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

December 12, 2017

Tips for Approaching a Panel Interview


Panel interviews are becoming increasingly popular and certainly have their advantages over their one-on-one alternative. What needs to be understood however, is that one does not approach a panel interview in the same way they might a one-on-one.

December 08, 2017

How to Successfully Conduct a Panel Interview


Panel interviews are often better alternatives to one-on-one interviews because they provide a more subjective format since each interviewer gives his or her valuations of the candidate based on the same encounter.

October 27, 2017

How to Communicate what is Motivating you to Find New Work


The question of “why did you leave your last job” or “why are you looking to leave your current job” is always asked at some point during the interview process. As recruiters, it is a question we always ask candidates as it’s a means of learning what motivates the candidate to pursue new work.

June 30, 2017

The STAR Method Worth Adopting

This method is best applied to behavioral questions that refer to your past experiences, be them with a previous employer or just in general.

May 12, 2017

Dress for Success: The Difference is in the Details

Dressing for success in a job interview is must, and this imperative transcends far beyond your clothing. While we recommend that your outfit is slightly more formal than the company’s dress code, your interviewers will assess many other elements of your presentation. These details impact the perception of your overall appearance and, therefore, your performance.