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

July 10, 2018

How to Best Hire and Retain Web Developers


It is no secret that the hiring market is tough right now for employers; moreover, it is a great time to be a web developer, either actively looking or gainfully employed. The pool of web developer talent is ever-shrinking meaning that talent may be sought from seemingly happily employed individuals.

February 13, 2018

The Growth of NYC’s Tech Sector


John Foley, “This has always been the city for multifaceted professionals who love diversity or aspire to learn across many different spectrums. Now it also is the place for those wishing to be part of the next generation of technology disruption.”

October 17, 2017

Welcome to the Family: Director, Information Technology Staffing, Marty Fredo


Abacus Group has the pleasure of announcing our new Information Technology Division with Marty Fredo at its helm. Brian Bereck, Co-Founding Partner: “We are excited to leverage our great reputation and longstanding client relationships by building out an IT recruiting division that can further assist our clients with their staffing needs.”

October 10, 2017

The IT Job Market Boom


US employers reportedly added some 105,000 IT jobs in September. Computer and electronic products manufacturing, IT services and customer development all saw dramatic increases while data processing, hosting, and related services saw less obvious increases.

July 12, 2016

Despite Recruitment’s Technological Evolution, Personalization Must Prevail

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With close to 20 years of operation in executive recruitment, we have witnessed remarkable changes in our line of business. Advancements in technology have strongly impacted the industry. We will explore why this is a favorable development for hiring managers and job seekers alike—and why reliance on technology alone for recruitment is not effective.

April 07, 2016

The Golden Ticket to IT Security Career Success

cisspIT Security is a complex, ever-expanding field—in extremely high demand. Few professions today are more exciting or relevant to the world around us. IT Security professionals should consider enhancements to their careers, remarks Jordan Thomas, Senior Client Services Manager for IT Staffing & Recruitment at Abacus Group. We examine the merits of just one in particular—the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation.

December 01, 2015

IT Growth in the Accounting Industry Brings Greater Employer Demands

information-technology-public-accountingA new report from the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) delivers good news for Information Technology professionals who specialize in the Accounting industry: You’re in high demand, and you can expect a bump in compensation as we head into 2016. Abacus Group’s Director of Information Technology Staffing and Recruitment, Marty Harte, explains that the survey results are positive—but there’s a catch.

November 05, 2015

People We Count On: Lisa Chen

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People We Count On is our new Employee Blog Series. Each week, we’ll spotlight a different employee to uncover their unique personalities and experiences working for Abacus Group. First up in our series is Lisa Chen, an Executive Recruiter in our Information Technology Division.

July 07, 2015

A Roundup of the Best Summer 2015 Career Resources in NYC

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With summer in full swing, many professionals are enjoying lightened workloads, extended vacations, and time away from work. If you’re among those fortunate enough to catch a break this summer, consider using the time to invest in your career.