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Ask the Recruiter: Preparing Your Interview Answers

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Aug 06, 2018

It's interview time! Make sure you prepare your interview answers by following these helpful techniques from a recruiter. 

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Congratulations! You have made it to the interview, but now what?  Whether you had an interview yesterday or have not interviewed in the past twenty years, it is a stressful situation and preparation is key.  Luckily, there are many interview techniques that can help candidates prepare.  Even though you will not know what questions will be asked, there is one technique in particular that you can use to help take your answers to a new level when answering questions.  The technique is called the S-T-A-R Method, which stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result.  By placing answers in the S-T-A-R Method, it will walk the interviewer through the stages of your answer to help them follow along!

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Core Values Highlight: Tech-Savvy

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jul 26, 2018

From our first computer being lifted into the building to mobile apps, our technology is continuously changing and improving.

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The technological landscape is rapidly evolving. Things that may have seemed like science-fiction only a few years ago are now becoming an everyday reality: self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI), smart homes, robots, and more. In the 1950s, a single computer occupied an entire building; today, the world’s smallest computer fits on the edge of a nickel. The cell phone you carry around in your pocket is more powerful than the computers that first sent man to the moon in the 1960s. And tech is only getting faster, more powerful, and more revolutionary.

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Pekin Insurance Pays It Forward With Education

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jul 16, 2018

Continuous learning is an important aspect of working at Pekin Insurance. That’s why we invest in our employees through tuition reimbursement.
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The thought of returning to school may be daunting for some employees working full-time with families to take care of at home. Continuing education can be so beneficial for your career, though, that tuition reimbursement is definitely an employee benefit worth looking into!  I completely understand the obstacles you might face; at the age of 39 with an 11-year-old son, I decided to return to school. I had about 21 credit hours completed from the first time I attended college. Surprisingly, over 20 years later almost all of those credit hours were transferrable. Learning has also been so much more enjoyable the second time around because I was able to relate lessons learned to the world I’ve been working in.

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Meet Our 2018 Interns!

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jun 27, 2018

From developing new skills to adding to their networks, our 2018 summer interns are fitting a lot into their 11- week program. 

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Ask the Recruiter: Resume Advice

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jun 18, 2018

Common resume questions answered straight from a recruiter.

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Sensible: We listen. We weigh all sides. We are prudent.

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Apr 26, 2018

At Pekin Insurance, we don’t just say our values, we live by them.

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Working on Wellness Program

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Apr 05, 2018

Company-sponsored wellness programs are a great way to build a culture of health, fitness, and well-being for employees.

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Ask the Recruiter: Update Your LinkedIn Profile

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Mar 21, 2018

Tips from a Pekin Insurance Recruiter

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Company Perk: Professional Certification Reimbursement

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Mar 01, 2018

Pekin Insurance understands the importance of employees furthering their knowledge and expertise in their chosen fields.

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Core Values Highlight: Respected

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jan 24, 2018

Respected is a common core value in many companies. But at Pekin Insurance, it is taken Beyond the expected.®

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One of Pekin Insurance’s seven core company values is Respected.  Along with Innovative and Reliable, these are buzz words we often hear many companies and industries talk about.  They sound great!  And obviously, every company strives to get a reputation for having these values.  However, how do we put Respected into words?

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