Category: Careers

Intern at American Fidelity

After graduating college and having had an internship opportunity with American Fidelity that turned into a full-time position, I have one piece of advice for all college students – at least participate in one internship opportunity while you’re in school. Internships ...

Seven Reasons Why You Should Intern at AFA

It’s every college student’s dream to work at an insurance company, right? No? Well, there are actually a lot of great things about working at one – or at least working for American Fidelity Assurance (AFA). Check out these reasons ...

What does a great place to work look like to you?

Check out this infographic from AdeccoUSA.com about creating a great place to work. American Fidelity works hard to be an employer of choice by offering flexible schedules and telecommuting, providing a career development specialist, communicating to Colleagues in a variety ...

AFA Field Team Gears Up for School

Teachers, students and parents aren’t the only ones gearing up for the school year. American Fidelity’s largest Customer niche is school districts, so our busiest time of the year hits when school starts back. We begin preparing for all of ...

CIO Helps New Tech Colleagues Share Feedback

Starting a new job is exciting, but it can also be stressful as you try to fit in, learn the ropes and get comfortable sharing your opinions. Kim Fisher, our chief information officer, wanted to make sure she connected with ...

Making Work Meaningful

At American Fidelity, we often talk about meaningful work in our recruiting materials. But what does that really mean? “Meaningful” can mean different things to different people, so I thought I’d share what it means to me when I talk ...

Join Our Talent Network

Despite being a recruiter, I’m not immune to the problems with the job application process. I know it’s frustrating to apply for a job and not hear back quickly or to really want to work for a specific company when ...

IT Life @ AFA

  Technology changes daily and is integral to serving Customers and Colleagues at American Fidelity, which makes our Information Services Division (ISD) key to our success. We’re always searching for Colleagues to join our team to help develop innovative tools to ...

How to Get Hired at American Fidelity

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re interested in working at American Fidelity. And while we can’t guarantee our readers will get hired, we can help you increase your odds by offering some insider advice. Familiarize yourself with American Fidelity ...

Three Strategies the Olympics Teach Us about Teamwork

Whether it’s team figure skating, bobsledding, doubles luging or hockey, the Olympics clearly display the power of teamwork. Even in individual events, such as the new slopestyle event, competitors can often be seen cheering each other on and celebrating each ...

Deducting Job Search Expenses on Income Taxes

If you’re like many of our readers, you spent part of 2013 searching for a new job. Did you know that you might be eligible to deduct job search expenses from your income taxes? Review the IRS website for more ...

Optimize Your Resume

I and the other recruiters at American Fidelity spend hours each week reviewing resumes to determine who to interview or pass along to a hiring manager. With all of those resumes coming in, we have to quickly evaluate each one ...

Best of Inside AFA 2013 – Part 2

Looking for a fresh start in the new year? Our top posts from 2013 will help you in your job search, plus you’ll learn about what it’s like to work at American Fidelity. We hope you enjoy these posts and ...

Best of Inside AFA 2013 – Part 1

As 2013 draws to a close, we wanted to share our top blog posts for the year. These posts will help you learn more about life inside AFA. You’ll meet our recruiters, get their advice and see how we support ...

Five Tips for Job Search Success Using LinkedIn

At American Fidelity, we regularly use LinkedIn to search for job candidates, especially in hard-to-fill positions. As a job seeker, you can use LinkedIn as an online resume, to build your network and to attract recruiters to contact you! Follow ...

Land an Internship with Impact

Looking for an internship where you do more than make copies and clean the coffee pot? Know a college student looking for a meaningful internship? Oh, yeah, and get paid for it? Make sure to check out American Fidelity’s internship ...

Five Tips to Succeed the First Week on the Job

As a recruiter, my job focuses primarily on just that – recruiting. But, I also assist with our onboarding process. It helps new Colleagues to see a familiar face when they arrive on their first day. Plus, I review many ...

5 Ways to Find Jobs

As an AFA recruiter, I hope that your job search ended when you applied here. But, I know that American Fidelity isn’t going to be the right place for everyone, or it might just not be the right time. That’s ...

