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

July 19, 2021

Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills in 2021


The most desired skills recruiters look for in the business world are ever-changing. Being up to date on the most in-demand skills and putting in the work to obtain them will give you a great advantage when job hunting.

June 14, 2021

The 10 Best Questions to Ask During an Interview


An interview is a two-way street of answering but also asking questions. The potential employer wants to know about you, your background, and your skills. However, it is important to remember that they are also being interviewed by you.

March 08, 2021

What Not to Stay During a Job Interview


When preparing for an interview, many job seekers focus solely on what questions will most likely be asked and brainstorming answers about their experiences and skills that will set them apart from their competitors.

November 05, 2020

How to Ace Your Final Round Interview


Getting to the final round of the interview process is both incredibly exciting but definitely nerve-racking for any job seeker.

August 31, 2020

The Virtual Interview Check List [Infographic]

May 14, 2020

Tips for Acing a Virtual Job Interview


With social distancing practices keeping companies from conducting interviews in person, job seekers must adjust their interview tactics to fit virtual platforms.

February 10, 2020

Evaluating a Candidate’s Soft Skills


Assessing a candidate’s soft skills in an interview is just as important as understanding their hard skills. To properly gauge their abilities, you as the hiring manager must ask open-ended questions.

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.