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

July 28, 2017

The Power of a Premium Career LinkedIn Account

The fact of the matter is that LinkedIn accounts in any capacity are incredibly powerful, however, this will highlight the difference between the basic and premium options, reinforcing the immense capabilities of a paid LinkedIn subscription. LinkedIn Premium is very popular among recruiters but there is a lot of value there for job seekers and networkers in general.

April 21, 2017

Check Out a New Tool to Privately Express Interest in Temp Work


LinkedIn gives users the option to privately signal to employers and recruiters their interest in new jobs. Recently, the career networking platform expanded the function for professionals to specify if they are looking for contract work. This modification has already facilitated better-aligned connections between job seekers and recruiters.

March 24, 2017

The Case for an Active Employer Presence on LinkedIn

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There is so much buzz around LinkedIn’s utility for job seekers that the platform’s value for employers gets lost in the chatter. For hiring managers, HR professionals, and other business leaders, the social network is often underutilized. The website or mobile app is one of the first destinations that candidates visit to learn more about a company.

December 20, 2016

Five Reasons Why Executive Recruiters are Dismissing You

recruiters-dismissing-candidatesRegardless of your place in the job search process, recruiters will only reach out to you if your professional background appeals to their clients’ needs. Clients compensate recruiters to identify top-tier professionals that meet high-level qualifications. Accounting & Finance Recruiter Gary Glassman offers five possible reasons why you’re inadvertently discouraging recruiters from initiating contact with you.

November 29, 2016

What LinkedIn’s 2017 Projections Mean for Hiring Decision Makers

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Earlier this quarter, LinkedIn published its Global Recruiting Trends 2017 Report detailing hiring around the world. The professional networking site surveyed 4000 talent acquisition leaders in 35 countries to provide public access to important recruiting metrics and trends. Findings indicate that hiring will increase and that employer branding is the strategy of choice.

October 21, 2016

LinkedIn Recommendations: Permanent and Necessary Testimonials in the Age of Social Proof

linkedin-recommendations-social-proofConsumers overwhelmingly depend on verified peer opinions to make informed choices. If employers, too, are buyers and job seekers are products, the social proof principle applies on a larger scale. We recommend taking advantage of LinkedIn’s Recommendations feature to preserve positive testimonials of your accomplishments, skills, and character in one convenient place for public viewing.

October 05, 2016

Abacus Group Named a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agency

We are proud to announce that today, October 5, 2016, LinkedIn recognized Abacus Group as a Top 25 Most Socially Engaged medium-sized staffing agency in the United States. We’d like to thank our client and talent networks for helping us achieve this incredible milestone.

September 27, 2016

A Crash Course in Job Searching with LinkedIn this Fall

job-search-crash-courseFall is a popular time for hiring and job searching alike, and LinkedIn is one of the most valuable tools available to discover new opportunities and connect with new people. In 2016, LinkedIn’s functionalities have evolved tremendously to provide even greater advantages to professionals. Below, we review best practices for making the most of your job search on LinkedIn before the lull of the holiday season.

August 23, 2016

LinkedIn & Hiring: What to Watch Out For

linkedin-hiring-previewWe recently discussed the top six resume indicators of an unfavorable job candidate. From a lack of career progression to ambiguously presented accomplishments, a resume might contain certain red flags that define a candidate as unqualified for your open position. Because LinkedIn profiles, rather than resumes, are now often your first point of contact with an applicant, we’ve compiled a similar list of warning signs for the world’s largest professional network.

August 09, 2016

Start Planning Your Job Search Now—or “Fall” Behind

new-job-fall-2016With summer’s unofficial end, Labor Day, just around the corner, many professionals have their sights set on securing new employment in the fall.  Conveniently, many employers reactivate hiring in early fall because they want to take advantage of their firm’s remaining recruitment budgets before the year’s expiration. If you aim to land a job in the fall—before the holiday season—it’s undoubtedly the best time to get started.