October Interview Tips

Don’t try to be perfect
During an interview you’re likely to be asked about your biggest weakness, or to tell the interviewer about a time when you failed. You should have honest, real-world examples of these situations ready to go if the question arises. What you don’t want to do is say you have no flaws, or that you’ve never failed. This makes you seem either arrogant, or unable to accept responsibility for your part in setbacks. A potential employer will want to know how you respond to adversity, and trying to convince them that you’ve never faced adversity will not make you seem like the perfect candidate, it will make you seem unprepared for the curveballs that can come in a business setting.

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.