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

July 28, 2017

The Power of a Premium Career LinkedIn Account

The fact of the matter is that LinkedIn accounts in any capacity are incredibly powerful, however, this will highlight the difference between the basic and premium options, reinforcing the immense capabilities of a paid LinkedIn subscription. LinkedIn Premium is very popular among recruiters but there is a lot of value there for job seekers and networkers in general.

July 14, 2017

Why Summer is the Best Time to Speak to a Recruiter

Summer certainly isn’t the easiest time to find a job but it’s best to look at the season as an opportunity to kick your search into gear, perhaps even take a different approach.

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 30, 2017

Compensation Matters–But It Can’t Overtly Dominate Your Job Search


Sometimes money becomes the dominant focus of one’s job search—and it shows. This mindset greatly damages one’s prospects in meetings with potential employers. Job seekers should verbally prioritize other, unrelated factors, including new learning opportunities, company reputation, professional recognition, and long-term career development.

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.