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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

The Jacobson Group

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How to Write a Resume - An Insurance Careers Month Video Series

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 12, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This post is part two in The Jacobson Group’s Insurance Careers Month 2020 video series. The series features our own Millennial bloggers providing their insider perspectives into why insurance is a great career choice and how to get started in the industry. In this installment, Shelby Kling, senior marketing communications coordinator, shares how to write an effective resume. This video was originally posted on our Jacobson Journal blog in 2018, when Shelby was assisting our executive search practice, and these tips still hold true today.

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Topics: Millennials, Insurance Careers Month, Insurance, Professional Development, job search

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Feb. 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 7, 2020 1:32:20 PM

Every February, insurance professionals and companies celebrate Insurance Careers Month with the goal of sharing why they love insurance and inspiring more people to join the industry. As a proud founding member of the Insurance Careers Movement and partner of #ICM2020, we’re dedicated to our employees and their professional development and growth. 

Each month, we highlight a couple of our corporate employees as they share a bit about themselves and their roles. Get to know these individuals below. You can view previous editions of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Why Insurance? An Insurance Careers Month Video Series

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 3, 2020 3:45:16 PM

This post is part one in The Jacobson Group’s Insurance Careers Month 2020 video series. The series features our own Millennial bloggers providing their insider perspectives into why insurance is a great career choice and how to get started in the industry. We’re kicking off the series with sentiments from Kylee Lacson, assistant vice president and practice lead for Jacobson’s life team, in “Why Insurance?” This video was originally posted on our Jacobson Journal blog in 2018, but we thought Kylee’s insights were still so relevant that we should share them again. Learn about the ways insurance is changing, its many disruptors, and the exciting opportunities it presents for young professionals and recent grads.

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Topics: Insurance Careers Month, Insurance, job search

Creating a Personal Brand That Emphasizes Human Skills

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 31, 2020 9:30:00 AM

As most professionals can attest, it can be difficult to differentiate yourself among other qualified individuals and colleagues. How are you remembered following networking events? What comes to mind when co-workers hear your name? Do you tell a professional story that leaves a lasting impression? If you’re not able to answer these questions with confidence, it’s an ideal time to work on defining and building your personal brand.

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Topics: Professional Development, job search

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Jan. 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Jan 6, 2020 8:25:46 AM

Happy New Year! At The Jacobson Group, we’re focused on professional development but also on work-life balance. Each month, we ask our corporate employees to share a bit about their roles at Jacobson and who they are when they aren’t at work. Take a look at some recently featured individuals below, and view last month's edition of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Meet the Talent Trends Impacting the Industry in 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 17, 2019 11:14:00 AM

As 2019 comes to a close, there are a number of talent trends on the rise for 2020. Our team recently put together a 2020 Insurance Talent Trends Guide highlighting key themes on our radars and their potential impact on the industry. As you create your career resolutions for the new year, here are a few takeaways and how they may relate to your own professional journey. View the full guide and all 10 trends here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Talent

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Dec. 2019

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 6, 2019 12:37:42 PM

At The Jacobson Group, we’re dedicated to our employees and their professional development and growth. Each quarter, we present the Bravo Award to one of our hardworking employees. The award recognizes individuals who have exemplified outstanding performance, service, and commitment to our core values and goals. This quarter, we presented this award to Kelly Hudak, lead recruiter. Get to know Kelly and a few of our corporate employees from across the company below. View last month's edition of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Nov. 2019

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 1, 2019 5:16:10 PM

At The Jacobson Group, we’re dedicated to our employees and their professional development and growth. Each month, we highlight a few of our corporate employees from across the company as they share a bit about themselves and their roles. Get to know these individuals below. View last month's edition of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Oct. 2019

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Oct 1, 2019 3:27:00 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, Employee Spotlight

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