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Work / life balance in Corporate America

There's a general consensus that we Americans struggle with the notion of a work/life balance. Certainly, there's also a general feeling that Europe is ahead of the curve, and that the US is lagging behind somewhat when it comes to getting the balance between work and...

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It’s not what you say, but how you say it

"It's not what you say, but how you say it." It's a phrase we hear time and time again. You could say it is over-familiar. You might call it a cliché. However, it's well-used for one very, very good reason - it's true. Imagine the scenario: The manager shuffles to his...

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Why & How Best to Use a Recruiter

Recruiters sometimes have an unfair reputation. What’s more, the fact is recruiters do get things done: they help companies fill vacancies, and they help candidates get jobs, so why is it best to use a recruiter – and how is it best to use a recruiter? Guidance and...

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Female empowerment is the star of the show

It’s nothing new to see Hollywood ‘A’ listers making political statements. In fact, it’s become downright commonplace and widely talked about thanks to social media. However, as big, bold and brash political statements go, the recent Golden Globes ceremony was right...

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Career Strategies 101 – Certifications

As an insurance and risk management recruiter and industry-specific career coach with 30+ years of experience, I am frequently asked about certifications and whether there is value in obtaining them. The question I most often hear is: “how will I know which...

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Top 10 Keys to Career Success

I've had thousands of conversations with hiring managers and job candidates over the course of my 30+ years in the business of recruiting and advising insurance and risk professionals. Although many people follow unique paths to get to the top of their field, there is...

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