Chris Winterboer

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How to Brand Your Organization to Attract Top Insurance Talent

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Apr 4, 2017 9:43:44 AM

Just as an insurance candidate needs to a brand themselves during a job search, it is equally important for an insurance organization to think strategically about their branding: 

The Image You Project: Old and Studgy or Up Close and Personal?

For those companies that think it doesn’t matter, the world is changing daily and will quickly pass you by if you’re not careful. Some companies spend a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money to create their unique brand in the public eye. Here are 4 steps to enhance your branding strategy.

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Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

How to Brand Your Insurance Job Search as a Candidate

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Mar 16, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Everything these days is about branding, marketing, social media, and how to “project” who and what you are online and in person. It can become complicated quickly and even overwhelming. We often counsel candidates regarding how to polish their resumesmanage their social media platforms throughout the insurance job search, communication, and much more.

What you are and have become in your insurance career can be difficult to sum up in a one-page document or online profile. Here are a few quick tips to make that process easier:

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Topics: Job Search Tips

Is Your Insurance Job Search in #LaLaLand?

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Feb 27, 2017 4:09:24 PM

As everyone knows, the #Oscars2017 ceremony provided one of the biggest gaffes in its illustrious 89 year history. One so big it just might make us forget about Steve Harvey’s mishap at the Miss Universe pageant. The explanations for what went wrong keep coming out of the woodwork, but the bottom line is that something went terribly, terribly wrong on live television in front of a national audience.

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Topics: Job Search Tips

How to Be The MVP of Your Insurance Job Search

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Feb 20, 2017 4:16:04 PM

It was the NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans, so Anthony Davis figured to play a prominent role in the proceedings. He wanted to show off the NOLA pride and represent his community as well as his team. The youth basketball coach in me really didn’t like the lack of defense in the actual game, but I suppose that's by design for the most part. I doubt anyone is emphasizing defense in the huddles or pre-game film sessions. However, there were 5 things about Anthony’s quest for the MVP that I felt ran parallel to guidance I give candidates throughout their insurance job search.

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Topics: Job Search Tips

Are You Collaborating Throughout Your Insurance Job Search? 

Posted by Chris Winterboer on Feb 13, 2017 9:18:45 AM

I have to admit I don’t keep up with music as much as I used to. Most of what I know about popular music these days comes from my teenage daughter. But I decided to watch part of the #GRAMMYs last night and saw several artists collaborating, sometimes even crossing genres. It made for some interesting combinations, and some could argue it was an evolution of how we listen to music. How does collaboration in your insurance job search process benefit candidates and companies alike?

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Topics: Job Search Tips