March Interview Tips

Be specific
When you’re asking about culture in an interview, be specific about timing with your questions. Ask what the team has done together in the past month, instead of leaving the timeframe open-ended. If you ask “What does the team do together outside of the office,” you risk hearing about a retreat they did years ago or about the company’s past culture instead of their current one. A few new employees or changing workloads can quickly and easily influence the culture of a smaller company, so make sure you’re getting current information on the team you’ll be joining instead of hearing about “the good old days.”

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.