Hear Them Out: A Recruiter Can Enhance Your Career

Recruiters look for passive, but highly qualified candidates to fill a variety of positions with their clients. Passive means the candidate is already employed in a similar industry and probably isn’t looking to change positions. The real question is why would recruiters look for passive candidates? Recruiters are always looking for the best talent and…

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Keep Being Amazing | The James Allen Companies

Last week, we talked about the insurance industry offering lifetime careers with limitless opportunities to grow and expand ones’ career. I truly believe that is the case and can testify that I have personally helped hundreds of candidates enhance their careers and the lives of their families in this very industry. We recently posed a…

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Were you ever asked as a child what you wanted to be when you grew up? The answers may have ranged from a doctor, nurse or major league ballplayer to a teacher, ballerina or astronaut. But did any of you proudly say, “I want to be in the insurance industry”? It’s not too likely. But…

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how to form a relationship with your insurance recruiter

Hiring quality employees is essential to the growth of your organization, and hiring now is harder than ever. Unemployment in the insurance industry sits at just 1.7 percent meaning there aren’t as many people looking for jobs in the field as in the past. At the same time, the industry is facing one of the…

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how to evaluate soft skills

As we discussed last week, soft skills are crucial when finding the best candidate for your insurance business. Ninety-two percent of talent professionals believe soft skills are just as important if not more than the technical skills needed for the job. At The James Allen Companies, we believe both are essential, but soft skills can…

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With 2019 Major League Baseball season set to begin in just a few days, I got to thinking about the team dynamics of a baseball team. A baseball team has a 40-man active roster of both defensive and offensive players (batters as we call them). The nine men on the field playing defense all have…

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It’s no secret the insurance industry is facing a talent shortage. An estimated 60 percent of the workforce is expected to retire in the next ten years and only about five percent of the incoming generation is interested in the insurance industry. These factors combined with an increase in technology-based positions result in a shortage…

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silent candidate

Composer Claude Debussy said that music was the silence between the notes. An old adage states that silence is golden. Mark Twain reminded us that it’s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt. There are a lot of ways to say it, but…

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At The James Allen Companies, we are continuously working in earnest to help our candidates avoid the pitfalls and predicaments that threaten to undermine their attempts to further their professional success. Throughout the process, from the first resume to the first day at their new company, we leverage years of experience to help the individuals…

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As we approach the conclusion of our series intended to equip candidates with key insight integral to their success, let’s consider what we’ve covered and how this final installment fits within the greater theme. In the first chapter of the series, we began with the end in mind. We discussed the dangers of counteroffers and…

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