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The Career Catalyst: A Professional Development Blog

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

Results of the Q3 2021 Labor Outlook Study: Insurance Remains in a Candidate’s Market

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Sep 3, 2021 8:39:18 AM

For the past 18 months, job seekers have experienced a shifting labor market and many uncertainties. Now, as professionals feel a greater sense of stability, many are reevaluating their current roles and priorities, and seeking out employers who can best meet their needs. Although insurance industry unemployment rose to 4.2% in July, we’re seeing an increasingly active recruiting climate.

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Topics: Labor Market, Retention, Recruitment

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q1 2021

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Mar 5, 2021 2:23:09 PM

At Jacobson, we believe every employee’s contributions matter and impact the success of our organization, clients and candidates. In celebration of Employee Appreciation Day, we’re shining the spotlight on three featured employees. To all of our amazing team members, we want to say thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year!

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

Jacobson Employee Spotlight - Q4 2020

Posted by The Jacobson Group on Dec 11, 2020 9:52:39 AM

We're reaching the end of a year like no other, and it seems like one of the only things that stayed consistent throughout the year is the value of virtual interactions. As you continue to perfect the art of virtual relationships, check out our recent blog post on how to most effectively participate in videos calls, from looking the part to following the unwritten rules of Zoom.

The staff members represented in this quarter's employee spotlight roundup look forward to making more virtual connections in 2021. Learn more about these employees below, and view previous editions of our employee spotlight here. (Did you know you can see employee spotlights on a monthly basis on our Facebook page?)

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

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

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

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

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