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Television

 

ABC TV5 – August 29, 2013
Dave Arnold from ABC 5 in Kent, Ohio interviewed Abby about her cross country tour and mission to educate one million job seekers. At the Kent rally, Abby shared the importance of standing out from the rest of the crowd and the goal of getting paid for your passion. To learn more about the tour, please visit AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

 

11 Alive - Atlanta & Co – March 8, 2013
Abby is interviewed by Christine Pullara from Atlanta & Co. about her book and her tour. She also discusses some great free tools for job seekers.

 

Good Morning Connecticut WTNH – August 19, 2012
Kent Pierce interviews Abby about her cross country tour and mission to educate a million job seekers in America. Abby also shares the importance of standing out from the rest of the crowd and the necessity of using LinkedIn to get connected with hiring managers. To learn more about the tour, please visit AbbyAcrossAmerica.com

 

Fox 5 News Live - August 26, 2011
Abby talks to Diane Macedo about the "Total Career Makeover Contest" where she gave away a free makeover, an interview suit and job search advice to one man and one woman in the NYC area.

 

CBS - Better Mornings Atlanta - April 19, 2013
CBS Atlanta's Parker Wallace from Better Mornings Atlanta speaks with Abby about the importance of taking control of your career and developing a personalized career plan.

 

Good Morning Texas - WFAA-TV Channel 8 - May 20, 2013
Abby talks about skills gaps with the current job market, determining your career path early, and using free tools to help narrow your focus.

 

Good Morning Connecticut WTNH – July 25, 2011
Abby is interviewed on Good Morning Connecticut (WTNH Channel 8, the ABC affiliate) about ways to handle a lengthy job search and how to handle the stigma of being called "overqualified".

 

TedX at Rutgers University – April 8, 2011
Abby presents "Small Ripples Make Big Waves" at Tedx Rutgers. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Radio

 

FoxNews Radio - October 22, 2012
Abby talks to Leslie Gold about how employers make it hard to find good workers and on why it's more important for employees to have the right boss than the right salary.

 

Radio 720 WGN - Chicago - April 10, 2013
Abby joins Bill Leff to talk about using "outside-the-box" techniques for your job search.

 

Q104.3 - Shelli Sonstein - February 10, 2013
Shelli Sonstein interviews Abby and John Fugazzie with Neighbors-helping-Neighbors about their respective missions to help job seekers.

 

Bloomberg - June 15, 2011
Abby talks to the great Joe Franklin about job seeking and the economy.

 

103.5 - KTU Cares - March 24, 2013
KTU Cares with Cindy Vero interviews Abby and John Fugazzie with Neighbors-helping-Neighbors to talk about her Abby Across America tour, Career Wake-Up Calls, and job searching.

 

Business Radio X - Booth 61 with Ricky Steele - March 03, 2013
Abby chats with Ricky Steele about her Abby Across America tour, the amazing people she has met along the way, and LinkedIn tips for everyone.

 

Lite104.7 - Bob Cudmore Show - December 14, 2012
Abby is interviewed by Bob Cudmore about about her book, "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets". She offers tips on finding your new job.

 

The Chelsea Krost Show - March 20, 2013
Abby joins Chelsea Krost to discuss unique things to do to make you stand apart from your competition.

 

Read my Lips with Bonnie D Graham - March 11, 2013
Abby joins Bonnie D. Graham, aka Radio Red, to talk about how to maximize your online presence to positively affect your job search. She also asks fellow guest Actor Rick Lenz for some acting tips to use in an interview.

 

Corporate Talk on Tough Talk Radio – September 3, 2012
Abby joins Charlie Lobosco and Eva Lewandowski for an episode of "Corporate Talk", the show with a unique sense of urgency and call for action in the workplace. Charlie and Eva learn some job search secrets and also learn more about the Abby Across America Job Search Success Tour.

 

KTU Cares on 103.5 KTU – October 2, 2011
Abby makes a return visit to KTU Cares to discuss her Total Career Makeover Contest. While on the air, Abby reveals a bunch of tips for all levels of job seekers to Cindy Vero.

