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Old 11-15-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: NYC
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hi,

i'm planning on moving out of state next Summer. I've been applying online to different insurance companies starting now. I'm not sure if i'm too early.

Last week a recruiter from Zurich contacted me per my resume and online application and wants a phone interview/intro? not sure..she wants to talk for about 30 minutes. She's on the East coast, but the jobs i've applied are for the West coast. I'm not sure if i'm overthinking, but i DID list on my resume i'll be relocating soon and on the application, i indicated this Summer.

My question is, if i am offered a job, i hope they understand that this will work for me in about 6 months, but then i don't want to be offered the job and then be told it's for now or sooner. We're going to speak soon, but what do i tell her? i realize it's just a phone intro. I don't want to miss my chance.

I'm not sure if employers line up jobs for months later? or if they need an employee now? This position is always being advertised, in addition, there are a lot of openings that fit my skills and experience all the time. I want them to be able "hold" this position?

Do i reiterate that i won't be in the new city until this summer and forfeit any offer IF an offer will be made? I really don't want to do that . idk
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You are starting way too early. Don't start looking in your new location until you are actually ready to move. No one in their right mind will hire someone today with a start date of next summer. You are wasting your time and theirs.
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: NYC
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You are starting way too early. Don't start looking in your new location until you are actually ready to move. No one in their right mind will hire someone today with a start date of next summer. You are wasting your time and theirs.
I'm starting the job search now because i'm paranoid i won't find anything before i actually miove . Yea, i guess i am a little bit early. Plus I've contacted apartment rentals and they need a letter of employment so... i'll see what this recruiter says when we speak.

thanks
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Old 11-15-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm starting the job search now because i'm paranoid i won't find anything before i actually miove . Yea, i guess i am a little bit early. Plus I've contacted apartment rentals and they need a letter of employment so... i'll see what this recruiter says when we speak.

thanks
Since the recruiter is on the East Coast I'm guessing they didn't even see your part about relocating and think you are looking for a position on the East Coast. I doubt an an East Coast rep would contact you about West Coast jobs.
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Old 11-15-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Since the recruiter is on the East Coast I'm guessing they didn't even see your part about relocating and think you are looking for a position on the East Coast. I doubt an an East Coast rep would contact you about West Coast jobs.
oh no.. even if i applied for all west coast positions? my cover letter even states "relocating to.. as a header.

i'll see what she says this week i guess.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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What position are you applying for? Admin? Management? Sales? If it's sales. There will ALWAYS be opportunities since financial/insurance industry have an average of 95% FAILURE RATE. They always need someone to fill in for all those who came before. Those that came before, their corpse haven't even cold yet, they already lined up 10 to take it's place to see if anyone sticks.

If you are going in sales....Read as many books as you can about Marketing, marketing, marketing...and some sales. Oh yeah, read up on your product too. Why marketing? Because those 5% that survive, they survive not because they know how to sell, they survive because they know how to market.
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: NYC
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What position are you applying for? Admin? Management? Sales? If it's sales. There will ALWAYS be opportunities since financial/insurance industry have an average of 95% FAILURE RATE. They always need someone to fill in for all those who came before. Those that came before, their corpse haven't even cold yet, they already lined up 10 to take it's place to see if anyone sticks.

If you are going in sales....Read as many books as you can about Marketing, marketing, marketing...and some sales. Oh yeah, read up on your product too. Why marketing? Because those 5% that survive, they survive not because they know how to sell, they survive because they know how to market.
no, not sales. it's an admin position-clerical-Claims-support. This position is always open in this city idk why, but i've applied to a few w/ this company since October and all are still under consideration. It's a phone screen that the recruiter wants.

I DID cross check the available positions for the East coast , and the position i applied for is Not listed on the East, so she DOES know i'm assuming it's for the West. I'm not sure how their recruitment works. This is a massive company. I'll go w/ the flow. I don't think the interview process is quick anyway. I don't want to get too ahead of myself. It's a phone screen at this point.
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Old 11-15-2015, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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I understand you are paranoid, however you are starting way too early. You are wasting your time and the potential employers time. Talk to the recruiter and see what she says. I have had many that didn't read I was relocating and call. Good luck!
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Old 11-15-2015, 06:37 PM
 
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Don't overthink it so much.

It's Farmer's Insurance. They're based in Woodland Hills and have a huge center there, and a couple other spots in SoCal. They're also heavily pushing Eastward, which is why all their recruiters are out on the east coast.

Six months actually isn't that far out of line for their process. Be prepared for an extremely slow crawl with 4-5 levels. Even for admin support.

Whatever you do, do NOT misrepresent your background. Everything will be verified.
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Old 11-16-2015, 03:56 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Don't overthink it so much.

It's Farmer's Insurance. They're based in Woodland Hills and have a huge center there, and a couple other spots in SoCal. They're also heavily pushing Eastward, which is why all their recruiters are out on the east coast.

Six months actually isn't that far out of line for their process. Be prepared for an extremely slow crawl with 4-5 levels. Even for admin support.

Whatever you do, do NOT misrepresent your background. Everything will be verified.
Hi, This is for Zurich, not Farmer's Ins. Do you know the hiring process for Zurich? I DO want a slow crawl.. not in a rush to move now since i want my daughter to finish out the school year here rather than transfer her mid year. I did state my availability for 6 months on the application. I double checked again , because i'm super paranoid lol and yes, all the positions i applied for are over on the West(NoCal). I think i'm kinda glad i started early.

If you know anything about Zurich, employees, insider tips. please share!
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