Interview Tips

  • 2017 Insurance Industry Employment Survey Released - Insurance Job Seekers Must Read!
    We are very excited to release the 2017 Insurance Industry Employment Survey.  Its main purpose is to get a real, inside look on what is going on with jobs and hiring in the national insurance industry.
  • Harvard Business Review just completed a study that explores if chit chat before the formal interview influences the interview itself. 
  • I have been doing a lot of interviewing lately.  One thing that really amazes me is job seekers who apply to open jobs don’t understand this very simple concept.
  • Many job seekers leave interviews thinking they did a great job and just to find out they didn’t get the job.  It may have happened to you.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • My checklist for first impressions is very simple and it should be. When interviewing, so many spend time trying to memorize canned answers to questions like, “tell me about your greatest weakness?” Sure you need to be prepared but make sure that you do a great job with your first impression. ...
  • We have all heard the saying "always the bride's maid, but never the bride. It is a sad, old cliché, yet for some candidates interviewing for a job, it may seem like the norm for them in the interviewing process as they always make it to the final interview, but are passed over for another candi...
  • For most of you, I wish all interviewers started off with this question. Answered properly, it allows you to set the tone for the rest of the interview. Unfortunately for many, it also is why so many of you screw up the interview.
  • You are sure you are a perfect fit for the job and you feel you nailed the interview, but you still didn't get hired. Here are some real reasons of why the company may not have hired you.
  • In a perfect world, you would know the exact salary and benefits for the job that you are interviewing for from the start. The employer would also know exactly what your compensation expectations are as well. However, these things never seem to line up and this is what causes a lot of stress an...
  • Yes. The simple things in life are sometimes not so simple. Interviewing for a great job is not simple. However, if you can master the things in an interview that you control, you will make a great impression. That is why these two interview questions are critical to your interview success.
  • You finally get a great insurance company to interview you. Prepare but make sure you follow these steps.
  • Interviewing doesn't have to be hard. Read this list to help you master the things you can control.
  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.