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Tips on Working From Home: How to Remain Productive While Self-Isolating

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 30, 2020 /

More and more companies are suddenly ordering their employees to work remotely in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a result, many workers who’ve never had the opportunity to work from home are now experiencing the challenges a home-based work environment can offer.  If this is your first time working from home,…

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This Week in Career Advice: How to Ask for a Reference

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 9, 2020 / Comments Off on This Week in Career Advice: How to Ask for a Reference

When making your way through the hiring process, you can almost guarantee you’ll be asked to provide professional references. While asking former colleagues to judge your past performance can sometimes feel uncomfortable, here are some tips on how to ask.

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Late for an Interview? Here’s What To Do!

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 8, 2020 /

Let’s face it – being late to an interview is not an ideal situation. In fact, it can negatively impact your chances of getting the job according to 93% of hiring managers (Simply Hired). Arriving on-time is such an important part of the interview process that career writers often suggest job seekers conduct a travel…

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Words to Start and Stop Using on Your Resume

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 7, 2020 /

With the average hiring manager only takings seconds to read your resume, it’s important to use your words wisely. The following words are flashy, impactful and should be used on your resume to stand out from the competition! Use them in your cover letter, or within your resume’s job descriptions or personal summary. Start Using…

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How to (Politely) Decline A Job Offer

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 2, 2020 /

Sometimes, between applying for a job and getting the offer, you decide a role is not for you. For whatever reason, you now find yourself in the uncomfortable role of declining a job offer. Here are some tips to help you say ‘No thanks’ with grace.  Don’t Stress. It Happens.  While declining a job offer…

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3 Quick Tips for the Perfect Second Interview

By InsuranceJobs.com / March 1, 2020 /

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the second round in the interview process. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve passed their basic compatibility requirements and now its time to shine.  Prepare for the Format Second interviews can sometimes take several hours and can often include multiple heads of departments, so make sure you inquire about…

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Resume Advice from a Career Expert

By InsuranceJobs.com / February 29, 2020 /

What do real-life recruiters think when they look at resumes? Business Insider found out when they showed career expert Amanda Augustine from TopResume seven resumes. Tips & Things to Avoid Augustine’s advice can be distilled into the following key tips: Put your most important selling points at the top of your resume. Education is not…

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Answer This: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

By InsuranceJobs.com / February 28, 2020 /

“Where do you see yourself in five years?” Does this question fill you with anxiety? It’s actually pretty easy to answer once you know what the hiring manager is looking for. What do hiring managers want to hear? Let’s cut to the chase. Hiring managers ask this question to determine a few key things about…

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How to Self-Promote: 3 Easy Steps

By InsuranceJobs.com / February 27, 2020 /

Working hard, but still not getting ahead? Stop letting your results speak for themselves. You need to learn how to self-promote.  Are you cringing already?  Self-promotion doesn’t come naturally to everyone. It can feel boastful and arrogant, especially since modesty is often conflated with being a ‘nice person’. But let’s stop that way of thinking…

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Interview Tips: Show That You Want the Job

By InsuranceJobs.com / February 27, 2020 /

You’re sitting in an interview for a job you want… really, really want. How can you showcase your eagerness to land this role without appearing desperate for any old job? Follow these tips! Express Yourself Clearly A common interview question, “Why do you want this job?”, is a perfect opportunity to showcase your eagerness for…

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