Chris Winterboer

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Do People Still Value Thank You Notes After a Job Interview?

Yes. Yes. Yes, a million times over. A thank you email is the minimum and expected. The handwritten note or card is a lost art. The tendency in an email is to write too much or ask lingering follow-up questions. The gesture of a thank you card sent through the mail is more of a true sign of gratitude. You expect nothing in return other than the good vibes that it creates when the reader opens up that card and sees your name on it.

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Spooked To Start The Insurance Job Search?

The Halloween season brings about lots of change: the leaves on the trees, the cooler weather, and literally even the clothes you wear as you attend parties and Trick-or-Treat nights. It also brings about change in job seekers as the fourth quarter is a time to reflect upon your career.

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Insurance Recruiting: Balancing Long Term vs. Short Term Hiring

A study from McKinsey & Company found that 25 percent of professionals in the insurance industry will retire by 2018, leaving a large talent and experience gap in the industry. So how do you plan for that alongside any and all current openings for immediate hires?

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Insurance Recruiting: Do You Have To Spend More To Get More?

For the casual observer of the NBA playoffs, it may appear as though the Golden State Warriors are a good team playing well together at the right time. If you really dig into it, though, you will find that a big part of the reason this team is even together is a discussion that happened a few years ago. The league met with the players’ union to discuss a new salary cap. That was the true trigger point to a path for the Warriors to open up enough cap space to sign Kevin Durant, who is likely their best player right now on a loaded line-up.

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How to Avoid Draft Day Mistakes With Insurance Producer Recruiting

It always strikes me curious how people react to their team’s draft choices in the NFL. The armchair QB suddenly knows more than the executives on a team who have put weeks and weeks of research into their draft choices. It often comes down to basic decisions that can also relate to producer recruiting in the insurance industry.

  1. Do you hire the seasoned vet who is going to come with a high price tag and possibly past the twilight of their career?

  2. Do you take a huge risk with organic hires that have little or no proven experience?
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How to Brand Your Organization to Attract Top Insurance Talent

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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How to Brand Your Insurance Job Search as a Candidate

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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