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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

The Jacobson Group

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Lights, Camera, Action! Putting Your Best Virtual Foot Forward

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Nov 30, 2020 4:20:00 PM

Welcome to the Age of Zoom! It’s likely your day now includes at least one – if not back-to-back – video calls. The use of Zoom has increased more than any other brand during the pandemic. In this new way of doing business, the ability to make a virtual impression and build relationships through a screen is an increasingly valuable art and a skill to be cultivated.

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Topics: Professional Development, Work-At-Home

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q3 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 4, 2020 7:05:00 AM

We recently wrapped up the Q3 2020 Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study in partnership with Aon plc. Despite the tumultuous overall economic climate, 83 percent of the study's respondents intend to maintain or increase their staff sizes in the next 12 months. Additionally, insurers are seeing persistent recruiting difficulty.

The corporate employees represented in this quarter's employee spotlight roundup are integral in helping our clients meet their insurance talent needs, whether through our executive search practice, professional recruiting service arm or subject matter experts solution.

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

The Insurance Industry Continues to Hire, Despite the Pandemic

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Aug 25, 2020 12:47:06 PM

For the past 12 years, The Jacobson Group and Aon plc have conducted a semi-annual study to uncover valuable information around insurance industry hiring and revenue trends. The Q3 2020 Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study results have recently been released. A few key insights are highlighted below. To view the full report, click here.

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Topics: Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Insurance, Talent

Avoiding Employment Scams

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 28, 2020 10:40:20 AM

For the past two years, employment scams have been deemed the riskiest type of scam for individuals ages 18-54, according to the Better Business Bureau. Through this type of fraud, individuals pretend to be recruiters, often asking for personal information and even money to move forward with a job offer. As the coronavirus pandemic creates what the BBB calls the “perfect storm” for scammers, professionals should be more cautious than ever.

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Topics: goals

Continuing Your Job Search Remotely

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 26, 2020 9:43:00 AM

Today’s remote work environment and economic uncertainty is impacting businesses and job seekers alike. However, while many industries have made significant reductions to their staffing plans, insurers continue to hire amid the pandemic. Recruiting methods have changed to accommodate physical office closures, and individuals have had to quickly adjust to interviewing over platforms such as Zoom and Skype. If you are currently looking for a new role, here are a few best practices to ensure you’re most effective in the virtual environment.

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Topics: Interviews, job search

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - May 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on May 4, 2020 11:19:01 AM

Each month, we highlight a few of our corporate employees from across The Jacobson Group as they share a bit about themselves and their roles. Get to know this month’s featured individuals below, along with a glimpse into how they’re keeping entertained while staying home. 

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Mar. 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 6, 2020 10:46:57 AM

As a people-focused organization, The Jacobson Group is dedicated to our employees and their professional development. On Employee Appreciation Day 2020, we’re highlighting two of our staff members in particular. First is Caitlyn Manuel, corporate recruiting manager. Caitlyn won last quarter’s Bravo award, which recognizes individuals who have exemplified outstanding performance, service, and commitment to our core values and goals. Second is Matthew Moore, client development manager, who is new to Jacobson but has already made an impact. You can view previous editions of our Employee Spotlight here.

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Topics: Recruitment, Insurance Recruitment and Selection, Employee Spotlight

Insurance Labor Study Results: Continued Opportunities for Candidates

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Feb 28, 2020 10:37:00 AM

We recently completed the Q1 2020 iteration of our Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study, and the results are now available! The study, conducted by The Jacobson Group and Aon plc, collects revenue and hiring projections from carriers across the insurance industry. We’re highlighting some of the latest findings below. Download the full results summary, recorded webinar and slide deck for additional insights and commentary.

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Topics: Labor Market

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