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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

ICM 2024: Why Choose a Career in Insurance

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 1, 2024 12:10:00 PM

Each February, the insurance industry comes together to celebrate Insurance Careers Month and highlight the industry’s many facets, showcase a vast array of jobs and career paths, and share why we love working in insurance! 

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Topics: Millennials, Recruitment, Insurance Careers Month

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q4 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 14, 2023 10:42:14 AM

At Jacobson, we know our team members are the driving force behind our company’s ongoing success year after year. As 2023 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to appreciate the dedicated individuals committed to helping our clients reach their talent goals. Below, we highlight just a few of our Jacobson team members and their roles.

Learn about more of our Jacobson colleagues by viewing past editions of our Employee Spotlight here. For monthly Employee Spotlights, follow our Facebook page.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

7 Proven Tips to Supercharge Your Resume

Posted by Shelby Punke on Dec 1, 2023 8:51:48 AM

Typically, your resume is the first impression you make on potential employers. Whether you're just starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, a thoughtfully crafted resume can play an essential role in securing your next dream job. As a recruiter, I see many each week and have identified a few key details that make the best stand out. Here are seven tips for creating an easy-to-read resume that tells a compelling story and best represents you as a professional.

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Topics: Professional Development, Job Search

Q3 2023 Insurance Labor Market Results: Majority of Insurers Adding Staff

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 28, 2023 9:33:05 AM

The insurance industry’s 12-month hiring outlook is bright. Unemployment remains low at 1.4% and job openings are abundant, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data. As we move through 2023, the insurance talent landscape is strong and stable. Our recent Q3 2023 Insurance Labor Market Study, conducted in partnership with Aon-Ward, found the majority of insurers plan to add staff and increase revenue in the next year.

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Topics: Labor Market

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q3 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 7, 2023 2:26:34 PM

We are thrilled to announce that The Jacobson Group has once again been named to Business Insurance's list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. At Jacobson, we’re dedicated to our team members’ growth and success throughout all stages of their careers, and are honored to be recognized as a workplace where employees can thrive. In this quarter's spotlight, we’re highlighting three of the many dedicated individuals who contribute to our workplace culture. Discover more about them below.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

9 Steps to Prepare for Vacay Mode

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 28, 2023 12:07:09 PM

Summer is here and if you’re like most professionals, you’re planning to take vacation time to relax and recharge. Taking time off is essential for your physical and mental wellbeing, with studies showing vacations not only contribute to job satisfaction and productivity, but also your overall health. Yet, in today’s always connected environment, many professionals find it difficult to truly disconnect from the demands of the office. If looming deadlines, “urgent” emails and unfinished projects tend to infringe on your time away, these nine steps can help you feel more confident unplugging from the office and less overwhelmed upon your return.  

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Topics: Professionalism

Being an Effective Collaborator in the Hybrid Environment

Posted by Ryan Jacobson on Jun 27, 2023 12:29:50 PM

More than three years into the pandemic, it’s evident hybrid and fully remote environments are here to stay. However, effective collaboration and teamwork look a little different in the virtual world than they did in the pre-2020 office environment. Stopping by someone’s office or workspace for a question, having informal hallway conversations and making small talk in the breakroom are less possible when individuals are working from different locations. Today, it’s important to be intentional about how you’re building relationships and trust with teammates, while also being respectful of different work schedules and preferences. 

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Topics: Work-At-Home

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q2 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 6, 2023 2:51:32 PM

At The Jacobson Group, we believe that our employees are the driving force behind our success. This quarter, we are thrilled to highlight three exceptional team members who embody our values and contribute to our mission. Read on to learn more about them.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Q1 2023 Insurance Labor Market Study Results: The Candidate's Market Persists

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 29, 2023 8:24:49 AM

Despite ongoing uncertainty throughout the U.S. economy, insurance remains in a candidate’s market as 2023 unfolds. The industry hit record-high employment in January, job openings continue to be elevated after reaching a peak in 2022 and insurance unemployment is just 1.4%. According to our recent Q1 2023 Insurance Labor Market Study, conducted in partnership with Aon plc, 90% of insurers plan to increase or maintain their staff sizes this year. Most companies also have a positive outlook regarding revenue expectations, making hiring necessary for successfully meeting their growth goals. 

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Topics: Labor Market

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q1 2023

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 9, 2023 8:34:47 AM

As Women's History Month kicks off, we want to take a moment to celebrate the women in our own organization. The Jacobson Group is 81% women, and women make up 76% of our leadership team! Below we highlight just a few of these amazing individuals, their roles and what they love about working at Jacobson.

Learn about more of our Jacobson colleagues by viewing past editions of our Employee Spotlight here. For monthly Employee Spotlights, follow our Facebook page.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight