One of the major objectives of InVEST is to give students career options they may not have otherwise considered. The financial services industry, of which insurance is a large part, offers myriad opportunities to bright, eager students who wish to continue their learning. Rather than seeking a specific student profile, the industry needs students with a variety of skills, talents, abilities and commitments. This means that there is literally something for almost everyone. This chapter introduces the student to the many and varied positions available in the industry.Some students may believe that all insurance jobs involve sales. That is simply not true.
For a student who possesses the necessary aptitude for sales, sales can be a very rewarding career. Other interests, such as a desire to serve, a penchant for mathematics or foreign language skills, also offer many different career paths. A first step in determining what career the student should pursue is determining what they are interested in. We have included a brief test in the chapter to help them think about what they enjoy doing.
When students complete this chapter, they should be able to:
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- Distinguish between a job and a career
- List the steps to take to find a career that suits your skills and abilities
- List the 10 questions to ask before beginning to look for a job
- Identify the general business skills required for a career in insurance
- Describe the major careers available in insurance
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