Be sure to evaluate your claims job goals
Claims adjusters: it’s time to check up on your goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish in your professional life? Do you want to move to another claims adjuster job? Then it’s time to evaluate where you are in your search. If you keep going at the same pace, will the final result be what you want? If the answer is no, you should take a step back, breathe deeply and begin analyzing what you need to do to make your goal a reality.
How are your typing skills?
Do you know your current Words Per Minute score? (Unsure? Take a quick one-minute typing test to find out where you stand here). Many times our clients will request a minimum typing speed. If you cannot type at least at 45WPM, consider enrolling in a typing program.
Have you upped your LinkedIn strategy?
When you’re in the professional world, LinkedIn is a MUST. If you’ve been inactive since setting your goal to find a new claims job, it’s time to change it up. Hop on your account immediately to find companies you would like to work for, as well as staffing companies (Be sure to follow TheBestIRS). This will help you stay-in-the-know with specific companies. Have you ever heard the interview question, “what made you want to apply with us?” Now you can reference hot items that the company cares about. That will definitely set you apart as a candidate. Additionally, if and when you begin applying for an insurance job, you should find the hiring managers for your target companies and connect with them. Putting a face with a name further sets yourself ahead of the pack.
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Have you had a performance review recently?
Reviews are important for employee personal and professional growth. Plus, if you’re searching for your next claims job, having your manager discuss your strengths and weaknesses will push you in the right direction. Your review can realign what you need to focus on. If your supervisor thinks you could be a manager one day, begin by reading leadership books or volunteering as a mentor for claims trainees. Everyone has room for improvement, so use your performance review to your advantage.
Is your goal realistic?
Sometimes when we set goals, the lines blur between doable and never going to happen. Is your goal something you can achieve within a reasonable time? A candidate who goes back to college and successfully completes a degree still has to be realistic – securing a job as a manager off the bat is unlikely, due to a lack of experience. Discussing your career goals with someone who knows the industry can give you realistic expectations of yourself and help put you on the path that you want to be on.
Have you signed up with TheBestIRS?
If you’re not meeting your career goals on your own, it’s time to seek professional help. Sign up with TheBestIRS. Whether you’re unhappy in your claims job, want to advance up the ladder or even if you’re only looking to stay-in-the-know, TheBestIRS is every job seeker’s solution. We have the most insurance jobs in the industry plus our knowledgeable recruiters will help guide you to where you want to be. Plus, if you want to earn some extra money, refer friends or colleagues to TheBestIRS. We offer referral bonuses!
What other tips and tricks should you be using when evaluating your goals for career growth?