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

November 21, 2013

Seven Common Accounting Career Roadblocks

common-accounting-roadblocksAs rewarding, esteemed and stable as accounting may be, professionals in the field do not anticipate lifelong commitment to a single employer, and sometimes recognize the need to change jobs. Yes, inevitably, those who work in accounting will embark on quests for new employment.  Inadequate knowledge about the accounting job search process may give way to unrealistic expectations, unnecessary frustration or the acceptance of the “wrong” job offer.

November 15, 2013

Speak Up, Say “Thank You”: The Art of Employee Feedback

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This time of year keeps us conscious of the importance of showing gratitude – a cue from which our professional lives are certainly not exempt. It’s only fitting during Thanksgiving, then, to emphasize the significance of saying “thank you” by delivering valuable feedback to employees.

November 11, 2013

Tackling a Group Interview

Information regarding an interview’s format is usually provided in advance, but, occasionally, candidates are unexpectedly directed into an office or conference room with a few other interviewees upon arrival.  A group interview may come as a confidence-shattering disruption to the candidate who is new to this type of employment assessment.  Following mental preparation for a one-on-one dialogue, the candidate is now not only obligated to smoothly communicate his or her qualifications to the employer, but to do so among the clutter of several other voices.

November 01, 2013

Defining Your Job Search Direction

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As job creation slowly emerges, many professionals are considering new opportunities for the first time in several years. Now that growth has surged in nearly all areas and optimism is spreading, you may have finally resolved to commence a search, but find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your decision and unprepared to successfully move forward.