“What questions do you have for me?” It’s one of the most important interview questions that your interviewer will ask. But why is this so important? Replying with a short, “I don’t have any,” while simple, says a lot without saying much. When you say nothing, you allow your interviewer to … [Read more...] about Stop Asking these Low-Value Interview Questions! Here’s What You Should Ask Instead.
Let’s pretend for a second that this pandemic didn’t happen. If you were beginning a job search in an alternate 2021, you’d probably still feel overwhelmed. The idea of going into a new office, meeting new people, making a good first impression, learning a new routine, trying to get along with new … [Read more...] about New Job Nerves or Something Else? Is Social Anxiety Sabatoging Your Job Search?
When you apply to a job, it’s not uncommon to see a posting where hundreds of applicants have applied—hundreds of applicants that need to be manually reviewed by a recruiter or hiring manager. It’s quite a daunting task. It’s no wonder why the average time spent reviewing a resume is 6 seconds. If … [Read more...] about How to WOW a Hiring Manager in 6 Seconds or Less
Interviews can be extremely stressful. It’s hard to know how to prepare; it’s even harder to know what to say and do. It’s no wonder why so many job seekers feel like they’ve tanked a job interview over a simple mistake. As a recruiter, I can tell you mistakes are common during an interview, and … [Read more...] about Made a Mistake in an Interview? Here’s How to Recover
So, you want more flexibility at work but you’re avoiding the topic with your boss because you’re afraid they’ll say no. Or maybe you’re not afraid, you know they’ll say no, so why even waste your time? Well, I have news for you: sometimes hearing "yes" is more of how you say it than what you … [Read more...] about Asking for Job Flexibility: Get Your Boss to Say Yes with These 5 Easy Steps
In the employment world, staffing agencies and their recruiters get a bad rap. Partially due to media portrayal and resume farms masquerading as staffing firms, real recruiters who can help you hire and find a job faster get cast aside without second thought. For those in the know, they understand … [Read more...] about Why You’re Dead Wrong About Staffing Agency Recruiters: 5 Myths Busted!
If we’ve learned anything living through a pandemic it’s how important adaptability and flexibility are, but being flexible is always easier said than done. Hey, humans are creatures of habit. Fortunately (or unfortunately), the pandemic taught us many lessons the hard way. We’ve learned just how … [Read more...] about Job Flexibility: Are You as Flexible as You Think?
The pandemic has changed many things about the employment world. For many hiring leaders and job seekers, navigating these new waters can be tricky. With so much up in the air, it’s hard to know what the next week holds for your operations, new roles, interviewing, etc. –let alone what those things … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Video Interviewing
Many companies have made or are making changes to their work environment and what returning to the office might look like. While some companies are opting to keep their employees 100% remote, other businesses have and will remain in office as normal. But beyond these two options of work lies a … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of a Hybrid Work Model
I’m sure you’ve seen the job descriptions that look like they’re seeking professionals who can do everything and then some. It’s widely known that writing a job description in this way can be intimidating and turn off a lot of job seekers. What’s less known is that it turns off job seekers largely … [Read more...] about Ask A Recruiter: Should I Apply for a Job If I Don’t Meet all the Requirements?
Speaking up in the workplace can be hard. It is natural to feel nervous when expressing your opinion, sharing your ideas, or requesting support from management. It can be intimidating to ask your supervisor for help. You don’t want to send the message that you are in over your head or somehow failed … [Read more...] about Need Help in the Workplace? These 4 Tips Will Help You Start a Conversation With Your Supervisor
In 2020, an alarming number of US employees admitted to feeling stressed or fatigued, with 76% stating that they were experiencing burnout. Regardless of how you define it, burnout is very real. In most cases, the causes of employee burnout are so small, it’s often hard to notice they’re occurring. … [Read more...] about 9 Little Things That Lead to Big Employee Burnout
If you haven’t felt some form of emotional fatigue in the past year, you, my friend, are a unicorn. Feeling run down by the weight of the world is nothing new, but the last few years took those feelings and cranked them up to 11. Burnout is a completely normal feeling that we’ve all experienced. … [Read more...] about Feeling Burned Out? 4 Tips to Help you Recover
As your business changes, there may be times where you will need to find a large volume of talent in a short amount of time. This can be due to a new department creation, opening of an operation center, or even an internal structural change. When high-volume hiring projects occur, it can be tempting … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To Ensure Your High-Volume Hiring Project Is a Success
There are many misconceptions about what it is like to work in a collections position. The general myth is that it's a grueling role where you make phone calls to angry people who yell at you all day. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A career track in account recovery or … [Read more...] about 4 Surprising Aspects of Collections Roles That You Probably Didn’t Realize Were Myths
For many, job searching feels like an exercise in futility; constantly spinning your wheels and waiting for phone calls from employers that may never come. Furthermore, if you’re looking to change up your job search strategy, the lack of employer feedback makes it difficult to determine what to … [Read more...] about 10 Tips to Make Your Job Search More Effective
In many ways hiring new Underwriters mirrors that of the underwriting process. The process of selecting the best candidate for your open role can also be viewed through the lens of risk mitigation: selecting the wrong candidate opens your business culture, client relationships/brand messaging, and … [Read more...] about The 9 Core Soft Skills of Top-Performing Insurance Underwriters
There are many integral roles within the insurance industry, but none affect a business’ profitability and success quite like the role of a claims adjuster. Adjusters, Investigators, and Estimators are your organization’s gatekeepers; they protect your business from fraudulent claims and ensure that … [Read more...] about Hiring Claims Adjusters? Interview for these 10 Soft Skills