Tag Archives: Job search

38 New Faces at AFA

Each month it seems we talk about how busy we’ve been recruiting the best of the best to join our AFA team, and this month is no different. In fact, the past month has been one of our biggest hiring ...

Hearing from AFA Colleagues: Welcoming and Inspiring

Last week we shared comments from our Colleagues about how American Fidelity cares and celebrates. This week, see what they have to say about being welcomed into a new position and workplace and how they feel our Company inspires them ...

Ask a Recruiter

As AFA recruiters, each month we answer questions posed by you and other potential AFA job candidates. We’ve reviewed resume tips, interviewing, internships, the job search in general and more. Check out some of our past Ask a Recruiter posts. Don’t ...

Hearing from AFA Colleagues

At American Fidelity, we strive to be an Employer of Choice. Whether that’s through our benefits offerings, discount tickets, recognizing years of service, the on-site fitness center, etc. we want our Colleagues to enjoy working at AFA. We know there are ...

Congratulate Our Recruiting Referral Contest Winners!

Referrals are one of the best ways for us to find great new Colleagues at American Fidelity, and we’re always looking for ways to get people excited about referring their friends and family to join our team. Back in May we ...

New Hires at AFA: Intern Season

The past month has been another busy one for American Fidelity recruiters. We’ve made 27 additions to our team, and nine of those are interns. Our newly hired interns are working in Customer Service, IT, Benefits, Talent Management and Corporate Management. ...

What Do You Value at Work?

Did you know that we spend more waking hours at work than with our families? Wouldn’t you like to work somewhere that offers the things you value most? An article from HBR.org explains what high performers want at work. Here’s what, ...

What Font Should I Use on My Resume?

Putting together a resume seems like an easy enough task right? Just list my education, skills and employment history and I’m ready to go. And, I can make it reflect my personality through the font, right? No, believe it or not, ...

Spread the Word About AFA, Win a Summer Prize Package

We are underway with another recruiting referrals contest at AFA. The contest will last through May 26 and everyone can earn chances to win a summer prize package! All you have to do is interact with AFA on social media following ...

Ask a Recruiter: Top 8 Interview Questions

When preparing for an interview one thing you should do is go through a list of possible questions and make sure you’re prepared to answer. I talked with two of AFA’s recruiters to find out what their top interview questions ...

New Hires at AFA, Let’s Talk Field

Our team continues to grow across the nation! Over the past month we have added 24 new members to the American Fidelity team. Our Home Office in Oklahoma City has added 16 new Colleagues, while our field offices have eight ...

Ask a Recruiter | 5 Job Search Tips for Upcoming Grads

Graduating from college is one of the most exciting and scariest times in life. The possibilities are vast but can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure where to start. While your classes hopefully prepared you to succeed in your ...

Hot Jobs in Benefits Consulting and Compensation

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in benefits consulting and compensation. Apply now or share with your friends! Benefits Consultant Are you driven and focused and enjoy meeting new people and solving problems? If so and you have benefits ...

New Hires at AFA Featuring a Customer Service Specialist

  Angela A., Annuities Customer Service It’s always exciting to have new Colleagues join our AFA family. This month we welcomed 19 new faces, 10 to our Home Office in Oklahoma City and nine account managers who are stationed across the country. ...

Ask a Recruiter | Internships at AFA

Many soon-to-be college graduates often find themselves in the difficult position of getting their start in the real world professionally. Getting a foot in the door can be a daunting task, especially when many students still find themselves grappling with ...

A Day in the Life: Conference and Travel Management

One of our current jobs openings is for a conference and travel services manager, so I sat down with our VP of conference and travel management to learn about his department and what they’re looking for in an ideal candidate. Brett ...

Hot Jobs in Event Planning and Benefits

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in event planning and benefits. Apply now or share with your friends! Travel and Conference Services Manager Do you have experience organizing corporate events and have the ability to travel extensively to world-wide destinations? ...

