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

January 30, 2017

Strong Answers for the Inevitable “Weakness” Interview Question

The notorious and often dreaded “What is your biggest weakness?” question remains one of the most common items on a job interviewer’s checklist. Sometimes regarded as predictable or old-fashioned, many hiring managers and HR professionals still use this question to assess a candidate’s level of self-awareness and understanding of the role. Three Abacus Group recruiters share their best advice for responding.

January 24, 2017

Plan Ahead for Your Accounting Department Additions

accounting-department-hiringWe observe a large migration of professionals from Public Accounting to Private Industry each year following Busy Season. Although this hectic work period does not conclude until spring, hiring managers and human resources professionals who anticipate additions in their Accounting Departments in the first half of this year will benefit from early discussions with executive recruiters.

January 17, 2017

How to Assess Your Future Boss in an Interview

Evaluating the potential for career development is the most basic tenant of changing jobs. Ideally, your future job will enable you to build on your current skillset, to assume greater responsibility, and to confront new challenges. Similarly important is an assessment of the person to whom you will report—your future boss.

January 10, 2017

Cover All Your Bases with Both Temporary and Permanent Searches

temporary-and-permanent-searchesAs a recruitment firm specializing in both temporary staffing and permanent placement, Abacus Group understands the pros and cons of each hiring method and the business scenarios to which they apply. The decision is not always clear, though. Sometimes a team desperately needs coverage on critical tasks and desires a culturally compatible, loyal professional who will grow with the company over time—for the same position.

January 06, 2017

Face the Truth on These Popular Job Search Lies

face-the-truth-job-search-liesWe always encourage our permanent job seekers to take advantage of the luxury of time in their quests for new opportunities. Employed professionals—unlike those who not currently working—face significantly less pressure to secure a job right away. However, taking too much time or being too lenient with your search will ultimately backfire. Job seekers have a tendency to comfort themselves with convenient lies to delay making a change.

January 03, 2017

Moving Up: Five Employee Promotions for 2017

To kick off 2017, we are proud to announce five internal promotions in our New York City Headquarters. Effective January 3, the following employees now have new responsibilities at Abacus Group: Charles Amato, Jason Fleischer, Melissa Perez, Dianne Perlman, and Gennaro Vitale.