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.
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 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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]