Have you got the Covid-19 Blues?
Do you have any of these symptom?
C–Concerned about the economy and your future employment
O–Open to exploring new career options
V–Viewed as being an “expendable” employee in an economic downturn
I–Interested in finding a full time professional role with benefits
D–Desire to have growth opportunities in your job
B–Bored and hoping you will go back to work soon
L–Left out because you don’t have specialized experience or a degree
U–Under-utilized—you want a more full-filling job
E–Eager to find a new career not just another “job”
S–Stressed because you don’t have a stable career
Then you probably have a case of the Covid Blues.
I have a cure, start a new career in insurance!
Here’s a fact: If you look at the work history of most people in the insurance industry, you will see that people are not “born” into insurance! Most have come from other “people” jobs such as customer service, inside sales, or related admin roles.
Sadly, most people have never considered an insurance career, or if they have, their resume probably got overlooked due to not having an insurance license or experience in the industry.
I’m out to change this, so let’s look at the skills needed to work in the industry:
- You need to be accurate with details and numbers
- You need to be able to listen to the customer and solve their problems
- You need to be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks
- You need to be able to up-sell, educate, and persuade others
- You need efficient computer skills
- You need to like working in a fast-paced office setting
If you look at the work history of most people in the industry, you will see that people are not “born” into insurance! Most have come from other “people” jobs such as customer service, inside sales, or related admin roles.
Next let’s look at the reasons why insurance is such a great career choice!
- It’s like toilet paper, even in a down economy, you still need it. Even without a job, you still need to make your car, home, or rent insurance. If you have “toys” such as a boat, motorcycle, or RV, you still need to keep those policies in place. If you are a business, you have to have a full insurance risk plan in place in order to protect you from natural disasters, lawsuits, cyber-attacks, and the list goes on.
- Insurance is pretty recession proof. It is an essential financial service and those working in the industry will weather a downturn in the economy far better than others who are not deemed an essential business.
- There are many career paths. You can be on the sales, service, claims, or on the Carrier side. There’s a wide range of jobs for virtually any personality type.
- The industry is full of opportunity for the “next generation”. The industry is full of baby boomers who will be retiring in the next few years. These roles will need to be filled by the next generation of insurance professionals.
- The work is complex and interesting. Insurance coverage is constantly evolving and is responding to the needs of today’s customer as well as today’s technology worker.
- Insurance jobs are typically full time, Mon to Fri, regular hours, and most have a group benefits and retirement package. You are typically a W2 employee with salary and bonus opportunity.
- You are always learning. If you have an insurance license, you have to complete 24 hours of continuing education every two You get to pick which classes you want to take allowing you to specialize in different coverages and always be developing your future skills. The more you learn, the faster you are able to advance in the industry.
- Insurance is a career you can depend on and always find work in.
- Insurance doesn’t require a college degree and licensing is inexpensive and usually paid for the employer.
- You can get your insurance license in less than a month! Pre-licensing class is only 40 hours of online training and you can also take your state licensing test online. Where else can you change careers that fast and for so little money?