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

December 23, 2016

How to Choose the Right Recruiter to Staff Your Jobs

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Experts anticipate 2017 to be a very competitive year for talent acquisition. We encourage leaders to increase their dedication to effective hiring. Many are reassessing their strategies before requisites surge in mid-January and throughout the first quarter—including their executive recruitment partnership choices.

December 20, 2016

Five Reasons Why Executive Recruiters are Dismissing You

recruiters-dismissing-candidatesRegardless of your place in the job search process, recruiters will only reach out to you if your professional background appeals to their clients’ needs. Clients compensate recruiters to identify top-tier professionals that meet high-level qualifications. Accounting & Finance Recruiter Gary Glassman offers five possible reasons why you’re inadvertently discouraging recruiters from initiating contact with you.

December 14, 2016

Wishing You Happy Holidays and a Fantastic 2017!

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Everyone here at Abacus Group would like to extend Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to our clients and candidates who have all been a pleasure work with this year. We value what we have learned and accomplished through our partnerships with you. View the full post for our 2016 holiday greeting card.

December 09, 2016

Don’t Fall for the December Trap in Your Job Search

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People often believe that December is not a good time to look for a new job. The truth is, it is actually an ideal time to start looking for your next great role, according to Los Angeles Accounting & Finance Recruitment Director Chris Cook. We recruiters are always available leading up to the holidays and we want to hear from you.

December 07, 2016

Thoughts on Cultivating Public Accounting’s Future Leaders

accounting-future-leadersAccounting industry publication Accounting Today recently reported on an October AICPA Leadership Academy conference. The Academy, which provides “a self-examination of leadership, what that means, and how that impacts personal life, career path, and the CPA profession,” organized a forum for young Accounting professionals to learn about becoming leaders and to share their opinions.

December 02, 2016

One Chance to Make a Phenomenal First Impression: Use It Wisely

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First impressions are critical moments; whether you’re meeting with a recruiter, interviewing with a potential employer, networking with professionals at an industry-related event, or starting a new job, just a few moments will define others’ preliminary opinions of you. In general, to make a “great” first impression is to convey oneself as motivated, intelligent, amicable, confident, and authentic.