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

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.

August 16, 2019

Shifting CEO’s Focus from Profits to People


Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani, a leader in the Greek yogurt industry, gave a talk at a TED conference last April. His talk titled “The anti-CEO playbook”, explores the history of Chobani and how the company’s humble beginnings shaped the way Ulukaya leads as a CEO.

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July 30, 2019

How to Craft the Perfect Cover Letter


Every professional knows they need a cover letter, yet there is no universal standard for what it should entail. A cover letter is your opportunity to present your experiences and your personality together to show that you are the best candidate for the position.

July 23, 2019

Advice for First Time Supervisors


Serving as a manager for the first time can be daunting. It’s intimidating to now be responsible for other employees but remember, being promoted to a managerial role means your supervisors have all the confidence in you.

July 16, 2019

How to Answer the Tough Interview Questions


When preparing for an interview, rarely do you need to practice the answers to questions about your past positions, current role, and the skills you have acquired. However, every interview includes some tough questions that can catch you off guard if you don’t have a plan on how to answer them.

June 28, 2019

Adam Haworth Celebrates 15 Years at Abacus Group


Adam Haworth, Partner, Accounting and Finance Division, is celebrating 15 years at Abacus Group!