 

"Lehigh Valley Discourse" on WDIY 88.1FM – June 16, 2011
Abby was interviewed by Charles James about her book, "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets". This segment of the program "Lehigh Valley Discourse" on the topic, The Job Search in Today's World, was originally broadcast on WDIY 88.1FM, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, on Thursday, June 16 2011, 6-7pm. It is the property of WDIY, the producing station, and made available here by permission of WDIY.

 

"Your Career is Calling" - 1077 The Bronc – December 4, 2011
Rod Colon and Abby chat about unique things that candidates can do to be noticed by hiring managers and what companies look for when they do a "background check”. Abby also shares her favorite job seeker networking success story.

 

KTU Cares on 103.5 KTU - July 18, 2010
Abby is interviewed about "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets" on KTU Cares by Cindy Vero. Cindy interviews local celebrities and hometown heros who are giving back to their communities. KTU Cares shines the spotlight on those making a difference where they live.

 

Valerie's New York on WOR 710AM - June 30, 2010
Abby is interviewed about "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets" by Valerie Smaldone, the 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner, who is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on air position in the New York radio market.

 

The Skip Mahaffey Show on TanTalk Radio Network - September 20, 2011
Skip Mahaffey is nationally known as one of America's top Country Radio Air Personalities. His Award-Winning "Skip Mahaffey Morning Show" was a staple of Tampa Radio for over a decade. Now, he brings his show to the web via www.skipshow.com. Skip convinces Abby to give away her best job search secrets.

 

Stepping Stones on WDVR-FM 97.1 - November 23, 2010
Abby is interviewed about "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets" on WDVR-FM 97.1. Since 2004, Hilary Murray has hosted the Stepping Stones radio show where she interviews authors, celebrities, and leaders of charitable organizations about social issues.

 

W4CY Radio – October 26, 2011
Susan Rich interviews Abby about transitioning from one job to another and also about transitioning from one career to another

 

Compassionate HR on Blog Talk Radio – November 9, 2011
Margo Rose (@HRMargo) interviews Abby on "Compassionate HR", a show that introduces people in the business community that go above and beyond the call of duty to be of service to humankind.

 

Dream Job Radio on Blog Talk Radio – July 30, 2011
Interviewed by Daniel Lakstins on Dream Job Radio, which provides weekly expert advice from the top career coaches and consultants nationwide. Abby offers secrets to job seekers that typical recruiters just won't tell them.

 

"21st Century Opportunities 4 Employment" on PWRTALK Network Radio – November 9, 2011
Tom Dezell interviews Abby about how to answer the "weakness question", the importance of being truthful on your resume and why headhunters are helpful to your search.

 

411 Voices on Blog Talk Radio – October 28, 2011
Abby answers questions about the biggest mistakes that job seekers commonly make, the importance of a cover letter and how to use social media to get hired.

 

Positive Parenting Radio Show & Armed Forces Network Radio Show – July 2011
Armin Brott, a.k.a "Mr. Dad" interviews Abby about "Success Tips for Teen Job Seekers"

 

Blog Talk Radio: Career Factory - April 28, 2010
Abby is interviewed by the host of Career Catalyst RE: A Corporate Recruiter's Keys to Achieving Job Search Success

 

Job1usa.com Radio Show on WTOD in Toledo - 2007
Abby was a guest for Job1usa.com on WTOD Radio Station in Toledo, OH. The topic "Jobs For Candidates Over 50" continues to be relevant today.

Awards & Honors

 

Fast Company Magazine - November 1, 2010
Rated as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine.

 

CASE District II Award – January 23, 2012
The University of Rochester won a Bronze Award for the Absolutely Abby's Job Search Success Teleseminar Series. The Award was in the Alumni Relations Programming Category in the CASE District II Accolades Awards Program.

