Tens of millions of Americans lost or quit their jobs in the past couple of years. If you’ve been out of the workforce, you’re far from alone - and the insurance industry might be just the place for you. We’ve got seven great reasons it’s the ideal industry to welcome you back to the workforce.
1. It’s Not Your Typical 9 to 5
If you’re thinking about how to get back to work, there’s a very good chance you have thought, “But I don’t want to be chained to a desk all day long.” That’s a major plus that comes with working in the insurance industry. As an agent, you won’t have a typical day at a desk. Some days, you’ll be out in the community meeting potential clients. Other days you’ll be walking a current client through their policies or utilizing Farm Bureau’s marketing materials to grow your business. Every day you get flexibility.
2. Your Skills are Transferable
Changing your professional trajectory can be overwhelming, especially if you have been out of the workforce for a while. The good news is so many skills you probably already have are transferable to the insurance industry. Perhaps you’re good under pressure or you pride yourself on coming up with creative solutions to problems. Critical thinking, sales, customer service and organizational skills translate well to the insurance field.
3. You Won’t Be Bored
Our agents say over and over that one of their favorite aspects of the job is that no two days are the same. That’s important when you’re going back to work after a break. Every client and every situation are different, and that’s something that will keep you professionally invigorated and motivated.
4. You’re in Control of Your Schedule
The insurance industry offers a flexible schedule with a satisfying blend of stability and freedom. As an insurance agent, you can build a schedule that makes sense for your life. Need to take the kids to sports practice? Build in a midday work break. Maybe you prefer to get your day started early. That’s up to you.
5. You’ll Be Helping People
Being a successful insurance agent starts with a genuine passion for helping people. To succeed, you’ll need to connect with your clients on a personal level and help find the solutions that work for them. If you’re eager to help others and have an entrepreneurial spirit, the insurance industry will make a great fit for you.
6. You Can Build Your Own Business
As an insurance agent, you’re a business owner, too. That means your growth is in your hands — not dictated by a boss or strict corporate structure. You create your own schedule and business goals that best suit you and your lifestyle. Ultimately, your success as an agent is tied to the effort you’re willing to put in. Luckily, you won’t be alone. Farm Bureau prides itself on providing education, mentoring and other resources to help you break past barriers and create a successful business.
7. You’ll Change Lives
Working for a paycheck doesn’t mean your work shouldn’t bring you satisfaction. As an insurance agent, you’ll support your clients through some of the most challenging, exciting and uncertain times of their lives. Yes, it can be tough work, but it’s incredibly rewarding, too.
Ready to Get Started?
Farm Bureau has the resources to help you successfully rejoin the workforce. Contact us to learn more about becoming a Farm Bureau agent.