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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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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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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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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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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