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A General Insurance Brokerage House is seeking an
energetic and methodical person to fill the position of:
Duties and responsibilities:
1. To oversee the General /Non-Life Claims
2. To liaise with Clients, Insurers, Third Parties,
Adjusters and Garages in the negotiation of claim
3. To prepare and submit weekly self-activity reports
4. To prepare claims department activity reports for
Minimum Qualification and Experience:
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel,
Publisher, Outlook etc.)
Minimum of fifteen (15) years working experience
Minimum of ten (10) years claims experience
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Certificate of Good Character
Application with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three (3)
references should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 364 Port of Spain
Attention: The Human Resource Manager
Applications can also be emailed to:
Deadline for submission of application is on the 5th June, 2015.
not rung within 24 hours. Instead of wondering
what's going on, think about things within your con-
What You Should Be Doing
Discuss with the external recruiter the pro's and
con's of the opportunity.
If you are working with an external recruiter (one
who recruits on behalf of a company, but is not an
employee), you might find through a follow-up dis-
cussion that the con's you identified are not as critical
as you first thought. And, that the positives might
have more benefits associated with them. The beauty
of working with an external recruiter is they know
the client better than you and can help sort through
your observations and opinions about the team. Addi-
tionally, the recruiter can provide an objective per-
spective based on their own experiences with the
Whatever methodology you use, start thinking
about this opportunity versus others (or your ideal
opportunity). Determine if you have any major reser-
vations to taking an offer if accepted. Although it is
a little premature, as there is no offer in hand, you
So you had the big interview. You prepared
well, had a great conversation, and are con-
vinced you got the job. You go home and wait
for the phone to ring. And wait. And wait...
When it does not ring within 24 hours, you start
to wonder what is going on? Don't panic! You may
be out of the running, but you may not.
What IS Going On?
If you interviewed early in the process, you are
likely one of the first candidates to be considered.
Companies rarely select a candidate without alter-
natives to compare to.
Although the candidate selection outcome is prob-
ably at the forefront of your mind, it is likely to be
a lower priority for the business. After all, they have
today's burning issues to resolve. The candidate selec-
tion process is important, but it can usually wait a
day or two (or more) without an impact.
Many companies have a process in which all mem-
bers of the team who interviewed you must come
to consensus on all candidates. Scheduling a time
for all of them to meet can sometimes be difficult.
Even putting together an offer can take time if many
approvals are necessary.
There are many more reasons why the phone has
should be prepared to talk to your
recruiter about your requirements for
an offer (when the recruiter asks for
them). Be sure to clarify specific deal-
breaker items from flexible ones.
Communicate activity on other job
Hopefully, you and your recruiter
have been communicating throughout
the process about other opportunities.
At this stage, it is even more critical.
The external recruiter needs to know
if you have other opportunities that
may reach an offer stage soon; they
may be able to move the process along
with their client. Similarly, if you
would like to slow the process down
to let another opportunity catch up,
the recruiter should know.
Send out thank you notes to all
Always send a thank you note. If
you think the mail will not arrive fast
enough, send email. More on this
subject in this blog post.
What You Should Not Be Doing
Quitting your current job or job search
No matter what you are told during
the interview, until there is an offer
in writing and both parties sign it,
there is NO JOB. Many hiccups can
occur at the end of the process. It
may sound like common sense, but
there are stories galore on this one.
Negotiating with your current
In most cases, when someone
decides to leave their current employ-
er, they should actually leave. Having
second thoughts and negotiating for
more pay is not recommended. Many
managers will not appreciate having
an ultimatum thrust at them, "more
pay or I leave." Even if an agreement
is made, often times, it is short-lived
and the employee leaves later.
Calling the recruiter every day for an
The recruiter will call you as soon
as there is news to share, typically
only after an offer is accepted by
another candidate or one is coming
your way. Until then, everything is
still up in the air and anything can
happen. Recruiters don't like to spend
time hypothesizing what might hap-
pen. They wait until something con-
crete does happen.
With this in mind, asking the exter-
nal recruiter where you rank relative
to the other candidates is also not
recommended. If the recruiter did a
good job presenting only the best,
then it would be hard to answer your
question. Plus, there could be can-
didates in the mix that the recruiter
does not know about.
Stay focused on the positives and
be prepared for any outcome. If you
have done your best to have a great
interview and you truly are the ideal
candidate for the job, the phone will
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