Ask a Recruiter | Game Changing Job Trends

Job hunting is competitive by nature, and the marketplace is shifting all the time. It’s important to take a step back every so often and make sure you’re using the most up-to-date job-seeking tools and applying a modern approach to ...

How do I apply at AFA?

We love using this blog to tell you about the many great career opportunities being offered by American Fidelity, but you may be asking yourself, “Where and how do I actually apply?” Let’s start from the beginning. Since you’re reading this, ...

Let Social Media Help You Find the Right Job

American Fidelity and other companies are turning to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to assist in their recruiting and hiring efforts. As a job seeker, these sites can wire you directly into an ongoing stream of recruiting news ...

Ask a Recruiter I 2015 Hiring Trends

Do you think you might be job searching in 2015? Would you like to know what recruiters might be looking for and some of the trends that are expected for the year when it comes to hiring? I sat down ...

Best of Inside AFA 2014 – Part 2

Are you interested in working at American Fidelity, but want to know just a little bit more? Our top posts from 2014 will help with just that! CIO Helps New Tech Colleagues Share Feedback Starting a new job is exciting, but it ...

Best of Inside AFA 2014 – Part 1

Another year has come and is nearing the end. As we wrap up our year at AFA, we wanted to share our top blog posts from 2014. This recap will give you tips from our recruiters, give you an inside ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Honoring Service from Three to 60 Years

Each December, American Fidelity recognizes Colleagues for their service to our Company. Just last week our Colleagues celebrating milestone anniversaries were honored for their dedication to our Customers and Company with the AFA Service Awards. Colleagues with three or five years ...

Ask a Recruiter I AFA’s Hiring Process

You’ve found a job you’re interested in, prepped your resume, filled out an application and hit submit. Now what? Once you’ve applied what happens next or how long will it be until you hear something? Then if you have a phone ...

AFA, Celebrating the Holiday Together

So, I’m sure you’ve heard the talk about American Fidelity being a family Company and having a culture that really makes our Colleagues feel like one big family. Well, as the holidays are a great time to spend with family, ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Books Are Fun Book Fair

As you’ve probably read, one of the great things about working for American Fidelity is how much they care about Colleagues and our families. From the on-site fitness center and medical clinic to the Colleague Assistance Program that is open ...

Ask a Recruiter I Resume Tips

Are you job searching? Is your resume current and filled with the appropriate information? Do you know what you should and should not include on your resume? I sat down with AFA recruiters Kim Brecheen and Alejandra Campos to find ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Para Actuary

Another month brings another 20 faces to the American Fidelity team. At our Home Office in Oklahoma City, we have 13 new Colleagues. The other seven new hires are working in field sales positions across the country. Each month we ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Win a Thunder Prize Package

Do you want to win a pair of tickets to a Thunder game and a $100 gift card to KD’s restaurant? Help spread the word about American Fidelity and you could win! We want to encourage and reward anyone who helps ...

Ask a Recruiter I Finding an Internship

Have you thought about participating in an internship, or better yet a few of them? Internships are a great opportunity for you to figure out exactly what you could be doing in the real world. They help you decide if ...

Make Networking Work for You

If you’re looking for a job, you’ve probably been advised to network. But, it can be hard to know how to start, especially if you’re introverted or shy about asking others for help. Follow these tips to help you become ...

New Hires at AFA

Another month down and we’ve added 27 new faces to our team! American Fidelity’s field teams have a total of three new Colleagues. That means at our Home Office in Oklahoma City, we have 24 new hires and three of ...

Hot Jobs in Corporate Communications and Internal Audit

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in corporate communications and internal audit in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Corporate Marketing and Communications Specialist Do you have experience in marketing, communications, branding or advertising? Do you enjoy ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Attend a Career Fair

Are you currently looking for a new or first-time job? Would you like it to be one that is more than just a paycheck? Do you want a position that you enjoy and allows you to help others? American Fidelity ...

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 ...

