A Collection of Pages About Becoming An Insurance Broker
As an insurance broker, you’ll be working with insurance companies and clients. You’ll help insurance companies gain new customers and you’ll be working for clients to get them the best coverage and prices.
When you take care of your clients, word travels and you start to get referrals. Trust me I know. I have an agent that proved to go above and beyond when I needed commercial insurance. I have referred him to people I know on many different occasions.
I have been offered insurance by other brokers. I won’t even consider using a different broker because the level of service and commitment is so good with my current broker.
Your level of service and commitment is one way to become a great broker.
As a broker your responsibilities may include:
- Promoting new and existing products to your clients.
- Find the best coverage at the best price for your clients.
- Going over and explaining policies to your clients
- Processing insurance forms and policies.
- Investigating clients for accuracy.
- Inspecting vehicles and homes and arranging for medical exams.
- Keeping excellent records to build a client’s history and keep track of claims.
- Assessing risks, such as property location, driving records, medical history, etc.
- Working with adjusters.
- Calculating payment plans, methods, and premiums.
- Coordinating and processing payments.
- Performing administrative tasks.
- More In The Resources To Follow.
For example, if you are making one hundred thousand a year from your career but the job is stressful, taking a toll on your family, your health, and you’re miserable doing this type of work, then is it really worth it?
On the other hand, if you’re making fifty thousand a year and you love your job, have time to spend with your family and you feel good all the time, then which is more valuable?
With any a career, you’re in, if you have a passion for the work you’re doing, you’ll excel at that work and be much more productive compared to a job you’re not passionate about. All that being said, if you have a choice, look for work you’re passionate about, you’ll be much better off.
The second important point I want to make is if you can find an insurance agent to shadow, you’ll get an inside view of what you’re in for and get some hands-on experience before you invest the time and money required to get certified.
If you can’t find an agent to shadow, you may be able to find one that you can interview. Either way, if you find an agent be sure to prepare your questions beforehand so you make the most out of the time you have with them while respecting their time by not wasting it.
Have a look at the hand-picked resources I have selected for this post that will give you a strong overview of what you can expect from a career as an insurance agent.
Take the time necessary to go through the resources. Even if you spent a few hours. By the time you’re finished, you’ll know if you want to pursue this career further or if you may be better suited for a different career.
Sections Included In This Post:
- How To Become An Insurance Broker
- Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For An Insurance Broker
- What To Know Before Becoming An Insurance Broker
- A Day In The Life of An Insurance Broker
- Traits of A Good Insurance Broker
- Salary For An Insurance Broker
- Getting The Job
- Resume Tips For A Insurance Broker
- Job Interview Questions For An Insurance Broker
- Tools For An Insurance Broker
- Glossary and Terms Related To Insurance Broker
- Industry Related Trade Publications
- Tips And Insights Related To Insurance Brokers
- Insurance Broker Blogs
- Insurance Brokers To Follow Online
- TV Shows and Movies Related To Insurance Brokers
- Insurance Broker Job Opportunities
- Self Employment Ideas Related To Insurance Broker
- Courses Related To Insurance Brokers
- Books Related to Insurance Brokers
- The Latest About Insurance Brokers
- Latest Search Results Related To Insurance Brokers
- Latest News Related To Insurance Brokers
- Tweets Related To Insurance Brokers
- Videos Related To Insurance Brokers
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How To Become An Insurance Broker
In this section, you’ll find a collection of resources for an overview of what it takes to become An Insurance Broker including answers to questions like; what type of degree do I need, educational institutions, how many years it will take, and where to start.
Trends, Statistics and Job Overview For An Insurance Broker
This section offers an overview of what you can expect from this career. Spend some time on the resources to get an overview of what to anticipate from this career. Included in these resources you may find trends, statistics, forecast, and historical information.
If you’re going to spend time and money to get into this career, you want to make sure that you’re getting into something that will be around in a few years.
For example, you don’t want to get into a dying career. Why would you invest time and money to get into something that might not be around in a few years? For more on dying careers see “Dying Professions You Should Avoid”
Below are the resources for this section:
What To Know Before Becoming An Insurance Broker
This section offers tips and insights for issues you should know about before investing time and money to get into this career. A lot of the tips come from people who have experience and reveal the issues they have experienced. Look at the resources I found interesting for this section.
A Day In The Life of An Insurance Broker
In this section, people share their work experiences. You can get an overview of what your life could be like if you decide to pursue this career.
Keep in mind that everyone’s experience differs. But it’s always good to get different points of view that may reveal issues you haven’t considered.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that offer an overview of what your day may be like if you choose this career.
