I have always loved connecting people. I am the first one to introduce my work friends to my personal friends. If I see they share a common interest, I really enjoy creating “love” matches amongst my friends and family. So when I graduated from college, it was only natural I would take an interest in the recruiting business to match candidates to like-minded companies. Over the past few years, I have devoted my business matchmaking skills to the insurance industry. Why you might ask? Because the insurance industry is the best opportunity out there! Too many people are overlooking this industry as a viable career opportunity because they think it is boring, and I think it is time we change that stereotype. Here are my top 5 reasons why I believe people should explore a career in insurance.
No matter your skill set, the insurance industry has a position for you. Whether you studied to be a lawyer or an accountant or general business (or none of those!)- insurance has a place for your skills to thrive. People usually think of an insurance sales agent when they think of a career in insurance, but in reality, there are so many more jobs that requires a variety of skills. From critical thinking to negotiating to being tech savvy or good with numbers, there is something for everyone. (Underwriter, Resolution Specialist, Data Analyst, Investigator, and More!).
When I interview people, many ask about growth opportunities, so it is no secret that people want to climb a ladder. Insurance has so many professional development courses, groups, and company training programs that steer you up the corporate chain, that you are bound to move up.
Working in insurance will challenge you every day. The misconception of insurance being full of boredom is so far from the truth. The insurance industry is always changing and evolving as society and technology changes. I bet no underwriter ever thought they would be insuring Taylor Swifts long, beautiful legs, but now one of them does. The insurance industry will always keep you on your toes and solving problems. If you want to work in an environment that challenges you and gives you new opportunities to learn and grow, then this industry is for you.
Work from home, work in the field, work at night. Insurance is known for their flexible schedules that accommodate your lifestyle.
Many of us want meaning and purpose in our careers. We want to feel like we are doing something good. When you really think about it, people call on their insurance companies when they need them most. That means that a position in insurance will allow you to make a difference in someone’s life every single day.
Insurance isn’t going anywhere. And with over 400,000 new positions needing to be filled by 2020, this is the time to explore a career in insurance!
About the Author:
Chelsea Buzer, Head of Recruitment at Insure National started recruiting legal professionals back in 2012. She left recruiting and began working in the insurance space where she fell in love with insurance. She recognized the need for new talent to join insurance and re entered recruiting to help fill the gap.
To reach out to Chelsea directly please email: [email protected]