One of the most popular, and most successful, careers around are those in the field of insurance. Insurance agents must possess great interpersonal skills, trustworthiness (or sadly, the appearance of trustworthiness), and must be great salespersons (without crossing the line, becoming the stereotypical “used car salesman”). They must be good with numbers and able to solve complex problems that have the potential of arising in a timely, efficient manner.
Ergo, the resumes of anyone looking to get involved with insurance must be a good reflection of these skills, traits, and attributes. Citing experience that involves working with new people everyday, illustrates trustworthiness, or shows an ability solve problems quickly and analytically will look good to potential employers. Including this information on your resume will put on you the inside track towards impressing and winning over your hirer – should this be the case, chances are that the job is yours for the taking. Now, the perfect scenario is planted into your head. The only question that remains: how will you go about creating the ideal resume?
- Resume Template
- Contact Information
- Full Name
- Campus and Permanent Addresses
- Telephone Number(s)
- E-Mail Address
You need to list any amount of education that you have received in the past. Begin with your most recent degree and continue down the line, using the format that is provided below:
Name of Institution, City, and State
Degree, Major, and Year Awarded
Grade Point Average of Degree
There is the tendency with some people to downplay, or completely ignore, their high school years. Don’t be one of them. The high school era contains some of the most important, formative years of your life. Many employers either look to high school careers as either the settling down of your childhood, filled with one “last hurrah” of youth in your final school days or as the first steps towards a sustained, successful academic career in a collegiate institution. Citing particular experience in the math departments, and maybe within some sort of interpersonal (speech classes) class, will impress and possibly sway over your prospective employer.
If you are applying for a first-time job in insurance, chances are that you will not have a lot of experience. Do not worry, as this does not mean that you must leave the “experience” portion of your resume blank or ignored. Just try to find any extracurricular activities (or even classes in school) that prepared you for a career in insurance. If you find the relevance somewhat shaky, then connect the dots for your hirer. Try not to reach too far for experience to put down, but don’t sell yourself short.
Finally, list any and all accomplishments that you have garnered in your lifetime – just make certain that they are relevant to the job opening at hand. To make it easier on your prospective employer, put the information in chronological order. You would also be well served to ensure that the text is neat and concise.