Post your resume on Monster, CareerBuilder and forget it, Not!

Dear Aflec:
I am not interested in the below email which has come once a week since I posted my resume to Monster three months ago… P.S. I just landed a job in a much more suitable field, career development…
Weekly Email from Aflec:
We found your resume online and we are very interested in your skills for our career opportunity. We would like to invite you to attend a career information session at either our Waltham or Sturbridge location, whichever is most convenient for you. While the interview will take place at one of these locations, positions are available at numerous locations throughout the region. Please click here to sign up for the time that’s most convenient for you to learn more about Aflac.

Solutions by Rachelle


When Monster was founded in 1999, I was in my second job search after college.  After spending one year selling insurance, I discovered that I really was not a natural sales person.  Only a year out of college, I was excited with this new job search tool, where I could post my resume to Monster and the phone would start ringing.  After only a day, I got a half a dozen calls, all from insurance companies; Primerica, MetLife and Aflac were among them, all for insurance sales jobs.  Now, at the time, I thought the reason for these calls was due to the insurance licensing and experience on my resume.  These calls led only to interviews to sell insurance, something that I knew I did not want to do.  When I finally landed a job, it was through a news paper listing of an open house for an insurance company…

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About Rachelle Lappinen

​Rachelle Lappinen is a Career and Academic Consultant and a Green Energy Ambassador. Currently, Rachelle serves as an education advocate for MassEdco working with high school students on college and career navigation. Rachelle also consults working with MIT on a research program, researching the effects of long-term unemployment on the middle class and developing best practices to help this population. Rachelle has worked at Mount Wachusett Community College, the YWCA and Becker College as a Career Development Counselor. Before becoming entering the field of workforce development, Rachelle spent over 10 years working as an insurance underwriter. Throughout her coaching and volunteer experiences, Rachelle has been noted for her determination and persistence to help those in need of career guidance. As a volunteer, Rachelle is actively involved with the non-profit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Leominster and Fitchburg and the Center for Women and Enterprises. Prior to entering the coaching world, Rachelle was a senior group insurance underwriter for Unum, and sales representative for Prudential Financial. She actively involved with the Career Counselors Consortium and is a member of the Career Resource Rachelle M. Lappinen, MBA, GCDF, CPRW
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