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

August 17, 2017

The Proof is in the Prepping: What to Research before an Interview


Do not underestimate the value of doing research before an interview. Interviewers have more likely than not done extensive research on you, it’s important to extend the same courtesy. Don’t be afraid to seek out individuals who may have insight into the company. Photos online may even indicate the appropriate attire for the interview. If you do a good amount of quality research, it will translate in your interview and set you apart from the competition.

August 04, 2017

Tips for Sending the Perfect Thank You Email [Infographic]


The Thank You email is not always necessary, in fact, sometimes recruiters will advise against it. However, when it is called for, it is important to make sure the email is portraying the interviewee in the best light. There is no scaffolding for the Thank You email as it will ultimately be dependent on the role, company, and industry. However, the infographic below works as a launching pad for sending the perfect Thank You email.

July 21, 2017

The Most Sought After Hard Skills for Administrative Professionals

Like any role, hard skills must be complemented by soft skills in order to not only land the job but to excel in the role. Below are five important hard skills that are currently sought after in administrative professionals.

July 14, 2017

Why Summer is the Best Time to Speak to a Recruiter

Summer certainly isn’t the easiest time to find a job but it’s best to look at the season as an opportunity to kick your search into gear, perhaps even take a different approach.

July 11, 2017

Is There Such Thing as Staying in a Job for Too Long?

There’s nothing to grow or learn from if day in and day out you are applying the same skills to the same tasks. Bringing this into a professional light, the notion remains relevant but with more challenging factors at play.

July 07, 2017

Three Things to Remember When Starting A New Job

Starting a new job is both nerve-racking and excited so it’s only natural that amidst all of this, you can forget some of the basics that are crucial to getting off on the right foot.

June 30, 2017

The STAR Method Worth Adopting

This method is best applied to behavioral questions that refer to your past experiences, be them with a previous employer or just in general.

June 27, 2017

Millennials: The New Generation In Recruiting

Very simply, no one understands a millennial more than a millennial. It’s important for a recruiter to understand the motivation of their candidate. A recruiter seeks to learn what motivates a candidate not only to find new work but also to keep thriving in a position. A millennial recruiter can bridge the growing gap in the market.

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.

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.