The Job Shop

Did you know? The insurance industry is losing lots of seasoned professionals due to retirement. As a result, the need for new insurance agents is climbing. I had the pleasure of working with two independent agents from Aflac recently who spoke about how to become an independent insurance agent. [Watch the video above to meet Evan and Matt - they're very nice guys.] My task was to explore why being and independent agent could be a great career move for many professionals. I've already written about the power of being an independent agent in terms of it's ability to make you an instant entrepreneur. Now, here are four more upsides I learned about with respect to this career path at Aflac:

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Company Vibe: Techie & Classic Size: Large (501+ Employees) Location: Northbrook, IL

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CORE CHARACTERISTICS

Leadership Style: Employees shape their own leadership philosophy Values & Beliefs: Constantly improving, challenging the status quo, and constant careering Employee Attributes: Service driven, community minded, results driven, and open WOW Factor: Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands Fun Factor: Their campus atmosphere offers something for everyone ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hampton, N.H. (January 27th, 2016) – CAREEREALISM, a site for job seekers, announced that it will feature more than 50 companies on its new show, The Job Shop. The web series is designed to help job seekers find their “professional tribe” by letting them go shopping for employers. “Today’s job seeker is a consumer of a company’s employment brand,” Founder and CEO of CAREEREALISM, J.T. O’Donnell explains. “They want to research and study the employer before they apply so they can make sure they aren’t wasting their time.” [video_player type="embed" width="460" height="259" align="right" margin_top="0" margin_bottom="20"][/video_player] O’Donnell says the idea for the show came directly from feedback from the sites 1,000,000+ monthly visitors, 89% of which are active job seekers. “Our followers see themselves not as employees, but as businesses-of-one. They want to partner with employers, not work for them. As a result, they’re very focused on being able to choose employers who meet their needs.” Company Vibe Plays A Major Role Besides location and size, one of the compelling pieces of information The Job Shop shares with viewers is the “company vibe” of the featured employer. “Every company has a style to their professional tribe that speaks to job seekers,” says CAREEREALISM’s Brand Manager and co-host of the show, Jen McCann. “Our research has enabled us to determine four main types of company vibes that exist, which makes it easier for job seekers to identify whether they’d feel comfortable working at the company.” (For more information on how to choose your company’s vibe, you can take this free quiz.) 5 Key Metrics Define Every Employer’s Brand Also included in each show are the results of interviews conducted with recruiters from the company. Specifically, the CAREEREALISM team digs in so they can reveal the five most common attributes job seekers want to evaluate when choosing an employer. “Based on our research, we’ve learned if a company can showcase a core set of traits, the job seeker can not only make an informed decision about whether to apply, but they can also do a better job of giving the recruiters and hiring managers the information they need to properly showcase their talents,” says O’Donnell. The five things revealed about every employer are: Leadership Style Values & Beliefs Employee Attributes WOW Factor Fun Factor O’Donnell further explains, “By focusing in on these items consistently across every episode of The Job Shop, we will be educating job seekers on their preferences and how to properly assess the employment potential at every company they encounter.” What It Takes To Get Featured CAREEREALISM is currently accepting applications from companies of all shapes and sizes. “We want to show a diverse set of employers,” stresses McCann. To apply, you must complete this form with as much detail as you can.

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Here are some reasons you should be working at Teampeople!

 

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Company Vibe: Hipster & Techie Size: Medium (51-500 Employees) Location: Outside Washington, DC

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CORE CHARACTERISTICS

Leadership Style: Nurturing Values & Beliefs: Innovation & Teamwork Employee Attributes: Driven & Collaborative WOW Factor: Fortune 500 Clientele & High-profile TV/Media Productions Fun Factor: Team Outings & Family-Friendly

EXAMPLE POSITION

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