CSG is pleased to provide the following information: FAQs, Webinars and a list of Resources. Please let us know if you find this information helpful and if there would be any additional resources you would like to see added.
Q. Who pays your fees? Is there any cost to me as a candidate? A. There is no cost for candidates to utilize our services. Companies pay all fees.
Q. I’ve never worked with a recruiter/search firm before; how does this work? A. Working with Capstone Search Group is a consultative process where we serve purely as a resource. We can be as involved as our candidates would like us to be. What we offer is an expansive network of clients who we can introduce our candidates to, a knowledgeable staff with years of insurance industry and recruiting experience willing to share those experiences, recommendations or advice, an understanding of the process and how to navigate it and a passion for helping individuals interested in furthering their careers. We will introduce you to key decision makers, help prepare you for every conversation and assist in every phase of the process from creating your resume to negotiating your contract. The great thing about working with CSG is that you, the candidate, remain in control of the entire process with us simply assisting wherever and whenever you need us.
Q. What is the timeline for the search/placement process? A. Each search is unique; making timing one of the more unpredictable elements. Each candidate, company and position will have characteristics specific to them and these will all have an impact on timing. Some searches move as quickly as a day or two while others can be several months from start to finish. As we speak with individual candidates in relation to a given position we can more accurately assess the likely timing for the two sides to come together but this is definitely a case-by-case assessment.
Q. Is this confidential? A. We operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion. We will not send a resume to a client company without a candidate’s complete knowledge and consent.
Q. I don’t see a job posted in my area? Can you still help me? A. Yes. If you do not happen to find a current opportunity that interests you or fits your background and experience, please contact us regardless to initiate a relationship as new opportunities continuously become available.
Q. I applied with Capstone several years ago – should I apply again? A. No need to reapply. Just reach out to us at any time about any position in which you have questions.
Q. Should I send a thank you note or email? A. Yes, we recommend both. Sending a nice note in the mail is a lost art form that can really remind a company why they like you. The impact of sending a brief, simple note is often underestimated.
Q. Will you still work with me if you help me secure an offer and I turn it down? A. Our job is to make candidates aware of suitable opportunities based on their skills, experiences, interests & expectations. We will consult and guide candidates through the process. Not every situation will turn out to be the right place and the right time. If an offer is secured and declined it in no way will affect how we work with a candidate.
CSG’s Webinar Series is a great opportunity to educate insurance professionals about a variety of different job seeking tools and resources. We bring contacts throughout the country together in a forum where a brief presentation and Q&A session allows for terrific information sharing. Our search consultants present on topics related to their area of specialization which can range from compensation design, strategic business planning and talent acquisition to job search techniques, résumé writing tips and social media utilization. We invite you to check out our archived webinars below, and please continue to visit this page for newly posted presentations.
You may also email Mary Newgard to be included in our mailing list for upcoming webinar invitations.
We have compiled a list of tools and resources we have found to be helpful for job seekers. Please let us know if there are any additional resources you’d like to see included. CSG provides following information to be used as tools, and they are not intended to imply association with or endorsement of the various listed resources.
Professional Resume Writing Resource Highly recommended professional resume writer who has expertise in creating compelling resumes and career materials to help people in their career journey.
Relocation Services Take advantage of relocation support tools and potential services to assist you in a potential job relocation.
City-Data Detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. Excellent resource if considering relocation.
Insure.com Provides a comprehensive array of information on life, health, auto, and home insurance along with a library of originally authored insurance articles and decision-making tools.
The Burnham System Executive Summaries, study guides, and study aids for CPCU, IIA (AIC, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIM, AU, AAI, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, IR, etc),CLU, ChFC, CASL, RHU, REBC, and CIC designations.
The Institutes Offers online courses, research, custom solutions, assessment tools, and continuing education courses for various insurance industry designations.
AM Best The largest and longest-established company issuing in-depth reports and financial strength ratings about insurance organizations worldwide.
Broker World Magazine Magazine founded, focused and edited to specifically address the brokerage marketplace and informational needs of independent life and health producers.
Business Insurance Weekly publication to include news and feature articles related to business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs, including life, health and pensions.
Risk & Insurance Publication providing a wide variety of business risks and mitigation strategies — from insurance, employee benefits and alternative risk transfer to emerging risks and the strategies for addressing them.
The Insurance Insider An independent financial publisher providing insight and intelligence on the insurance industry.
Ward Financial Group Provider of benchmarking and best practices research studies for insurance companies.
Weiss Ratings An independent provider of research and analysis for the bank and insurance industries.
WorkCompCentral Forms, case laws, other resources pertaining to workers compensation.
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