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.

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 […]

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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”, then the employer won’t believe you or will think you may be hiding something, however, if […]

How to answer the interview question: “Why should I hire you over my other applicants?”

“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 to answer the interview question: “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

“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 […]

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 […]

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