“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.
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
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!
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
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
There is a lot riding on doing well in an interview. Emotions are high. There’s a lot to think about ahead of time; no wonder they’re so stressful. Fortunately, a little bit of forethought can go a long way in helping to calm those pre-interview nerves. If you already know what you’re going to say, … [Read more...] about Have an Upcoming Interview? Interview Yourself First with These 5 Questions
One of the toughest questions interviewers ask is, “Tell me about your weaknesses." The question itself is simple enough, but there’s a fine line job seekers need to walk. You must be able to give a meaningful answer without making yourself appear unqualified for the role. It’s nerve-racking even … [Read more...] about How to Talk About Your Weaknessess in an Interview
Most job seekers believe the process of obtaining a new job is straightforward: you apply, interview, and if you’re lucky, you’ll receive a job offer. If you don’t? Rinse and repeat. In reality, job searching is far more nuanced than playing a game of large numbers. For some professionals, what … [Read more...] about Should You Take That Counteroffer? 5 Questions to Ensure You’re Making the Right Decision
It is natural to be nervous before an interview! You may be wondering what type of questions they will ask you. You may even be feeling stressed about how to prepare and appear confident on interview day. If you are looking for some simple ways to look and feel more confident during your interview, … [Read more...] about Want to Look More Confident and Prepared During Your Interview? Here’s How!
When you are looking for a new role, it’s important to have a resume that properly reflects the skills and professional experiences you bring to prospective employers. However, some companies like to get creative with their job titles. If you have held a position where your job title doesn’t clearly … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Job Title Doesn’t Reflect Your Responsibilities
Being offered a new job is one of the greatest feelings in the world. Searching for that job, on the other hand...well, no one likes that. Aside from the anxiety of opening yourself up to potential rejection, there’s a lot of information to remember (company research, scrubbing your social, … [Read more...] about Knowing When to Say No: Building Your List of Job Dealbreakers
Last year was an adjustment for our personal and professional lives. Many employees found themselves balancing a new remote work structure with e-learning/childcare, caring for family members with compromised immune systems, mentally adjusting to new social distancing and sanitation routines, etc. … [Read more...] about High Tensions and Close Quarters: Three Tips to Effectively Work From Home With a Partner
Employee turnover comes at a very high cost to an organization. A lack of dependable, long-term employees can affect the integrity of institutional knowledge, lower employee morale, and dramatically increase operational costs. If your workforce is suffering from a lack of reliability, the best thing … [Read more...] about You Can Count on These 5 Interview Questions to Find Dependable Professionals
Forgetting an item that you need for your first day of work is easy to do, but if you are starting your first remote job, forgetting something critical for first-day success is even easier. We have put together a checklist of the commonly overlooked aspects of preparing for your first day of working … [Read more...] about Starting a New Remote Job? Check out This Checklist!
It’s no secret how nerve-racking interviews can be, but what if I told you there was a way to ace your next interview using the science of psychology? Well, there is and, it’s not even really that much of a secret! Even though the person sitting across from you in an interview room can seem … [Read more...] about Hack Your Next Interview with these 5 Easy Psychology Tricks
The term “elevator pitch” or elevator speech gets used a lot in the professional world, but what exactly is it and what does it mean? You’re not trying to educate someone on all things elevators! Your elevator pitch is a verbal snapshot of you as a professional that is meant to grab your listener’s … [Read more...] about 8 Do’s and Don’ts for Building a Bad*ss Elevator Pitch