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

July 17, 2018

What to do When There are Fires to put out but You Aren’t a Firefighter


It seems to be that you can’t open your browser without seeing another scandal from a multi-billion dollar company - of which you are most likely a customer. From Facebook to Uber to Papa John himself, top executives continue to make headlines and often for the wrong reasons. This begs the question of where to from here.

July 06, 2018

How to make the most out of a Conference or Expo


There is a lot to be gained from expos and conferences but it’s important to note that leveraging the resources and exposure from events like these can be difficult. Below are some tips on getting the most out of conferences and exhibitions.

June 26, 2018

Takeaways from Amy Edmondson’s “How to Turn a Group of Strangers into a Team” TED Talk


“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” Abraham Lincoln

May 08, 2018

Key Takeaways from J.B. Maverick’s Career Advice


Investopedia released an article on the differences between working in investment banking and working in private banking. Maverick’s sound advice resonated so much so that it warranted a summary of takeaways.

April 27, 2018

Second Time Lucky: How to Interview if it’s your second attempt


Sometimes candidates interview for jobs at their dream company and come out unsuccessful. It happens. It’s unfortunate but it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey to that company.

April 20, 2018

Survey Showing Vacation Shame on the Decline


The annual Family Vacation Survey by Alamo Rent A Car showed that 59 percent of adult workers claim that they put pressure on themselves to work whilst on a family vacation, while 51 percent feel guilty that a co-worker has to cover for them in their absence.

April 13, 2018

How to Best Take Constructive Criticism


Constructive criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow but like medicine, it is there to improve you, even if initially it doesn’t sit well. There is value in constructive criticism, bear in mind the following when it comes to receiving it.

April 03, 2018

How to Leave on Good Terms [Infographic]


Naturally the situation was not perfect, otherwise, you would not be leaving. However, remain gracious throughout your final days with the company and even in your new job.

March 23, 2018

Three Easily Acquired References for a Recent Grad


It is very likely that potential employers will ask for references from you. If your internship experience isn’t particularly strong and doesn’t serve as a source for references, these three examples are great alternatives.

March 20, 2018

SEC Gives the Go-ahead on 2018 Reporting Taxonomies


The Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the 2018 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy and the 2018 SEC Reporting Taxonomy, the Financial Accounting Standards Board reported yesterday.

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