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The purpose of this blog is to help guide those who struggle to find employment in the Insurance and Financial Services industry. Every week I will post blogs to help job seekers through the hiring process. The blog posts will focus on; resume building, what words you should and shouldn't use on resumes, staying active in the job search, how to be successful on CompleteMarkets and get in front of recruiters and employers, providing relevant information regarding employment etc. It is my goal to take you from being a job seeker to an employed insurance professional.
What Are You Looking For?
In a previous blog I talked about how important it is to have a summary/objective and how that is a great opportunity to talk about what you are looking for in your career.

I want to talk about this again.

Over the last couple weeks I have been speaking with candidates and finding out what type of job satisfaction they are looking for.

Surprisingly, I haven’t spoken to one candidate that has what they want listed on their resume.

My job is to help employers find candidates to work for them while at the same time; I match candidates with the right employer.

I use candidates past job experiences when I match them with employers, once I have found a match I reach out to the candidate only to find out they have no interest. This is why your summary/objective is so important.

Candidates are looking for something new! For example many candidates who have great insurance sales experience are looking for some type of management position, because this is not listed on their summary, they are contacted for more insurance sales positions.

If you were to write in your summary what type of position you are looking for, this gives myself as well as employers the direction we need when reaching out to candidates for a job opportunity. I highly encourage candidates to include this on their summary or reach out to me and let me know what you are looking for so I can match you with the right employer.

You can email me at afuerstenberg@imms.com

So I ask again, what are you looking for?
Ashley Fuerstenberg
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Categories: Employment, Insurance Jobs, Financial Services Jobs
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