Kary York is the President of Insurance Resourcing, an insurance recruiting an consulting company.  She has been a recruiter for over 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and specializes in a wide variety of insurance brokerage, carrier, and agency roles.

Contact her at info@insuranceresourcing.com or call at 425-298-0278.

The Most Common Interview Questions—and What to Ask Instead

Lists of the most common interview questions—10, 20, 50, even 150 questions—are all over the Internet. Many of these lists are intended for conscientious job-seekers who want to ace their interviews. Unfortunately, that also means that answers to these questions are endlessly rehearsed by candidates. On top of that, answers to many of these questions […]

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Salary Data for Northwest Job Applicants

Salary matters—a lot. Better compensation and benefits were the #1 reasons employees chose to accept their current company’s job offer, according to LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 report. Still, for something so critical, lots of recruiters lack any advanced insights on the salaries they offer. That’s about to change. Today, we’re sharing LinkedIn’s latest salary […]

How to answer the interview question: “What Are Your Strengths?”

What Are Your Greatest Strengths? Tips to Answer This Question: Here’s what most people say:  I’m a hard worker, good team player, a people person, get along well with everyone, nice, friendly…etc. The problem with these answers is that the hiring manager expects that of you already, or they wouldn’t be interviewing you!  These answers […]

How to answer the interview question: “Tell me about yourself?”

“Tell me about yourself?” People hate this question because it is so open ended and there are too many answers, however, it is probably one of the most asked interview questions, especially in phone interviews.  Knowing how to handle this question can make the difference between advancing to the next stage or being told “we […]

How to answer the interview question: “Do you have any questions?”

“Do You Have Any Questions?” I can’t tell you how many times hiring managers have told me they aren’t pursuing candidates because they didn’t ask enough questions and didn’t know anything about the company. When I follow up with the candidates and tell them this, I get, “What do you mean? I asked a lot of […]

How to answer the interview question: “How would your supervisor describe you?

“How would your supervisor describe you?” The reason the interviewer is asking this question is because they want to know how you got along with your boss and if you will be a problem employee or a 5 star performer. This question can be a bit tricky, especially if you didn’t have the best relationship with your former manager. […]

Roadblock #1: Not establishing a hiring timeline or interview process that everyone agrees on

As a recruiter, when I ask my clients “When do you want to hire by?” I’m always concerned when I hear, “When I find the “right person”. While I am not advocating a hasty hiring decision, I do think it is important to establish a reasonable time table for the hire and to make sure […]

How to answer the interview question: “What are your weaknesses?”

“What are your weaknesses?” This is one of the toughest and least liked of all of the interview questions.  The problem with this question is that you have to answer it, if you say, I don’t really have any”, and the employer won’t believe or will think you may be hiding something, but you say the […]

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