Career Transitions

Career transitions

Upcoming events

    • 22 Sep 2014
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

    Directions to 40 Plus

    Monday Morning Speaker Presentation: ABBY KOHUT

      Secrets Recruiters Don't Want You To Know

    with ABBY KOHUT 

    In 2014, there are far more candidates applying for the same opportunities so applying for hundreds of positions is the new norm.

    What you will learn at the session:

    • How to think like a recruiter


    • Where, when and how recruiters look for you and how you can attract them.


    • Why having the wrong zipcode can make you invisible to recruiters.


    • Why keywords really matter and how to choose them


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    About The Speaker

    Abby Kohut:

    Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”.  In the past18 years, Abby held positions such as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. Her website, 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 won't tell you. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Abby 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, 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 which you can learn more about at:,



    Contact The Speaker

    Learn more about Abby Kohut 

    and Absolute Abby at:







    When business goals and careers goals align, employees are motivated to succeed. Purposeful Hire intentionally connects job seekers and employers through career consulting, executive recruiting and generational diversity training. The philosophy is simple: for every hire, there is a purpose. Let’s find yours together.

    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 9:00 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, use the South exit

    Directions to 40Plus

    40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions




    • 06 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM
    • 40Plus Dupont Circle Office
    • 7

    Directions to 40 Plus

    Training Class 2014.05

    New Class Starts October 6, 2014

    The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.

    Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.

    Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.

    The class meets over four weeks on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.).

    In addition, a special social media session will be held one evening (6:30-9:30 p.m.) on a date to be determined with the class.

    Class ends: September November 1, 2014

    Next Class: TBD

    Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

    The Classes are held at:
    40Plus of Greater Washington
    1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
    Washington, DC 20036

