October Interview Tips

Talk through your answers
For technical positions or jobs that require critical-thinking skills, sometimes questions are to find out how you think, not just about getting a certain answer. If you’re asked about how long the average sale should take, or how many contacts you need to make a conversion, don’t sit in silence while you calculate an answer. Talk about why you think it would take you a month to convert a major client, or your experiences taking clients through a sales cycle. The last thing you’ll want to do is sit in silence for an awkwardly long time before giving a random number. Walk them through your process, how you approach a problem, and how you arrive at solutions and you’ll leave a much bigger impression on the interviewer.

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.