From the category archives: Insurance Protection Blog

Career and Growth

An industry that will need to fill over 500,000 jobs in 5 years.

post image January is the time of the calendar year when people begin to make plans. For high school seniors, it is an awakening … after almost 13 years in the school system, they must begin to consider what path to choose to walk the day after their June Graduation. Some students are looking at college, be it four year or community. Some are choosing trade school, to learn a craft. Others are entering the workforce. And there are those teenagers who do not have a solid plan for what will happen to them once they remove their cap and gown. Maybe the cost of college is too prohibitive. Maybe they have simply had it with school and they do not wish to continue classroom learning. But whatever the situation, we want them to have the best future possible, and many young adults have no clue as to what careers are out there.  They need guidance. I work in an industry that will need to fill over 500,000 jobs in the next 5 years. A booming business that continues to grow and flourish and expand over time. Nothi ...
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Why I would recommend a career in the insurance industry to students

post image Have you ever viewed the movie “The Apartment” with Jack Lemmon? Jack plays the role of C.C. Baxter,  an insurance executive. To have him explain his career in his own words: “I work for an insurance company - Consolidated Life of New York. We're one of the top five companies in the country. Our home office has 31,259 employees, … I work on the 19th floor. Ordinary Policy Department, Premium Accounting Division, Section W, desk number 861."  You can imagine the accompanying visual on your own, rows of desks, filing cabinets, adding machines, men in thin ties, Oxford shoes, Hickey Freeman suits. And not surprisingly, this is exactly how many people perceive what the day to day is like in the insurance industry . Constant drudgery, spreadsheets, the drone of ticking clocks. A snooze-fest. Why would anyone want to chose to enter the field of insurance? Today, February 1st marks the first annual and inaugural, "Insurance Careers Month", &ldqu ...
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