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 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 […]
“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 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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]