FAQs For Candidates

If you have questions about working with Avalon, we have answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What industry do you recruit for?
90% of our clients are health insurance plans. Most of our positions are management level and above. If the role falls under the managed care umbrella, we recruit for it.
What types of positions do you recruit for?

Check out our list of positions.

Will your services cost me anything?

No, our fees are paid by the hiring employer. You should never pay a fee to work with a recruiting company.

I just applied for a job through your organization. What are the next steps?

We will review your application and resume and contact you if you meet the job’s selection criteria.

I’m an exact fit for your posted job. What’s the process?

Please apply directly to the listing.  We will review your resume, and if your background fits, we will contact you for more information. After our conversation, we will ensure your information lands on the hiring manager’s desk. We will work with you throughout the process to schedule interviews and be your advocate the entire way. Our goal is to help you easily navigate the hiring process.

Why should I work with a recruiter vs. applying directly to the company?

When working with Avalon, you will bypass some of the lengthy processes, online applications, initial screenings and the dreaded online database “black hole.” We can make you stand out among the crowd and get your resume directly on the hiring manager’s desk. As you know, you’re more than just your resume. With our connections, we can get on the phone with hiring managers and talk with them about who you are and what you bring to the table. We can provide you with the inside scoop on the company and the job to help you prepare to ace the interview. We will also be your counsel throughout the interview and salary negotiation process.

What information can I provide to help better match my qualifications with an open role?

Please submit your resume along with any relocation areas you are open to and your general target salary range.  This information will help us better target your search efforts for current and future roles.

Will you help me look for a new role?

Not exactly. Our clients hire us to find a match for their open jobs. We will keep you aware of our health plan industry opportunities through our Job Alerts newsletter and reach out to you by phone or email regarding new roles that may interest you. If you haven’t heard from us in a while, feel free to email us at jobs@avalonexec.com with your resume, contact information, location and salary updates to keep our information fresh and focused.

Do you have any interview hints and tips?

Yes! Click here for some great articles, tips and advice for acing your interview. 

Can we connect on LinkedIn?

Yes! We love LinkedIn and use it daily. Send us all an invite: Amanda Willenberg, Zoe Temmerman, Aliceson Straley, Jodie Temmerman.

Will you ever send my information to a client without my permission?

No! We will never submit your information anywhere without your direct permission.

What if I have an employment blemish on my record?

Whether you were fired from your last role, resigned in a huff or have a criminal offense on your record, we are here to help tell your story. The more honest you are with us, the better we can navigate tricky waters and move beyond the incident.