The FENG Charlotte, NC Chapter

Next Meeting

When:

05/23/2018 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)

Where:

South Park Towers
6100 Fairview Road
Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28210

Agenda:

Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified”
Many seasoned job seekers find themselves being called overqualified because they have more years of experience than the job description calls for. Learn powerful strategies to overcome your interviewer's misconceptions about you. It's impossible to BE overqualified unless YOU believe you ARE overqualified. In this seminar, 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” and being over age 36

Presenter/Speaker: Abby Kohut

Abby's career began in computer sales. She worked for a computer reseller for five years, managing major accounts such as Bear Stearns, Grey Advertising, Gartner Group and the Museum of Natural History and was elected into Apple's Million Dollar Club. Although successful in sales, Abby felt most passionate about hiring and mentoring new sales reps for the company. That passion motivated her to launch her career in Human Resources and career development.

Abby's next successful recruiting project was at Cheyenne Software, where she recruited 500 employees in two years, effectively doubling the size of the company. Following that, Abby worked for Kaplan, Inc., a world leader in educational services, for seven years. Abby took on various roles including Senior Director of Recruiting and Career Development, which offered her the opportunity to lead a team of recruiters responsible for filling staff and management positions across the country. In particular, Abby led teams that hired 50 Customer Service Representatives in two months and 900 part time K-12 teachers in four months. She also career coached and mentored many top internal applicants into new roles within the company.

As a Staffing Consultant, Abby managed several recruiting projects for Alpharma, Inc., one of which helped them double the size of the division, from 300 to 600 employees. Abby also led the expansion of a national outside sales force and support staff for the Economist Intelligence Unit, Economist Magazine and CFO Magazine. As the Interim Director of Recruiting for Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke's – Roosevelt Hospital, Abby managed a large recruiting team responsible for filling 1,000-2,000 positions per year and developed written documentation around their processes and procedures. She also managed an expansion project for LEO Pharma and helped them grow from six employees to 300 in two years.

Abby's articles on AbsolutelyAbby.com and her monthly Career Wake Up Calls inspire job seekers to stay motivated as they continue their search for their ideal job. AbsolutelyAbby.com, 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 presented to over 300 groups and has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Her books "Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets" and "Absolutely Abby's Top 12 Interview Questions Exposed" teach candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. Abby was selected as one of the top 100 influential people online according to Fast Company Magazine and was named as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search". 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 www.AbbyAcrossAmerica.com
Please remember: This is not Tom Maupin’s Chapter, this is your Chapter. Please come to this meeting and bring a fellow FENG member.

RSVP Acceptance is required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org). Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

RSVP Acceptance is required as we have limited seating. Please RSVP acceptance through The FENG website (www.thefeng.org).

Please call Tom Maupin at 704-756-6609 or email: tmaupin@vaco.com should you have trouble going through the website.

Monthly chapter meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last around 2 hours providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards.

We would like to spend the first 30 to 60 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
3. Share individual search and success stories.
4. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.
5. Bring your membership list.
6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.

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About the Charlotte, NC Chapter

The chapter in Charlotte has over 1,100 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Monthly chapter meetings are usually on the second Monday of the month, are casual and generally last two hours providing members time for 1:1 networking or small group gatherings for dinner or cocktails afterwards, following our featured speaker’s presentation

We would like to spend the final 30 minutes doing our rounds of introductions and network leads and then adjourn to a mutually agreed upon location for adult beverages and conversation.

The regular meeting agenda will include:

1. Introductions for first time attendees and exchange of resumes (New attendees should bring 15 copies of your resume to share, or a brief objective and biographical summary). Bring name tent.
2. Featured Speaker (Topic) for the Evening. Will generally have 75 – 90 minutes of time.
3 Networking within Group: Sharing your 60-second announcement (optional).
4. Share individual search and success stories.
5.. Share leads - Please make an effort to identify potential leads or contacts to share.

6. Please try to be on time though we understand traffic can be a challenge.


Please mark your calendars and plan to attend! We look forward to seeing you all on the 2nd Monday evening of every month!

Chapter Leadership

Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609
Tom is currently a Partner of VACO Charlotte, LLC., a finance, accounting and technology consulting/talent acquisition company. Tom started his career in banking in Dallas, Texas followed by a 10-year career in International Banking as manager of offices in Tokyo and Singapore. Tom is a seasoned financial executive with expertise in business development and relationship and profit center management, who has been able to successfully transition from international and corporate banking to corporate and personal trust senior management positions with Chase, First Union and First Charter Bank prior to recently changing careers to executive recruiting for finance & accounting projects. Tom has been married to his wife Judy since 1970. They have three sons, Michael, Brian and Jay. When Tom is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. In addition, he enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, travel, and staying active.

Tom was born in California, but grew up in Texas, and graduated from Rice University with a business degree in Commerce. After beginning his career in Texas with a major Dallas-based bank, he later was assigned to Tokyo, Singapore, back to Dallas, went to New York with Chemical Bank's Global Corporate Trust Group and came to Charlotte with First Union in 1999.

Tom was a Vice President and Director of the Securities Transfer Association in New York for 6 years. He has been a member of The Corporate Transfer Association, The American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Investor Relations Institute.

Since 1999, Tom has been the Chairman of the local chapter of The Financial Executive Networking Group, a 45,000 + national member networking organization and is a founder and member of the Davidson United Methodist Church Network Group, a non-denominational job search networking group.
Ken Carlson
ken.carlson917@gmail.com
(704) 655-0352
John Brader
john_brader@hotmail.com
(704) 957-1256
Phil Geissinger
Phil.Geissinger@PGConsulting.us
(603) 781-5936

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Tom Maupin
tommaupin@windstream.net
(704) 756-6609

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