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.

Employer Blog: Road Block #3: The Screening Interview: Is it helping you or hurting you?

Here are some of the of the biggest complaints that I hear from good candidates when I ask them about screening interviews: They are poorly conducted and the screener is often late in calling or misses the appointment The screener does not have day to day knowledge of the job duties The screener asks random […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roadblock #2: Skills needed to do the job versus years of experience

Let’s face it, in this tight employment market, finding a candidate that matches up to a long laundry list of “must haves” is like finding a needle in a haystack. The problem is that many employers are still trying to hire as if there were an unlimited supply of interested and qualified applicants. They get […]

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: “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: “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 […]

How to answer the interview question: Tell me about your greatest success?

“What Is Your Greatest Success? Tips to Answer this Interview Question: Think about your work accomplishments.  What have you done that really made you a “game changer” for the company?  For instance, did you win a key piece of business, save a huge account, develop a new program, or mentor someone that turned out to […]

How to answer the interview question: “What is your greatest failure?”

  “What is your greatest failure?”  The dreaded question; this one is even touchier than the weaknesses question because you have to admit a failure, not just a weakness. Tips to Answer this Interview Question: This one requires you to prepare an example ahead of time. It should be work-related, but you can discuss a […]

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