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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!

Thanks for Spreading the Word!

March 9, 2016 02:00 AM

IMG_2333 AF Colleague, Kim Johnson (left), is presented with her prize.

Referrals are one of our favorite ways to find great new Colleagues at American Fidelity, and we’re always wanting to get people excited about referring their friends and family to join our team. A few weeks ago we held a recruiting referrals contest on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn to encourage our followers to like, comment, reply, retweet, tag and share AF Careers posts.

Everyone who participated was entered to win a very cool Thunder prize package. Well, we’re happy to announce that the results are in!

Help us in congratulating two Colleagues who really helped get AF’s name out as a great place to work: Kim Johnson and Elda Ochoa!

A non-Colleague winner has also been selected, but we’re waiting to hear back from them. All winners will receive a fun prize package to help them Thunder Up!

It’s never too late to lend a hand in our recruiting efforts! Like, comment, share, favorite and retweet American Fidelity Careers to let your friends know about our Company. You can also check out all of our social media pages to learn more about our Company and our many job openings in OKC and around the country.The more great people find out about us, the more great people will join our team and help us continue making AF a great place to work!

Check out our other social media pages for more ways to spread the word about American Fidelity:

Spread the Word about AF, Win a Thunder Prize Package

February 15, 2016 02:00 AM

social media In honor of the new American Fidelity, we’re hosting a recruiting referrals social media contest! The contest begins today and will last through Feb. 26, and everyone can earn chances to win a Thunder prize package!

The package includes two tickets to the March 9 game in OKC, a gift certificate to KD’s and a gift certificate to the Thunder Shop!

All you have to do is interact with American Fidelity on social media following the entry rules below. Engaging with AF Careers on social media helps us get the word out to your network about American Fidelity and our job opportunities.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Entries can be earned between midnight on 2/15/2016 and 11:59 p.m. on 2/26/2016 CST by:
    1. Liking or commenting on @American Fidelity Careers Facebook page posts – a great way to comment is by tagging a friend who might be interested in a job post
    2. Retweeting or replying to @careersatAF tweets
    3. Sharing American Fidelity Assurance Company’s LinkedIn posts
    4. Tagging friends in @AFCareers Instagram photos
  1. Please read the full contest rules before participating.

The more great people find out about us, the more great people will join our team and help us continue making AF a great place to work! The more you interact with the above social media pages, the more chances you have to win! Check out our other social media pages for more ways to spread the word about AF (not included in this contest):

Congratulate Our Recruiting Referral Contest Winners!

June 3, 2015 03:24 AM
[caption id="attachment_2940" align="alignnone" width="300"]AFA Colleague Christina Marcy (left) is presented the summer prize package for AFA’s recruiting referral contest AFA Colleague, Christina Marcy (left), is presented the summer prize package for AFA’s recruiting referral contest.[/caption] 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 held a contest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to encourage our followers to like, comment, reply, retweet, tag and share AFA Careers posts. Everyone who participated was entered to win a very cool summer prize package. We’re happy to announce that the results are in! Help us in congratulating our Colleague winner, Christina Marcy, and our non-Colleague winner, Tianna Rogers. Both winners receive a fun prize package to help kick off the summer season. Continue helping our recruiting efforts by liking, commenting, sharing, favoriting and retweeting AFA Careers to let your friends know about our Company. You can also check out all of our social media pages to learn more about our Company and our many job openings in OKC and around the country. The more great people find out about us, the more great people will join our team and help us continue making AFA a great place to work! Check out our other social media pages for more ways to spread the word about AFA:

Spread the Word About AFA, Win a Summer Prize Package

May 15, 2015 03:24 AM
social media 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 the entry rules below. Engaging with AFA Careers on social media helps us get the word out to your network about American Fidelity and our job opportunities. Here’s how to enter:
  1. Entries can be earned between midnight on 5/12/2015 and 11:59 p.m. on 5/26/2015 CST by:
    1. Liking or commenting on @AFA Careers Facebook page posts – a great way to comment is by tagging a friend who might be interested in a job post
    2. Retweeting or replying to @AFACareers Twitter page
    3. Sharing American Fidelity Assurance Company’s LinkedIn posts
    4. Tagging @AFA Careers Instagram photos
  2. Please read the full contest rules before participating.
The more great people find out about us, the more great people will join our team and help us continue making AFA a great place to work! The more you interact with the above social media pages, the more chances you have to win! Check out our other social media pages for more ways to spread the word about AFA (not included in this contest):

Ask a Recruiter | Game Changing Job Trends

February 12, 2015 02:00 AM
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 your resume and portfolio. I recently came across this infographic from Careershift.com that I think lists some practical advice regarding new trends in recruiting. Take a look: CS-Game-Changing-550 I hope some of this information has inspired you to broaden the scope of your job-hunting arsenal. If you’re curious about learning a few more tips on how to streamline your job search, make sure to check out a few of these previous Inside AFA posts: Do you have a question for our recruiters? Submit it here or tweet your question to us – @afacareers. We want to hear from you!

