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

December 20, 2016

Five Reasons Why Executive Recruiters are Dismissing You

recruiters-dismissing-candidatesRegardless of your place in the job search process, recruiters will only reach out to you if your professional background appeals to their clients’ needs. Clients compensate recruiters to identify top-tier professionals that meet high-level qualifications. Accounting & Finance Recruiter Gary Glassman offers five possible reasons why you’re inadvertently discouraging recruiters from initiating contact with you.

October 21, 2016

LinkedIn Recommendations: Permanent and Necessary Testimonials in the Age of Social Proof

linkedin-recommendations-social-proofConsumers overwhelmingly depend on verified peer opinions to make informed choices. If employers, too, are buyers and job seekers are products, the social proof principle applies on a larger scale. We recommend taking advantage of LinkedIn’s Recommendations feature to preserve positive testimonials of your accomplishments, skills, and character in one convenient place for public viewing.

January 20, 2012

From a Passive to an Active Job Search: Building Your Online Brand

Personal-BrandThe competitive landscape of today’s job market requires professionals to extend their employment searches beyond traditional methods; specifically, job seekers should utilize the Internet to promote their personal online “brand.” Personal branding is a strategy that allows for the demonstration of unique strengths and achievements to differentiate yourself from the competition.