A candidate-driven hiring market: Investing in a promising tomorrow today

A candidate-driven hiring market: Investing in a promising tomorrow today

Amy Simpson | May 28, 2021

You’re in a candidate-driven hiring market. Now is the time to make a significant investment in your future that could and will return massive dividends to your career and to your life.

This blog is a simple message to highly talented and specialized professionals in the insurance space. Your skills are in high demand and, with that knowledge, you can leverage your skills and experience into a shift that has the potential to be highly beneficial to your career. 

Before any big change, any great leap, there should be a moment of consideration, where you stop and think, “I’m in a position I like. I am good at my job. My company treats me pretty well. Why would I make a move?”

I have answers for you. You retain your position because you are skilled; your company treats you well because they know the value your contribution makes and how difficult it is to find your kind of talent. You are, as they say, at a crossroads, where you can continue down your current path, or you can make a real investment in your future and take a chance on the bigger and brighter career this candidate-driven hiring market can provide.

All investments come with risks—I get that—but right now, the potential rewards you have to gain are huge. Working with an experienced recruiter who knows how to navigate the insurance industry and this candidate market mitigates many potential points of conflict you may believe stand in your way. 

What holds most people back, in their careers and in life, is fear—and rightly so. Fear, as a survival mechanism, keeps us out of danger and helps us avoid any risks we might consider necessary. However, what fear fails to do is allow us to realize our untapped and unexplored potential. 

Right now, in this candidate-driven hiring market, as a skilled underwriter, claims representative, adjuster, actuary, or regulator—just to name a few positions that are understaffed throughout the insurance industry—you can write your own ticket and, with guidance and advocacy, you can find not just an employer that treats you well, but one that can allow you to grow and learn and vastly improve your quality of life. 

Maximizing potential gains is largely about getting in at the right time and right now is unquestionably the right time. Large numbers of baby boomers are retiring. Many are unwilling to return to the office after the pandemic. And honestly, the biggest reason this is a candidate driven hiring market is that the amount of skilled professionals needed to adequately replace those vacating their positions is unable to keep up with demand. 

In January of 2009, Bitcoin was created and valued at $0.00 USD. Before several cryptocurrency booms, it was practically worthless, hardly traded and in ample supply. Things changed, and the relevance and value of block-chain currency with it. While I am writing this blog, Bitcoin’s current value is $38,794.80 USD. 

Knowing when to make a move makes all the difference.

At The James Allen Companies, we want you to realize your value and to make every career growth opportunity available to you in this candidate-driven hiring market.

About the Author

Amy Simpson
Amy has more than a decade of experience successfully recruiting experienced insurance professionals. Her extensive expertise and network of contacts has allowed her to place highly skilled and nearly impossible to find candidates in underwriting, claims, loss control, sales, premium audit, marketing, human resources, IT and beyond. She loves the challenge of looking for someone who seems impossible to find. Amy is committed to exceeding her clients’ expectations and enjoys helping people to enhance their careers. Amy has two young children, Noah and Jonah, with her husband Marc. They love to travel and look forward to planning their next visit to Disney World.
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