National Search Guru – Abby Kohut

The Benefit of Being Overqualified in Your Job Search








Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. It’s like sucking on a lemon every time you hear your “overqualified” — bitter and sour.  In this month’s meeting, come learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you and how to make lemonade out of lemons! We are delighted to have a very special guest — national job search guru, Abby Kohut! Plan to be here on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 8:30am.

It’s impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified.

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • How to answer the overqualified question
  • The REAL reason why recruiters AND hiring managers are concerned about hiring overqualified applicants
  • How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are overqualified
  • Seven ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage
  • How to handle the “age factor”


This event is FREE and begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21st. All Career Support Group meetings are open to the public and there is no cost to participate. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. There will be an opportunity to network afterwards so bring your personal business cards.

The meeting will be in held at St. Gregory the Great’s Community Parish Center located at the rear of the parking lot. Our address is: 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690.  Additional information can be found at including directions.



  • Saturday,  January 21st – Monthly Meeting
  • 8:30am-11:00am
  • FREE! All are welcome.
  • Address: St. Gregory the Great Community Parish Center (rear of the parking lot), 4620 Nottingham Way, Hamilton Square, New Jersey, 08690. Directions  Website



  • February 18  “New Start Career Network” featuring Maria Heidkamp
  • March 18  featuring Jennifer Guy & Gregory Burnham
  • April 15   “How Recruiters Use  LinkedIn” featuring Ed Han
  • May 20  “Social Media Secrets for Job Search” featuring Mitch Federman
  • June 17  “What’s Your Challenge?” Solutions
  • July 15   TBD
  • August 19  “Forming Your Own Executive Board” featuring Benny Recine
  • September 16   TBD
  • October 21   TBD
  • November 18  TBD
  • December 16  Holiday Potluck Networking



ABOUT the CAREER SUPPORT GROUP (at St. Gregory the Great)

For 10 years, we have been a dynamic support group where job seekers and jobholders connect to move forward in their careers and where participants are willing and committed to providing help to one another in the job search process. We generally meet on the third Saturday of the month at 8:30am. Our meetings are FREE and primarily geared toward professionals.  All are welcome including those actively seeking new positions, considering a career change, graduating or re-entering the market, and those who just want to stay abreast of current trends. We are an active, non-denominational group serving the greater Hamilton, Robbinsville, Princeton, Plainsboro, Freehold, the Windsors, the Brunswicks, and surrounding NJ/PA areas.



ABOUT ABBY KOHUT (Absolutely Abby)abby kohut

Abby Kohut is an award winning Human Resources professional with 18 years of corporate experience. As President of Staffing Symphony LLC, Abby is credited with offering over 10,000 people jobs from all industries and at all levels of employment during her recruiting career. Abby has delivered over 500 live workshops across 33 states on a variety of human resources, job search, social media and business-related subjects. In 2014, Abby presented a keynote at a Veterans Resource Fair in Atlantic City, while sharing the stage with Mayor Guardian & Miss America 2015. After that presentation, Abby was presented with a “Statement of Support for the Guard & Reserve” by the Department of Defense.

Abby is well known in the Human Resources and job search world as “Absolutely Abby.” Her website,, was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes in 2013, because it teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters typically don’t share. Abby has presented to over 500 groups and has offered her Human Resources perspective on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine. Her network consists of almost 10,000 LinkedIn connections and 20,000 Twitter followers. Recently, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby one of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search on Twitter and Business New Daily said Abby was one of the 10 Twitter Accounts Every Job Seeker Should Follow.



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