January Interview Tips

You need friends in high places.
Referrals are critically important when searching for a new job. Referred candidates are hired over their non-referred counterparts about two out of three times. But your referral becomes even more valuable the higher they are within the company. If your reference is working in an entry-level position, your chance of being offered the job is around 53%, but if you can secure a reference from someone in a director-level position or higher, those odds skyrocket to nearly 91%. If you’re applying with a company and have a few references to choose from, always choose your higher-ranking acquaintance.

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.