Ask a Recruiter I Optimize Your Job Search

Have you been searching for a job, but having trouble finding the right position for you? Are you just starting your job search and unsure on where or how to actually get started? There are many avenues for job searchers ...

Connect with AFA, Like Us, Follow Us!

When you’re looking for a new job, you want to learn as much as possible about the companies where you are applying. But other than checking out their websites and talking to any employees you may know, what can you ...

Ask a Recruiter I Basic Resume Tips

If you’re preparing to start searching for a job, or you’ve already started but aren’t having much luck getting past your initial resume submission, we’ve got some tips for you! I sat down with AFA recruiter Alejandra Campos to find ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

I’m excited to share that our Company just keeps growing! Not far behind last month, American Fidelity has hired 33 new Colleagues. Our sales force makes up almost half of these new hires, with 15 new faces joining our teams ...

New Hires at AFA: Featuring an IT Colleague

Just like last month, it’s been a very busy time for American Fidelity recruiters. In the past month we have hired 40 new Colleagues! It’s great to see our Company growing and adding more Colleagues to help provide the best ...

Hot Jobs in IT and Risk Management

Hot Jobs in IT and Risk Management Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in IT and risk management in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Technical Infrastructure Analyst Do you have experience with designing and supporting process workflow, ...

Job Search Tips for Recent Grads

So you’ve graduated from college; now what? If you haven’t landed a job yet, then I’m sure you’re spending a lot of time searching and applying, searching and applying again. I know, it seems never ending and it can be ...

Ask a Recruiter I Customer Service Jobs

Are you interested in working in Customer Service at AFA, but aren’t really sure what you’d be doing? I sat down with Kristi Schweitzer, Benefits manager, to learn!  Kristi talks about the difference in a Customer Service Unit (CSU) adjuster ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Colleague APPreciation Week

Anyone who has been following our blog has probably read about how much American Fidelity appreciates our Colleagues and likes to show thanks. Well this week is no different. We are applauding our Colleagues and their dedication to serving our ...

New Hires I Featuring a Talent Management Colleague

April was a huge month for recruiters at American Fidelity. We hired 36 new Colleagues and interns! Five of our new hires joined the American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division as account reps and three joined our Association Worksite Division ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating AFA Superheroes

Did you know today is National Superhero Day? At American Fidelity our Colleagues are dedicated to our Customers, and we like to thank these superheroes throughout the year. What better day to celebrate super Customer service than today! Colleagues dressed up ...

New Hires at AFA: Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

It’s time to welcome the newest faces to our American Fidelity team. The past month has been a big one for our field sales teams as they have added nine Colleagues between American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) and the Association ...

Ask a Recruiter I Following up After the Interview

You just had a job interview for a great position and you’re on top of the world with how well it went. So, what’s next? Do you just sit and wait until you hear something? No! Following up after an ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Internship Opportunities

Are you well on your way to college graduation? Have you already started looking for job opportunities? When I was in your shoes I noticed many jobs required some experience. So, I thought, how do I go about getting that ...

New Hires I Featuring a Customer Service Colleague

Since our last new hires post our recruiters have added 15 talented Colleagues to the American Fidelity team. Nine of these Colleagues are working in field sales with seven in our American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division and two in ...

Ask a Recruiter I Using Social Media in Your Job Search

In today’s world, we are more active than ever on social media. AFA recruiters are doing their part to keep up with the trend by finding great ways to recruit potential candidates through social media. Ever wonder how you can use ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Fighting Fraud

Working for an insurance company, many of our Colleagues have access to our Customers’ personal information and it is our duty to protect them. One way we help our Colleagues stay updated on protecting our Customers is through our Fighting ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Hiring and Onboarding

American Fidelity recruiters are always busy looking for the right candidates to fill our job openings. It is very important that our Colleagues have a great start, from the time they begin the interview process to the time they attend ...

