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

March 23, 2020

How to Ensure Productivity While Working From Home


Around the world, many members of the workforce at working at home as a precaution against the Coronavirus. For those who normally spend their 9 to 5 in an office setting, adjusting to working from home might be difficult, as the separation of personal and professional is now slightly blurred.

January 27, 2020

How to Give a Great Reference


Every job search required you to identify the best references for you, but people rarely reflect upon what it takes to be a great reference for someone else.

January 23, 2020

Finding the Right Company For You


When job searching, most prospective employees first evaluate the job description. They assess the responsibilities requires, the background needed, and the benefits and growth that could come with taking on the role and apply if they think it’s the right fit.

January 06, 2020

Setting Your 2020 Career Goals


It’s one week into the new year and therefore time to get moving on your goals and resolutions. Many people challenge themselves personally, but making professional goals is just as important.

December 10, 2019

Staying Motivated at Work During the Holiday Season


The holiday season is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean your work duties disappear. It can be tough balancing your personal to-dos with your professional projects, so taking an organized approach is key.

November 26, 2019

How to Build Your Professional Brand


In an age where professionals are expected to be more than a resume, building a brand for yourself is vital.

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.