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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

Jacobson Employee Spotlight

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 4, 2019 12:54:35 PM

As a talent-focused organization, The Jacobson Group is dedicated to our employees and their professional development and growth. In fact, we were recently named a Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance. Get to know a few of our corporate employees as they share a bit about themselves and their roles.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

Creating a Stand-Out LinkedIn Presence: Tips from a Recruiter

Posted by Gillian Gryz on Oct 3, 2019 12:22:43 PM

LinkedIn has become more than just a social networking platform. It is an important tool in building your professional brand and showcasing your expertise and background. Whether or not you’re actively looking for a job, it’s likely recruiters—as well as potential clients and candidates—are checking out your profile, making it imperative you are thoughtful about your online presence. In addition, LinkedIn can serve as a valuable professional development tool, opening you up to thought leadership content, new ideas, potential mentors and other industry connections.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection

How to Prepare for Any Type of Interview

Posted by Cecilia Mwaya on Sep 20, 2019 9:14:57 AM

Congratulations, you’ve been selected for an interview! As most professionals know, simply showing up is not the next step. It’s time to review your resume and qualifications, research the company, and align your transferable attributes and experiences – not to mention polish up on your interview skills. Proper preparation can help calm your nerves, side step any avoidable mishaps and enable you to put your best foot forward.

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Topics: Recruitment, Interviews

Insurance Labor Study Results: The Candidate-Driven Market Continues

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 19, 2019 3:40:59 PM

We recently completed the Q3 2019 iteration of our Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, and the results are in! The study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Aon plc, collects revenue and hiring projections across the insurance industry. Below are a few highlights from the latest results; make sure to download the full results summary, webinar and slide deck for additional insights and commentary.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Insurance

Welcome to The Career Catalyst

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 18, 2019 6:55:21 AM

We’re excited to launch The Career Catalyst, our new blog aimed at providing insights on professional development topics for individuals at all levels of the insurance industry. Whether you’re embarking on a job search, looking to grow as a professional or getting ready to take the next step in your career, we hope to be a valuable resource.

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