Ask a Recruiter I Basics for Working in IT

Each month I sit down with one of our recruiters and ask them questions from you, our readers. Sometimes candidates have more specific questions related to their specific job fields. So, this month I sat down with AFA’s vice president ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Career Fairs

Are you looking for a job that has a lasting impact on customers? Do you want a chance to work with other top performers?  Do want a job that is more than just a paycheck? Our recruiters will be attending ...

New Hires

The past month has been busy for American Fidelity Home Office and field recruiters. We have a total of 23 new hires. Of those, 17 Colleagues joined the Home Office in Oklahoma City; American Fidelity Educational Services (AFES) division ...

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 ...

Ask a Recruiter

            Each month we try and answer your questions about job interviews, resumes and more. We sit down with real American Fidelity recruiters and ask them to answer your questions on tape. Then, we share ...

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 ...

American Fidelity New Hires

The year is quickly coming to a close, but our recruiters still managed to add new talent to the American Fidelity team! This month we have a total of six new hires, and two interns who have moved to full-time ...

New Hires at AFA

Since we have a short week with the Thanksgiving holiday, I thought I could announce our most recent new hires a little early. Over the past month American Fidelity has hired 22 new Colleagues to help serve our Customers. In our ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Books Are Fun

This week American Fidelity Colleagues have the opportunity to purchase a variety of books right here at work. The Books Are Fun book fair will be here for our Colleagues to choose from more than 250 titles at great prices. Books ...

Ask a Recruiter I Expectations of a Recruiter

When you’re preparing for an interview there are a lot of things you do. You pick out what you’ll wear, study questions that might be asked and try to prepare yourself as much as possible. But when you’re preparing wouldn’t ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Dining In

The cold, windy and rainy times are upon us and I don’t know about you, but those are times I do not want to go outside until it’s time to head home. That’s why I love having the All-American Grill ...

Happy Halloween I AFA Activities

The day of treats, costumes and spooky happenings has arrived and we are ready to celebrate. Here at American Fidelity we work hard every day, and the Company recognizes that by rewarding us with many small events throughout the year ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Continuing Education in the Workplace

Have you been thinking about going back to school just for a few courses, or to finish your degree but you just don’t have the time? I know some of our Colleagues have this problem, but American Fidelity is here ...

New Hires at AFA

October has been another busy month for our recruiters, as we have added 20 new members to our American Fidelity team. Ready to serve the education industry, we have six new account reps in the American Fidelity Educational Services Division ...

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 ...

Millennials, why work at a boring insurance company?

Have you ever thought working for an insurance company would make for a boring job? Our Company president, Dave Carpenter, recognizes this stereotype and responded with reasons why you should want to work at American Fidelity, but I wanted to ...

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 ...

Hot Jobs in Project Management and IT

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in IT and project management in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Project Coordinator The Worksite Group is hiring a project coordinator to manage communication projects, develop project objectives, assemble task ...

AFA New Hires

I’m excited to welcome the newest members of our AFA family. Today I want to say hello to those who have joined the AFA team within the past month, and you can say hello too in the comments! This month we ...

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? ...

AFA Career Day

One of the things I like most about American Fidelity is that the Company truly cares about Colleagues and their families. Just last week we had the opportunity to host 22 college and high school students who were either related ...

Ask a Recruiter I Phone Interviews

Phone interviews are an increasingly common way of screening candidates before asking them to come to an in-person interview. While many candidates prepare for in-person interviews, they don’t always know what to expect or how to prepare for a phone ...

AFA Colleagues Lend a Helping a Hand

Our Colleagues at American Fidelity truly value and care about our Customers – so much so that they didn’t hesitate to step up on their own to help those in need. In light of the recent tornado that devastated two ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Onsite Farmers’ Market

This week I am excited for Thursday to roll around, so I can purchase some delicious fresh produce at AFA’s onsite farmers’ market! This is another initiative by AFA to help our Colleagues and their families lead healthier lives. We had ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring a Support Center Colleague

It’s the time of month where I have the opportunity to welcome and share with you the newest members of the American Fidelity team. We have two new account managers in our Association Worksite Division (AWD) and five new account ...

