Kris Gibson

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How Should You Handle Insurance Job Salary Negotiations

Posted by Kris Gibson on Feb 14, 2017 11:00:26 AM

The notion of salary negotiations seems to have a cemented place in business as it pertains to job searches and hiring within the insurance industry. An overwhelming number of people, and some companies, seem to still be of the mindset that hiring an employee is like buying that used car from the shady lot on the not-so-well-lit street. You know the place; we all got our first car there. They put a sticker in the window of, let’s say, $10,000, so you naturally have to offer like $5,000. Then after a series of back and forth you settle around $7,000.

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Topics: Job Search Tips

New Job for the New Year?

Posted by Kris Gibson on Dec 21, 2016 11:11:59 AM

Are you asking Santa for a new job this year? Perhaps you have finding one on your New Year’s Resolution list.  This time of year is one full of both reflecting on the year gone by and planning for the one to come.  Many times that includes planning for your career and making a job change. 

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Topics: Job Search Tips

How Does Dating Relate to a Job Offer?

Posted by Kris Gibson on Aug 17, 2016 11:11:11 AM

You go on a first date and before you even get home afterwards a proposal comes along. Is this charming? Exciting? Creepy? Scary? Now imagine the same scenario but with a job interview.  You go on an interview and before you get back home you get a call with an offer.  Of course there are differences here; like the goal of a date is to meet someone new and not necessarily get engaged while the point of an interview is to work towards an offer in many cases. That being said, there are many parallels. 

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Topics: Job Search Tips

The Importance of Social Media in Preparing for a Job Interview

Posted by Kris Gibson on Jul 27, 2016 1:34:08 PM

Let me be the first to admit I am a painfully slow adopter of social media. My thoughts aside, social media is here to stay. Not in its current forms necessarily since it seems to change as frequently as the weather but the notion of it is not going anywhere.

For a long time companies have used social media as a means of doing some investigation on potential hires and current employees. 

 

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Topics: Job Search Tips