 

Monster.com - December 15, 2010
Abby is named as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search"

 

Youtern.com - December 17, 2012
Abby is named as one of the "Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2013" by youtern.com because she is "A genuine soul and teacher – always positive."

 

SHRM - November 30, 2009
Awarded the "Pinnacle Award" by the Society of Human Resources for presenting on "Social Media Networking Strategies for Success" at "Mission Success", The Ultimate Warrior Career Workshops and Job Fair in Fort Dix, NJ

 

US Department of Labor - November 15, 2010
AbsolutelyAbby.com is selected to be listed on the Department of Labor's website as a top rated site for their "Tool for America's Job Seekers Challenge"

 

Human Capital League - November 26, 2010
Abby is listed as a reliable and generous career expert by Human Capital League, an online community for workplace professsionals

Print

 

USA Today - February 02, 2013
Abby is quoted in an article about local neighborhood job seekers helping other job seekers.

 

Chicago Tribune - April 08, 2013
Abby reviews the importance of the right keywords on your resume.

 

Inc. Magazine - September 8, 2010
Abby and other recruiters weigh in with strategies on how to fill a job that nobody wants. Abby says that it's about looking in the right place as well as looking for the right person.

 

Kokomo Tribune - December 06, 2012
This front page article discusses Abby's event at the Kokomo, IN Business & Professional Exchange to help Kokomo job seekers.

 

Morristown Daily Record - February 04, 2013
Abby's tour is mentioned and she is quoted in an article about local neighborhood job seekers helping other job seekers.

 

Star Ledger – November 20, 2011
Abby comments on thank you notes amidst a discussion about sending them via snail mail or e-mail. A thank-you note is a chance to remind the hiring manager how ideal your background is for the position. If you think of an interview as your commercial, your thank-you note is the re-run.

 

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle - October 08, 2012
Rochester welcomes Abby who delivers a workshop on job search success.

 

Albany Times Union - October 01, 2012
Abby is invited to Dinosaur Barbeque in Troy NY to deliver a workshop on job search success.

 

Seneca Daily - October 06, 2012
A local Rochester college welcomes Abby who delivers a workshop on LinkedIn.

 

Newsday.com – April 26, 2011
In "Impressive Job Candidate Qualities", Abby discusses the importance of candidates exuding passion for the company, the industry, and the specific job opening they are applying for. Passion is the ticket to a second round of interviews.

 

Florida Today - January 31, 2013
Abby heads to Brevard, FL to speak about "Maximizing your Potential with LinkedIn".

 

River Dell Patch - April 26, 2013
Neighbors-helping-Neighbors is expanding and Abby helps to find the leaders for the expansion.

 

New York Post – October 24, 2011
Abby reminds recent grads not to act entitled when searching for their first job.

 

Maplewood Patch – November 16, 2011
Scott Egelberg interviews Abby about her upcoming speaking event in an article entitled, "Is Being Overqualified a Curse? Absolutely Abby' Says Absolutely Not".

 

LA Weekly – August 8, 2011
Abby is interviewed by a reporter from LA Weekly about how college students should choose the best degree to pursue. Abby recommends that you consider the profession you are going to be most interested in once you graduate in order to determine the best degree.

 

Middletown Patch – January 9, 2012
Absolutely Abby is mentioned as a recommended site for job seekers

 

NY Post – June 6, 2011
In "Here's the drill for using social media to get hired", Abby provides insights on how to stand out from the crowd using social media and other non-technical but innovative techniques.

 

Chemical & Engineering News Magazine – April 14, 2011
In "How To Craft An Attractive Résumé", Abby recommends that you focus on your accomplishments, incorporate keywords, highlight your volunteer activities, and increase your visibility on LinkedIn.

 

Urban Male Magazine - Fall 2010
In an article entitled "Hot Jobs 2010", Abby offers two pieces of advice on how to think outside this world. Urban Male Magazine is a Canadian mens fashion and lifestyle magazine, similar to Maxim in the US, with an average circulation of 120,000.

