Tag Archives: work at AFA

Homecoming: April-ciation at American Fidelity

“April-ciation,” the month-long celebration of our hard-working AFA Colleagues, is coming to a close. Each week for the entire month of April, American Fidelity has hosted a themed day of fun and excitement for our Colleagues. One day we were treated ...

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 ...

Tuition Reimbursement Program Surpasses $1M Mark

We’ve talked a lot about how our Company places an emphasis on ensuring that our Colleagues have the skills they need to serve our Customers and grow in their careers. That assertion is not just lip-service; in addition to the hundreds ...

Fraud Training at AFA

We've talked a lot lately about the training offered to Colleagues at American Fidelity. Development opportunities like our Customer Service Certification program and product training are great ways to empower our Colleagues and help ensure our Customers are being served ...

It’s April-ciation at AFA!

Spring is in the air, the trees are in bloom and the weather is getting warmer, which means it must be April here in Oklahoma City. It also means that “April-ciation”, the month long celebration of our hard-working AFA Colleagues, is ...

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. ...

AFA Colleagues Support CASA of Oklahoma County

On Friday, I will join other Colleagues in wearing a T-shirt to show support for this month’s featured charity, CASA of Oklahoma County. The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Oklahoma County is to provide trained court-appointed volunteers who advocate ...

AFA in OKC

American Fidelity is proud to be a Company founded and headquartered in Oklahoma City. For more than 50 years, AFA has made a priority of supporting the community and people in the place it calls home. But what makes our city ...

Career Development at AFA

If you follow this blog regularly, you probably know we value training, development and education here at American Fidelity. We offer Customer service certification, mentorship programs, product and service training, leadership training, computer and software classes and so much more! One ...

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 ...

New Hires at AFA featuring an IT Intern

American Fidelity never stops growing! This month we have added 24 new Colleagues to our family. Our Home Office in Oklahoma City has acquired 18 new faces. The other six new hires are located across the country in our field ...

Customer Service Certification at AFA

At American Fidelity, we provide our Colleagues with training programs to help them expand their skills and grow their careers. We also intensely believe in the importance of Customer service and take every step possible to ensure that our Customers ...

Leadership and Management Development at AFA

At American Fidelity, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice and a great place to work. But what makes a workplace great? We think it requires more than just amazing benefits, company parties and the occasional free lunch. Even ...

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 ...

Start Smart at AFA

Have you ever started a new job and had things get off to a rocky start? It can be frustrating to show up on your first day raring to go only to be greeted by confusion and uncertainty. American Fidelity ...

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 ...

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 ...

2015 Charity Day Schedule Set

In November, our thoughts naturally turn to giving thanks for the wonderful things going on in our lives. Sometimes, those things are a result of help we received from a non-profit organization, and we want to thank them in return. American ...

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 ...

Staying Connected

  Twice a year, all of our Colleagues are invited to attend live town hall meetings with our senior leadership. The meetings, called Colleague Connection, provide a great opportunity for us to learn more about what’s going on throughout our Company.  Four ...

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 ...

Benefits at AFA

Benefits can be a major factor in determining whether or not to accept a new job. At AFA, benefits are a large part of our Colleagues’ Total Compensation package. With our annual enrollment right around the corner, we wanted to ...

AFA Embraces ‘Employer of Choice’ Culture

Being an “employer of choice” is not a concept our Company takes lightly. It’s important enough to us that it’s one of our primary goals. Lately, we’ve been focusing on our core values and ensuring all of our Colleagues know what ...

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 ...

New Hires at AFA I Featuring an IT Colleague

Another month down and we’ve hired another 22 Colleagues to join our team. Seven new account reps have joined AFA and are already busy doing their part to help provide financial protection to those working in the education, auto, municipality ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Getting Ready for the Great State Fair of OK!

The Oklahoma State Fair is set for Sept. 11-21 and our Colleagues can’t wait for the rides, fair food, Disney On Ice, concerts and more. We aren’t just excited about the fair itself, but also about the great discounts we ...

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 ...

AFA Implements New Volunteer Policy

Readers who follow Inside American Fidelity know that we’re a family owned Company that takes pride in being a strong corporate citizen. We don’t just talk, we take action. That’s why we’re so excited this week to announce a new volunteer ...

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 ...

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 ...

Charity Proceeds Benefit Rainbow Girls

On the last Friday of each month, the halls of the Home Office are full of Colleagues sporting bright green “chari-tee” shirts. The shirts show support of the charity that will receive that month’s donations. Colleagues pay $2 a month ...

‘AFA Julie’ Retires

Since February, my Colleagues and I have been learning more about the retirement benefits offered by American Fidelity Assurance Company. We were introduced to an avatar, AFA Julie, and followed her representational career at the Company. Each month, we learned a ...

