June Interview Tips

Take a stand
One small change that can make a big difference during a phone interview is your posture. If you’re laid back on a couch or slumped down in an office chair, you risk coming off as nonchalant and lacking energy. Top companies now recommend standing during phone interviews to make sure your voice projects and you convey a tone of being in control. Make sure you are still in a position where you can reference your notes, resume or portfolio easily like a standing desk or at a taller counter. Also, be sure you’re not pacing back and forth during the call. This will make you come across as anxious or nervous.

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.