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

May 30, 2017

Compensation Matters–But It Can’t Overtly Dominate Your Job Search


Sometimes money becomes the dominant focus of one’s job search—and it shows. This mindset greatly damages one’s prospects in meetings with potential employers. Job seekers should verbally prioritize other, unrelated factors, including new learning opportunities, company reputation, professional recognition, and long-term career development.

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May 24, 2017

Abacus Group Named to 2017 Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Abacus Group announced today its placement on the 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. Abacus, which specializes in executive search and temporary staffing for Accounting, Financial, and Administrative positions across all industries, earned an impressive ranking of 25 on the list of 250. In addition to its distinction as one of the top 10% of recruitment firms in the nation, Abacus Group is the highest-ranked company headquartered in NYC.

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May 19, 2017

The Race to Video Interview Victory

In 2017, video job interviews are hardly a new phenomenon. Hiring managers have used the screening method since about 2003 with Skype, according to Brandies University. Despite video interviews’ mainstream popularity, many job-seeking professionals have not participated in one and are, perhaps, intimidated by the practice. To perform well, all you need is a bit of information, preparation, and practice.

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May 17, 2017

Employee Engagement: An Undervalued Investment for Financial Services Leaders


The results of a new survey of financial services employees are in—and the implications are clear. The industry must prioritize employee engagement and workplace culture to attract and retain talent. Most respondents identified features other than pay as characteristics of attractive workplaces.

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May 12, 2017

Dress for Success: The Difference is in the Details

Dressing for success in a job interview is must, and this imperative transcends far beyond your clothing. While we recommend that your outfit is slightly more formal than the company’s dress code, your interviewers will assess many other elements of your presentation. These details impact the perception of your overall appearance and, therefore, your performance.

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May 09, 2017

Despite Job-Hopping Trend, Employee Stability Deserves Hiring Managers’ Respect

Abacus Group’s recruiters have seen an acceleration in “job-hopping”—holding a relatively high number of positions in a short period of time. Is it smarter for hiring managers to favor candidates with a diverse background in multiple companies and industries? Or should candidates who exhibit stability receive priority?

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May 03, 2017

It’s Time to Stop Blocking the Path to Your Dream Job


When your job search lasts longer than projected, it’s easy to blame external forces. There are several ways that professionals inadvertently sabotage themselves from securing new opportunities. An unwillingness to budge in four areas—compensation, company name, title, and interview process—prevents job seekers from finding positions that fit their goals.

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