The official blog of Abacus Group — a place to share our knowledge and thoughts on trends in recruiting

October 22, 2019

Stand Out Answers to the Basic Interview Questions


When preparing for an interview, most candidates focus on position-specific questions and don’t think much about the standard, get-to-know-you questions that are asked in every interview.

October 08, 2019

Making a Great Impression at Your College Job Fair


Once or twice a semester, college campuses host career fairs where hundreds of company representatives come to network with students. These events can lead to industry connections as well as job and internship opportunities, so attending them, especially in your Junior and Senior year, is a must.

October 01, 2019

Training New Employees for Success


Training new employees can be daunting and overwhelming but is crucial for their lasting success at your company. The previous experiences of the new staff will affect what you teach them, but how you teach them is just as important.

September 24, 2019

Best Practices for Giving Your Two Weeks Notice


Getting a job offer is very exciting but it comes with the unpleasant task of telling your current employer you’ll be leaving. Regardless of if it is your first or fifth time resigning, it is always a daunting conversation.

September 20, 2019

Keeping Up Your Online Presence, Even When You’re Not Job Hunting


It is normally not until people start looking for a new job that they take the time to assess their online image. However, keeping up your digital appearance, regardless of if you are looking to leave your current position or not, can connect you with new professionals to build your network and even open the door to your dream job in the future.

September 17, 2019

Hosting a Company Wide Town Hall Meeting


The end of the year is the perfect time to hold a town hall meeting for your company, meaning now is the time to start planning. Regardless of how large your office is, you want to be considerate and thoughtful about the way you run the meeting so that all participants feel their voices were heard and respected.

September 13, 2019

Preparing for a Coffee Interview


Having a coffee interview can open the door to many possibilities. From being the first step in the job application process to connecting you with a great professional to keep in your network throughout your career, there are so many positives that can come from this quick, casual meeting.

September 06, 2019

How to Discuss Gaps in Your Employment History


It’s the daunting question that you know the interviewer will probably ask: What were you doing during the time when you were not working? Whether you chose to prioritize something in your personal life, or your jobs came to an end and it took some time to find your next role, it is not uncommon to have some gaps in time on your resume.

August 23, 2019

Tips for Impressing During a Phone Interview


Having a phone interview is an exciting first step in the process of landing your dream job. It gives you and your potential employer the opportunity to get to know each other before meeting in person.

August 20, 2019

Tips for Adding Your Summer Internship to Your Resume


As cooler weather quickly approaches, summer internships are coming to a close. Adding your internship experience to your resume is one of the final things to do before your last day.