Topic: Chicago (Downtown), IL

Subject: FENG Chicago (Downtown) Chapter Event Notice, July 11th - Regular Email Server Down
Steve Eschbach
Member: 2006
Submitted on 06-27-19 4:40 pm

Yesterday, I sent the wrong link for Guests of members to register:

Here is the correct one and it is embedded in the note below as well for forwarding purposes. 

Feel free to invite your colleagues:

Guest Register on this link:

Joyce Gibney
Chapter Support Coordinator
[email protected]


Thursday, July 11, 2019 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (NOTE LATER - 830A - START TIME!)

The Addison Group
125 S. Wacker Drive, 27th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606


Success for the Seasoned Search…The Benefit of Being Overqualified (NEW & UPDATED FOR 2019!)

The FENG Chicago (Downtown) Chapter is delighted to welcome back (for the 3rd time now) a popular speaker in Abby Kohut to discuss her latest insights on a frequent topic among our members -- extremely extensive experience.  

Many seasoned professionals find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn to refine and master the powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. 

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

In this interactive presentation, 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” beyond age 36


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's 101 Job Search Secrets." In the past 23 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. Recently CNBC published an article naming Abby as a Top Career Coach and Recruiter. 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 SiriusXM, 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 & flying around the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

Additional details are as follows: 
(1) Dress code: Business Casual 
(2) Coffee and Donuts/Bagels/Pastries will NOT be served (bring your own beverage/snacks) 
(3) Parking –The train is the best option as the meeting location a block from Union Station and 2 blocks from Ogilvie. There are several parking lots in the area: Jackson & Canal, Adams & Franklin, Monroe & Canal
(4) Suggested donation: $0.00 (A)
(5) Bring 30-35 copies of your resumes/handbills/business cards  

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. RSVP is REQUIRED for building security and headcount.

Members login:
this will take you to your personal home page. Check box for this event.

Guests of members are welcome. Register on this link:

If you have problems RSVPing on the website please email 
[email protected].  

Look forward to seeing you again, especially new members.  

Alumni members are encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in the discussion - it is a great way to give back to the group, and to maintain and build your network. 

We hope to see you at the FENG meeting. If you have any questions please contact:

FENG Downtown Chicago Sub-Chapter Chairs:  

Steve Eschbach
[email protected] 
(312) 550-9965

Matt Oey
[email protected]
(312) 255-1887


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