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New Job Jitters? – 5 Helpful Tips to Help You Settle In

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Beyond the Job Offer: What Happens After You Accept the Job?

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If you're a task-oriented person you enter a job search to get yourself into a new job. For most of us the psychology of that is accepting the job offer and knowing where we’ll work. The acceptance feels like the culminating conclusion to an often unnerving and exhaustive process. You’ve accepted the role; the process is over. Or is it?

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Resigning from a Job: Is the Struggle Real?

Image result for resignationCandidates alwats tell me that resigning is hard; and it certainly can be. The interesting thing is that many times the difficulty is in the friendships we create at work. We spend more waking hours with our closest colleagues than we do our spouses, kids, and personal friends combined in any given week. Naturally we form bonds and make connections with these people, and in large part those bonds are what can make us so successful working together.

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7 Tips for a Successful Job Resignation

Resigning is often a stressful action for many. It is something that seems to foster feelings of fear, anxiety, or general unrest and while it is never something that is going to be fun, it shouldn’t be fretted over. The ease, or shall we say, success, of a resignation is often controllable simply by following a few simple rules.

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3 Hot Insurance Job Search Trends for 2018

The world is always changing with old standards giving way to new ideas and expectations and perhaps nowhere is that as evident as in careers. For instance, Work Life Balance is a term your parents and grandparents would seldom, if ever, have thought about back when they were starting their careers, and today we find it to be something of a dying concept since it’s almost a given expectation; like how CD players used to be a novelty in cars but became a standard, and now we’re on to digital music.  So, what are the current, hot job search trends for 2018?

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Got Insurance Job Search and Career Planning Questions?

CSG Q4 NEWSLETTER: The end of the year is right around the corner and that brings with it a couple of certainties:

  • First, it is just about time for Santa and his reindeer to scamper across rooftops.
  • Second, you have almost survived another 1/1 renewal season. Finally, it is time for organizations to bid farewell to 2017 and begin forecasting needs and growth strategies for 2018. Staff is a huge component to this process and as we move through the next several weeks, opportunities will certainly begin to arise. 

FEATURED Q&A + FACT OR FICTION: A series of popular candidate questions followed by breaking down the most common job search myths and truths.

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Scary Truths About Counteroffers

Many people who resign a position find themselves faced with an employer making a counteroffer in the hope of changing their mind.  Everyone perceives this act in a different way but before we can dig too deep into this we have to unpack this step-by-step.

Let’s begin with WHY a company makes a counteroffer.

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Tips for Getting Your Resume Read

We all know the stats on about how quickly a resume is skimmed before getting moved along or tossed into the trash. Studies vary from 3 or 4 seconds up to 6 or 8 from what I’ve read.  While there perhaps remains a degree of ambiguity as to the precise duration, we can all agree it is very quickly.

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Got Insurance Job Search and Career Planning Questions?

CSG Q3 NEWSLETTER: Brace yourself! We are getting ready to embark on the whirlwind that is the 4th quarter. As we jump right in, here's what we are seeing in the market.


FEATURED Q&A + FACT OR FICTION: A series of popular candidate questions followed by breaking down the most common job search myths and truths.


Our Featured Q&A gives you an opportunity to engage with us and get your questions answered on a variety of topics to pertaining to the insurance job search or career planning process.  If you have a question you’d like answered from one of our insurance recruiting consultants, please email us at info@csgrecruiting.com.


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Got Insurance Job Search and Career Planning Questions?

FEATURED Q&A + FACT OR FICTION: A series of popular candidate questions followed by breaking down the most common job search myths and truths.


Our Featured Q&A gives you an opportunity to engage with us and get your questions answered on a variety of topics to pertaining to the insurance job search or career planning process.  If you have a question you’d like answered from one of our insurance recruiting consultants, please email us at info@csgrecruiting.com.


Q: Is there a best time of year to relocate/move?

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How Should You Handle Insurance Job Salary Negotiations

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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New Job for the New Year?

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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How Does Dating Relate to a Job Offer?

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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The Importance of Social Media in Preparing for a Job Interview

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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