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The insurance field is seeing a steady increase when it comes to pay across key demographics. The market for talent is becoming more competitive with unemployment at only 1.7% in the industry, and the amount employers are willing, and needing, to pay is reflecting the talent shortage. Read our compensation report to see how…(Read More)

How you can embrace a rapidly changing workforce The Generational Shift How you can embrace a rapidly changing workforce. Today’s workforce is changing at an incredible pace. In the last few years, Baby Boomers have shifted from the dominant group in the office to the minority due to retirement and the rise of the…(Read More)

Since our inception in 1969, General Search & Recruitment has established itself as a leader in insurance recruiting and talent acquisition. Fifty years alone is an incredible testament to our endurance and commitment to success, but we don’t let our laurels rest solely on our longevity. Rather, it is the values we bring to…(Read More)

A job interview will quickly disintegrate into an interrogation or monologue unless you ask some high quality questions of your own. Candidate questions are the lifeblood of any successful interview, because they create dialogue and help clarify your understanding of the company and the position responsibilities. In addition the questions you ask serve to indicate…(Read More)

Experienced job seekers know there are four basic types of interview questions—and they prepare accordingly. First, there are the resume questions. These relate to your past experience, skills, job responsibilities, education, upbringing, personal interests, and so forth. Resume questions require accurate, objective answers, since your resume consists of facts which tend to be quantifiable…(Read More)

Here are eight of the most commonly asked (and basic) interviewing questions. Do yourself and the prospective employer a favor, and give them some thought before the interview occurs. Why do you want this job? Why do you want to leave your current job? What are your personal and professional goals? What do you like…(Read More)

During the employment interview, there’s a good chance you’ll be asked about your current and expected level of compensation. Here’s the way to handle the following questions: Question: What are you currently earning? Answer: “My compensation, including bonus, is in the high-forties. I’m expecting my annual review next month, and…(Read More)

There are two ways to answer interview questions: the short version and the long version. When a question is open-ended, I always suggest to candidates that they say, “Let me give you the short version. If we need to explore some aspect of the answer more fully, I’d be happy to go into…(Read More)

Assuming you’re qualified for the job, the outcome of your employment interview will be dependent on your ability to discover needs and empathize with the interviewer. You can do this by asking questions that verify your understanding of what the interviewer has just said, without editorializing or expressing an opinion. By establishing empathy in…(Read More)

Would you dump your life savings—every single dollar—into a single stock? Probably not; it’s far too risky to put all your eggs in one investment basket. And yet, you’d be surprised how many people manage their careers with a single-stock mindset. They toil away, year after year, investing their talents…(Read More)

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