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PROPERTY & CASUALTY
AUG 26, 2015
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Maybe the Career You’re Looking for is Exactly What the Insurance Industry Has to Offer
What comes to mind when you think about working in the insurance industry? If you haven’t considered it, or even thought about it, maybe you should. Especially if you’re someone who has
good people skills, a strong personality and an inquisitive mindset
. The pay can be pretty good, too. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics,
the median annual pay for insurance agents was more than 38%
that for all workers
So how do you know if you have what it takes to be successful in this dynamic – and dynamically changing – industry? Take this short quiz to find out.
Are You a “People Person?”
The industry is always looking for people with strong sales skills and a positive attitude. But there’s more to it than that, especially in an industry that tries to anticipate the unexpected and protect businesses, people and their possessions down the road. The ability to relate to people, empathize with them, gain their trust and communicate that you’re there to help is a strong skill set in insurance.
Are You Honest and Trustworthy?
Most everyone would say yes, but actions speak louder than words. Gaining trust, and keeping it, are especially valuable qualities to have in an industry that deals with people’s personal and private information. Think about this: who would your friends say they feel most comfortable confiding in? If it’s you, congratulations. And keep reading.
Do You Put the Needs of Others First?
Insurance is an industry centered on the businesses and people it is in business to protect. Consequently, it puts a premium on putting others (customers) first. That means listening to a customer’s needs before just trying to sell them something. According to an article in
U.S. News & World Report
, that ability to “forge relationships with people, particularly in the commercial lines of business,”
is key to being successful in insurance
Do You Like Having Fun?
No, this isn’t a trick question! According to The Insurance Game, making the Insurance Industry your career choice can have a lot of fun benefits, including a great work-life balance, with current affairs as part of your “day job.”
One Final Question.
Still reading? Congratulations! You’re obviously interested in the insurance industry. Consider this an open invitation to
apply with Amerisure
or any other insurance carrier. After all, as the industry continues to grow there will always be a place for friendly, trustworthy and outgoing people…like you!