 

Coastal Business Life Magazine - December 1, 2010
Abby is interviewed about the ramifications of lying on a job application and the importance of integrity in Coastal Business Life Magazine

 

The NY Daily News - August 24, 2010
Abby is chosen by The Daily News to provide advice to a local job seeker on her search during their "Hire Me" program.

 

The NJ Star-Ledger - November 15, 2009
A creative job search tip that Abby suggested to a client who landed the job.

 

The NJ Star-Ledger - November 12, 2009
Abby's opinions about establishing relationships with headhunters.

 

The NJ Star-Ledger - March 15, 2009
An article that highlights Abby's success with Linkedin as a Consultant searching for new opportunities.

 

NJ Biz Journal - May 25, 2009
Abby's comments about the financial advantages of owning a home business.

 

Newtown Patch – June 29, 2011
A local reporter attending the Bucks County Job Fair wrote this article and claimed "I heard quite a few of the speakers, and in my opinion, you were the best! Concise, to the point, useful info everyone appreciated."

 

Wyckoff Patch - July 15, 2010
Abby offers advice on using social media to hunt for jobs at a local venue.

 

Poly Prep Alumni Profile - April 16, 2010
Abby is interviewed by her alma mater about her success as an author, entrepreneur and career advisor.

Web

 

AOL Jobs - June 12, 2013
Abby talks about why jobseekers are overlooked and how to raise the chances of attracting the attention of recruiters.

 

Forbes.com - October 03, 2012
Abby goes over the right, and wrong, questions to ask at an interview in the article, "10 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask".

 

Fox Business - October 10, 2012
Abby weighs in on the best and worst questions to ask at your job interview.

 

MSN Careers - April 09, 2013
In "5 Ways to Give Your Resume a Makeover", Abby talks about the importance of using the right keywords in your resume.

 

CBSNews.com – September 2, 2011
Abby reveals that although most people believe recruiters use social media to see what you look like, it's really about what you sound like.

 

Monster – January 17, 2012
In the article "Four Things That Can Send Your Resume into the Trash", Abby offers her opinions to Monster on resume formatting and gaps.

 

LinkedIn Blog - February 19, 2013
In the article, "5 Easy Ways to Win Recruiters' Hearts and Minds", Abby tells you how to maximize your LinkedIn profile to make it easy for recruiters to find you.

 

The Ladders.com - May 01, 2013
Abby reveals how to crack the code of online applications so that you get noticed.

 

DICE.com – July 25, 2011
Abby speaks with DICE about how decisions are made about hiring IT candidates. Successful candidates usually satisfy only about 75 percent of the technical requirements. Companies hire the least risky candidate with a great attitude and passion for technology.

 

CBSMoneywatch.com - September 23, 2011
In an article called, “Recent Grads: 19 Great Tips for Your First Month at a New Job”, Abby suggests that you Buy a box of Dunkin Munchkins for your desk. This less than $10 investment will win you lots of new friends who 'come over to meet you.

 

Glass Door - July 06, 2010
Abby shares a story of a job seeker who used a quirky method to get his foot in the door of a company.

 

The Work Buzz by Careerbuilder - April 05, 2013
Abby reveals the secret to using keywords in your resume in "5 ways to give your resume a makeover"

 

Mediabistro – January 5, 2012
Abby and her peers offer a variety of tips about what you can do after the interview to be sure that they don't forget about you.

 

BachelorsDegreeOnline.com - December 12, 2012
Abby shares her advice on what you should disclose about a negative work history in a job interview or application.

 

HR.com - April 08, 2013
Abby weighs in on being dependable and job seeking.

 

Learnvest.com - February 08, 2013
Abby provides insight about reasons why you may not want to work for a company.

 

Onlinedegreeprograms.com - March 07, 2013
Abby discusses college majors, the benefits of internships and networking.

 

Monster.com - September 23, 2010
Will unusual job hunting tactics work for you? Abby tells a story about how a ping pong paddle helped a job seeker land an interview with her.

