Slight Insurance Employment Growth Calls for Competitive Candidates
Insurance job seekers are increasingly using online job sites to help their employment search
New job numbers for the insurance industry show a slight increase of 2.7 percent, from 2.21 million workers to 2.27 million workers across all sectors from February 2011 to February 2012, according to a new analysis released by the Insurance Information Institute earlier this month.
Reinsurance jobs and insurance agent positions are leading employment growth in the industry, while numbers for property-casualty, health and medical insurance and claims adjuster jobs dropped, making for a competitive market for those seeking employment within the insurance industry.
The key to successful insurance employment is creating an online presence that puts your name in front of the eyes of employers, said Jay Rollins, president of InsuranceJobs.com, a leading online job board for insurance jobs. In addition to targeting specific company job boards, setting up an online profile on an industry site like InsuranceJobs.com gets you increased visibility, while also exposing you to thousands of job postings each month. You can also set-up email alerts that notify you when new jobs are posted so that you can apply to fresh opportunities in a timely fashion before other candidates.
InsuranceJobs.com has over 225,000 registered job seekers and 5,800 registered employers. Every month the site registers over 1,200 new job seekers and 120 employers.
There is no doubt that the market is competitive, but there is always a need for claims adjusters, despite the decrease in numbers says Rollins, whose website maintains over 5,000 job postings each month.
Rollins also advises candidates to use their social media accounts to seek employment opportunities by reaching out to their network of friends for potential job openings. He further suggests, Following insurance companies on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook is a great way of finding new job openings. InsuranceJobs.com regularly highlights new positions on Facebook that may be overlooked on our website.
Established in 2006, InsuranceJobs.com is the leading job and employment site for the insurance industry with over 225,000 registered job seekers and 5,800 registered employers. Users can create a profile, upload their resume and apply to positions. Employers can post job opportunities and browse a resume bank for applicants. Approximately 5,000 jobs are listed each month by geographic location and specialty, which includes claims jobs, actuarial, marketing, risk management, sales, underwriting and more. For more information, visit http://www.insurancejobs.com.