I have often been asked by those seeking opportunities outside of full time employment, the following questions: Is an Insurance Agent's Career really that great? What are the alternatives if an insurance career is not for me? I have always held the opinion that a Life Insurance Agent's career can be both fulfilling and lucrative. That said, however good the career … [Read more...] about Insurance and Alternative Careers
Insurance Agent Career
As an agency executive, one of the toughest part of my job then was to tell insurance agents vying for promotion that they are not ready for the agency leader's role. It was tough because a number of these hopefuls joined the industry from the onset with just one goal in mind - to become an agency leader some day. If not handled well, some of these agents may leave, thinking … [Read more...] about Insurance Agents Applying for Promotion – Please Read This
So you have decided on a life insurance career? While it is understandable that you may want to rush straight to the next career seminar held by the next available agency or company, our advice is don’t. Why? Because you will likely be better off doing your homework first. … [Read more...] about The Insurance Career in Singapore – Why Your Choice of Who to Join is So Important?
This is a question I had often been asked by new recruits, especially when I was the head of agency recruitment way back during my AIA days. Again my answer remains the same – it is simple but not easy. The field underwriter’s (i.e. insurance agent’s) job is a simple one and that is to bring in quality business for the company. The secrets to success too are not difficult to … [Read more...] about Is It Difficult to Succeed As a Life Insurance Agent in Singapore?
In my many years managing the agency distribution, I can never understand why there are so many Singapore insurance agents who are ill prepared to meet clients. By ill prepared, I need to clarify that I am not referring to compliance or regulation related matters but rather, the soft skills aspect of the job. And how did I reach this conclusion? Throughout my insurance career, … [Read more...] about Are Singapore Insurance Agents Adequately Prepared for the Job?