A Great Career Choice for Millennials: Property & Casualty Insurance

In a recent conversation with my daughter-in-law, she made some interesting comments regarding the Insurance Industry.  “When I heard that my brother was going into the Property and Casualty insurance arena for his new career, I thought he would hate it. As a millennial, I thought there couldn’t be a less exciting industry to focus…

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Why Work is Good for Us

We all like to joke about how unpleasant Mondays can be. Usually Mondays get a bad rap because it means the weekend has officially ended and it’s time to go back to work. But in all seriousness, work is good for us, and it has many advantages beyond pay checks and health insurance coverage. As…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Workplace

Gratitude is a theme for this season of the year. As a culture there has been an upward trend to find room for daily expressions of gratitude as a means of positivity and personal growth. Sadly, practicing gratitude in the workplace is a concept few companies actually embrace as part of their vision and culture….

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Is Fourth Quarter A Good Time to Change Jobs?

People typically begin evaluating their current job and their career goals in January. After all, it’s a time for reflection and New Year’s resolutions, but holding off on your job search until the first of the year is not always the best call. If you are considering making a job change, you might be surprised…

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Is It Legal to Ask About a Candidate’s Salary History?

In the past, asking a potential employee about their salary history was a common part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers would use this information to eliminate over- and under-qualified candidates from the search, as well as to determine a good offer for new hires.  Recently, however, there has been a growing trend…

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Why Should an Employer use a Recruiter?

If you are an employer, human resources professional, or entrepreneur, you know the challenges that come with hiring. Perhaps you are expanding your business and need more help, maybe you need to fill an established position, or you might be looking for a shift in a leadership position. In every one of these situations you…

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8 Tips for Job Candidates from a Recruiter

After a season of reflection and resolution, it is no surprise recruiters’ emails are flooded with people looking for change, but how can you best represent yourself to a recruiter to enhance your potential to stand out?  Here are some simple tips from JL Nixon Consulting explaining what key identifiers recruiters look for in candidates….

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