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.

September 13, 2019

Preparing for a Coffee Interview


Having a coffee interview can open the door to many possibilities. From being the first step in the job application process to connecting you with a great professional to keep in your network throughout your career, there are so many positives that can come from this quick, casual meeting.

September 06, 2019

How to Discuss Gaps in Your Employment History


It’s the daunting question that you know the interviewer will probably ask: What were you doing during the time when you were not working? Whether you chose to prioritize something in your personal life, or your jobs came to an end and it took some time to find your next role, it is not uncommon to have some gaps in time on your resume.

August 23, 2019

Tips for Impressing During a Phone Interview


Having a phone interview is an exciting first step in the process of landing your dream job. It gives you and your potential employer the opportunity to get to know each other before meeting in person.

July 16, 2019

How to Answer the Tough Interview Questions


When preparing for an interview, rarely do you need to practice the answers to questions about your past positions, current role, and the skills you have acquired. However, every interview includes some tough questions that can catch you off guard if you don’t have a plan on how to answer them.

June 14, 2019

The Leadership Skills that All Employers are Looking For


Regardless of what role you are applying for, leadership skills are sought after across all companies and industries. Compared to technical skills, they are not as easy to quantify but demonstrating that you have these leadership skills will put you above those whom you are interviewing against and assure your potential employer that you have the ability to make a great impact on the company and community.

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.

January 18, 2019

How to Know It’s the Right Company Before Accepting the Job


It’s hard to know if the company with whom you are interviewing, is the right company for you. However, it is important to do the work beforehand to see to the best of your ability if the fit will be a good one.

November 02, 2018

How to Approach Writing Your Resignation Letter


It must be noted that the resignation should only happen once a formal offer has been extended and accepted. Unless you are prepared to be without work, do not give your notice until you are certain you will be transitioning into a new opportunity. The resignation letter is a very necessary element of employment.

October 19, 2018

How to Approach an Exit Interview


Regardless of whether you believe an exit interview is a waste of time or a golden opportunity to help shape the future of the company for your soon to be ex-colleagues, the below pointers should be taken into consideration.