Traits of A Good Insurance Broker
This section offers the traits associated with someone who is a professional and successful in this career.
Salary For An Insurance Broker
In this section, you can get an idea of the pay you can expect if you decide to choose this career.
Keep in mind different areas of the country offer different salaries and pay is related to the cost of living in the area. Another key issue is the demand for and competition for this type of work.
Check the “Job Opportunities” near the end of this page and you may be able to find the demand and pay for this job in your area.
How much can you make as An Insurance Broker
Getting The Job
This section includes going through the hiring process and how to prepare for your job interview that will increase your chances of landing the job.
Resume Tips For A Insurance Broker
In the section, you’ll find tips and resources related to creating a resume for this career.
Submitting your resume is the first part of the job application process.
It’s also one of the most important steps of the process because it’s the first thing that a hiring manager sees. If your resume is weak or has red flags, you will have no chance to get an interview.
Have a look at the samples provided that will help you create a resume to grab the attention of the hiring manager.
Job Interview Questions For An Insurance Broker
If you knew the questions that were going to be asked during a job interview, you would have more time to think about the answers and prepare for those questions.
This section offers some of the common questions that are asked during an interview for this type of career.
Take some time to go over them so that you’ll have time before your interview to consider your answers to questions that may be asked during your interview.
Tools For An Insurance Broker
This section offers tools and resources that can help you perform your job effectively. Take some time to go over the resources and see if any of these tools can help make your job easier and more productive.
The resources below offer associations related to this career.
Take some time to go over the resources for an overview of the benefits you can receive by becoming a member of the available association related to this career.
Glossary and Terms Related To Insurance Broker
With any career you choose, it’s always a good idea to have a strong knowledge of the terminology used in the industry.
Have a look at the resources I have selected that up for terms you need to be familiar with if you are pursuing this career.
Industry Related Trade Publications
Industry trade publications are a great source of information for news related to the industry you’re getting into.
These publications go way beyond your job functions, but they do give you an overview and knowledge you can use to your advantage.
Have a look at the trade publications I have found related to this career.
Tips And Insights Related To Insurance Brokers
In this section, you’ll find tips and insights related to this career that may come in handy if you decide to pursue this career.
Have a look at the resources I have included for this section.
Insurance Broker Blogs
Below you’ll find a collection of blogs I have selected that are related to this career and will help you stay up-to-date and in touch with your industry.
Staying in touch with industry news makes you more knowledgeable, and this knowledge will show in your job.
Have a look at the list below to follow the blogs that appeal to you.
Insurance Brokers To Follow Online
This section list professional you can follow online and benefit from the tips, insights, and advice they have to offer.
Have a look at the list to see who you want to follow and build your connections related to your career choice.
TV Shows and Movies Related To Insurance Brokers
You can learn a lot from TV shows and movies. I learn a lot from watching. Also, there is a lot of research that goes into good movies, so you get a good overview while you are enjoying the show.
Have a look at the resources for TV shows and movies I have selected for this section.
Insurance Broker Job Opportunities
This section allows you to see current job openings related to this career choice. You’ll get an idea of the job duties required as well as the pay.
Take some time to go over the opportunities to get an overview of today’s demand for this type of job.
Self Employment Ideas Related To Insurance Broker
This section offers ideas for work in this field but as your own boss. You can provide information and services.
Each idea links to another page that goes into detail with resources that can give you a head start in this industry. Have a look at the ideas below.
Become A Blogger And Cover Topics Related To Insurance – See Our Page On How To Become A Professional Blogger
Provide Consulting Services Related To Insurance – See Our Page On How To Become A Consultant
Become an affiliate marketer and sell products and services in the Insurance Industry – See Our Page On How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
Become an instructional designer and provide educational courses That can benefit an Insurance Broker – See Our Page On Becoming An Instructional Designer
Courses Related To Insurance Brokers
This section contains the courses I have selected for this post. Have a look to see the course structure and topics covered. By looking at topics covered you’ll have an overview of the areas you need to know about.
With most online courses you can learn at your own pace, finish at your convince, and have access to the material to review whenever you want.
Books Related to Insurance Brokers
Books offer structure and cover a lot of information related to the topic they cover. By looking through the table of contents you can gain a lot of insight as to the areas you’ll want to pay attention to.
Have a look at the links below to view the books available related to Insurance Brokers
The Latest About Insurance Brokers
In this section, you’ll be able to stay up to date on the latest related to this industry, including the latest news, Google searches, videos, what people are tweeting, and more.
I recommend spending some time on the news, tweets, and any available videos that can offer you the latest on what’s happening.