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

May 22, 2018

How to Foster Leadership in the Workplace


It should come as no surprise that leadership development in the workplace is a highly regarded benefit when candidates are considering specific employment. Candidates are thinking more and more about career trajectory and advancement when they are seeking jobs.

April 27, 2018

Second Time Lucky: How to Interview if it’s your second attempt


Sometimes candidates interview for jobs at their dream company and come out unsuccessful. It happens. It’s unfortunate but it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of your journey to that company.

April 13, 2018

How to Best Take Constructive Criticism


Constructive criticism can be a bitter pill to swallow but like medicine, it is there to improve you, even if initially it doesn’t sit well. There is value in constructive criticism, bear in mind the following when it comes to receiving it.

March 06, 2018

How to Answer: ‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’


It’s hard to predict what questions and scenarios will arise in an interview. However, questions like “why did you leave your last job?” and “where do you see yourself in five years?” continue to play a part in many interviews.

February 27, 2018

What You Should Look for in an Internship


As winter begins to wind down, we start to approach summer internship applying season. Although it is tough to be overly selective since competition is rife, no candidate should accept a summer internship merely for the sake of it; especially if it is an unpaid opportunity that could lead to an intern being taken advantage of.

January 12, 2018

How to Manage Millennials


Although it is important not to make sweeping generalizations, it also goes without saying that millennials are unlike any generation that has preceded them and therefore stimulate much debate and conversation, particularly in regards to how to deal with them in the workforce.

November 10, 2017

How to Use the Holiday Season for your Job Search [Infographic]


The holiday season, despite its concentration on taking a break and spending time with loved ones, is indeed an incredibly busy time. A common misconception surrounding the holiday season is that hiring slows down and efforts to cultivate career development are futile.