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

The Year of the Account Manager

Posted by Mary Newgard on Mar 14, 2017 4:15:03 PM


A McKinsey & Company study from 2015 made a bold statement: 25% of all insurance professionals will retire by 2018. Not a prediction but based on hard data, when the report was published perpetuation was top of mind for every agency. Which was also when PropertyCasualty360 came out with a list of 7 Things the Insurance Industry Needs To Know About The Looming Talent Gap. 

Unfortunately, the sense of urgency didn’t stick. How do I know this? Because you can relate to one of these traps:

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Topics: Hiring Process, Recruiting Strategy

How To Sell Top Insurance Talent on Your Small Organization

Posted by Mary Newgard on Feb 28, 2017 11:29:51 AM

Have you ever watched an HGTV show on tiny homes and thought it could be for you?  330 square feet of cozy living with sleek designs and creative storage.  Listen, I’m all about maximizing space but they lose me when a wine barrel becomes the shower basin and the kids start moving in.  Forget that! Sometimes in my family four bedrooms is barely enough to keep our sanity.   

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Topics: Hiring Process, Human Resources, Recruiting Strategy

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

What is The Worst Mistake You Can Make with Counteroffers?

Posted by Scott Thompson on Feb 22, 2017 9:03:00 AM

Here's the story:
A recent candidate who I had helped secure a new job was really excited about their new company and was going to be starting in a week. Five days before they were about to start the new insurance job...their old boss called them into his office and offered:

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Topics: Job Search Tips