December Interview Tips

Roll with Unconventional Questions
Companies are increasingly asking strange questions during interviews to try and throw candidates out of their comfort zone and get a real idea of their thinking and personality. So if you’re interviewing for an insurance position and the interviewer asks, “If you could be any animal, what would it be?” they’re likely less concerned with the answer than they are how you react to the question. Don’t get flustered, think of an answer and give your reasoning behind it. Don’t respond by clarifying why they’re asking the question or give a one-word answer. Interviews are as much about how you’ll fit in with a team as they are about your technical skills, so let your personality come through to show you can roll with the punches.

Mike McDonough

Mike McDonough visited General Search & Recruitment in 1980 in search of a job and was hired as an insurance recruiter. This opportunity turned into an exciting and rewarding career that engaged Mike in the search and placement of top talent. In 1996, Mike became the owner of GSR. Having worked nationally with from small to behemoth firms, Mike and GSR have connected over 1,700 talented people with great insurance careers. GSR recruits for a number of mid-level and C-level positions within a variety of areas within the insurance industry, including brokers and agencies, commercial property and casualty, insurance carriers, personal lines, reinsurers and more. Mike was recently elected to serve as President of the NIRA Board, which exemplifies Mike's dedication to giving back to the communities in which he works and lives. To learn more about Mike, explore his Personal and Spiritual Philosophies, as well as his involvement in church and community service.