversation with Abby Kohut        

Would you like to gain insight into what HR recruiters REALLY look for when they are evaluating your qualifications? For example, did you know that HR spies may take a peek at the clutter in your car while you are in an interview? That piece of paper lying in the stairwell might have been put there on purpose. Oh...and if the recruiter says that it's OK for you to take notes, find out why they might be confiscated at the end of the interview! Perhaps your body language is speaking in foreign tongues. Take a backstage look at the recruiting world - a view that you have NEVER seen before and will never see again. You will learn:

       When wearing the color yellow can help you get an offer

       When you should and should not mention the Chicago Cubs during an interview

       Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how to choose them

       Why you should avoid a swivel chair and the fishy handshake during an interview


Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”.  In the past 18 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. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Abby 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.  






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Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

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. at our new location:

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC


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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