Gregory Saukulak's Blog (11)

Overcoming the Challenges of the Open and Selective Networking Strategies

In a previous Abacus Group blog post we examined the Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Networking and Selective…

Added by Gregory Saukulak on June 5, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

The Post-Interview Thank You Note: A Make or Break!

Imagine that you have recently interviewed for the position of your dreams and walked away confident that you would receive a job offer.  Professionally, there are very few greater feelings than sincere optimism about obtaining a role that could significantly advance your career. Now consider that, despite your outstanding qualifications and presentation, you find out that another candidate has been selected for the position. As you contemplate what could have possibly gone wrong, you…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 16, 2012 at 10:12am — 3 Comments

Top 10 Benefits of Partnering with a Recruiter to Optimize Your Job Search

As a professional seeking new employment, you might find yourself asking, “Why should I use a recruiter for my job search when I can rely fully on internet job boards?” Although technology has certainly facilitated the hiring process, this common assumption fails to consider an abundance of additional resources that are offered only by recruiters. The following is a list of the 10 major advantages that can be gained through the use of a recruitment firm:

1. Experience the…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 15, 2012 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Phone Screens: Five Tips to Favorably Impress

When beginning the candidate selection process for new positions, many employers conduct a phone screen prior to a face-to-face interview.  Such conversations serve as a way for HR to confirm a candidates’ experience and qualifications, and to eliminate anyone who seems to be an overtly poor fit for the position.  To ensure that you will advance to the next stage of the hiring process, you need to be equipped with not only excellent in-person interviewing…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 7, 2012 at 3:39pm — 3 Comments

Solutions for Candidate Selection: A Lesson for Employers

As executive recruiters we are frequently tasked with facilitating the hiring process for employers. Making the right hiring decisions is critical for employers, especially with respect to senior-level positions. Of course, in practice, it is impossible to guarantee that the right decision is made 100% of the time, but following some simple guidelines can help increase this probability. The Abacus Group has compiled a list of mistakes made by employers during the applicant selection process…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on May 1, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Dissecting the Interview Process: Guidance for Both Candidates and Employers

For both job seekers and hiring managers in Accounting, Finance, IT and Administrative Support, interviewing is arguably the most difficult part of the employment process. From the candidate’s point of view, the idea of speaking directly with a potential employer can be stressful, as exact interview questions can never be fully anticipated.  Even if the candidate is confident in his or her ability to succeed in the new position, there is a possibility for error during the interview. …


Added by Gregory Saukulak on April 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Select with Certainty: A Guide to Candidate Phone Screens

A previous Abacus Group Blog post called Phone Screens: Five Tips to Favorably Impress explained guidelines for successful phone screens from the candidate’s point of view. Equally important to the hiring process is the employer’s thorough understanding of best…

Added by Gregory Saukulak on April 27, 2012 at 4:45pm — 6 Comments

A Guide to Building an Effective LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is undoubtedly one of the most important Internet resources for job seekers.  Often providing your first impression to employers and recruiters, your LinkedIn account should provide a concise snapshot of your employment history, accomplishments, education and core strengths. It is therefore apparent that creating and maintaining an account on LinkedIn is critical for those who are serious…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on April 26, 2012 at 2:08pm — No Comments

The Counteroffer: Why and How to Avoid This Losing Proposition

When an employee informs their supervisors of their resignation, they are sometimes confronted by what is known as a counteroffer - an employer’s “rebuttal” to the resignation in the form of a proposed salary increase or other perceived benefits

Many misinformed professionals have no hesitation in considering a counteroffer.  In fact, many will reason that a…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on April 25, 2012 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

How Virtual Footprints Affect Employment

How Virtual Footprints Affect Employment

Typically, an individual seeking a job prepares, as is recommended, in the following ways: developing a valuable skill set; networking with professionals in his or her field of interest; writing a succinct, yet captivating resume; researching the organization for an interview, if such an offer is extended. However, many applicants neglect to consider a fifth, equally significant…


Added by Gregory Saukulak on October 21, 2011 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments


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