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

January 27, 2020

How to Give a Great Reference


Every job search required you to identify the best references for you, but people rarely reflect upon what it takes to be a great reference for someone else.

March 23, 2018

Three Easily Acquired References for a Recent Grad


It is very likely that potential employers will ask for references from you. If your internship experience isn’t particularly strong and doesn’t serve as a source for references, these three examples are great alternatives.

February 22, 2017

Get the Full Story from Your Reference Checks

reference-checks-full-storyRealizing you’ve hired the wrong person a few months into their start date is frustrating and costly. Quality reference checks are among the most effective safeguards against poor hires. Executive search firms perform reference checks for employers; however, if you are conducting the process on your own, use the questions here to ensure a strong technical and personality fit.

November 01, 2016

Your Checklist for Supplying References to a Prospective Employer

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A hiring manager’s request for professional references is a favorable sign. Your resume was impressive, you interviewed well, and, possibly, you’ve made it past a round or two of candidate elimination. A reference check request absolutely indicates interest, and it is imperative to maximize this final opportunity to strengthen your candidacy. Here are some important items to know about the process.