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7 Tips on How to Get Hired at American Fidelity

May 12, 2016 12:12 PM

Since you’re here reading our blog, we hope that means you’re interested in working at American Fidelity. We know we can’t guarantee that our readers will get hired here, but we do want to help increase your odds with some insider advice.

 

  1. Familiarize yourself with American Fidelity and our products and services.
  2. Check out our Day in the Life column and review posts for areas you’re interested in for a more detailed look at the job and area.
  3. Review our hiring process to help you understand how our application and interview process works.
  4. Find out what our recruiters look for in candidates by watching these videos of Kim Brecheen and Alejandra Wilson.
  5. Review our Ask a Recruiter column for answers to the most commonly asked questions, such as their top interview questions to ask, expectations they have of candidates, what to expect from a phone interview, questions you should ask and more.
  6. Join our Talent Network to receive AF job updates that match your interests.
  7. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest information about AF’s job openings.

 

Check out our OKC job openings and our field sales positions and share with your network.

 

Have other questions? Let us know in the comments!

5 Tips to Help Your Job Search

March 23, 2016 03:00 AM

jobsearchnewspaper-1024x759 No matter the time or reason, searching for a new job can be an overwhelming scenario. With so many factors to consider and the stakes being so high, it’s no wonder many people find themselves wondering where to begin. Luckily, our recruiters have shared with us some very basic tips to help you get started on your job search!

  • Network through organizations that you may be affiliated with to provide job search leads. You should also expand your network to include schools/universities, friends, family and others.
  • Do some maintenance on your social media profiles so they are representative of a professional job search. Having an up-to-date, complete LinkedIn profile is also always recommended.
  • Review the top companies in your area as potential leads.
  • Make sure your resume is quick, concise, targeted and eye-catching to capture the attention of recruiters via digital technology.
  • Is your background and training highly specialized? Connecting with a third party search firm is a good option for those looking for work in a niche sector.


Looking for more advice on how to land the job of your dreams? Make sure to check out these other Inside AF posts!


Still have questions? Submit them here and our recruiters will help provide an answer to your job searching conundrums!

Mentoring Program Helps Develop Colleagues

March 21, 2016 04:32 AM

Rachael C. and Jonathan H. Rachael C. and Jonathan H.

The American Fidelity Mentoring Program is a formal program designed “to develop AF’s future, one Colleague at a time.” It is open to all Colleagues seeking a development opportunity through informal learning and knowledge sharing.

In 2015, 104 Colleagues participated in the mentoring program and we’ve just kicked off the program for 2016. Last year was the first year we tried a new “online dating” style of matching mentees to mentors, which helped ensure the mentees were partnered with someone who could help them reach their goals for the mentorship.

Here are just a few things last year’s participants had to say about the program.

“When using the online application, I really wanted to be paired with the person who said ‘the older I get the more I realize the less I know.’ When I had my first meeting with Jonathan, one of the first things he said was that quote, so the online pairing worked! My team was going through a major technology transition during this time and it was great to bounce ideas off of each other during that process.” Rachael C., Health Services Administration, mentee of Jonathan H., assistant VP of IT Services

“Through the mentorship I was able to meet with our affiliates and learn more about the organization as a whole with lots of hands-on experiential learning.” Pat B., Actuarial, mentee of Lorianne K., Law

“I was excited to be partnered with someone in Field Sales, but wasn’t sure how it would work. Everything went smoothly. It was nice to have someone to talk to about both professional and personal things such as balancing work and family. When a position opened up in my area that I was interested in applying for, I talked to Denise about it because I wasn’t sure if I should apply. Denise encouraged me to go for it and I got the job!” Samara F., Benefits, mentee of Denise G., Field Secretary

“Michael was able to show me how Home Office works with the field, how the field works and connected me to one of our chief sales officers. They helped give me a better understanding of how Health Savings Accounts fit in to our sales process and how the account managers sell them.” Jeremy S., Health Services Administration, mentee of Michael C., Agent Compensation

“It’s not just mentees who learn from the partnership. Vicki has a lot more institutional knowledge than me yet she’s in the program because she wants to learn, and I was able to learn from her.” Tim B., Law, mentor to Vicki H., Risk Management

“I handle claims, so I work with our Customers but I don’t usually get to see what happens at the beginning of a sale. Sarah taught me about that process and arranged for me to attend an account manager product training session.” LuAnn S., Life Operations, mentor to Sarah W., Field Training

“I was excited to be part of the program and learned how being a coach isn’t always the same as being a leader. The mentoring program helped me learn how to be a good coach.” Denise G., Field Secretary, mentor to Samara F.,

Benefits Have you participated in a mentoring program before? What tips do you have for making the most of a mentoring partnership?

2016 Career Fairs

January 25, 2016 04:25 AM

Shaking handsA new busy career fair season is about to kick off this February, and with it comes multiple opportunities for students and job seekers to network and explore different professional options.

Career fairs let students easily meet with representatives from many different companies, including American Fidelity. Our recruiters will be present at several career fairs across Oklahoma and are excited to meet students looking for future internship or job opportunities.

We encourage you to join us on one of the dates below to chat with our recruiters about your possible future at American Fidelity.

