FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions arise from time-to-time, for both Candidates as well as for Employers.  Below, we have attempted to provide our version of Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) that have come up over the decades of our Recruiting operations.

Certainly additional questions, of which we never thought of, can present themselves at times.  Should you incur questions for which we’ve not listed in our FAQ page, we would greatly appreciate your input.  Please feel-free to make use of the contact form below.  Such input can assist us in further refining our FAQ page.

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The Client Company pays for the services of Mid America Search. We work with the Company to craft an agreement that works for all parties. To fill the job requests, we identify, locate and attract Candidates who fit the job.

Mid America Search serves as a confidential search intermediary. We only divulge a Client or Candidate’s name with their permission. Our extensive Client and Candidate contacts in the insurance industry lead to success. For more discussion, see About Us.

We want to see a resume and cover letter or email.

We need your contact information, education, industry training and your job experience. Show your accomplishments. Quantify your results where possible. Be concise and avoid duplication. Make it your best sales presentation.

Send your resume to Mid America Search (see Contact Us). Or apply for a specific job (see All Insurance Jobs). Contact us if you have any questions. By submitting your resume, we will consider you for current and new searches. Be patient with the job market. A job you want may surface immediately or it could take 6 months to one year. Establish this relationship. We will then contact you when a good job match opens up.

We focus on direct hire jobs in the insurance industry. On occasion, we place Contractors with an Insurance Company. We also place Insurance related jobs (e.g. with public entity, medical or risk management firms).

Contact us when you have a question. Otherwise, feel free to check in quarterly or every 6 months. We will contact you with select jobs.

Mid America Search operates on a global basis. The Company is based out of the Des Moines, Iowa, area where it was founded in 1974. Yet, we work with Clients and Candidates around the world.

We are not a temporary agency or staffing firm. On occasion, we place Candidates in contract jobs with employers for a limited time frame. The employee would either be on our Client’s payroll or work as a 1099 employee.

Mid America Search works on all level of jobs from entry level professional to C-Level Jobs. 

Mid America Search’s jobs are often filled within 90 days. Yet, we place some jobs immediately. Others may take longer than 90 days

This varies a great deal. If the Candidate fits a current available job, it may happen immediately. Otherwise, Mid America Search will keep looking until successful. Experts have estimated it would take one month to find a job for every $10,000 of the paycheck you would like to earn. So, in theory, if you were looking to earn $60,000 a year, your job search could take six months. (Source is: How Long Does It Take To Find A Job?). It could happen much quicker. It could take longer.
 
We work only where the Client Company pays the fee. The jobs need specific experience. If a Candidate meets those requirements, we will interview them. A Candidate looking to make a career change needs to find more resources. Examples of additional resources include: Successful Career Change and Expanding Opportunities, Mining Actuaries’ Skills.

Rarely. We encourage Candidates for entry level actuary jobs to check with the Society of Actuaries. Explore their website. It provides valuable information, including: Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP).

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