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

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.

May 01, 2019

How to Prepare For Your Job Search


After weeks of feeling like your current position is no longer the right fit for you, you know it’s time to find a new job! Searching for a job can be an extensive process, but there are a few things you can do before you start sending out applications that will make it go smoother.

March 08, 2019

Job Searching Checklist for Upcoming Grads


College graduations are about two months away, so now is the time for upcoming grads to start preparing for their first job search. The process can certainly be daunting but taking some of the first steps over the next few weeks will only benefit you in the long run. Here’s a checklist of 10 things you can do to prepare for your job search before graduation!

September 22, 2017

Six Common LinkedIn Job-Seeker Mistakes [Infographic]


It can’t be reiterated enough that LinkedIn is a tremendous resource for job-seekers, employers and recruiters alike. It’s important however that users leverage its vast features and by doing so, eliminate any behavior that doesn’t best serve their brand.

September 15, 2017

How to Incorporate Soft Skills into Your Resume


The importance of soft skills in the job market has not gone unrecognized. Because of the emphasis on these skills that are so difficult to verify and substantiate, effectively incorporating them into your resume is imperative.

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.