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.
The Success Show – December 1, 2010 Kristi Frank from Season #1 of NBC's & Donald Trump's The Apprentice interviews Abby, after learning about her goal to help one million job seekers find the career of their dreams. Kristi Frank is the CEO of www.SaturdayMorningSuccess.com and BlowDryBootcamp.com. Kristi has been featured on Oprah, MSNBC, The Today Show and The View.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Youtern.com – December 14, 2011 @Absolutely_Abby is chosen as one of the Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers Must Follow in 2012 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawn from my 15 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!