How do I apply at AFA?

February 4, 2015 02:30 AM
Woman filing taxes 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, it’s probably safe to assume that you are pretty savvy when it comes to looking up job information. However, there are a few great additional resources you can use to stay in the loop about all the job openings at American Fidelity. Start by following us on Facebook and Linkedin, and if you really want to be plugged in, go ahead and peek at our Twitter and Instagram accounts. Of course, you can always cut to the chase by visiting the AFA Careers page frequently to view new postings and the detailed job descriptions therein. The AFA Careers page is also where you’ll submit applications to work for American Fidelity. Once you’ve found the right position, go ahead and spend a little time freshening up your resume, cover letter, references or any additional materials you think may be pertinent to the position. It never hurts to highlight any skills or experience that are specific to the job. Ok, time to apply! Find the job you want to apply for on the AFA Careers page and Click “Apply Online.” Follow the step-by-step instructions, making sure that all the information you submit is correct. Once you hit “submit” and you receive the confirmation email, your application is then sent to our recruiters. We’ve talked recently about what happens once you submit your application, but here’s a step-by-step explanation about what to expect after you apply.
  1. Recruiters review all the online applications and check them for skill sets and cultural fit.
  2. If your application stands out, a recruiter will conduct a phone interview.
  3. If you do well on your phone interview, an in-person interview is scheduled.
  4. For certain positions, you may also have to complete some skills testing during or after the initial face-to-face interview.
  5. Next, the remaining candidates meet with the hiring manager.
  6. Finally, many areas conduct a team interview to help ensure a candidate’s fit with the team.
Hopefully this information will help clear up any uncertainties you may have about the application process. Let us know if you have any other questions you have in the comments section.

Let Social Media Help You Find the Right Job

January 28, 2015 03:00 AM
InformationWeek 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 and information, giving you a competitive edge in applying for the perfect job. Here are just a few tips on how you can use social media in your job hunt.
  • Think of a few ideal companies you’d like to work for. Make a point to seek out all of their social media outlets and follow them.
  • LinkedIn is an especially useful tool, as it gives employers like AFA, an opportunity to connect directly with potential candidates whose online resume fits an open position. This process is called “passive” recruiting because the potential candidate may not be “actively” seeking new employment. Keep your profile up to date, and check in for news frequently.
  • Keep your online presence professional. You never know who’s watching you online, so it’s best to keep anything you wouldn’t want potential employers to see private.
  • Social media is an ideal venue for networking and communicating with professional contacts who can potentially lend a hand in your job search. Reach out and seek advice from those you admire professionally.
  • A company’s social media presence can give you a window into their corporate culture, values and mission before you even step in the door for your first interview. This information may guide your decision-making process during the job hunt.
AFA recruiters have been actively taking advantage of these tools, and that’s why I’d like to invite you to follow our recruiting sites on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to see our most recent openings and learn more about why American Fidelity is such a great place to work. If you’re interested in learning more about how we use social media, make sure to check out this interview with AFA recruiter Alejandra Campos. Be sure to like AFA Careers on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see our most recent openings and hottest jobs.

What’s Happening at AFA I Thunder Prize Package Winners

November 17, 2014 01:44 AM
socialmedia_1 At American Fidelity we like to reward those who help our recruiting efforts by telling their friends about our Company and open positions. A couple of weeks ago we held a contest on Facebook and Twitter to encourage everyone to like and comment on AFA Careers Facebook posts and to favorite and retweet AFACareers on Twitter. If you participated, then you had a chance to win a Thunder prize package! Well, the tallies are in and we have two winners. Our Colleague winner is Reni Daniel, IT, and our non-Colleague winner is Tianna Rogers from Del City, OK. Both winners received a pair of tickets to the Nov. 26 Thunder game against the Utah Jazz and a $100 gift card to KD’s restaurant. Continue helping our recruiting efforts by liking, commenting, sharing, favoriting and retweeting AFA Careers and letting your friends know about our Company. Check out all of our social media pages! These pages are other great ways to learn about our Company.

Connect with AFA, Like Us, Follow Us!

September 3, 2014 02:23 AM
Shaking hands 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 do? Are you staying connected with American Fidelity? We are active on a variety of social media platforms. You never know when a job you’re interested in may show up on your news feed, so be sure to share! Watch for, current job openings and learn more about what it’s like to work for AFA on Facebook and Twitter. LinkedIn has job openings and job search tips straight from our American Fidelity recruiters. Looking for more in-depth information about our Company? Visit Glassdoor to learn more about our culture, benefits and AFA in general.  And don’t forget to check out our careers page for more information about life at AFA. What social media platforms do you use most? Which ones do you like to use to stay connected with AFA?