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

October 31, 2011

From Private Industry to Public Accounting: A Great Benefit for Professionals

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​Obtaining a position within a Public Accounting firm – especially one of the Big Four – is one of the most beneficial career decisions an accounting professional can make. Recruiters strongly recommend transitioning from Private industry to Public Accounting as a means of broadening one’s experience in the field.

October 21, 2011

How Virtual Footprints Affect Employment

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The use of virtual background checks to dilute an applicant pool is now more prevalent than ever as the Internet becomes increasingly saturated by social media and user-generated content sites. Given the current economic conditions, especially those in the finance industry, applicants cannot afford to be excluded from consideration because of irresponsible Internet activity.

October 18, 2011

Don’t Get Discarded: Six Techniques for a More Attractive Resume

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As discussed previously, a resume serves as a candidate’s chief form of personal advertisement to recruiters and potential employers. Creating a concise, intriguing resume is imperative in your search for an accounting or finance position. Although an effective resume alone cannot guarantee a job, it will absolutely increase your chances of obtaining an interview and, hopefully, acquiring the position of your choice.

October 14, 2011

The Road to Career Recovery

Road-to-Recovery​It’s common knowledge that the current economic conditions have been less than friendly to many Americans, including Finance professionals. What are the best courses of action for a recently laid-off Finance professional in terms of pursuing a new career? How can he or she expect to recover after becoming comfortable in familiar work environment and attaining reasonable success after say, eight or ten years with a firm?

October 07, 2011

Boosting Your Marketability: How Will You Stand Out to Recruiters and Employers?

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​Differentiating yourself from other candidates in the search for an accounting or finance position can be incredibly challenging. If your qualifications are nearly the same as everyone else’s how can you possibly have any control over whether or not you are hired?