“We look forward to visiting with students who have a strong Customer service focus and flexibility as a team player and with those who are interested in potential internships and full-time positions with an Employer of Choice organization,” says AF Recruiter Kimberly Brecheen.

Come prepared with multiple copies of your optimized resume and also make sure to check out these tips for career fair success to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Have a question about career fairs or job searching that you’d like to ask one of our recruiters? Submit your question here and watch for our Ask a Recruiter column each month.

Resolve to Find a Better Job in 2016

January 4, 2016 03:31 AM

Christine S., Enrollment Systems Coordinator Christine S., Enrollment Systems Coordinator[/caption] If getting a better job at a Company that values its Colleagues is one of your new year’s resolutions, be sure to take a look at American Fidelity! Our Company offers great benefits and many options for advancement. One of our top goals is to be an Employer of Choice, which means we make it a priority for our Colleagues to have a great place to work! Learn more about our Company and search our job openings today! We have a talented team of recruiters ready to fill our open positions with just the right candidates. Find out more about them now. Our recruiters know that sometimes job seekers have questions about hiring practices or the process. They’ve recorded a series of videos to help answer some of the more common questions they get asked. Check them out, then get started on your journey to become an American Fidelity Colleague! &

Benefits Careers at American Fidelity

November 17, 2015 08:52 AM
Our Benefits team processes claims and determines eligibility according to policies, rules and regulations. We’re always looking for benefits adjusters to join our team to better serve our Customers. The Benefits team as a whole consists of three main groups: the Customer Service Unit that handles general calls and sends information to the adjusters; the Disability Insurance adjusters, who handle short- and long-term disability claims; and the Supplemental Medical adjusters, who handle accident and cancer claims. Check out this video of some of our Benefits Colleagues discussing the advantages of working for American Fidelity. Find out more about how you can help others while building a rewarding career! Apply now to join the American Fidelity family and review our hiring process.

Customer Service Careers at American Fidelity

November 10, 2015 09:30 AM
Customer service is key at American Fidelity, which is why we’re always seeking talented professionals to join our team. Our Customer service teams work directly with Customers by processing billings and distributions, posting payments, establishing and maintaining account records, issuing contracts, preparing documents and auditing receipts. Due to the nature of our business, our Customer service representatives often help Customers during tough times in their lives, such as when they are dealing with a disability or fighting serious illness. Our Customer service teams are there to help when our Customers need it most. Check out this video of some of our Customer service Colleagues discussing the advantages of working for American Fidelity. Find out more about how you can help others while building a rewarding career! Apply now to join the American Fidelity family and review our hiring process.

Five Holiday Job Search Tips

October 29, 2015 05:42 AM
With November starting this weekend, we’re officially entering the holiday season. Job searching through the holidays can take some extra patience, but while everyone else is thinking about turkey and eggnog, you can stand out from the crowd with these tips.
  1. Be patient and flexible. With year-end projects and people taking time off, scheduling interviews can get tricky. Suggest interviewing before or after work if that works better for the recruiter or hiring manager.
  2. Volunteer. This is usually a busy time of year for non-profits, so volunteering can be a great way to help others and make connections.
  3. Network. You’ll probably see more of your friends and family during this time of year. Make sure they know you’re job searching, and let them know what kinds of positions you’re looking for.
  4. Try a temporary job. Staffing companies are often flooded with requests for temporary help to fill in over the holidays. These positions can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company you’ve been eyeing.
  5. Get ready for the new year. Sometimes hiring has to wait until the next year’s budget starts. Use this time to clean up your resume and online presence, practice interviewing and research companies. You’ll be ready to start applying as soon as positions are posted in 2016.
Make sure to check out the job openings at American Fidelity today and learn more about how to apply to join our team. Have any great job search tips? Let us know in the comments!

Most Common Job Types at AF

October 28, 2015 03:00 AM

At American Fidelity we have a variety of job types. From administrative support to software developers, our Colleagues fill a wide range of positions and responsibilities! Check out the infographic below to see some of our most popular job types and what they do. Stafftistics_job types If you’re interested in joining our team, be sure to check out our most common job type openings at our Home Office and in the field. Have questions? Let us know in the comments, so we can help!

2015 Career Fairs

September 16, 2015 03:33 AM

career_fair Today kicks off our recruiters’ run of fall career fair appearances around the state. These events are a wonderful opportunity for job seekers to explore their professional options as they begin a new career path. “It is a great networking opportunity for students to meet company representatives in person while learning more about the company and future opportunities,” says AF recruiter Alejandra Wilson. “Students who make an impression may be pursued for future internship or job opportunities.” We encourage you to join us on one of the dates below to chat with our recruiters about the advantages of working for American Fidelity.

“Investigate all of your options at the Career Fair, make sure you present yourself with good communication skills and presentation including dress attire,” says AF recruiter Kimberly Brecheen. “Remember you are selling yourself to many potential employers.” Make sure to come prepared with multiple copies of your optimized resume. You can also check out these tips for career fair success to make sure everything goes smoothly. Have a question about career fairs or job searching that you’d like to ask one of our recruiters? Submit your question here and watch for our Ask a Recruiter column each month.