Funeral Directors Life is a prepaid funeral insurance company that partners with funeral homes across the nation to help them grow their business and serve more families in a rapidly changing marketplace.
How to Get Hired
We asked Funeral Directors Life for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Funeral Directors Life is characterized by a genuine appreciation for one another, friendliness and respect for our coworkers and a sense of mission in the work we do. We would rather hire a person with a good heart who fits our culture and can be trained on a specific skill set than a person who may possess a strong skill set but is not a good fit for our culture. We believe that you can train a person to improve job skills, but it is much more difficult to develop a person's character. In the long run, we have found that it is always better to invest in the right people from the beginning.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Throughout the interview process, candidates who demonstrate a positive attitude, a high level of integrity, and a strong work ethic become strong contenders. We also look for individuals who have a heart for service and who demonstrate a willingness to be helpers of people. Outstanding candidates demonstrate flexibility and versatility, an air of confidence, a humble heart, a spirit of passion, and good, sound judgment.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are always looking for high caliber individuals with a variety of skill sets. One area where we are continually looking for quality individuals is within our sales organization. Our job description states that we are looking for helpers of people who believe that how they sell is as important as what they sell. We want to attract people who are looking for a career with purpose and who are dedicated to helping others and doing the best, most-respected thing in every circumstance. We are also continually growing our home office and sales management staff. The same goes for any position that we are seeking to fill. We are looking for people who want to help others, who serve from the heart, and who use their best judgment to do the right thing in every situation.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates can always find out more about our company and our open positions on our website at www.funeraldirectorslife.com. Our website shares information about our corporate culture and our benefits, and videos that feature our employees and what they have to say about working for Funeral Directors Life. We also have created a staff page that features all of our employees with their photos and a few fun questions so that you can get to know the people you might be working with. Interested candidates can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about our company and our culture. Go to http://www.funeraldirectorslife.com/about-fdlic/careers# to browse our open positions and to submit a resume and apply online. We'd love to hear from you!