The Aspirant profiles on your Aspirants tab are candidates who’ve created profiles on AgentAspirant.com, have expressed interest in the Agent Aspirant Program, and want to be contacted by a State Farm Agent to learn more about opportunities in your agency. They do not know about your specific agency or opportunities. You should treat Aspirant candidates as warm leads. Follow these best practices to recruit candidates on your Aspirants tab.



Call Instead of Email

You may not be the only agent contacting these candidates, and taking the time to call will help you stand out. Calling Aspirant candidates instead of emailing them often yields better results.



Sell Your Opportunity

These candidates have not seen your job posting yet, so a conversation with you is their chance to learn about your opening. This also gives you the chance to quickly evaluate if they are the right team member for your office while allowing them to do the same. If they are interested, click the "Move To Applicants" link beside their name so that you can then invite them to take Assessments and move them through the hiring process.



Make It Personal

Address the candidate by name as often as possible. Talk specifically about why you noticed them. Tell them why you feel their skills and experience would be suited for the job.



Frame The Cons With The Pros

If you are going to mention any negative aspects of the job, such as long hours or weekend work, be sure to frame them with the rewards of working in your office.



Ask For An Interview

At the end of this first phone screen, you will be able to gauge the candidate’s interest and ask them to come in for a formal interview.



Call Multiple People

It’s important to call as many of these strong candidates you find. Also, a quick call could reveal something that moves one of these resumes straight to the top of the stack.