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Since its inception in 1969, General Search & Recruitment (GSR) has become a leader in insurance recruitment and job placement. An established recruiting firm for the insurance industry, GSR conducts nationwide searches to find top talent for its client companies.

GSR provides clients and candidates with firsthand, practical experience as well as consultation expertise. Our strength is in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. GSR’s extensive client network includes some of the largest and best-known companies in the U.S., as well as many smaller, regionally-known companies and brokers.
Leadership
Mike McDonough
President and CEO
Mike McDonough visited General Search & Recruitment in 1980 in search of a job and was hired as an insurance recruiter. This opportunity turned into an exciting and rewarding career that engaged Mike in the search and placement of top talent. In 1996, Mike became the owner of GSR. Having worked nationally with from small to behemoth firms, Mike and GSR have connected over 1,700 talented people with great insurance careers. GSR recruits for a number of mid-level and C-level positions within a variety of areas within the insurance industry, including brokers and agencies, commercial property and casualty, insurance carriers, personal lines, reinsurers and more. Mike was recently elected to serve as President of the NIRA Board, which exemplifies Mike's dedication to giving back to the communities in which he works and lives. To learn more about Mike, explore his Personal and Spiritual Philosophies, as well as his involvement in church and community service.
Jamie Becker
Jamie has been with General Search and Recruitment for over 8 years. In this time she has assisted in research, recruiting and nearly everything in between. Jamie now presides over GSR’s social media presence. Describing herself as “a self-driven individual, with a flair for interpersonal communication,” Jamie is an invaluable part of the GSR team.
Terry McDonough
Having served with General Search and Recruitment for over 15 years, Terry has continually been a vital contributor to the GSR team. With her service in recruiting, research and accounting, as well as her dedication the Hidden Jobs 4 You brand, Terry draws upon over 25 years of experience in and out of the recruitment and search industries to deliver unparalleled efforts.
Church and Community Involvement:
Mike has served his community by delivering furniture and participating in other projects for Love INC, a ministry that connects Christian servants with neighbors in need. Additionally, Mike is an active member of Village Church of Gurnee, where he regularly attends and serves. He also serves as president of the Delaware Crossing Home Owners Association. Mike finds that approaching life fully provides a balance, which stems from his faith and the goals that direct his efforts.
Testimonials

    Our Mission
    Since its inception in 1969, General Search & Recruitment (GSR) has become a leader in insurance recruitment and job placement. An established recruiting firm for the insurance industry, GSR conducts nationwide searches to find top talent for its client companies.

    GSR provides clients and candidates with firsthand, practical experience as well as consultation expertise. Our strength is in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. GSR’s extensive client network includes some of the largest and best-known companies in the U.S., as well as many smaller, regionally-known companies and brokers
    Our Approach

    Philosophies
    Insurance Industry Recruiters

    The knowledge to understand your industry. The experience to deliver results.
    Employers
    The hiring process requires a critical investment of time and money, which is why at GSR we have the experience to locate the talent you need efficiently, lowering your staffing costs and reducing the risk of hiring mistakes.
    Experience
    With over 35 years of insurance staffing experience, we alleviate your hiring burden by simplifying and accelerating the search process. We are unmatched in our position to recruit the top talent for your company.

    Relationships
    We are constantly cultivating our relationships with both active and passive candidates. This work has resulted in an extensive network of experience professionals who will not only meet your immediate needs but will be an asset for years to come.

    Technology
    At GSR we combine our personal approach with the most relevant technologies, including research databases, online job boards, screening and assessment tools and more. This allows us to access talent that others can’t find, providing you with the best candidates.
    GSR recruits for a number of mid-level to C-level positions within a variety of areas of the insurance industry and many different types of insurance.

    Insurance Industry Areas and Types of Insurance:
    • Brokers/Agencies
    • Commercial Property & Casualty
    • Insurance Carriers
    • Life – Health
    • Personal Lines
    • Professional Liability
    • Reinsurers
    • Third-Party Administrators
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    233 S. Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    T(312) 922-6664

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