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  • New era, new skills

    In just one generation it has become hard to find someone who has spent their entire working career with a single insurer, broker or loss adjuster. What was commonplace up until the early 1990s is now almost unheard off. In place of such reassuring stability, redundancy now features on an increas...
  • With government and many employers now backing new initiatives to tackle gender equality in the workplace, there’s every reason for renewed interest in practical ways to retain female talent in the workforce. Job sharing, for some, offers the perfect solution allowing them freedom and flexibility...
  • What’s happened to all the farmers who are moving away from agriculture? And why can’t we tempt them into the insurance industry? How do we encourage the next generation of agricultural specialists to join our business?
  • Within the next 10 years, most of the senior wordings specialists currently practising in the market will have retired. Unless this matter is addressed now, the market will be suffering from a knowledge deficit further down the line.
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  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.
  • The main aim of a covering letter is to encourage recruiters to read your CV. However, it needs to do a lot more than say, 'here is my CV!'. In short, it is the biggest chance you have to sell yourself.
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  • Ask The Expert I'm worried I'm at risk of redundancy. What should I be doing now to ensure I hit the ground running if or when that happens?