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 ...

The Future Is Here

Today while walking the halls of our Home Office building, Colleagues are seeing a lot of younger faces. It’s our annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day. Colleagues are invited to bring their kids and grandkids who have completed third through ...

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 ...

AFA Establishes Fund for Colleagues in Need

Last year, several tornados pummeled the Oklahoma City metro area where the majority of our Colleagues live. Many of them had severe damage to their homes, and some were destroyed. Members of the American Fidelity family rallied to help, and a ...

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 ...

Ask a Recruiter I Want to Become a Corporate Trainer?

Have you been thinking about getting into the corporate training industry but aren’t sure if you have the right experience? You’re in luck! This month I decided to sit down with AFA’s Corporate Training team leader, David McLaughlin, to find out ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

American Fidelity New Hires

It’s that time again to announce and congratulate the newest members of the American Fidelity team. Over the past month we have hired 21 new Colleagues. Four of these Colleagues are working on our American Fidelity Educational Services field team ...

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 Helping Colleagues Get Settled

You’ve probably heard that we’ve started the process of moving our Home Office Colleagues to our new location at 9000 Broadway. With the move comes many changes and uncertainty for our Colleagues. American Fidelity wants to make sure Colleagues are ...

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 ...

Hot Jobs in Underwriting and Health Care Reform Consulting

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in underwriting in Jackson, MS, and Health Care Reform consulting in California. Apply now or share with your friends! Group Underwriter – Jackson, MS Apply now for our group underwriter opening in Jackson, MS. ...

Day in the Life: Software Developer

At American Fidelity, our software developers play integral roles in assisting Colleagues and Customers. They create and improve systems so Customers can easily enroll in and use their benefits. They help Colleagues by building platforms to streamline processes. In our ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Celebrating Colleague Dedication

American Fidelity is thankful for the hard work and dedication that our Colleagues have for our Customers. Without their commitment to the Company and Customers, we would not be the successful Company we are today. To show our appreciation, just ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Sharing the Holiday Spirit at Buchanan

Last week I talked about our charitable efforts throughout the year, and those that really shine during the holidays. One of my favorite community efforts with American Fidelity is tutoring elementary students at our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. During the ...

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 ...

A Family Company – More than Just a Slogan

Our Family, Dedicated to Yours™ isn’t just AFA’s tagline – it’s our way of life. American Fidelity is dedicated to both our Customers and our Colleagues – and their families. That’s why we go above and beyond to help Colleagues ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hot Jobs in Group Underwriting and Group Products

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in group underwriting and group products in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Group Underwriting AFA’s group underwriters are accountable for the profitability, selection and retention of group insurance products. They ...

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, ...

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 Helps Honor State Teachers

Yesterday I was lucky enough to represent American Fidelity at the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year announcement. Ultimately, Peter Markes from Edmond North High School was selected from among the 12 outstanding finalists to represent our state as the 2014 Teacher ...

Ask a Recruiter I Questions to Ask

When preparing for an interview, do you ever get so caught up in how you will answer questions that you forget you should think of a few questions you should ask your interviewer? I sat down with one of our ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I State Fair Discounts

The State Fair of Oklahoma is right around the corner and American Fidelity Colleagues have been anxiously waiting to buy tickets right here at work. That’s right, we have the opportunity to purchase admission tickets, ride coupons, Disney on Ice ...

AFA Leadership Camp

Developing leaders at American Fidelity is a big deal. It’s important that our leaders are all on the same page when it comes to growing Colleagues and leading them to meet the Company’s strategic goals and initiatives. Each year all ...

What’s Happening at AFA I You Pick ‘em

If you’ve been following our blog, then you’ve probably read about our You Pick ‘em styled events this year. These events are a great way to show our Colleagues how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication to our ...

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 ...

What’s Happening at AFA I Interest Groups

If you’ve been following us at Inside AFA, you know American Fidelity does a lot to be an Employer of Choice for Colleagues. We know Colleagues spend a lot of time working really hard to serve our Customers, so we ...

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 AWD National Sales Conference

Oklahoma City is home to our Association Worksite Division’s (AWD) National Sales Conference this year, and we are excited to have account managers from across the country here for a few days! AWD is the division of American Fidelity that focuses ...

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 ...

Hot Jobs in Imaging Tech and IT

Check out American Fidelity’s hot jobs this week in imaging technology and IT in Oklahoma City. Apply now or share with your friends! Imaging Tech Rep Imaging tech reps at American Fidelity prepare, scan and index documents using OnBase; provide timely ...

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 ...