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Burns & Wilcox
Personal Lines Underwriter was asked...August 23, 2016

Name a time when you did stay calm under pressure

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When I was being honked from behind at a stop signal.

Auto-Owners Insurance

Talked about work history and how that applies to underwriting.

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Talked about work history and how that applies to underwriting.


Give us an example of situation where you disagreed with your boss. What was the situation? Why did you disagree? What steps did you take to try to resolve the situation? What would you have done differently? What do you think your boss could have done differently?

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I of course was panicked on this question. I keep notes as I interview to be prepared with my answers. I usually do a lot of role playing prior to my interview, I am so glad I studied prior to interview. I went through my work journal and brag file prior to the interview and had some scenarios fresh in my mind. I calmly took a sip of my water. Gave a strategic pause and addressed each question with clarity and grace. Less

Wawanesa Insurance

Think about a time when you disagreed with a colleague, how did you handle the situation.

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Hi, just wondering if they check your credit history when checking your background. I've had issues with that after separation but my background history is clean. Would you happen to know? Thks Less


How have you delivered a difficult answer to a customer?

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I empathized with the customer and explained my reasoning as to why we were unable to accommodate their request and apologized for any inconvenience. Less


Have you experienced any difficulties at your job?

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Of course I have. I think it is really important to challenge yourself and therefore accomplish your goals, increase your job skills and improve yourself not only as a professional but as a person. Less

Selective Insurance

Describe a time when you had to deliver negative feedback to a peer or manager.

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I briefly described my experience with a micro-managing boss and told of how I successfully convinced my manager that I could get the job done without his needing to spend so much time with me. Very diplomatically, of course. Less

Auto-Owners Insurance

Are you open to relocation?

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I am absolutely open to that option.

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Pekin Insurance

Describe a time when you put a lot of hard work in something but did not work out in your favor.

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