Within the financial services industry itself there are very few careers that can match the possibilities for a profitable payout as being a life insurance agent can offer. Not an easy path but you do have to adjust to the learning curves, peaks, and valleys and just flat-out get used to hearing the words no. The industry of life insurance focuses on helping families, businesses, and employees to protect themselves from the financial burdens and potential losses that occur when someone passes away. Although the payout is usually heavily commissioned earning, the agent selling eight or more policies monthly could make up to $100,000.00 a year as a rookie agent. This is not a career for the easily offended or those with a low self-esteem earn personality.
It is quite easy to find these types of jobs in local newspapers and online classifieds. In fact, it doesn’t require many strict qualifications other than education and coachability. If you are looking to get hired, keep some basic rules in mind. You’ll need a resume, and that resume should highlight your entrepreneurial spirit, your ability to take ownership and the attitude of the self-starter. It is also important to take the time to research the company you have applied for and make sure they have an outstanding reputation with their customers. Understand that this position is going to be challenging, and it may take a few months before you see any significant sales activity. It is important that you display fearless, determined and self-starter personality throughout your entire job search and when you’re hired. Persistence can get you the job in making a great impact on your career.
Tom Brough of Chicago is the founder of broth investment advisors and graduated from DePaul University where he earned a degree in finance.