Get Healthy/Get Fit is the top New Year’s Resolution for 2017. I suspect this is the case most years. Before January 1st, researchers found a 315% increase online around the search term 'gym.' An exercise routine is hard to keep up. Many people start out vigorously and well intentioned. Very few reach their goals. We live in an instant gratification society: I want to lose weight. I want to eat that Girl Scout cookie. I’ll just skip the gym today. It’s not the goal but the fundamental flaw that derails the process.
Everything these days is about branding, marketing, social media, and how to “project” who and what you are online and in person. It can become complicated quickly and even overwhelming. We often counsel candidates regarding how to polish their resumes, manage their social media platforms throughout the insurance job search, communication, and much more.
What you are and have become in your insurance career can be difficult to sum up in a one-page document or online profile. Here are a few quick tips to make that process easier:
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WHY NOW? WHY THIS YEAR? WHY ACCOUNT MANAGERS?
A McKinsey & Company study from 2015 made a bold statement: 25% of all insurance professionals will retire by 2018. Not a prediction but based on hard data, when the report was published perpetuation was top of mind for every agency. Which was also when PropertyCasualty360 came out with a list of 7 Things the Insurance Industry Needs To Know About The Looming Talent Gap.
Unfortunately, the sense of urgency didn’t stick. How do I know this? Because you can relate to one of these traps:
Have you ever watched an HGTV show on tiny homes and thought it could be for you? 330 square feet of cozy living with sleek designs and creative storage. Listen, I’m all about maximizing space but they lose me when a wine barrel becomes the shower basin and the kids start moving in. Forget that! Sometimes in my family four bedrooms is barely enough to keep our sanity.
As everyone knows, the #Oscars2017 ceremony provided one of the biggest gaffes in its illustrious 89 year history. One so big it just might make us forget about Steve Harvey’s mishap at the Miss Universe pageant. The explanations for what went wrong keep coming out of the woodwork, but the bottom line is that something went terribly, terribly wrong on live television in front of a national audience.
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