St. Jude Career Alliance

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— For a First Career
— For Expanding Your Career
— For Overcoming a
Career Interruption
The Career Alliance Program meets most Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas (in the Lecture Hall).
Please contact Jack Bick at with questions or more information!
Absolutely Abby to be Guest Speaker at St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry Meeting on Wednesday, May 16

Abby Kohut's May 16 Presentation Will Address Success for the Seasoned Search ... The Benefits of Being Overqualified

Abby Kohut

ALLEN, Texas (April 30, 2018) — The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry in Allen announced that Abby Kohut, who is known in the job search world as "Absolutely Abby," will be the guest speaker at its Wednesday morning meeting on May 16. Kohut is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC, and author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets. Absolutely Abby's topic at the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meeting will be "Success for the Seasoned Search ... The Benefits of Being Overqualified." The May 16 meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

"Absolutely Abby's May 16 presentation is the second time Kohut has been a guest speaker for the St. Jude Career Alliance," said Jack Bick, volunteer coordinator for this ministry. "In November 2017, Absolutely Abby addressed our group on 'Exposing the Hidden Job Market' which drew in our largest audience ever. Many of our regular attendees have requested a second Absolutely Abby presentation and we are pleased to be hosting Kohut again." Since 2012, Absolutely Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers. Her Nov. 29, 2017 and May 16, 2018 presentations at the St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings are part of a nationwide tour across the United States to accomplish this goal.

In the past 22 years, Kohut has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping approximately 10,000 people get hired. Her website,, was selected as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" by Forbes Magazine. This website is designed to teach candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters will not share with their clients. It was also mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers.

Fast Company Magazine considers Kohut is to be one of the "Top 100 Influential People Online." On LinkedIn, she is known as "Ask Abby." 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 Kohut as "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."

The St. Jude Career Alliance is a ministry helping college students, career builders and those who are unemployed/underemployed to develop individual career strategies that meets at 9 a.m. most every Wednesday at St. Jude Parish in Allen.

St. Jude Catholic Church is located at 1515 N. Greenville Ave., between Exchange Parkway and Stacy Road. Attendees should park in the northeast lot and use the entrance between the church and the parish offices.

In addition to the expert speaker series, the ministry offers the career marketing workshop series and other career-oriented speakers and presentations at weekly Wednesday morning meetings as well as training in job search skills, support groups and job hunting resources.

Attendance at all St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry meetings is free of charge. These meetings are also open to all people of any faith, ethnicity, age, etc. Everyone is welcome!

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About St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry:

The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry provides a Christian faith-based program to empower people who seek employment and the ability to thrive in their careers. The St. Jude Career Alliance Ministry offers a series of activities for the unemployed, misemployed and those seeking advancement. The activities involve networking on many levels including events, peer conversations and resources.

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