I often speak with insurance professionals who tell me on a daily basis that they feel stuck in their current position and don’t believe their employer offers growth potential. This is where upskilling and reskilling come in.
Remote working arrangements within the insurance industry are a relatively new thing. As such, there is a lot of change and instability currently, and no situation is ever perfect.
If you’re early into your career and want to take that next big step forward, here are a few pieces of advice!
The biggest mistake that people make, in my humble opinion, is just hope and pray for raises, rather than pro-actively do something about it.
Is Interview Prep Wasting My Time? The Universal 3-Part Interview Script Insurance Organizations Follow
Each company and person you interview with will have their specific styles. There are, however, three key things you are always being evaluated or judged on.
If you’re considering a career change, you’re probably wondering what creative benefits & perks insurance organizations are offering these days.
The Great Resignation. Quiet Quitting. In office vs. WFH. You’ve probably heard all of the buzz words and wonder what it means for you.
How do you get a role that is unique and created for you?
It may be true that employees who work from home have more flexibility to do their work, but it doesn’t mean that they put in any less effort.
Consistency and honesty are key.
Here’s our advice to help you create a resume that highlights the insurance expertise that carriers, agencies, brokers, and more want to see.
People expect their employers to offer options that fit their lifestyles which has steered even organizations like insurance agencies to change how they operate.
Resigning doesn’t need to keep you up at night. It’s just part of professional life.
What makes a great job offer these days? Is it only money… or something more?
Work-life balance is a hot commodity. Here’s our advice on how to start the conversation and negotiate the terms you want.
A question we field from job seekers and hiring executives at the start of every new year, our clients want to know what’s ahead and what they are up against in the job market.
Chances are if one of these six questions is asked, an offer will be coming soon!
Employers are racing at every turn to entice people to entertain or retain their employment with them. PTO is one area insurance organizations see as an opportunity to evolve and attract top talent.
Here are some tips/takeaways to be sure you are taking full advantage of the technology that will ultimately take your job search to the next level.
At its core, interviewing is interviewing no matter the medium.
With thousands of different job boards to scour, how do insurance professionals narrow down which job sites to utilize?
“What can I expect to find in the job market?” Lots! Here are some trends we are seeing in sales, service and executive leadership.
It’s up to you to research & prepare for a technical interview based on your insurance discipline.
Insurance agencies desperately want to retain you. Show your employer that you are committed to and ready for job progression.
It is less about what you say, and more about what they hear. These “Three Steps To Ask Your Boss For A Flexible Schedule” will help you start the conversation.
Money talks. It isn’t something to be ashamed of. So how do you get it?
Knowing what’s in store for the next year helps you prepare and compete for top jobs.
We’re constantly asked what we’re seeing out there for insurance job trends. Well, a little bit of everything!
Here are 10 things to work through before you apply & interview for a new job.
It takes extra finesse to start a job search after losing your job. Here are ways to wipe the slate clean and find a great new position.
If your work is starting to feel mundane, it may be time to challenge yourself. Push yourself out of your comfort zone.
No matter the reason, the key for a successful re-entry into the workforce is telling the right story to the right audience.
If you’re looking at multiple job offers, how do you choose? The answer to how you decide was known to you before you even began looking.
Company culture may be subjective to each of us, but by and large most people want to enjoy where they work, have their needs met and share values consistent with their colleagues and leaders.
The very core of a job search is all about creating “positive exposure”, and LinkedIn has become one of the best tools for expanding your job search profile.
Flexible scheduling is a great reason to start a job search. You can find the perfect position, company and work/life balance. Here’s how.
If improving your workplace benefits is your #1 motivation to making a job change, you are not alone.
If you are ever asked for one, remember to write to your audience, focus on what is important and meet the expectations of the company or person requesting it.
Your success moving forward to obtain a management job depends on how you frame conversations early in the process.
Finding one’s work meaningful is associated with life satisfaction and overall well-being.
Employers treat relocation applicants differently from local candidates. Here is how to be proactive and strategic with a relocation job search.
You can and should negotiate every aspect of the offer. This helps ensure that you and your employer have a long and happy relationship.
Interviewing is a two way street, of course, but it’s always best to demonstrate what you can do for them, especially in the first interview.
Companies need to protect their interest. You need to protect your interests. The best you can seek here is something fair to both sides.
Career progression is a major reason why people change jobs.
Either a new employer wants to review your non-compete, or your current employer upon resignation will kindly remind you of your contract. It’s in those moments you realize that you may have agreed to terms you wish you hadn’t.
You’ve got an interview and now it’s time to prepare… but where do you start?
While every situation is unique, there are definitely rules of thumb to follow.
Your resume is a strategic marketing piece.
Since non-competes are a standard business practice, it’s inevitable you will need to face the issue to make a job change.
Save time, money, and energy all while protecting your privacy!
Knowing what’s in store for next year helps you prepare and compete for top jobs.
It’s your most powerful social media platform in a job search. Use that to your advantage!
Feeling like a fish out of water? We’re here to help with some great advice to help you settle in for the long haul.
Make your application stand out and watch a HUGE improvement on scoring an interview.
From my experience, being prepared and understanding why a company might do something helps ease concerns about a given step.
Insurance is a niche industry, meaning some posting sites are better than others to find the best job openings.
The First 100 Days: When Insurance Agencies Ask for An Executive Business Plan
We all seek to love our career. Knowing where you are is the first step in managing things.
Life happens. You build a career in one community, but things change and you need to move.
Are we too quick to pre-judge based on faulty information or lack of information regarding the specific individual?
The most common question is, “What Am I Supposed to Write?” Our team’s most common response is, “Tell Your Story.”
A very common question I get, especially this time of year, is what the job market looks like.
The term “Episodic” when referring to careers is growing in popularity.
Everyone wants something out of their career; I mean, that is why you go to work.
It’s no secret that the insurance brokerage world increasingly predatory.
Knowledge is power. Use it to be clear that you’re the real deal.
With a title like that this has to be a piece about government conspiracy or about compensation myths; right?
Now is the time to talk yourself up.
We’ve all been there before and the odds are that many of us will be there again someday; new.
If you’re a task-oriented person you enter a job search to get yourself into a new job.
Candidates always tell me that resigning is hard; and it certainly can be.
Resigning is often a stressful action for many.
The salary and health insurance looks great. You scan the rest of the benefits package and, oh no, there’s a problem!
It is natural to have a few lingering questions when considering a job offer from a new employer.
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