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

May 21, 2019

How to Prevent Burnout at Work


Every office has its busy seasons and working through them can be very overwhelming and exhausting. During these times, there is often a lot of pressure to work harder and longer than normal to get the job done, which can result in you crashing. Taking the following steps to prevent burnout will help preserve both your mental and physical health and ensure work is a positive force in your life.

May 14, 2019

How to Successfully Prepare for an Interview


After the excitement of getting an in-person interview settles, it is time to start your preparing. Depending on how far in advance you have scheduled the interview, you might not need to begin immediately, but you also don’t want to push it off until the day of.

May 07, 2019

Most Popular Jobs for Recent Grads


In the next few weeks, thousands of graduates will be throwing their caps into the air and entering the workforce. Although many grads know the career path they’re hoping to go down, some are still trying to figure out their next step after they cross the stage. If you are still unsure about what kind of positions you should be applying to, consider one of the most popular jobs for recent grads.

May 01, 2019

How to Prepare For Your Job Search


After weeks of feeling like your current position is no longer the right fit for you, you know it’s time to find a new job! Searching for a job can be an extensive process, but there are a few things you can do before you start sending out applications that will make it go smoother.

April 25, 2019

Using a Recruiter for Your First Job Can Give You a Career Long Partner


Recruiters are professional matchmakers whose primary focus is placing their candidates the best role for them. There are many benefits of working with a recruiter, especially while looking for your first job, as they can become a career-long partner.

April 23, 2019

How to Stay Organized During Your Job Search


The job application process can be very complexed. Between drafting cover letters, formatting your resume, searching for positions and scheduling interviews, it is easy to neglect organization and end up in chaos. However, starting your job search with a plan to stay organized will keep you focused, on track, and might even result in you finding your next position sooner than you would have otherwise!

April 02, 2019

How Long is Too Long to be at the Same Company


Most members of the workforce used to have the mentality that once you attain a steady job, you should stay at that company, slowly climbing the management ladder, until retirement. However, this is no longer the outlook that people have.

March 26, 2019

How Your Extracurriculars Can Help You Get a Job after Graduation


When writing your first professional resume, GPA and internships are not the only thing interviewers and recruiters will be looking at. Having participated in a variety of extracurriculars not only shows that you are a well-rounded individual, but also that you have gained experiences and skills that are not always attained in the classroom.

March 19, 2019

What to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer


The job searching processes can be long and exhausting, so when you find a great fit and receive an offer, it can be hard not to say “yes” immediately. However, it is important to carefully consider all aspects of the job offer to know you’re getting everything you need and want from your future employer.

March 13, 2019

The Most In-Demand Skills of 2019


As the job market shifts and develops, so do the most sought-after skills. Regardless of if you are two or twenty years into your career, it’s important to become familiar with these skills and see if/how they can be applied to what you do.