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.
“Why did you leave your past job?” As a recruiter, I get asked this question about my candidate every time I submit a resume. As an applicant, you can bet that 99% of the employers will ask you why you left your last position. It’s is a difficult question; your integrity is on the line with […]
“Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?” With this question, the employer is asking you to gaze inside your crystal ball and predict the future. It would be nice if that were possible, but with the quickly changing economy, it is not. This is also a veiled way for the employer to gauge your […]
“Why should I hire you over my other applicants?” This is one of those questions that you truly can’t answer because you typically don’t know who else they are interviewing. What the employer really wants to know is: WHY YOU? Tips to Answer this Interview Question: This question usually comes up towards the end of […]
“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. […]
“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 […]