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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

Taking Charge of Your Professional Development in 2023

Posted by Lakreshia Kindred on Dec 21, 2022 12:28:05 PM

The start of a new year is often a time for goal setting and reflection. In the post-pandemic reality, many individuals are focusing their 2023 goals on what brings them joy and fulfillment – both in their personal and professional lives. 

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Topics: Professional Development

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q4 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 13, 2022 1:53:22 PM

It's hard to believe 2022 is already coming to an end. Here at Jacobson, we’re grateful for our team members and know they’re the key to our company’s success in the new year and beyond. Below we highlight a few of these individuals 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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Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q3 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 9, 2022 2:32:45 PM

We’re excited to share that The Jacobson Group was recently named to Business Insurance’s 2022 list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance. As a talent-focused organization, we understand the importance of investing in our employees’ growth and success throughout all stages of their careers. This quarter we’re highlighting two of the many individuals that are integral to our firm’s success. Learn more about them below.

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Q3 2022 Insurance Labor Market Results: Opportunities Abound

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 23, 2022 10:09:00 AM

The industry is in the midst of one of the tightest labor markets many have ever experienced. Job openings have peaked in the past few months, voluntary quits are high, and we’re continuing to see an industrywide realignment as both professionals and employers assess their long-term needs and desired working environments.

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Topics: Labor Market

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q2 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jun 13, 2022 8:40:58 AM

We’re proud of our employees at The Jacobson Group and know they are what fuels our success. This quarter we shine our Employee Spotlight on three dedicated individuals. Get to know them below.

View previous editions of our Employee Spotlight here. For monthly Employee Spotlights, follow our Facebook page.

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Topics: Employee Spotlight

Remaining Professional in a Candidate's Market

Posted by Diana Shay Milazzo on Jun 7, 2022 9:50:02 AM

Insurance unemployment remains low, job openings are at an all-time high, and organizations have record-breaking hiring goals. Even if you’re not actively job searching, it’s likely recruiters are reaching out to share potential opportunities with increasing frequency. While we’re currently in a candidate’s market, how you handle these interactions – regardless of your intent to make a move – is a direct reflection of your personal brand.

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Topics: Recruitment, Interviews, Job Search

Q1 2022 Insurance Labor Study Results: Record High Percentage of Insurers Plan to Hire

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 25, 2022 12:59:29 PM

Job openings reached an all-time high in January, retirements are accelerating, and new roles are continuing to emerge within the industry. "A candidate’s market” has never more accurately described the insurance industry’s recruiting climate. According to our recent Q1 2022 Insurance Labor Market Study, conducted in partnership with Aon plc, 72% of insurers are planning to increase staff this year — a record high percentage and a 16-point increase from July 2021's study. If you’re looking to make a career move within the industry, now is an opportune time to start exploring your options, refresh your resume and ensure you’re prepared if your dream job presents itself.

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Topics: Labor Market, Recruitment

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q1 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 10, 2022 3:18:43 PM

As a people-focused organization, The Jacobson Group believes every employee’s contributions matter and impact the success of our organization, clients and candidates. In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, we’re shining the spotlight on three featured employees. 

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

Insights for Personal and Professional Success in 2022

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 11, 2022 12:03:00 PM

As 2022 begins, it’s likely you’re reflecting on last year’s accomplishments and refining your goals for the new year. For many individuals, personal and professional aspirations are more intertwined than ever before, a result of long-term remote work, shifting priorities and continued unpredictability.

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Topics: Professional Development, Goals

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q4 2021

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 7, 2021 10:20:44 AM

As we near the end of 2021 and continue to celebrate our 50th year providing talent to the insurance industry, we’re more thankful than ever for the dedicated individuals who are committed to helping our clients meet their talent goals. Below we highlight a few members of our team 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