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

October 01, 2020

Setting Yourself Apart From Other Candidates


Job seekers are more active than ever, meaning it is critical to set yourself apart from other applicants. To do so successfully, you must put time and consideration into every application you submit.

September 24, 2020

15 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile


There is no denying that LinkedIn is the leader in professional social networking and can be an incredible tool for job seekers. While many applicants focus on finely tuning their resume and cover letter, it is important not to disregard your LinkedIn profile.

January 23, 2020

Finding the Right Company For You


When job searching, most prospective employees first evaluate the job description. They assess the responsibilities requires, the background needed, and the benefits and growth that could come with taking on the role and apply if they think it’s the right fit.

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.

July 30, 2019

How to Craft the Perfect Cover Letter


Every professional knows they need a cover letter, yet there is no universal standard for what it should entail. A cover letter is your opportunity to present your experiences and your personality together to show that you are the best candidate for the position.

April 23, 2019

How to Stay Organized During Your Job Search


The job application process can be very complexed. Between drafting cover letters, formatting your resume, searching for positions and scheduling interviews, it is easy to neglect organization and end up in chaos. However, starting your job search with a plan to stay organized will keep you focused, on track, and might even result in you finding your next position sooner than you would have otherwise!

March 13, 2019

The Most In-Demand Skills of 2019


As the job market shifts and develops, so do the most sought-after skills. Regardless of if you are two or twenty years into your career, it’s important to become familiar with these skills and see if/how they can be applied to what you do.