Staying informed gives job seekers, especially claims adjusters, the edge they need over other similar candidates, such as obtaining that much-needed interview. Here at TheBestIRS, our insurance recruiters constantly see candidates who are content in their careers that choose to opt out of what they think are unnecessary job alerts, which ends up hurting their job search later on. Claims adjusters who don’t stay informed on what’s going on within the insurance industry, and even the adjusting field, can miss out on valuable opportunities, knowledge and networking connections. So, even if you’re happy and secure in your current claims adjuster job, check out why staying up to date within the industry is a must from our insurance recruiters:
Know your options.
Why not stay up to date with the hiring patterns throughout the insurance industry? Knowing which insurance companies are opening new offices across the country, who’s hiring more claims managers or looking for multiple claims adjusters in the next few months, can help you become an expert in your field. Plus, you can keep an eye on salary trends even while you’re gainfully employed. Are claims adjusters becoming a hard-to-find profession? Are companies offering to pay for claims adjusters licensing fees or offering mileage reimbursement? By staying informed and knowledgeable, not only are you showing you care about your career and your next insurance job, but it can put you in a better position to know what your deserve with your credentials as a claims adjuster.
Recruit your friends and/or coworkers for claims adjuster jobs.
Staying informed about current claims adjuster jobs might not always result in you finding your next career opportunity, but it could help a friend or colleague with theirs. If you have a friend or former colleague who is looking to make a change, why not forward them an insurance job alert? You’ll be helping out others and you’ll even benefit from a great referral bonus. Did you know that TheBestIRS pays referral bonuses? If not, check out our blog on referral bonuses or talk to your insurance recruiter about these great opportunities.
Staying informed helps you develop relationships with colleagues, claims adjusters and insurance recruiters from the safety net of your career. In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg discusses the opportunities that were offered to her because a colleague threw her name into the candidate pool for a startup company. In addition, she mentions how her affiliation with the CEO of a particular company enabled her to recommend a mentee for a position there. Sheryl Sandberg is undoubtedly happy with her career, but she is able to learn about opportunities, nominate and encourage other candidates – all via her own networking efforts. When you let yourself network, even while happily employed, it opens up lots of opportunities. I’ve attended numerous networking events where I’ve made connections that have helped with future projects, if I hadn’t attended these events I wouldn’t have those people to rely on for advice and assistance.
Stay up to date on important skills and qualifications within the insurance industry.
The insurance industry can be a whirlwind of change; you walk into your office and before you know it, 5, 10, 20 years have passed. Skills and qualifications evolve quickly for claims adjusters and those in the insurance industry. Our insurance recruiters are always discussing continuing education courses with candidates and encouraging them to get more qualifications under their belt. Even if you’re happy in your career, as a claims adjuster, you would be wise to keep up to date with industry requirements so that you can in turn increase your edge amongst competitors.
Why else should you stay informed within your industry? Have you contacted your insurance recruiter about referring a great claims adjuster you know?