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

October 09, 2018

5 Tips for Perfecting Your Tech Resume


“It’s important to build a personal brand because it’s the only thing you’re going to have. Your reputation online, and in the new business world is pretty much the game, so you’ve got to be a good person. You can’t hide anything, and more importantly, you’ve got to be out there at some level.” -Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia

January 09, 2018

Accounting and Finance Resume Tips [Infographic]


A good resume is essential to securing an interview. It is the first impression employers capture of your personal brand and as such should portray you in the best light possible.

September 01, 2017

How to Deal with Resume Gaps


“It’s best to be honest without going in to too much detail. If you took time off to travel or tend to a sick family member, that’s fine. If you were let go due to restructuring or a job moving out of town, that’s fine too.”

July 21, 2017

The Most Sought After Hard Skills for Administrative Professionals

Like any role, hard skills must be complemented by soft skills in order to not only land the job but to excel in the role. Below are five important hard skills that are currently sought after in administrative professionals.

April 28, 2017

Think Twice Before Using a Professional Resume Writing Service

Resume writing services are absolutely everywhere—but will someone else’s version of this essential professional document improve your prospects of getting hired? Abacus Group’s recruiters, who review hundreds of applications daily and know what hiring managers seek from candidates, have a few critiques of “store-bought” resumes.

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.

August 12, 2016

Resume Review: Six Seconds, Six Problems

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On average, recruiters and hiring managers scan a resume for just six seconds before determining the candidate’s qualification. To help hiring professionals make the most of this miniature interval and screen resumes with greater efficiency, we’ve identified six of the biggest resume warning signs.

August 09, 2016

Start Planning Your Job Search Now—or “Fall” Behind

new-job-fall-2016With summer’s unofficial end, Labor Day, just around the corner, many professionals have their sights set on securing new employment in the fall.  Conveniently, many employers reactivate hiring in early fall because they want to take advantage of their firm’s remaining recruitment budgets before the year’s expiration. If you aim to land a job in the fall—before the holiday season—it’s undoubtedly the best time to get started.

November 24, 2015

Want a New Job Next Year? Here are 10 Easy Actions For Right Now

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Many professionals are determined to secure a change in employment in the New Year. That’s a very smart plan. But commencing a job search is daunting and, with the holidays approaching, most individuals will find it difficult to make time for a full-fledged hunt. To help you begin, we’ve compiled 16 small, painless action items.

April 22, 2015

Don’t Skip the Cover Letter if You Want the Job

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Many job seekers wonder, “Do I really need to submit a cover letter with my resume? You might be surprised to learn that the answer is generally yes. The question is often the subject of much debate in the hiring and job search process, but the fact is that an effective cover letter remains a necessity if you actually want the job.