Are you looking for your next opportunity in the insurance industry? There are several different avenues you can take in searching for your ideal insurance job. Insurance Relief breaks down some of the top resources you should consider for finding your next opportunity.
1. Direct Application
Suppose there is a particular company that appeals to you. In that case, you can go directly to the company website to learn more about the business and see what job openings are available.
By checking out the website, you can get the background information you need about the company and the names and positions of people to whom you can send resumes and cover letters.
This is generally the most effective way to find a job. By some accounts, more than 80 percent of jobs are filled this way. You should constantly be working to develop your network. This can include current and former colleagues, friends and family, and people you went to school with.
It’s essential to keep in touch with people in your network so that when you are looking for a new job, you are not contacting these people out of the blue, compelling you to go through the preliminaries of reestablishing contact. They may not be as inclined to help you if they have not heard from you for a long time, and then suddenly you pop up asking if they know about any jobs.
Networking involves more than just asking for help. It is a reciprocal relationship, where you offer the other person something in return. It could be information, ideas, or a recommendation.
3. Social Media
This is a form of networking, but of a very specific kind. There are a number of different ways to use social media in your job search.
First of all, you should have a LinkedIn account, which would include a profile. The profile should be geared toward recruiters and hiring managers looking for people and should be kept up to date.
LinkedIn also offers a platform for professional groups to communicate online. Joining one of these groups is another good way to network with people in your profession. Other ways of increasing your exposure online and your likelihood of being contacted by a recruiter are blogging and commenting on other people’s posts in your profession.
4. Informational interviews
These are interviews sought for the specific purpose of gathering information. They are different from regular job interviews, and you should not look at them in the same way. You are contacting people at various companies to gather information about the company and about trends in your profession.
These interviews enable you to learn more about the company and meet people who work there. It helps you to establish contact, which you can then build on.
Find Your Next Opportunity Today
If you are an insurance professional, you need to connect with a staffing expert who understands your skills, background, and needs. With vast experience in the insurance arena, Insurance Relief works with brokers, carriers, and third-party administrators to locate and place the best people for positions ranging from entry-level to senior management. We invest the time to understand what you want to accomplish and do our best to find meaningful opportunities. Give Insurance Relief a call today.