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January 30, 2020

People We Count On: Jeremy Lieberman

Jeremy Lieberman is a Senior Recruiter and right-hand man to the head of the Information Technology division at Abacus Group. Having almost eight years of recruiting experience, Jeremy is a wealth of knowledge for his candidates, clients, and coworkers. Jeremy is also a bright presence in the office, always quick to say “Hi” and crack a joke. Jeremy has made a great impact at Abacus Group. Learn more about Jeremy in this Q&A.

How long have you been working at Abacus Group?

I started with Abacus Group in 2017.

What made you interested in recruiting for IT professionals?

It’s somewhat ironic that I ended up in IT Recruiting for two reasons. The first being that I had limited knowledge, if any, of what types of jobs there were within Information Technology. Second, nobody ever talked about recruiters and what their actual job description entailed while I studied in college. There are teachers and professors for nearly every kind of profession out there, but when I was in school, I’m certain there wasn’t somebody who focused on the “Art of the Recruiter”. I was told by a future boss and mentor (while performing an oil change on his car, working part-time in college) that I would be good at recruiting because of my outgoing personality. I joined his firm after graduating and it was something that I knew I loved – working closely with people and the challenge of establishing that rapport, finding out their needs/wants with their next position, and the gratification of being the person to find them (in the perfect situation) the job of their dreams. Information Technology is an industry that is blooming – there’s always a need and it’s one in which you continue to learn more from IT professionals, as these technologies are constantly changing and evolving.

What do you like best about working at Abacus?

When you’re in a situation where you can look around your office and know that you genuinely enjoy being surrounded by your team and co-workers for 9-10 hours a day, EVERY DAY, there’s only one place to look. UP. I’m not being religious here - It all starts with leadership and those who are responsible for building out the company and hiring the right people. In this case, Brian Bereck and Len Frankel, our two founding partners, along with the other leaders in the organization. My director, and Partner within the firm, Marty Fredo, has had a tremendous impact on my career.

How would you describe yourself in three words?

Humorist, Determined, Selfless

If you could have any other job, what would it be?

Need to be careful with this one – As a musician, I’d love to be rocking out on stage hearing thousands of people sing along to songs that I wrote.

What advice would you give to someone about being successful in recruitment for Information Technology professionals?

Like anything else in life, it takes time to truly perfect your craft. There’s never a time in this industry where you’re not learning something new. Even after roughly 8 years of doing this, I’m always learning, whether it’s a situation that arises or a new technology that’s rolled out. You can’t expect immediate results in this field. Those who I see as successful recruiters are people that have the patience to understand that. They’re thick-skinned, relentless, fearless on the phones, and are people who truly enjoy helping others find that amazing job they’ve always wanted.

Marty Fredo, Partner and Director of the IT division, notes Jeremy’s remarkable impact, “I hired Jeremy at Abacus Group with the goal of making him my recruiting team centerpiece.  Jeremy is a proven commodity in the Information Technology staffing world and has been for over 8 years. I have managed Jeremy for over five years, and every day he brings his A-game and continues to impress me.  Abacus Group and I are lucky to call him a team member.”

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