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

February 25, 2015

How an Antiquated Resume Holds You Back – And How to Fix

TypewriterWhen your resume looks outdated, you appear out of touch. You present yourself as unwilling to adapt to new challenges, or as unprepared to succeed in a fast-paced, competitive environment. This isn’t about age or years of experience; this is about maximizing a brief opportunity to make an outstanding first impression. Unfamiliarity with current practices is an easy disqualifier to employers looking for anything to eliminate your candidacy.

February 18, 2015

Abacus Group Wins Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards

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Abacus Group, a leading executive recruitment and temporary staffing firm serving the New York Metropolitan Area, announced today its recognition by Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers. Abacus Group’s recognition by both Best of Staffing categories – Client and Talent – represents yet another extraordinary accomplishment in the firm’s history.

February 11, 2015

Implement an Employee Mentoring Program to Boost Staff Longevity

employee-mentoringA smart consumer doesn’t invest in a major purchase only to disregard the functionality of the product. So a smart organizational leader shouldn’t invest in a person without concern for his or her development and commitment to the business. A formal employee mentoring program is one of the best ways to ensure a return on investment in the form of a highly motivated, committed and productive employee.

February 04, 2015

When Should You Consider a Lateral Job Change?

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A lateral job move – a change to a new position at one’s current level and compensation – rarely evokes immediate enthusiasm in the mind of an ambitious professional.  This is because of the fundamental misunderstanding that career development exists only in the form of a role that offers greater pay at a higher level, or that one must move up and not sideways to progress in his or her career.