Don’t make the mistake of writing a standard resume that won’t stand out in a crowd.
An insurance agent must highlight their experience and skills in an attention-grabbing resume or risk losing the job to someone who knows how to land an interview. For this episode of Agents Growth Academy, host Jim Schubert shares the details of what to include–and not include–in your resume from your contact information all the way down to your designations.
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Jim Schubert is the CEO of Southern States Insurance, one of Georgia's largest independent insurance agencies. He is a nationally recognized author and podcast guest contributor appearing in Insurance Journal, Independent Agent Magazine, Insurance Business America Magazine, Best's Review, and Applied Systems.
Jim is a passionate advocate for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and independent insurance agents. He loves sharing ideas about agency growth, digital marketing, and the lost art of human interaction.
Jim is also the creator of Agents Growth Academy, an online resource for insurance agents and agency owners who want to take their growth to the next level. And when he needs to take a clarity break, he is either behind a camera lens in the great outdoors or teaching aspiring shutterbugs how to take beautiful nature photography at Schubert Photography.
[00:00:00] - Most people make the mistake of writing a standard resume which won't stand out from the crowd. Be on LinkedIn. You literally have 5 seconds to make an impression on the person reading your resume.
[00:03:58] - Put the name of the company where you're working and where you have worked in your other positions. Also put the dates of your employment. Jim wants to see if you jumped around. If you have very short stints at places to get my attention, let them know.
[00:05:37] - Next, list your responsibilities and accomplishments. Show them the money. Bullet points are encouraged when you're filling out this section. Also list the agency management systems that you use.
[00:07:36] - Are you licensed? Do you have product knowledge with their policies? What types of clients have you worked with? Make your resume one page long, succinct and maybe even single spaced.
[00:10:09] - Jim offers several video resources to help you prepare to land that resume and land that interview.