AFA September New Hires

It’s always nice to see new faces around AFA! This month, 23 Colleagues joined the American Fidelity family. Many of these Colleagues serve as account representatives and account managers, helping Customers across the U.S. In our Home Office in Oklahoma City, ...

Top Four Tips for Career Fair Success

I remember when my university held career fairs. The idea of going always felt overwhelming – all of those potential employers in one place, hours spent chatting with people from companies I may have never heard of, uncertainty about what ...

Interviewing: Dress for Success

The first in-person job interview is your chance to make that lasting first impression and dressing for success plays a large role. When you’re preparing for an interview do you get stressed out about what you are going to wear? ...

Day in the Life: Support Center

Whether it’s called a support center, tech support or a help desk, most of us know the basics of what they do – provide technical support – yet many of us don’t know what it’s really like to work in ...

Why work at a boring insurance company?

I asked American Fidelity’s president, Dave Carpenter, to share his thoughts on why someone would want to work at AFA. Here’s his candid response: Why would you want to work at a boring insurance company? I could tell you we have ...

5 Interview Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Interviewing for a new job can be one of the most stressful experiences in your professional life. Don’t let your nerves make you miss out on your dream job. 5 Interview Tips to Calm Your Nerves Understand the hiring process. When the ...

Hot Jobs in Benefits and IT

This week’s hot jobs include a data developer and benefits specialist in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Data Developer American Fidelity’s data developer will develop ETL processes to extract, transform, cleanse and move data and metadata for ...

Day in the Life: Customer Service

Our Customer service teams are the heart and soul of American Fidelity. Their goal is to keep our Customers satisfied and keep AFA in business. Our Customer service representatives spend their days on the phone helping Customers, processing billings and distributions, ...

7 Ways to Disqualify Yourself from a Job

I recently shared information from American Fidelity’s recruiters on what not to put on your resume. We decided to follow up and discuss other factors that quickly disqualify candidates during the job search. Here’s what we came up with: Having a ...

Hot Jobs in Benefits and Insurance Enrollment

This week’s hot jobs include an enrollment tech specialist and benefits specialist. Apply now or share with your friends! Enrollment Tech Specialist American Fidelity’s enrollment tech specialist will establish account enrollments and support the product implementation process for new Customers. He ...

American Fidelity Values

When looking for a job, most people focus on the job description, salary and perks. But what about a company’s values? While some values might be obvious – the American Heart Association values healthy hearts, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma ...

Hot Jobs in IT and Customer Service

This week’s hot jobs include a technical infrastructure analyst and Customer service representatives. Apply now or share with your friends! Technical infrastructure analyst The technical infrastructure analyst assists in selecting, implementing and supporting technical computing, end-user computing, storage, network, collaboration and voice ...

Hot Jobs in Internal Audit and Customer Service

This week’s hot jobs include an audit manager and claims analyst. Apply now or share with your friends! Audit Manager American Fidelity’s internal audit department is hiring an audit manager. This position will work with the director of internal audit in managing ...

Hot Jobs in Marketing and HR

It may still be a bit chilly for late March here in OKC, but we have two new hot jobs this week to warm you up! Check out these marketing and HR jobs. Marketing Specialist American Fidelity’s marketing team seeks a ...

What Not to Write

There are a million resources about what to include on your resume, but have you ever thought about what not to write? I talked to our recruiting team to get a few insights into items you should leave off the ...

5 Tips for a Productive Job Search

Have you found your job search to be slow or unproductive? Well I sat down with our recruiters for a day and learned some helpful tips. Here are some tips that I picked up that will help your hunt for ...

Hot Jobs in IT and Web Design

Every week here at Inside AFA we’ll spotlight two hot jobs out of our current job openings. This week we have job openings for a senior web design specialist and an analyst, technical infrastructure. Senior Web Design Specialist Our Worksite Group ...

American Fidelity’s Hiring Process

Not being familiar with a company’s hiring process can cause stress during your job search. Some companies respond within a week if they’re interested, some take several weeks. Some conduct all of the interviews for a position during a short ...