    near the DuPont Circle Metro, use the South exit

    Directions to 40Plus

Past events

18 Aug 2014 Training Class Starts August 18, 2014
11 Aug 2014 “The State of the Job Market in 2014" with HEIDI SHIERHOLZ, Ph.D, Economist
04 Aug 2014 Interviews that Land the Offer with Shira Harrington
21 Jul 2014 How To Position Yourself For Greatness! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
09 Jun 2014 Employment to Empowerment - Is Business Ownership Right for You? with business coach, DAVID BUCK
05 May 2014 Training Class Starts May 5, 2014
05 May 2014 "WHY BLOG and TWEET" with avid blogger and entrepreneur JACK GATES
28 Apr 2014 I'm Scared and Doing It Anyway with LAUREE OSTROFSKY
14 Apr 2014 Volunteering and Finding New Work with KAREN MULHAUSER
27 Mar 2014 Check Out The Special Resume Review Event
24 Feb 2014 Training Class Starts February 24, 2014
13 Jan 2014 Cover Letters and Resumes that Score the Interview! with KATHERINE METRES
11 Nov 2013 Success Bites, the Building Blocks for Selling Yourself with David Powell
04 Nov 2013 “Accessibility” is about to trend on the Internet. Is your résumé ready? with Editor BEVI CHAGNON
28 Oct 2013 LinkedIn and Twitter for your job search with Executive Coach CHERYL PALMER
21 Oct 2013 Time Management. -with TERRY MONAGHAN
14 Oct 2013 "Navigating your finances when in a Career Transition” with Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors CHARLES GRAY & MATTHEW TEEMS
07 Oct 2013 Elevate Your Personal Visibility: Personal Branding! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
23 Sep 2013 Finding Meaningful Part-Time Employment - Strategies and Tips with MAURA CONNELLY and SHEILA MURPHY of FlexProfessionals
12 Aug 2013 Overcome Interview Fear With Interview Specialist ALAN CARNIOL
05 Aug 2013 What's Stopping You From Getting The Job You Want? with Career Coach NANCY ABRAMSON
29 Jul 2013 Good News for Grey Hair - Marketing Yourself After 50 with TOM MORRIS
15 Jul 2013 The Changing Social Paradigm - And how it affects the job market" with JACK GATES
01 Jul 2013 Google Plus for Job Seekers, with DICK DAVIES
24 Jun 2013 Volunteerism and Career Advancement with Karen Mulhauser
10 Jun 2013 Secrets of Powerful Resume Writing! with Certified Professional Resume Writer ANITA HANNA
03 Jun 2013 What It Takes to Compete for That Next Job. with JAMES (Jim) E. THOMAS III
20 May 2013 Attend a FREE Networking Event -- Failure isn’t an option…but it should be! with VALLI SWERDLOW, MSW
29 Apr 2013 "Follow Your Bliss" Self Discovery in the Job Search Process
22 Apr 2013 “The State of the Job Market in 2013" with HEIDI SHIERHOLZ, Ph.D, Economist
15 Apr 2013 "WHY BLOG" with avid blogger and entrepreneur JACK GATES
01 Apr 2013 Networking and Job Fair Etiquette with recruiter MIKE BRUNI
25 Mar 2013 Secrets of Powerful Resume Writing! with Certified Professional Resume Writer ANITA HANNA
18 Mar 2013 If You Are So Great, How Come Nobody Knows Who You Are! with JENNIFER RANSAW SMITH
10 Dec 2012 From Employment to Empowerment- Is Business Ownership/Self Employment for me? with Stephanie Lewis
20 Aug 2012 Do You Have What It Takes To Compete for That next Job? The "Secret Sauce" to Your Success. with JAMES (Jim) E. THOMAS III
26 Jul 2012 THE DOCTOR IS IN
21 Jul 2012 Kick Start Your Job Search: A Practical Guide
02 Jul 2012 Leaders Resilience In Business And In Life with BETH HAND
25 Jun 2012 Making Career Choices at Mid-Life with CEO of Washington Career Services SUSANNE MAURER
14 May 2012 Inside the Mind of the Hiring Manager with business executive and author JIM THOMAS
19 Mar 2012 EEOC, Your Questions... Answered! with Program Assistant BRONWEN ANDREA OKWESA
20 Feb 2012 Transition Road Map with business executive and author JIM THOMAS
30 Jan 2012 Between Jobs: Powerful ways to reenergize, stay focused and connect with BARBARA BEIZER
09 Jan 2012 "Introvert vs. Extrovert: Business Strategies For Success" with BABY VOOMER™ Career Coach Guru VALLI SWERDLOW
19 Dec 2011 Making Powerful Decisions In Business And In Life! with BETH HAND
12 Dec 2011 DIRECT ECONOMY: How to profit from the most lucrative economic opportunity in the history of the world! with DICK DAVIES
05 Dec 2011 Do What You Love: Discover Your Calling, Not Just Your Career! with SHIRA HARRINGTON
21 Nov 2011 Wendy Swire: Using the Anytime Coaching Model in Times of Change
14 Nov 2011 Judith Glasser: Emotional Intelligence and Social Networking-Out of work but plugged in
03 Oct 2011 Creative Thinking: Creativity Principles and Practices for Solution Finding and Vision Creating with Michelle James
22 Aug 2011 Smart Intensive Networking with Robert Werner
15 Aug 2011 7 Things You Need to Know to Land a Job Using Social Media with S. Lynn Cooper
01 Aug 2011 "Find Your Path” with Financial Advisor DEBRA C. CHANDLER
25 Jul 2011 Retool, Recharge and Reinventing Yourself – Preparing to attend an Employment Expo/Job Fair with MICKI GORDAN
20 Jun 2011 "The Unintentional Entrepreneur” with LAURA E. JORDAN Esq.
16 May 2011 Putting Your Strengths to Work: How to Assess Job Fitness and Ensure Career Happiness with HALELLY AZULAY
09 May 2011 5 Simple Steps to Creating Your Best Possible Life Today! with Coach AMY SCHOEN
11 Apr 2011 Moving from Hopelessness to Motivation to Success with JIM WEINSTEIN
04 Apr 2011 Seven Steps to Achieving Your Vision of Success with R. NICOLE CUTTS.
28 Mar 2011 Introvert vs. Extrovert: Business Strategies For Success: With VALLI SWERDLOW
21 Mar 2011 Keeping what's good, using what's new: Advice from a Professional Career Coach, ANNE S. HEADLEY
07 Feb 2011 Career Strategies from Great Writers of an Earlier Recession with David Taylor
24 Jan 2011 Understanding 7 Levels of Energy & How They Impact Your Job Search and Life! with Tom DiGiovanni
10 Jan 2011 My Russian-Korean Babushka's Secrets on How to Persevere in Tough Times and Achieve Ultimate Success! with Lana Kim
13 Sep 2010 Why Whisper When You Can Roar? A Conversation about Passion and Purpose
19 Jul 2010 Career Transitions: How to Get Out of Your Own Way
29 Mar 2010 How to Reinvent Ourselves with Nancy K. Eckert
18 Jan 2010 Transform Your Negative Career Experience with Anna Rappaport
02 Nov 2009 Discovering the Work You Love with Peter Sherer
29 Jun 2009 Career Transition Surprises with Jim Carman
01 Jun 2009 "Call to Action" for Mid-Career Professionals with I.J. Hudson
22 Dec 2008 Career Exploration: Understanding Career Transition and Building Your Support Network with Miriam Turner
17 Nov 2008 Exploring Opportunities in New Product Development with Cynthia Gilmer
06 Oct 2008 Career Changes - Preparing for a New Career While Managing the Existing One: Building a Personal Business Plan with Lisa Y. Goodman
29 Sep 2008 Encore Careers: What Are the Opportunities? with Elizabeth S. Fox
08 Sep 2008 Permanent Employment Is Toast with Steve Ely
11 Aug 2008 Digital Survival Strategies & Skills™ for Successful Professional Transitions with Jo Golden and Tracey Holinka
24 Mar 2008 How to Take Your Career to the Next Level: Accessing the Power of Passionate Purpose with Nicole Cutts, Ph.D.
03 Mar 2008 Whether or Not You Know Where You're Going, Any Good Road May Actually Get You There. with Richard Scribner
07 Jan 2008 Retirement planning and career transition with Robert Brokamp
12 Nov 2007 How to Leave (when you don't know where to go) with Paul Gonzalez, PMP
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