Meet Our Recruiter

I am excited to announce that AFA has a new recruiter! Alejandra Campos joined us just six weeks ago as a recruiting specialist. She previously worked in the human resources department at Deaconess Hospital and was a member of the ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Smoothies and Prizes

Here at American Fidelity we work hard, but we also like to have fun with our fellow Colleagues. This year AFA decided to set some small events throughout the year that are “You Pick ‘em” styled events. That means the ...

Ask a Recruiter I Finding Passive Candidates

You aren’t job searching, but you aren’t against new opportunities if they come to you right? Shouldn’t you make sure you’re doing everything you can to sell yourself even when you aren’t trying to? I know that seems hard to ...

Welcoming New Faces

It’s been a big past 30 days for AFA recruiters! We’ve hired 33 new Colleagues. We have 15 new account reps in our Educational Services Division and one new account manager in our Association Worksite Division. At the Home Office, ...

Staying Fit with AFA

One of the great things about American Fidelity is that they care about our health and well being. They show they care by offering a variety of benefits to our Colleagues. On-site medical clinic On-site cafeteria with many healthy choices On-site fitness center Walgreens ...

Hot Job in Enterprise Information Management

  This week’s hot job is a manager of enterprise information management in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Manager of Enterprise Information Management The manager of enterprise information management (EIM) will be responsible for the EIM team that plans, ...

Partnering with OBI to Help Save Lives

Today I’m ready to give blood and help save lives. American Fidelity partners with the Oklahoma Blood Institute five times throughout the year to provide an onsite blood drive for AFA Colleagues to donate without having to leave the office. ...

Ask a Recruiter I Time Off and Your Resume

Have you taken some time off from the workforce to stay home with your kids, travel or some other reason, but now you’re ready to jump back into a great job? If so, you might be unsure of how to ...

Hot Jobs in Software Development and Customer Service

This week’s hot jobs are a software developer and Customer service representative in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Software Developer The software developer will develop ETL processes required to extract, transform, cleanse and move data and metadata for ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Account Rep School

American Fidelity Colleagues aren’t just here in our Home Office in Oklahoma City. We have field Colleagues across the nation who sell our products to employers. They have to be educated on the ins and outs of all the products ...

Hot Jobs in Marketing and Insurance Claims

This week’s hot jobs are a claims analyst and corporate marketing and communications specialist in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Claims Analyst Claims analysts at American Fidelity play an integral role in Customer service by addressing disability and ...

AFA Is Getting Competitive at Corporate Challenge

Today starts the 25th annual OU Medicine Corporate Challenge competitions and our American Fidelity team is ready to bring home the gold! Corporate Challenge is a great weekend event that brings Oklahoma companies together to battle it out in a ...

AFA New Hires

American Fidelity’s Customer base is growing and that means our Company is too. Our recruiters have once again been hard at work filling AFA positions. So far this month we have hired 20 new Colleagues ranging from full-time field Colleagues ...

Hot Jobs in Recruiting and Health/Welfare Plan Consulting

This week’s hot jobs include a recruiting specialist in Oklahoma City and a health and welfare benefit plan consultant in California. Apply now or share with your friends! Recruiting Specialist Want to help others find great jobs? Apply for the recruiting ...

Hot Jobs in Benefits and COBRA Administration

This week’s hot jobs include a benefits auditor and COBRA manager in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Benefits Auditor The benefits auditor reviews claim decisions made by benefits adjusters to verify they handled the process accurately and ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Providing Opportunities

You’ve probably heard me talk about our tagline, “Our Family, Dedicated to Yours”. It’s true, American Fidelity really cares about Colleagues and invests in not only us, but our families, too. One of the great things AFA does for Colleagues ...

Ask a Recruiter I The Right Resume

Do you ever find yourself preparing your resume to submit with a job application and realize you are completely unsure if it is on the right track? Well I sat down with one of our recruiters to find out what ...

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 ...