February Interview Tips

Utilize your reasons for leaving
If you’re unhappy in your current position, and interviewing for new opportunities, use the reasons why you’re looking to create better interviewee questions. If you’re unhappy with management, ask “what management tactics do the leaders here practice?” If you didn’t see opportunity for advancement, ask “what’s the career path someone in my role would typically take?” Make sure you’re not using your questions as a venting session, but don’t miss the opportunity to find out more about your potential work environment. By asking better questions, you’ll seem more informed about the industry, but you’ll also be able to determine if you’ll face the same challenges in your new position that you’re managing in your current role.

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.