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  • Adding Your Personal Career Brand Statement to Your Resume Will Get You More Interviews!

    • Jan 17, 2024
    • Roger Lear

    Successful social media influencers who make a ton of money creating content all have one thing in common: they have a personal brand. Even if you don’t know who they are, you can quickly decipher their content theme if you stumble on their TikTok or Instagram posts. These posts all have one thing in common: they grab your attention in the first few seconds, create interest, and get you to stick around longer than 95% of the other posts you run across.

  • July 2023 - Risky Business

    The Top 4 Reasons You Should Include a Cover Letter with Your Resume in 2023

    • Jul 18, 2023
    • Roger Lear

    . In today's digital age, a personalized cover letter sets you apart from the competition and elevates your chances of securing interviews. A compelling cover letter can be your ticket to your dream job; don't miss this opportunity!

  • Want to Get Hired Fast in the Post Pandemic Job Market? Make Sure Your Insurance Resume Has These Four Things!

    • May 12, 2022
    • Roger Lear

    We surveyed 67 national employers and asked them what they look for when they get your resume that would get them excited to set an interview. The feedback they provide for job seekers is invaluable, and if you implement this, you will immediately get noticed and put on the "top of the stack." Please repeat after me...your resume does NOT get a job; it gets you an interview.

  • 11 Million Open Jobs and You're Not Getting Interviews? Here is Why & How to Fix It!

    • Apr 18, 2022
    • Roger Lear

    Right now is maybe the best time to get a great job, not just any job. Here are three significant mistakes job seekers make in 2022 and how to fix them. No matter what you do for a living or what level of job you are in, most likely, there is a great job waiting. I can promise you that understanding these three things that prevent you from getting a great job will yield more interviews and, ultimately, a great job.

  • How Employers See Your Resume Is the Key to Getting a Great Job

    • Jul 16, 2019
    • Roger Lear

    If you were the employer and had 100 resumes to select from, how would you do it? To understand how your background is evaluated, here are just a few employer “sorting” techniques companies use to decide who gets an interview.

  • Cover Letters Are Valuable - Only If You Know How to Write Them

    • Mar 13, 2019
    • Roger Lear

    Do employers read cover letters? Should you even include a cover letter when you apply to a job? The answer to both questions is a big yes!

  • The Real Deal with Cover Letters in 2018 and Beyond!

    • Sep 11, 2018
    • Roger Lear

    Most cover letters are poorly written or even nonexistent. As a job seeker, this has to change if you want to get a great job.

  • How to Make Your Insurance Industry Resume Powerful So You Get the Job You Really Want in 2018!

    • Oct 11, 2017
    • Roger Lear

    A great job search strategy all starts with the resume and if you are like most insurance professionals, you may think your resume is awesome. I can tell you without hesitation that over 70% of these resumes need a ton of work to be optimized. 

  • Why Reading Your Resume and Contacting You for a Job is Driving Me Crazy

    • Jun 21, 2017
    • Roger Lear

    Your resume is your golden ticket to the interview. After reviewing 523 resumes, I am able to tell you why job seekers didn’t get to the interview stage. Here is a list of resume and communication errors that drive me crazy...

  • 2017 Insurance Industry Employment Survey Released - Insurance Job Seekers Must Read!

    • Apr 17, 2017
    • Roger Lear

    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.

  • 4 Great Ways to Make An Insurance Industry Resume Great in 2017

    • Dec 7, 2016
    • Roger Lear

    Over the last twenty-five years so much has changed on the way people get jobs.  One question I get from insurance underwriters, claims adjusters and risk managers at conferences...

  • You Don’t Get Noticed by Employers Because Your Resume Is Missing This…

    • Sep 7, 2016
    • Roger Lear

    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.

  • The Half Page Resume is ALL You Need to Get a Great Job

    • Aug 3, 2016
    • Roger Lear

    You heard it hear it here first.  In the next couple years, your resume will only be one half of a page.

  • Cover Letters. Insurance Company Employers Don’t Read Them…or Do They?

    • Mar 3, 2016
    • Roger Lear

    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 minutes. Bad speakers spend the first 10 minutes telling you about themselves instead of using that time to grab your attention on their topic.

  • How to Land Your Dream Job After Graduation

    • Feb 15, 2016
    • Michelle Eilertsen

    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 you no longer have to worry about being taken out by a hoverboard while trying to get from point A to point B on campus. Life is fantastic.

  • Will the Resume be Replaced by Blind Interviews?

    • Feb 3, 2016
    • Roger Lear

    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 seekers just want a chance to prove they are a good fit with a company and can do the job; many of you just never get the chance.

  • You Can’t Get a Great Job with a Crappy Resume

    • Jul 20, 2015
    • Roger Lear

    Last month’s article was “Should I Write My own Resume?” This month, I am going to answer that question. No. Never. No matter what. Even if you only have year or fifty years of experience.