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.

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.

May 14, 2019

How to Successfully Prepare for an Interview


After the excitement of getting an in-person interview settles, it is time to start your preparing. Depending on how far in advance you have scheduled the interview, you might not need to begin immediately, but you also don’t want to push it off until the day of.

May 01, 2019

How to Prepare For Your Job Search


After weeks of feeling like your current position is no longer the right fit for you, you know it’s time to find a new job! Searching for a job can be an extensive process, but there are a few things you can do before you start sending out applications that will make it go smoother.

April 23, 2019

How to Stay Organized During Your Job Search


The job application process can be very complexed. Between drafting cover letters, formatting your resume, searching for positions and scheduling interviews, it is easy to neglect organization and end up in chaos. However, starting your job search with a plan to stay organized will keep you focused, on track, and might even result in you finding your next position sooner than you would have otherwise!

March 26, 2019

How Your Extracurriculars Can Help You Get a Job after Graduation


When writing your first professional resume, GPA and internships are not the only thing interviewers and recruiters will be looking at. Having participated in a variety of extracurriculars not only shows that you are a well-rounded individual, but also that you have gained experiences and skills that are not always attained in the classroom.

March 13, 2019

The Most In-Demand Skills of 2019


As the job market shifts and develops, so do the most sought-after skills. Regardless of if you are two or twenty years into your career, it’s important to become familiar with these skills and see if/how they can be applied to what you do.

March 08, 2019

Job Searching Checklist for Upcoming Grads


College graduations are about two months away, so now is the time for upcoming grads to start preparing for their first job search. The process can certainly be daunting but taking some of the first steps over the next few weeks will only benefit you in the long run. Here’s a checklist of 10 things you can do to prepare for your job search before graduation!

February 27, 2019

What to Know Before You Meet with a Recruiter


If you’ve never worked with a recruiter before, you probably have a lot of questions about how to prepare or what to expect for your first meeting. Although it will be similar to a job interview, there are a lot of key differences that are important for you to understand.

January 16, 2018

A Different Way of Thinking: Don’t Look for a Job, Look for an Employer


By looking specifically for an employer over a certain role, job-seekers are more likely to find the right cultural fit that nurtures their professional growth and cultivates a long-term relationship with a company.