All Career Advice

  • Here’s what you need to know about pursuing a career as a risk manager or risk consultant.
  • The RIMS 2016 Conference will take place April 10 to April 13, 2016, at the San Diego Convention Center. If you’re an industry professional or looking for job opportunities in this field, be sure to secure your ticket for this highly anticipated event.
  • The insurance industry is set for another a huge hiring year, according to a report out today from GreatInsuranceJobs.com. With 91% of companies with current open jobs and a nearly across-the-board (98%) plan to hire at least one person in 2016, the employment market in insurance remains very str...
  • Whether you’re just breaking in to the insurance industry or are looking to move forward in your career, you need to seek out employment from an established and reputable insurance firm. More than 466,000 insurance jobs were reported in 2014 alone, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. Job growt...
  • If you’re tired of your current job and are on the lookout for more opportunities, consider a job in insurance sales. The insurance industry is evolving and growing at a rapid pace so there is an ongoing demand for highly trained sales representatives, managers, and independent business professio...
  • If you've been exploring careers in the insurance industry, you may have considered work as an insurance broker or insurance agent. The Insurance Information Institute reports 2,467,000 people were employed in the insurance industry in 2014 and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a high ...
  • Insurance agents and brokers enjoy rewarding careers with almost unlimited earning potential. If you want to be the best in the business, you need to acquire certain skills and characteristics during your career. Whether you’re just getting started or have been working in the insurance industry f...
  • It’s amazing all the tools that are being created to find great talent. The one thing that has not changed is how hard it is to fill that “hard to fill” position. Insurance positions like actuaries, production underwriters, and insurance brokers with books of business, account managers and loss...
  • Ever watch a speaker go way to long talking about a certain topic? You know, the kind that has you looking at your watch wishing you were at the dentist. According to TED.com, it is proven scientifically that the ultimate length of time for the most memorable and impactful speeches is just 18 m...
  • Whether you’re ready for a career change or looking to move up in your career, don’t overlook the many perks of working in the insurance industry. In addition to an influx of job opportunities over the next decade, insurance industry professionals enjoy a number of benefits that are hard to find ...
  • Working as an insurance agent or broker is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think of insurance jobs but there are several non-sales roles that can help you break into the insurance industry. When you’re searching for entry-level jobs in the insurance field, you can get your ...
  • Congratulations, you did it! After what seemingly felt like an eternity, you find yourself walking across that glorious stage on graduation day, and in that very moment, you are on top of the world. No more waking up at the crack of dawn to get to class, final exams are done and over with, and yo...
  • According to from Bersin by Deloitte, US companies are spending an average of $4,000 in cost per hire in 2015. That is expensive especially when your hire doesn’t work out. It may be time to consider doing some blind interviewing.
  • Now that the job market is flooded with more part-time work than ever before, finding a full-time job has never been more difficult. And according to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report, nearly two in 10 U.S. workers are part-time—significantly higher than pre-recession l...
  • The number one complaint by jobseekers is the lack of communication when you apply to a job (that you qualify for) and never hear back from the employer. This could be due to many factors like a poor resume, numerous jobs or a poor internal screening process. No matter what the reason, most job...
  • As a recent college grad, I cannot even fathom the idea of looking for jobs in the classifieds. With the invention of the internet and the job search engine, finding opportunities through these services are more streamlined and catered to each users’ individual needs. Sites, such as OrlandoJobs.c...
  • In 2015 I spoke with over 5,000 job seekers at career events at colleges, career expos and in my own offices. One thing for sure, they have a lot of ideas on how their job search experience can be improved. I asked many of them to tell me what frustrates them the most when looking for a job and...
  • When you apply to a job with a larger company today, you will inadvertently have to use their applicant tracking system (ATS) to create your own “web page” on their internal servers. The company will use their own search terms to find you and if your information matches, you may get called for a...
  • If all companies and recruiters had one wish it would be to make all job seekers and job curious use only one exclusive job board when seeking employment. It used to be that way in the Sunday Newspaper classifieds before the internet. If your jobs were not in the Sunday paper, you would not ge...
  • 2016 is looming right around the corner. Is it time for a new job? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) official unemployment rate is the also known as the U-3. Nationally, that rate is 5.0% (October 2015). This is pretty good. The US has added a lot of jobs in 2015 and seems like that i...