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

October 22, 2019

Stand Out Answers to the Basic Interview Questions


When preparing for an interview, most candidates focus on position-specific questions and don’t think much about the standard, get-to-know-you questions that are asked in every interview.

October 08, 2019

Making a Great Impression at Your College Job Fair


Once or twice a semester, college campuses host career fairs where hundreds of company representatives come to network with students. These events can lead to industry connections as well as job and internship opportunities, so attending them, especially in your Junior and Senior year, is a must.

September 24, 2019

Best Practices for Giving Your Two Weeks Notice


Getting a job offer is very exciting but it comes with the unpleasant task of telling your current employer you’ll be leaving. Regardless of if it is your first or fifth time resigning, it is always a daunting conversation.

September 20, 2019

Keeping Up Your Online Presence, Even When You’re Not Job Hunting


It is normally not until people start looking for a new job that they take the time to assess their online image. However, keeping up your digital appearance, regardless of if you are looking to leave your current position or not, can connect you with new professionals to build your network and even open the door to your dream job in the future.

September 13, 2019

Preparing for a Coffee Interview


Having a coffee interview can open the door to many possibilities. From being the first step in the job application process to connecting you with a great professional to keep in your network throughout your career, there are so many positives that can come from this quick, casual meeting.

August 23, 2019

Tips for Impressing During a Phone Interview


Having a phone interview is an exciting first step in the process of landing your dream job. It gives you and your potential employer the opportunity to get to know each other before meeting in person.

August 20, 2019

Tips for Adding Your Summer Internship to Your Resume


As cooler weather quickly approaches, summer internships are coming to a close. Adding your internship experience to your resume is one of the final things to do before your last day.

July 30, 2019

How to Craft the Perfect Cover Letter


Every professional knows they need a cover letter, yet there is no universal standard for what it should entail. A cover letter is your opportunity to present your experiences and your personality together to show that you are the best candidate for the position.

July 16, 2019

How to Answer the Tough Interview Questions


When preparing for an interview, rarely do you need to practice the answers to questions about your past positions, current role, and the skills you have acquired. However, every interview includes some tough questions that can catch you off guard if you don’t have a plan on how to answer them.

June 21, 2019

Perks of Pursuing Professional Development Opportunities


Pursuing professional development opportunities, regardless of how long you have been working, will bring you so many benefits. From getting an advanced degree or taking night classes to attending a conference or conducting individual research, there are so many types of professional development that you can take advantage of.