The FENG Pittsburgh, PA Chapter

Next Meeting


09/24/2020 – 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)




You must register on The FENG website by NOON, Sunday, August 23rd to receive the Zoom instructions. You will be sent the Zoom links prior to the meeting.

If you miss the deadline or do not receive the link (make sure you check your SPAM folder), please contact:

Ed Wesolek
Pittsburgh Chapter Chair
(412) 849-0855


Topic: Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified

Speaker: Speaker: Abby Kohut, aka "Absolutely Abby"

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:
- 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”

Speaker's bio:
Abby Kohut is known in the job search world as Absolutely Abby because she tells the Absolute truth about the job search process. In the past 25 years, Abby has held corporate recruiting positions in a variety of industries and is responsible for helping 10,000 people get hired. Her website, which was selected as one of the “Top 100 Websites for Your Career” by Forbes, teaches candidates secrets the Absolute truth about the job search process that other recruiters won't tell you. was mentioned on CNBC as one of three top websites for career changers and CNBC published an article naming Abby as a Top Career Coach and Recruiter. Abby is one of the “Top 100 Influential People Online” according to Fast Company Magazine and is known as "Ask Abby" on LinkedIn. Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and she drove around the US in an RV in order to accomplish that goal. Her job search adventures were covered by several nationwide TV and radio networks including: Fox 5, Sirius XM, NBC, CBS, ABC, Bloomberg Radio, LinkedIn, Monster, and The Ladders. Abby employs light hearted humor to help her job seekers understand what they need to learn.


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About the Pittsburgh, PA Chapter

The chapter in Pittsburgh with 413 professionals with more than half on the Alumni list (meaning -- employed or they have landed and are with a new employer).

Our objective is to support each other, share leads and discuss general intelligence about the market. If you are available we'd love to have you attend.

Chapter Leadership

Ed Wesolek
(412) 849-0855
Ed was most recently Managing Director and Executive Manager for Financial Planning and Analysis for BNY Mellon. He spent over 21 years there, and is currently in transition looking for his next opportunity. Ed's most recent responsibilities were Global Process Owner for FPA where he was responsible for continuous process improvement and key Finance lead on many Finance automation and standardization projects and initiatives. Previous to this assignment, Ed was Managing Director and Manager for Planning Analytics where he was primarily responsible for the annual budget and quarterly forecast process for BNY Mellon. Previously to this role he was Global Controller/CFO for General Services and Corporate Real Estate. Ed joined the predecessor of BNY Mellon, Mellon Financial, in 1996 as Controller for Mellon Leasing Corporation.

Ed has a MBA from Duquesne University and his bachelors degree from Robert Morris University, both in Pittsburgh, PA. He is active in the community as vice chairman of the Shaler Township Civil Service Commission as well as captain of an adult league ice hockey team. He is also a certified open water scuba instructor for both PADI and SSI and has held adjunct faculty positions at DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. Ed and his wife Betty live in the North Hills area of Pittsburgh. They have two grown daughters - Stephanie (Jason) and Sarah as well Alexander their 2 year old grandson.

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Ed Wesolek
(412) 849-0855