November Interview Tips

Balance your confidence
You should always be confident in your experience and abilities during an interview. However, being overly confident or cocky can be a detriment to your chances. Employers will ask you some tough questions, and depending on the job, they can be very technical or specific about programs and processes. Don’t pretend to be familiar with topics when you only have a loose understanding. That can force you into a situation where you’re asked follow-up questions that you’re not comfortable answering, or even worse, presenting false information as fast. It’s important to be confident in what you know, but don’t be afraid to admit when you don’t know sometime and offer to look deeper into the topic after the interview.

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.