 

CBS Moneywatch – August 3, 2011
Abby reminds job seekers that volunteering can help you stay active and engaged. It is a great way to gain new skills to add to your resume or to refresh skills that you haven't used for a while. You will also develop a new network who may be able to help you.

 

Career-intelligence.com - April 01, 2013
Abby talks about how to handle your first days of working for a new company.

 

The Daily Muse.com - October 15, 2012
Abby talks about the importance of asking the right questions at your interview in 'the article "10 Interview Questions You Should Never Ask (and 5 You Always Should)".

 

The Ladders - June 4, 2010
Abby adds some creative networking tips to an article entitled, "In Through the Side Door".

 

Hotjobs.Yahoo.com - June 1, 2010
Abby and her peers offer unique ideas on how to get noticed by hiring managers and what not to do.

 

Careerbuilder.com - January 22, 2010
Abby and her peers shed some light on "Weird and Wacky Things Actually Written On Resumes"

 

FlexJobs.com – September 13, 2011
Abby offers a tip about a job seeker who went way outside the box and landed in the job of his dreams.

 

FinancialJobBank.com – November 22, 2010
In "A recruiter tells you what recruiters can't tell you", Abby provides pointers about working with external recruiters or headhunters. She stresses the importance of confidence and passion but also discusses the value of searching on your own to supplement a recruiter's efforts.

 

Spark Minute – August 30, 2011
Abby offers an effective tip on how to boost employee morale without increasing salaries. For little to no cost employers can implement programs that make their employees smile.

 

The Ladders - November 1, 2010
Abby and her peers discuss reasons why your resume may appear to be old fashioned

 

FinancialJobBank.com – February 1, 2011
In "A recruiter's advice for the job interview", Abby provides pointers for job-seekers on how to make the interview work to their best advantage, including knowing and articulating your accomplishments, demonstrating your passion, and asking intelligent questions.

 

Work Buzz by Careerbuilder - August 18, 2009
Abby's article on Making the Grade is selected as part of "Tuesday's Good Reads Roundup" by Work Buzz, Careerbuilder's Job Seeker Blog

 

Job Advice Blog.com - June 1, 2010
An article describing Abby's opinions about the best way to divide up your time when you are in transition

 

Workchic.com - January 29, 2010
Abby joins a panel discussion and shares her opinions on networking with your boss online.

 

TheLadders.com - January 18, 2010
Abby contributes to an article about pre-employment assessments as a factor in the hiring process.

 

WorkChic.com - January 12, 2010
Abby shares some techniques for baby boomers who are competing for the same job as Generation Y.

 

TheLadders.com - January 11, 2010
Abby shares tips about how to make the best use of the time between a job offer and your first day on the job.

 

CareerRookie.com, a division of CareerBuilder.com - January 10, 2010
Abby provides tips on working during your first three years out of college.

 

WorkChic.com - January 16, 2010
An article about making an impression as a young professional when you're one of the youngest managers or executives in your office. Abby and the other panelists offer tips to help you command more of a presence.

 

The Hiring Site, a CareerBuilder Community - February 11, 2010
Abby and other staffing professionals offer "Tales of Bizarre Applicant Behavior"

 

WorkChic.com - January 7, 2010
Article titled "How Can My Resume Stand Out?" which includes several insights from Abby and other panelists.

 

TheLadders.com - November 20, 2009
Article on "How to Write a Great Cover Letter" which includes several insights from Abby on how to stand out from the crowd.

 

Examiner.com - December 4, 2009
Abby provides tips on "Why recruiters are rejecting your resume" along with several other recruiters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 September 2013 17:40
 

Drawn from my 18 years of experience and research in recruiting and Human Resources, my blog posts are intended to provide insight into what corporate recruiters and Human Resource professionals look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. Simply reading these blogs will not guarantee you success. However, consistently applying the strategies mentioned, as well as developing your own personal interview style, will greatly enhance your chances of victory amidst the competition. I wish you the best of luck with your search as you begin to take charge of your career!